Appendix B

Briefings Received by the Committee

January 12, 2012. Daniel Cooley, Colorado State University. Estimating probabilities of climate events in the joint tail.

January 12, 2012. David R. Easterling, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Summer temperatures and drought.

January 12, 2012. Lisa Goddard, Columbia University. Looking to the future: Decadal variability and its prediction in dynamical models.

January 12, 2012. Mary Hayden, National Center for Atmospheric Research. The dengue vector mosquito Aedes aegypti at the margins: Sensitivity of a coupled natural and human system to climate change.

January 12, 2012. Upmanu Lall, Columbia University. Floods: National Research Council study climate change and security.

January 12, 2012. Robert Lempert, RAND Corporation. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation.

January 12, 2012. Richard L. Smith, University of North Carolina and Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute. Estimating probability of an extreme weather event in the next ten years.

January 12, 2012. Gabriel Vecchi, NOAA and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory. Cat. 4–5 landfalling tropical cyclones in the coming decade.



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Appendix B Briefings Received by the Committee January 12, 2012. Daniel Cooley, Colorado State University. Estimating probabilities of climate events in the joint tail. January 12, 2012. David R. Easterling, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Summer temperatures and drought. January 12, 2012. Lisa Goddard, Columbia University. Looking to the future: Decadal variability and its prediction in dynamical models. January 12, 2012. Mary Hayden, National Center for Atmospheric Research. The dengue vector mosquito Aedes aegypti at the margins: Sensitivity of a coupled natural and human system to climate change. January 12, 2012. Upmanu Lall, Columbia University. Floods: National Research Council study climate change and security. January 12, 2012. Robert Lempert, RAND Corporation. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation. January 12, 2012. Richard L. Smith, University of North Carolina and Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute. Estimating probability of an extreme weather event in the next ten years. January 12, 2012. Gabriel Vecchi, NOAA and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory. Cat. 4–5 landfalling tropical cyclones in the coming decade. 187

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