Organization of a Climate Change Adaptation Workshop for NASA/DFRC

Affiliation(s) PI Project period Funded by
DEES Fenstermaker, Lynn 07/12/2011 - 03/31/2012 National Aeronautics & Space Administration

Project Description

Development and Conduction of a workshop at the NASA Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility in Palmdale, California on Climate Change Adaptation Strategies for the Mojave Region with a focus on Dryden Flight Research Center. The workshop will consist of two days (current schedule is August 2-3, 2011). NASA will contact a list of stakeholders, who will provide a list of issues to be addressed. These stakeholders will be invited to a presentation of results in a 2-hour block, from 10-12:00 on the second day. The contractor will develop, with NASA, a list of experts to be invited to develop a response to the stakeholder issues as well as three primary focus areas: 1) Subscale modeling of projected climate change for the Mojave region and DFRC in particular (especially temperature, precipitation, and wind) 2) the risks and vulnerabilities from Aeolian events, 3) the risks and vulnerabilities of Precipitation events (such as the USGS ARkStorm event). The experts will meet on the first day in plenary and in breakout sessions to develop workshop recommendations and presentation materials. The morning of the second day will be spent on finalizing presentations, and the afternoon will be spent on preparation of a final written document documenting the results of the workshop.