California Nevada Applications Program/California Climate Change Center

Great Basin Climate Forum Fall 2012

Last update: 22 October 2012

Given the success of the first Great Basin Climate Forum last April, the Great Basin Landscape Conservation Cooperative, the California Nevada Applications Program, and the Western Regional Climate Center, with support from the Desert Research Intitute (DRI), hosted the 2nd forum on October 17, 2012 at DRI in Reno, NV.
Please click here for a flyer for the fall forum

Please click here for an agenda for the fall forum


This forum focused on current climate conditions, a recap of summer and early fall, anticipation of the coming winter, and the implications for management in the near-term.

Below are the presentations from the forum (please click to view these pdf files):


Please click here for a listing of the Forum attendees


The images below show the percent of normal precipitation (%, left) and the departure from normal temperature (°F, right) from June through August of 2012. Images are from the High Plains Regional Climate Center: http://www.hprcc.unl.edu/index.php


The images below show the outlook probability for precipitation (left) and temperature (right) from December 2012 through February 2013. The contours on the map show the total probability (%) of three categories, above, indicated by the letter "A", below, indicated by the letter "B", and the middle category, indicated by the letter "N". At any point on the map, the sum of the probabilities of these three categories is 100%. Images are from the Climate Prediction Center: http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/predictions/90day/