October 20-24th
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

This past week, several SECC members visited George Mason University for the  International Symposium on Weather and Climate Extremes. The SECC hosted a session at this meeting called AgroWeather and AgroClimate Tools for Food and Water Security. Presenters in this session included some from within SECC and some friends from outside:

  • Clyde Fraisse, University of Florida: “AgroClimate for climate-smart agriculture”
  • Adrienne Wootten, North Carolina State University: “Climate Services in the Southeast United States: Tools to Focus on the Extremes”
  • Jeff Andresen, Michigan State University: “Enviro-weather: A Pest and Crop Management Information System for Michigan and the Great Lakes Region”
  • Vasu Misra, Florida State University: “The conundrum of droughts and landfalling tropical cyclones in the southeastern US”
  • Dick McNider, University of Alabama Huntsville: “Use of coupled crop models and hydrologic models to carry out national planning for migration of agriculture as an adaptation to climate change”
  • Lee Ellenburg, University of Alabama Huntsville: “Use of real-time coupled crop and hydrologic models to delineate drought and manage water resources”
  • Harvey Hill, Army Corps of Engineers AAAS Policy Fellow

The session included a lively discussion and question-and-answer sessions. Clyde Fraisse also presented a plenary presentation during the meeting (see photo below).

To learn more about the conference, visit http://www.iscefs.org/.