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Workshop 1 - Dennis Todey


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Workshop 1 - Dennis Todey

  1. 1. USDA Midwest Climate Hub Climate Hubs and You Dennis Todey Director, Midwest Climate Hub Charlene Felkley Coordinator, Midwest Climate Hub
  2. 2. Topics • A brief Background of USDA Climate Hubs • The need, mission • More on the Midwest Climate Hub • Local and Regional Partnering • Resources of the USDA Midwest Climate Hub • Website • For more Information
  3. 3. USDA Climate Hubs Providing… Information and Tools to Decision Makers to Build Resilience to climate variability.
  4. 4. The Need for Climate Hubs The More you Know… Information Leads to Action • Increasing climate variability • An increase in number and intensity of extreme events • Changing trends in climate and weather • Added stress to agriculture and other natural resources
  5. 5. Vision and Mission Vision Agricultural production and natural resources maintained and strengthened under increasing climate and environmental change Mission 1. Develop and deliver science-based, region-specific information and technologies to agricultural and natural resource managers; 2. enable climate-smart decision-making; and 3. direct land managers to USDA agency programs and regional partners to build resilience to climate change.
  6. 6. Here in the Midwest… Our Goal To provide information to help producers cope with climate change through linkages of research, education and partnerships in a region that represents one of the most intense areas of agricultural production in the world.
  7. 7. Partners
  8. 8. Stakeholders Crop Consultants Commodity Organizations Soil and Water Conservation Districts Other USDA Agencies Cooperative Extension Land Grant Universities Farmers Ranchers Forest Land Owners Specialty Crop Growers …And Many Others
  9. 9. National Climate Assessment • Climate Science Report • • National Climate Assessment • • Chapters (of interest) – Water – Land Cover and Use – Ag and Rural Communities – Built Environment Urban Systems and Cities
  10. 10. Projected precipitation
  11. 11. Seasonal Precip Changes • More in transition seasons • Can fall on already wet ground – Wetter – Less active growth • Precip on frozen ground
  12. 12. Rain into the soil Silt Loam Soil Organic Matter (%) 0 2 4 6 8 DaysofAvailableSoilWater 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 Organic Matter (%) 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7AvailableWaterContent(%) 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 Data Points Sand, AWC = 3.8 + 2.2 OM Silt Loam, AWC = 9.2 + 3.7 OM Silty clay loam, AWC = 6.3 + 2.8 OM Hudson, 1994 Assuming an average rate of crop water use during the grain-filling period for corn
  13. 13. Midwest Climate Hub Research Climate Monitoring Tools: Useful To Usable
  14. 14. Midwest Climate Hub Research Predicting Changes in Range Distribution and Population Dynamics of Pests
  15. 15. Surface Temperature Inversion Project Z3, 10 ft AGL; temp, rh and wind Thermal profile to monitor for ground rig spray applicators Z1, 1.5 ft AGL; temp and rh Missouri Mesonet 2015 locations Inversion Criteria • Z1< Z2, and Z1< Z3 • Temperatures remained inverted ≥ 1-hr • >1.2°C temp difference occurred at some point during the inversion event between 10’ and 1.5’ Z2, 5.5 ft AGL level; temp and rh 2017 locations 2018 locations
  16. 16. (TIP) Developed a tool to monitor for real-time temperature inversions.
  17. 17. Thanks to funding from the USDA Midwest Climate Hub, Missouri’s inversion monitoring protocol was imitated in IL, MI, KY, OH and IN Temperature Inversion Potential: Real-time temperature at 10 ft and 1.5 ft Kentucky Mesonet 6’ 10’ 1.5’ -Same Sensors -Same Components -Same Heights -Same Programming
  18. 18. Thanks to funding from the USDA Midwest Climate Hub, Missouri’s inversion monitoring protocol was imitated in IL, MI, KY, OH and IN Temperature Inversion Potential: Real-time temperature at 10 ft and 1.5 ft Kentucky Mesonet 6’ 10’ 1.5’ -Same Sensors -Same Components -Same Heights -Same Programming ND, SD and KS have done similar work
  19. 19. CSCAP/U2U Survey Results
  20. 20. Midwest and Great Plains Climate- Drought Outlook 15 September 2016 Dr. Dennis Todey Director – USDA Midwest Climate Hub Nat’l Lab. for Ag. and Env. Ames, IA 515-294-2013 Virga near Huron SD – Author Photo Photo taken Feb 19, 2013 west/reports-assessments-and-outlooks
  21. 21. Resources: Website Search for tools, research and events by Region, Topic, type of crop, or climate Impact.
  22. 22. Resources: Operational Products Midwest Ag-Focus Climate outlook
  23. 23. Resources: Website To our Newsletter, Resources, Publications and One-Pagers
  24. 24. Resources: Website Extension Connections with weather/climate events
  25. 25. For More Information Charlene Felkley, Coordinator 515-294-0136 Dennis Todey, Director 515-294-2013 Erica Kistner, Fellow 515-294-9602 Midwest Climate Hub @dennistodey https://www.climatehubs.oce. National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment Attn: Midwest Climate Hub 1015 N University Blvd Ames, Iowa 50011-3611 Adam Dowling, NRCS Liaison Adam.dowling@nrcs.
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  30. 30. Increasing the efficiency of Information Flow
  31. 31. Increasing the efficiency of Information Flow RawData Producer and Extension Tool Needs Raw Data Extension and Producers Weather and Climate Experts Tools Expert Midwest Climate Hub FeedbackonDataNeeds
  32. 32. Resources: Adaptation Guide
  33. 33. Resources: Adaptation Guide
  34. 34. Extra Photos