Early Career Researcher Training 2022
After being postponed due to COVID-19, the next Early Career Researcher Training will take place in July of 2022 at the University of Oklahoma. In the past, participants were engaged in a series of instructional presentations that covered topics that included climate science and impacts, Indigenous knowledge, actionable science, and science communication. Participants were also involved with climate science research, small group activities, and field trips throughout the week that provided stakeholder engagement opportunities and showcased how scientific results are used in the decision-making process. More details here!
Southern Plains Climate Science Webinar
Keep an eye out for our next set of webinars this fall.
Climate 101 – Tribal Transportation
August 18-19, 2022
Climate 101 Workshop for Tribal Transportation staff. Tribal Transportation Staff, Members, and others working in those areas in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas are encouraged to participate.
The Climate 101 workshops cover a variety of topics including the basics of how the climate system works, interpretation of different climate projections and resources for decision makers and climate adaptation planning. Attendees are given a chance to participate in an optional, interactive training session that focuses on making adaptation decisions based on climate projections for a given area.
Next Workshop: 2022
Check out materials & presentations from previous Climate 101 Workshops.
Southern Plains Climate Seminar & Other Webinar Archives
April 21, 2022 – A Changing Rio Grande Watershed: Two Modeling Perspectives by Dr. C. David Moeser, U.S. Geological Survey New Mexico Water Science Center
May 12, 2022 – Assessing Climate Variability & Adaptation Strategies for the Rio Grande Basin by Dr. Samuel Sandoval Solis.
July 7, 2022 – Wildfire Probability Mapping Based on Regional Soil Moisture Models by Dr. Matt Levi.
January 29, 2021 – A Warming Arctic: How Climate Change is Impacting Future Winter Weather Events by Dr. Jason C. Furtado, University of Oklahoma.
October 28, 2021 – The Underwater Forest: A Time Capsule from the Last Ice Age by Dr. Kristine DeLong, Louisiana State University.
April 22, 2021 – Hailstorms, Flooding & Tornadoes, Oh My! How Climate Change is Impacting Severe Weather Events. A panel discussion with Debi Wagner, and Drs. Cait Rottler and Harold Brooks.
June 19, 2021: Working Together for Forest Resilience: Navigating a Path in Climate and Fire Impacted Forests by Daniel Denipah & Eytan Krasilovsky.
January 29, 2020 – Towards Sustainable Water Management: Identifying Conservation Priorities, Data Needs and Barriers to Implementing Environmental Flows in the Red River Basinby Sean Wineland, University of Oklahoma.
June 17, 2020 – Integrating Climate Change into State and Federal Resource Managementby Dr. Megan Friggens, U.S. Forest Services.
October 1, 2020 – Drought & Lessons Learned in Rio Grande/Bravo Basin by Dr. Jack Friedman, University of Oklahoma.
February 12, 2020 – New Insights into the Complex Drivers of Hydrometeorological and Hydroclimatological Extremes in the Great Plains of the United Statesby Dr. Jeff Basara, University of Oklahoma.
August 12, 2020 – Hurricanes and Storm Surge in a Changing Climate and Other SCIPP Projects by Dr. Barry Keim, Louisiana State University.
October 27, 2020 – Arizona & New Mexico Monsson Recap and Winter Drought Outlook by the Southwest & South Central CASCs, NIDIS, NOAA & USGS.
April 22, 2020 – Future Projections of Climate Change for the South Central United States by Dr. Renee McPherson, University of Oklahoma.
September 8, 2020 – Improving Predictions of Water Supply in the Rio Grande Headquarters by Dr. David Gutzler, University of New Mexico.
April 3, 2019 – Highlights from the Fourth US National Climate Assessment, and Why it Matters to the Southern Great Plains by Katharine Hayhoe, Texas Tech University
October 9, 2019 – Whither the 100th Meridian? The Once and Future Physical and Human Geography of America’s Arid-Humidity Divide by Richard Seager, Columbia University
June 5, 2019 – Implications of Future Climate Scenarios for Water Availability in the Middle Rio Grande Basin by Ali Mirchi, Oklahoma State University
December 4, 2019 – The Conservation Conundrum of Grassland Ecosystems in a Changing World by Sam Fuhlendorf, Oklahoma State University
August 14, 2019 – Regional Climate and Soil Health Management: Delivering Science-based Climate Services at the USDA Southern Plains Climate Hub by Caitlin Rottler, USDA Southern Plains Climate Hub