Media Advisory: Pacific Climate Workshop Focuses on Drought

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U.S. Geological Survey scientists who study trends in climate change will be presenting the results from new studies at a workshop held in Pacific Grove, Calif., March 8 – 11, 2015. 

MENLO PARK, Calif. — U.S. Geological Survey scientists who study trends in climate change will be presenting the results from new studies at a workshop held in Pacific Grove, Calif., March 8 – 11, 2015. The conference brings together university, state and federal government scientists from around the country for presentations and discussions on various aspects of climate variability.

What:

Annual PACLIM (Pacific Climate) Workshop, “Droughts: Reconstructing the past, monitoring the present, modeling the future.”

Oral and poster presentations will cover topics such as drought, climate change, El Niño, wildfire, tree rings, isotopes, and air temperature, in locations across Mexico, western U.S., and Canada from prehistoric to modern times.

Who: Government and academic scientists, who are experts on various aspects of climate and drought, both present day and in the geologic past.

When:

Sunday – Wednesday, March 8-11, 2015

  • Sun., Mar. 8, 7:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m., opening session on western climate and the recent drought.
  • Mon., Mar. 9: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., oral sessions on drought in the West.
  • Tues., Mar. 10, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., oral sessions on western climate and its variability.
  • Wed., Mar. 11, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00, factors effecting climate.

Poster presentations will be on display throughout the meeting.

Where:

Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, Calif.

 

PACLIM is a multidisciplinary workshop that broadly addresses the climatic phenomena occurring in the eastern Pacific Ocean and western North America. The purpose of the workshop is to understand climate effects in this region by bringing together specialists from diverse fields including physical, social, and biological sciences. Time scales from weather to the Quaternary are addressed in oral and poster presentations.