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RESCHEDULED: AWRA NorCal Presents: Climate, Atmospheric Rivers, and Change

  • Stantec 3301 C Street, Suite 1900 Sacramento, CA, 95816 United States (map)
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Michael Anderson, Ph.D., P.E., State Climatologist for California


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Description

California possesses a uniquely variable Mediterranean climate that relies on a few big winter storms to build a snowpack to provide spring runoff for water use in the Delta watershed.  Over the past decade, new extremes in this variability have been observed at a time when new capabilities in observations are being explored.  This talk will look back over the past decade and look at how new advances in observations and potential advances in forecasting can support integrated water management in a warming world.

Michael Anderson is the State Climatologist for California, a collaborative position between the State and NOAA to provide climate data services. Michael began working with the Department of Water Resources (DWR) Division of Flood Management Forecasting Section in July 2005. He came to DWR after extensive graduate and post-graduate work at U.C. Davis in hydroclimate system modeling, monitoring, and evaluation. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from UC Davis, and B.S. in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University. 


Mixer: 6:00 – 6:30 pm

Presentation: 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Light Refreshments Provided