Event Title

Prospects for Future Water Availability in Utah

Presenter Information

Yoshimitsu Chikamoto

Location

Ecc 216 - Audutorium

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Start Date

3-28-2017 11:40 AM

End Date

3-28-2017 12:10 PM

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Abstract:

Climate variability and change have the large impacts on water availability in the western United States. For example, prolonged drought event leads to massive water shortages whereas intense precipitation enhances the potential of serious flooding. Recent progress of climate science enables us to predict the future climate conditions and their impacts on water resources. In this talk, I will introduce a concept of climate prediction and share our understanding for the climate-driven water conditions in the western United States. Prospects for future water availability in Utah will be also discussed.

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Yoshi Chikamoto - Utah State University - Department of Plants, Soils, and Climate

Bio: Yoshi Chikamoto is an assistant professor in Department of Plants, Soils, and Climate at USU. He has been a faculty member since January 2017. He received a Ph.D. in Ocean and Atmospheric Science at Hokkaido University, Japan, in 2005, and then worked as a Postdoc in Kyoto University for 1 year and a project researcher in University of Tokyo for 5 years. From 2012, he moved to United States to evaluate the California drought predictability as a Postdoctoral fellow at University of Hawaii for 5 years. His research focuses on climate dynamics and prediction, particularly in seasonal-to-decadal earth system predictability using the global climate models. Some of his leading and collaborating works is published in high-impact journals, such as Nature Climate Change, Nature Communications, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. He is also a contributing author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) fifth assessment report, Chapter 11: Near-term Climate Change: Projections and Predictability.

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Mar 28th, 11:40 AM Mar 28th, 12:10 PM

Prospects for Future Water Availability in Utah

Ecc 216 - Audutorium

Abstract:

Climate variability and change have the large impacts on water availability in the western United States. For example, prolonged drought event leads to massive water shortages whereas intense precipitation enhances the potential of serious flooding. Recent progress of climate science enables us to predict the future climate conditions and their impacts on water resources. In this talk, I will introduce a concept of climate prediction and share our understanding for the climate-driven water conditions in the western United States. Prospects for future water availability in Utah will be also discussed.