09 January 2017

BES Quarterly Research Meeting Tuesday, January 17, 2017



University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)
Technology Research Center (TRC), Room 206


We will address three topics during this meeting:

1)  a new conceptual model, overarching questions, hypotheses and experimental plan for the BES probationary renewal proposal,
2)  breakout sessions for the Watershed, Biodiversity and Social Science teams to meet and discuss the new conceptual model, questions, hypotheses, etc and
3)  a discussion of long-term climate data needs for Baltimore with a focus on what is needed for disaster and all hazards planning.

The “climate data” session will feature a series of short presentations by people who have been thinking about/working with long-term climate data in the region.  If you would like to make a presentation in this session, please contact Peter Groffman (groffmanp@caryinstitute.org) so that you can be added to the agenda.

Agenda

8:30            Gather and Schmooze

9:00 – 11:00: Presentation and discussion of new conceptual model, overarching  questions, hypotheses and experimental plan for the BES probationary renewal proposal.  Emma Rosi-Marshall 

11:00 – 2:00  Breakouts for Hydrology, Biodiversity and Social teams to meet and discuss the new conceptual model, questions, hypotheses, etc.  With lunch.

2:00 – 4:00:  Discussion of long-term climate data for Baltimore.
·            What is needed for the Disaster Preparedness Plan (DP3), All Hazards Management Plan (AHMP) and SLR.  Kristin Baja (unconfirmed)
·            Regional Climate Trends – John Dillow and Bob Shedlock
·            Climate Trends Analysis in BES – Ellen Woytowitz
·            Climate data sources – Bernice Rosenzweig
       ·            NEXRAD rainfall data for spatial and temporal patterns and links to models (Jim Smith, presented by Peter Groffman).

4:00            Adjourn