Toward Stakeholder Understanding of Product Sensitivities & Uncertainties
Robust design and resilient planning for climate variability/change typically require climate-related products from observations, modeling, and scenarios that currently have undocumented sensitivities and uncertainties. Better understanding of the roots of these uncertainties helps to guide how (or whether) decision makers use a given product and how to make revisions as new information becomes available. This knowledge is especially critical where precipitation varies substantially in both time and space and where competition for natural resources influence and complicate the resilience planning efforts of governments and other resource management groups.
Jill Trepanier (co-lead), Louisiana State University
Jennifer Bryant, Chickasaw Nation
Adrienne Wootten (co-lead), University of Oklahoma
Irenea Lodangco, University of Oklahoma
John Nielson-Gammon, Texas A&M University
Joseph Ripberger, University of Oklahoma
Next Steps for 2023
Analysis of survey results
Refinement of interview questions and performing interviews
Production of Mock Website for the Fall Science Meeting in 2023.
Miletstones & Next Steps for 2022
December 2021 – January 2022 – Expanded team with social scientist to assist in analysis.
Summer 2022 – Finished survey disseminated to CASC stakeholders
Fall 2022 – development of interview questions
Fall Science Meeting 2022 – Discussed website development and conducted initial interviews
While a manuscript is not a goal of the Uncertainty CoP, we recognize that the survey results and analysis may be incorporated into a manuscript related to the goals above.
Miletstones & Next Steps for 2021
We are producing analysis and developing a website to house resource materials (documents, videos, interviews, etc.) as a resource for both scientists eager to communicate uncertainty effectively and stakeholders to understand the types of uncertainty inherent in climate projections and scientific statements.