Date: Apr 17, 2014
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Climate Change Impacts on Agriculture: Webinar, April 29

What do you know about climate change and the U.S. agriculture? Share your thoughts and concerns on April 29. The presentation will explore impacts of predicted changes in temperature, precipitation, and atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations on agricultural production, as well as potential impacts on agricultural water supplies in the coming decades. It will also highlight recent findings from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report and the 2013 USDA report on Climate Change and Agriculture in the U.S. Recent work at NASA Ames Research Center has produced high resolution, down-scaled climate scenarios for the U.S., and future climate scenarios for representative regions in California and Arizona. This will be presented and discussed and will conclude with a brief overview of climate change adaptation strategies for U.S. agriculture.

Don’t miss this important webinar:
11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. PST
Tuesday, April 29th
REGISTER on the WG Resource Center Web Page

SPEAKER:

Forrest Melton is a Senior Research Scientist in the Division of Science and Environmental Policy at California State University, Monterey Bay, and the NASA Ames Cooperative for Research in Earth Science and Technology (ARC-CREST).  Since 2003, he has worked in the Ecological Forecasting Lab at NASA Ames Research Center on the development of modeling and data assimilation frameworks including the Terrestrial Observation and Prediction System (TOPS) and the NASA Earth Exchange (NEX). Forrest holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Earth Systems Science from Stanford University.  He is the recipient of honor awards from NASA for his contributions to TOPS and NEX, and has been recognized for his work on applications of satellite data for water management with awards from the California Department of Water Resources and the Federal Labs Consortium.

If you have any questions about the content of this webinar, please contact WG’s Sonia Salas. If you have any registration issues or need assistance, please contact WG’s Josh Grupp.

WG Staff Contact

Sonia Salas
Senior Director, Science & Technology
949-885-2251

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