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.

Where: University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado

Intended Audience: 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 Prerequisite Experience/Skills :  

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

The goal of this meeting is to determine the path for operational forecasters to achieve GOES-R/JPSS “user readiness”. User readiness is achieved when operational NWS meteorologists have the skills, competencies, and ability to use GOES-R/JPSS data in the forecast process once the data are available in AWIPS.


  1. Review Satellite Proving Ground program status and discuss areas of synergy

  2. Discuss training and future user-readiness for all operational forecasters

  3. Highlight specific Satellite Proving Ground activities

  4. Discuss how Satellite Proving Ground activities are communicated

  5. Explain data delivery and utilization strategies for AWIPS

Use of this site is for Executive Board members only.

Welcome to the 2013 NOAA Satellite Science Week!

10–14 March, 2014

Science Week is a joint meeting and review of the GOES-R Algorithm Working Group, the GOES-R and JPSS Risk Reduction Science activities, and calibration/validation. The goal is to promote interchange between product developers and the user communities, ensuring a path for the transition of research to operations and user readiness.

This site will be the center for communications for Science Week. During the live event, online presentations will be offered in sessions organized by topic area. Phone and webinar instructions will be posted here as the event draws closer. Meanwhile, please return here to communicate with organizers and other participants, and download presentations and other resources.

This three day live online course will focus on the impacts of climate change on surface water hydrology. Students will examine examples of generating input data relevant to their local area as well as running surface hydrology impacts models. Presenters will come from government agencies, academia, and research institutions. The course will build upon material in the prerequisite COMET module, Preparing Hydro-climate Inputs for Climate Change in Water Resource Planning. This online course is adapted from the residence course first offered in January 2013.