Seminar - Drought vulnerability: Lessons from the past, challenges for the future

January 3, 2019
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 3:45pm
The Byrd Center, 177 Scott Hall, 1090 Carmack Road
Jim Stagge

Seminar by Dr. Jim Stagge - Assistant Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geodetic Engineering

Abstract

A long temporal perspective is critical for understanding drought and other risks that are, by definition, rare. This seminar will discuss challenges and opportunities for hydrologists to model drought vulnerability in a changing climate by linking centurieslong reconstructions of past hydrology with modern observations and climate change projections. Dr. Stagge will demonstrate his statistical approach for reconstructing river flow at a monthly scale from annual tree-ring chronologies and show how these reconstructions are already being used by water managers for drought contingency planning, alongside climate change projections.The seminar will end with a discussion of questions and limitations to be addressed in the future, and which methods could hold the key for a merging of the past, present, and future.

Jim Stagge - Seminar - 03-06-2019

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