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Third Biannual NCAR Workshop on Climate and Health Topic: Effects of Heat Waves and Air Pollution

July 12-17, 2009

Sunday July 12
5:00 &ndash 7:30 p.m. Opening reception and cocktails Registration in the Williams Village, Darley Commons Lobby
Monday July 13
8:00 a.m. Pick up @ Williams Village, Darley Commons
8:30 Deliver to EOL Atrium, Foothills Lab
8:30 &ndash 8:50 Opening Welcome &ndash Eric Barron, NCAR Director, and Linda Mearns, Director, NCAR Weather and Climate Impacts Assessment Program
8:50 &ndash 9:20 Linda Mearns and Mary Hayden, NCAR: It takes two (or more): introduction to interdisciplinary research
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9:20 &ndash 10:00 Kim Knowlton : Overview of climate sensitive health determinants and outcomes related to heat stress and air pollution – and personal testimonial on her workshop experience here.
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10:00 &ndash 10:30 Break
10:30 &ndash 11:15 Olga Wilhelmi, NCAR: Vulnerability and heat stress
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11:15 &ndash 11:45 Moderated Discussion ( brief introduction of participants and discussion of what audience hopes to get out of workshop )
Session 1: Climate and Climate Modeling
11:45 &ndash 12:45 p.m. Lunch
12:45 &ndash 1:45 J. Fasullo, NCAR: Weather, climate, and climate variability
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1:45 &ndash 2:45 R. Neale, NCAR: Climate modeling: General overview of how models work, type of info they produce, basic information on climate change
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2:45 &ndash 3:15 Break
3:15 &ndash 4:00 Linda Mearns, NCAR: Use of regional climate models in impacts assessments - NARCCAP
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4:00 &ndash 4:45 Steve Sain, NCAR: Uncertainty and Extremes
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5:00 &ndash 5:45 Moderated Discussion
6:00 Dinner, Williams Village
Tuesday July 14
8:30 a.m. Pick up @ Williams Village, Darley Commons
9:00 Deliver to EOL Atrium
9:00 &ndash 10:00 John Reilly, MIT: Climate change - components - emissions scenarios - calculation of uncertainty of climate change on global scale
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10:00 &ndash 11:00 Leiwen Jiang, Population Action International: Modeling demographic and socioeconomic change
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11:00 &ndash 11:30 Break
11:30 &ndash 12:30 p.m. J. Meehl, NCAR: It's too darn hot – prospects for changes in temperature extremes
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12:30 &ndash 1:30 Lunch
Session 2: Heat
1:30 &ndash 2:30 George Luber, Center for Disease Control: Health impacts of heat
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2:30 &ndash 3:00 Break
3:00 &ndash 3:45 George Luber, CDC: Data challenges with heat morbidity

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3:45 &ndash 4:30 Shak Hajat: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine: projections of heat mortality and morbidity
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4:30 Adaptation Panel – Sharon Harlan, Arizona State; Karen Tomic, U.
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5:30 Delaware; Scott Sheridan, Kent State
6:00 Dinner &ndash Williams Village
Wednesday July 15
Session 2 – Heat (cont'd)
8:00 a.m. Pick up @ Williams Village, Darley Commons
8:30 Deliver to EOL Atrium
8:30 &ndash 9:15 Karen Tomic, U. Delaware: Heat Early Warning Systems
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9:15 &ndash 10:00 John Balbus, Environmental Defense: Co–benefits of mitigation in terms of human health
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10:00 &ndash 10:30 Break
Session 3 – Air Quality
10:30 &ndash 11:15 Darrell Winner, EPA: Impacts of climate change on air quality
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11:15 &ndash 12:00 Dave Mills, Stratus Consulting: Health impacts of air pollution
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12:00 &ndash 1:00 Lunch
1:00 &ndash 2:30 Bart Ostro, Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, CA: Air pollution – heat research – analyzing weather and air pollution data – combined health impacts of heat and air pollution
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2:30 &ndash 3:00 Break
3:00 &ndash 4:00 Patrick Kinney, Columbia U.: Projections of ozone in New York City
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4:00 &ndash 6:00 Eric Gilliland, NCAR: Extreme value theory, extreme temperatures, and demonstration of extremes toolkit
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6:00 Dinner – BBQ – NCAR Mesa Lab (Display of Student Posters)
Thursday July 16
8:00 a.m. Pick up @ Williams Village, Darley Commons
8:30 Deliver to EOL Atrium
8:30 &ndash 10:00 Beverly Wright, Dillard University; Robert Bullard, Clark Atlanta University; Nia Robinson, Environmental Justice and Climate Change Initiative: Presentations and discussion on Environmental Justice
10:00 &ndash 10:30 Break – Walk to CG1
10:30 &ndash 12:00 Student presentations
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12:00 &ndash 1:00 Lunch – CG1
Session 4: Integrated Climate and Health Projects
1:00 &ndash 3:45 Sharon L. Harlan, Arizona State: The Phoenix Laboratory: Collaborative, Interdisciplinary, and Translational Research on Heat and Health
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Introduction to Projects Sharon Harlan, Arizona State: Phoenix Heat Project Pat Kinney, Columbia U.: New York City Project
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3:45 &ndash 4:00 Travel to ML
4:00 &ndash 5:00 Visit to NCAR Visualization lab
5:00 Return to Williams Village, Darley Commons
6:00 Dinner
Friday July 17
Continuation of Session 4
8:30 a.m. Pick up @ Williams Village, Darley Commons
9:00 Deliver to University of Colorado Geography Dept.
9:00 &ndash 11:45 Jen Boehnert, NCAR GIS Lab: GIS &ndash an integrating tool &ndash hands on practicum
12:00 &ndash 1:00 Lunch and Evaluations
1:00 &ndash 4:00 Continuation of Project Discussions and Evaluations
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4:00 &ndash 4:30 Wrap Up
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