The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is the agency responsible for monitoring how the earth’s climate is changing, and how the United States is impacted by this change. Part of NOAA’s efforts include passing along that information to those being directly affected, such as community managers and the general public. This webinar will provide an overview of how interested stakeholders can obtain information from NOAA’s climate service offices.
Speakers will cover :
- how NOAA and partners monitor national and international climate
- regional and national climate information sources
- regional climate extremes monitoring
Doug Kluck is the Central Region Climate Services Director for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA). He has worked for NOAA since 1992 with National Weather Service and National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). Doug’s region covers 14 states from Colorado to Michigan. Doug’s responsibilities include coordinating and informing on climate service activities among federal, state, tribal, academics and private interests in the region. Engagement with the above mentioned groups and interpretation of climate information, monitoring, directing research and education and outreach are all essential parts of his activities. During extreme climate events, such as drought and major flooding, Doug coordinates information response, attribution and assessment among core partners.
Deke Arndt has served as the chief of the Climate Monitoring Branch at NCDC since 2009. The Branch is responsible for routine and special reporting of the status of the Earth’s climate system, from large global phenomena like global temperature changes to regional occurrences like drought and weather extremes. Arndt was one of the lead editors for 2009, 2010 and 2011 editions of The State of the Climate reports. Before coming to NCDC, he spent 15 years at the Oklahoma Climatological Survey. Arndt holds a B.S. and M.S. in Meteorology from the University of Oklahoma. He is studying for a doctoral degree through the University of Oklahoma’s Adult & Higher Education program.