The American Meteorological Society (AMS) Policy Program’s workshop, “Opportunities and Needs in Integrated Water Prediction, Risk Assessment, and Management for Coastal Resilience,” concluded on September 28th, providing insights to coastal scientists and managers on how to better serve their communities. The second day built on themes discussed in earlier sessions, shifting the regional focus to the Great Lakes. Click “Read More” to see highlights from the second day:
• The Ohio Sea Grant discussed how harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie can be mitigated by responsible, weather-sensitive farming in the watershed.
• The National Weather Service Office of Water Prediction described the National Water Model (NWM). Launched in August 2016, the NWM is a hydrologic model that provides real-time stream flow data for the entire contiguous U.S.
• The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) discussed regional climate products and services that are currently available and credited partners like state climatologists with improving climate literacy throughout the country.
The workshop reconvenes October 18-19 to discuss the West and Gulf Coasts. The full workshop schedule and information on the upcoming sessions are available here. Thanks to the AMS Policy Program for hosting this event!