NASA and the California Department of Water Resources Remote Sensing for Drought Monitoring and Response Workshop

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02/25/2014 - 02/26/2014
All Day
Sacramento Convention Center Room 103
1400 J St
Sacramento CA

Draft Agenda

Tuesday, February 25th

9:30 – 11:00 Press Conference
DWR-NASA Partnership, Jeanine Jones, CA DWR & Lawrence Friedl, NASA HQ
Airborne Snow Observatory, Tom Painter, NASA JPL
Fallowed Area Mapping, Forrest Melton, NASA ARC-CREST
Subsidence Mapping, Tom Farr, NASA JPL
Atmospheric Rivers & Seasonal Forecasting, Duane Walliser, NASA JPL
Upcoming NASA Satellite Missions, Brad Doorn, NASA HQ

1:00 – 1:15 Welcome and Introduction
Secretary John Laird, California Natural Resources Agency
Jeanine Jones, California Department of Water Resources
Lawrence Friedl, NASA Headquarters

1:15 – 1:30 NASA Applied Sciences Program
Brad Doorn, NASA Headquarters

1:30 – 2:50 Remote Sensing of Precipitation and Snow Water Resources

Airborne Snow Observatory, Tom Painter, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Satellite Monitoring of the Snowpack in the Sierra Nevada, Jeff Dozier, University of California, Santa Barbara

Enhancing California’s Water Resource Management and Decision Support Systems through Remote Sensing of Precipitation, Soroosh Sorooshian, University of California, Irvine

2:50 – 3:05 Break

3:05 – 4:00 Remote Sensing for Drought Impact Assessment and Mitigation
Remote Monitoring of Groundwater with Orbital Radar, Tom Farr, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Fallowed Area Mapping for Drought Impact Reporting and Decision Making, Jim Verdin, USGS / Forrest Melton, NASA Ames Research Center, Cooperative for Research in Earth Science and Technology (ARC-CREST)
Satellite Irrigation Management Support, Forrest Melton, NASA ARC-CREST

4:00 – 4:20 Sub-seasonal Forecasting
Atmospheric Rivers and the Madden Julian Oscillation: Key Phenomena for Predicting California Water Availability and Extremes, Duane Walliser, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

4:20– 4:45 Questions and Discussion

4:45 Adjourn

Wednesday, February 26th

9:00 – 9:40 2014 California Water Outlook
2014 California Water Outlook and Update from the National Integrated Drought Information System Workshop, Kelly Redmond, Desert Research Institute

Real time Satellite Estimation and Mapping of Snow Water Equivalent across the Sierra Nevada, Noah Molotch, University of Colorado, Boulder

9:40 – 10:20 Drought in the Context of Climate Change and Infrastructure
Adaptation Planning for Climate Change Impacts using Advanced Decision Support and Remote Sensing: Irrigated Agriculture in California’s Central Valley, Jonathan Winter, Dartmouth University / NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
Monitoring of California Levees with Airborne Remote Sensing, Cathleen Jones, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

10:20 – 11:00 Satellite Remote Sensing of Soil Moisture and Groundwater
Remote Sensing of Soil Moisture: The Soil Moisture Active Passive Mission, Narendra Das, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Recent Observations from California and Future Directions for GRACE, Jay Famiglietti, University of California, Irvine

11:00 – 11:20 Questions and Discussion

11:20 Adjourn