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James W. Jones
Eric P. Chassignet

Carolyn Cox
Muriel Hannion

Dear FCI Members & Friends,

The FCI Steering Committee and staff wish you a Happy New Year 2011. We hope you enjoy the first issue of our monthly news email. We will use this document to keep you updated on upcoming FCI-related events, projects, publications, and opportunities. If you have any suggestions or submissions, please send them to info@floridaclimateinstitute.org. We are all looking forward to another productive year. Thank you for your continued support and participation!
James Jones and Eric Chassignet, Directors.
FCI Events
Additional seminars are being planned for the Spring and will be emailed as they are confirmed.

January 13, 2011, 1-2pm - FCI Seminar
Location: FSU-COAPS, Rm 220
Note: The seminar will be broadcast live via Polycom to UF's Frazier Rogers Hall, Rm 122.

elsner_picture1:00 pm
peaker: James Elsner, FSU - Department of Geography
Title"On the Incresing Intensity of the Strongest Hurricanes"

1:20 pm
peaker: J.B. Ruhl, FSU - College of Law
Title: "Climate Change Mitigation and (or versus?) Adaptation"

1:40 pm
Speaker: James O'Brien, FSU - Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies
Title: "Optimum Big Rain Indicator of Extremes for SE USA"

January 25, 2011, 3-4:30pm - FCI Seminar

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Location: UF J. Wayne Reitz Union, Rm 282
Speaker: Lynn Scarlett, Former Deputy Secretary of the Interior
Title"Climate Adaptation: Science, Collaboration and Communities"
Note: The seminar will be webcast.

May 24-27, 2011 - Climate Information for Managing Risks Symposium


Location: Orlando, FL

Note: CIMR (pronounced "simmer") will emphasize the challenges of applying climate information and predictions at local and regional levels, for regions and locations from around the world. 

Other Events

January 31-February 1, 2011: Land Grant and Sea Grant National Water Conference (Washington, DC)

March 1-4, 2011: Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop (Des Moines, IA)

March 30-31, 2011: Defense, National Security & Climate Change: Mitigating Risks and Seizing Opportunities in a Rapidly Changing Global Environment (Washington, DC)

May 16-27, 2011: Summer Institute on Climate Information for Public Health at Columbia University (New York, NY)
Project Updates

Clyde Fraisse was awarded a 5-year grant (starting in February 2011), by USDA-NIFA, for a project titled "Climate Variability to Climate Change: Extension Challenges and Opportunities in the Southeast USA".

The Florida Atlantic University, the University of Florida and the Florida State University were awarded a Clustering Grant for a project titled "SUS Climate Change Task Force: Science Addressing the Needs of Florida Agencies, Industry, and Citizenry". This is a 1-year grant, starting in January 2011.
Recent Publications & Presentations

Baigorria, G., and J.W. Jones, 2010: GiST: A stochastic model for generating spatially and temporally correlated daily rainfall data. Journal of Climate, 23, 5990-6008, doi: 10.1175/2010JCLI3537.1.

Bourassa, M., S. Gille, D. L. Jackson, B. J. Roberts, and G. A. Wick, 2010: Ocean winds and turbulent air-sea fluxes inferred from remote sensing. Oceanography, 23, 36-51

Lim, Y.-K., L. B. Stefanova, S. C. Chan, S. D. Schubert, and J. J. O'Brien, 2010: High-resolution subtropical summer precipitation derived from dynamical downscaling of the NCEP/DOE reanalysis: how much small-scale information is added by a regional model? Climate Dynamics, doi:10.1007/s00382-010-0891-2.

Morris, J. G. Ciguatera and climate change: don't eat the barracuda. FCI Seminar Series, November 29, 2010, Gainesville, Florida. 

Southworth, J., 2010: Changing climate variability and its impacts on African savanna ecosystems. FCI Seminar Series, November 29, 2010, Gainesville, Florida.

Vargas-Moreno, J.C. Participatory Scenario Planning for Climate Change in Southern Florida's Greater Everglades Landscape.  (Abstract) UF Water Institute Distinguished Scholar Seminar Series, co-hosted by FCI, December 2, 2010, Gainsville, Florida.

Funding Opportunities

Florida Sea Grant: Gulf of Mexico Regional Research RFPs. Pre-proposal Deadline: February 25, 2011
Other News

Hannion photoPlease welcome Muriel Hannion, the new FCI Coordinator for FSU! Muriel is a geologist from France and has prior experience with GIS and program coordination. mhannion@coaps.fsu.edu, (850) 645-7457.

Kickoff photoPhotos from the FCI Kickoff are now online. Special thanks to event photographer Tyler Jones of UF/IFAS.
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