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Research Project: Improved Management to Balance Production and Conservation in Great Plains Rangelands

Location: Rangeland Resources & Systems Research

Title: Regional climate services: A regional partnership between NOAA and USDA

item KLUCK, DOUG - National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
item Peck, Dannele
item Derner, Justin
item Todey, Dennis
item UMPHLETT, NATALIE - National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
item HALL, BETH - National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/20/2017
Publication Date: 6/26/2017
Citation: Kluck, D., Peck, D.E., Derner, J.D., Todey, D.P., Umphlett, N., Hall, B. 2017. Regional climate services: A regional partnership between NOAA and USDA. Meeting Abstract. #318774.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Climate services in the Midwest and Northern Plains regions have been enhanced by a recent addition of the USDA Climate Hubs to NOAA’s existing network of partners. This new partnership stems from the intrinsic variability of intra and inter-annual climatic conditions, which makes decision-making for agricultural land managers inherently risky. To reduce these weather and climate-related risks, NOAA and the USDA Climate Hubs are working together to generate spatially-explicit and temporally relevant climate information, including shorter-term seasonal climate forecasts, and distribute it to a wider network of agricultural and forest-land managers. Two-way communication between agencies and land managers is key to enhancing the usefulness of, and stakeholder trust in, NOAA’s newly developed climatic information and services.