Wednesday, October 10, 2001
Scripps to Host the 26th Annual Climate Diagnostics and Prediction Workshop, Oct. 22-26, 2001
Scripps Institution of Oceanography / University of California, San Diego
Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego, will host the 26th Annual Climate Diagnostics and Prediction Workshop, Oct. 22-26, 2001. The event, co-sponsored by Scripps and the National Centers for Environmental Prediction, is expected to draw more than 200 international scientists, according to event coordinator John Roads, director of the Experimental Climate Prediction Center at Scripps. The workshop will cover a broad range of topics, including a review of the 2000-2001global climate; climate predictions for 2000-2001; the 2001 Atlantic hurricane season; the climate and wildfire season; the relationship between El Niño and global climate change; precipitation over the southwest United States; and drought/water monitoring in the West Monsoons. The registration fee for members of the public is $200.
The event home page and agenda are available at:
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Scripps Institution of Oceanography, at University of California, San Diego, is one of the oldest, largest and most important centers for global science research and education in the world. The National Research Council has ranked Scripps first in faculty quality among oceanography programs nationwide Now in its second century of discovery, the scientific scope of the institution has grown to include biological, physical, chemical, geological, geophysical and atmospheric studies of the earth as a system. Hundreds of research programs covering a wide range of scientific areas are under way today in 65 countries. The institution has a staff of about 1,300, and annual expenditures of approximately $155 million from federal, state and private sources. Scripps operates one of the largest U.S. academic fleets with four oceanographic research ships and one research platform for worldwide exploration.
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