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Part II: Atmospheric Hazards

State Climate Offices:A Resource for Climate ServicesRyan Boyles, PhDNC State ClimatologistNC State UniversityRaleigh, NCHope Mizzell, PhDSC State ClimatologistSC Dept. of Natural ResourcesColumbia, SC

Virginia and Carolinas Climate ConferenceOctober 20, 2009Wilmington, NC

HistoryState Climatologist was in Weather BureauLate 1960s: NWS eliminates SC position asks states to create programs1976: American Association of State Climatologists founded1976: NC Climate Office established, UNC-CH (Peter Robinson)1980: NC office moves to NC State University1981: SC Climate Office established, SC Water Resources Commission1986: Legislation enacted forming SC State Climate Office, John Purvis, (1920-2009)

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Ryan3Mission: Service, Research, EducationArchive, process, and disseminate weather and climate dataCollect data when necessaryAssist government agenciesDecision supportConduct research related to weather and climate issuesEducate public on current and emerging climate issues

Virginia & Carolinas Climate Conference - October 20, 2009 - Wilmington, NC4Hope4Climate ServicesProvides public resource for climate informationCurrent, historical dataDigital and hard copy librariesPlaces events in historical perspectiveStatewide scope, often a local focusVirginia & Carolinas Climate Conference - October 20, 2009 - Wilmington, NC5Hope5Climate ServicesInformation, analysis for researchers, students, agenciesNot just climate dataDecision support for governmentFederal, state, localFocal point for media, private sectorVirginia & Carolinas Climate Conference - October 20, 2009 - Wilmington, NC6Ryan6Virginia & Carolinas Climate Conference - October 20, 2009 - Wilmington, NC7

Ending 7 AM October 13, 2009Hope7Climate Services: SCSevere Weather Email List ServeWeekly Weather Summary (On-line and USDA Crop and Weather Summary)Soybean Rust NewsletterStates Emergency Operations TeamCoordinate States Drought Response(SC Drought Response Act)

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Hope9Climate Services: NCENSO-based crop management toolsPeanut disease advisoriesDrought monitoring tools (wx & water)Fire, smoke managementStorm water monitoring, managementSevere weather climatology toolsEvaporation monitoring, climatology

Virginia & Carolinas Climate Conference - October 20, 2009 - Wilmington, NC10Ryan10Climate ResearchClimate variability, change at state, local levelsAnalysis of extremes, severe weatherApplied researchAgricultural productionNatural Resources managementUtilities (Water, Electric)City & Regional PlanningVirginia & Carolinas Climate Conference - October 20, 2009 - Wilmington, NC11Ryan11Climate Research: SCEvaluation of Federal, State, and Local Drought IndicatorsSC Temperature and Precipitation Trends: 1901-2005Spatial Distribution of Tropical-Cyclone Induced PrecipitationSevere Weather ClimatologiesCarolina Integrated Science and Assessments

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Summer Average Temperature Change 1901 - 2005MaximumMinimumHope13Virginia & Carolinas Climate Conference - October 20, 2009 - Wilmington, NC14

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Hope15Climate Research: NCImpacts of ENSO, NAO on winter weather Role of evaporation, solar radiation on crop managementMesocale precipitation forcingIntegrating observations and models into high-res climate analysisClimate change detectionVirginia & Carolinas Climate Conference - October 20, 2009 - Wilmington, NC16Ryan16Climate EducationOutreach to school, community groupsK-12, higher edu, adult eduPresentations, activities, training coursesWater managers, growers, civic groupsIn person, online, and remote Hundreds of contact hours each yearVirginia & Carolinas Climate Conference - October 20, 2009 - Wilmington, NC17Ryan17Climate Education: SC3 Natural Resource Middle SchoolsAutomated weather stations Special lesson plansWeather photo contestSC Wildlife MagazineSC Making It Grow44 online articlesNew Tornado Rating SystemHail: Summer Ice StormStorm Ready CommunityDebris-Flow Landslides

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Hope18Climate Education: SCVirginia & Carolinas Climate Conference - October 20, 2009 - Wilmington, NC19

Hope19Climate Education: NCNew online resource for agriculture extension agents, growersLocal middle school internshipsStudent photo contestGroundhog DayWeatherWeb lesson plans for teachers win an ECONet station

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Climate OfficesAlmost every state has an OfficeMany with special skills adapted to their stateAll share commitment to service, research, educationAll depend on collaboration with government, academic partnersVirginia & Carolinas Climate Conference - October 20, 2009 - Wilmington, NC24Ryan24

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