The South Central CASC will continue to offer free, online short courses on climate related topics, open to anyone world-wide.
Next Online Course: Physical Impacts of Climate Change
This self-paced course will introduce participants to the physical and ecological impacts of climate change. These include how climate change may impact hydrology, polar regions, coasts and marine systems, and wildlife. The course will also cover decision making and adaptation strategies. Opening soon, Registration will be from March 1- April 4. Course will run April 5-30.
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: 2021
Check out materials & presentations from previous Climate 101 Workshops.
Graduate, Post-Doc & Early Career Researcher Training Workshop
Since 2014, this one week program of workforce development introduces the cohort of early-career researchers to the goals, structure, and unqiue research challenges of the South Central CASC. As part of the program, participants engage in a series of instructional presentations that cover climate science and impacts, Indigenous knowledge, co-production of actionable science, and science communication. Additionally, participants engage in small group activities that facilitate interdisciplinary research, and field trips showcasing how scientific results are used in the decision-making process.
Next Training Workshop:
The 2020 session was postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19.
The Southern Plains Climate Science Seminar Series will host its next webinar in April 2021 with a panel on how severe weather is changing with climate change and what this means for adaptation, emergency managers and agriculture in the southern plains. Stay tuned!
Southern Plains Climate Seminar & Other Webinar Archives
January 29, 2021 – A Warming Arctic: How Climate Change is Impacting Future Winter Weather Events by Dr. Jason C. Furtado, University of Oklahoma.
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