CW3E Hosts Strategic Planning Meeting with Sonoma County Water Agency

CW3E Hosts Strategic Planning Meeting

October 10, 2013


CW3E and SCWA Meeting

The new CW3E at Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) hosted a strategic planning meeting with the SCWA to identify common interests between SCWA’s needs for targeted science, technology and applications development and the CW3E mission. The meeting focused on current SCWA issues such as reservoir operations and a discussion of planned and ongoing projects such as the NOAA Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessment (RISA) program at SIO (the California-Nevada Climate Applications Program CNAP) and the HydroMeteorology Testbed (HMT). Strategic directions and specific next steps were addressed at the meeting.

The photo above shows several of the meeting attendees (from left to right): Brad Sherwood (SCWA), Jay Jasperse (SCWA), Rob Cifelli (NOAA), Grant Davis (SCWA), Marty Ralph (Scripps), Dave Reynolds (CIRES) and Carl Morrison (SCWA).

CW3E Director Addresses DWR/NWRI Drought Workshop

CW3E Director Addresses Drought Response Workshop

October 08, 2013

Dr. Ralph

High and low-pressure anomalies on the map (red=high, blue=low) are typical of combined negative phases of the Arctic Oscillation and Pacific/North American teleconnection.

Dr. Marty Ralph, Director of the Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes, briefed the Drought Response Workshop organized by the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the National Water Research Institute (NWRI) in Irvine, CA. The purpose of the workshop was to review and provide updates on drought planning, response and mitigation measures. Dr. Ralph introduced the new CW3E and discussed it’s mission as well as providing insight on the topic of drought.

A PDF document of Dr. Ralph’s presentations slides can be downloaded here.

A video of the talk is available here.

An overview of the conference and links to other presentations is available at the NWRI website.

Colorado Flooding

Colorado Flooding

September 17, 2013

Colorado Flooding

Boulder High School, photo: Bruce Raup

Record breaking precipitation along front range produced historical flooding in
and around Boulder, Colorado.