In this three day instructor-led, in-classroom course, participants will explore methods to scope, conduct, and document an assessment of impacts (with uncertainty) from a changing climate on water temperature.  Lessons in the course will focus on the water temperature in inland streams, rivers, and reservoirs. Students will examine climate-induced trends and projected changes for surface water hydrology and water temperatures. The learning environment will contain a mix of classroom lecture and discussion and hands-on activities led by experts in water temperature processes.


Tuesday, August 12 through Thursday, August 14, 2014


University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado

Targeted Attendees:

Water resource practitioners and researchers working with current trends and future projections of climate change effects on water temperatures of inland streams and rivers.

Desired Experience/skills of Attendees:  

  • Familiar with watershed hydrology
  • Comfortable with time series analysis and basic statistics
  • Familiar with analyzing input and output data from environmental models


This course builds on material in three prerequisite COMET modules:

  1. Introduction to Climate Models (currently available, about 1.5 hours of material)
  2. Preparing Hydro-climate Inputs for Climate Change in Water Resource Planning (currently available, about 5 hours of material)
3. Primary Influences on Water Temperature for Inland Streams (will be available by July 7, 2014, ~ 40 minutes of material)


    All travel and hotel costs are paid by the student's employing agency. Participants are expected to attend the entire course (8-5 MDT Tue, Wed, and Thu) to receive a certificate of completion.  We have reserved a block of hotel rooms at the Hampton Inn and Suites for $149 per night, including breakfast, for the period Monday, 11 August through Friday morning, 15 August 2014. Do not make reservations until we confirm that you have been selected.

    *Note* Due to overwhelming demand for hotel space during the course, we were unable to secure a block of room at Government rate (and they will be exceptionally difficult to come by.) If you must stay for government rate, you are free to look for and secure the accommodations you need.

    Let us know if you are interested!

    If you want to be considered for this course, please contact the classroom-based administration group at the COMET Program,, by 11 July 2014.

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