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Boulder Boondoggles

Boulder Boondoggles by NWS staff on Climate Variability and Hydrology - National Weather Service (NWS) staff receive training in Boulder, Colorado on "Climate Variability" but not on climate change or global warming.
It was obvious in 1999 and 2000 that climate change needed to be
considered in modeling and predictions of weather and hydrology but
NWS management restricted it's scientists from working on climate and
hydrologic change.

The refusal by NWS managers and staff to learn about, apply and help
in educating the public on climate change has been a great public
disservice.

When will there be enough data for managers to understand and say that
in order to safeguard the atmosphere and world from climate change
there must be strong action to reduce greenhouse emissions at once?

Government managers will likely continue to say they need more data
even though more data is not needed.


Does anyone care about the volume of greenhouse gases emitted by
wasteful government travel using public money?

NWS probabilistic forecasts do not "lend themselves to predicting
potential floods" as advertised by the Hydrologist in Charge at the
NWS North Central River Forecast Center located in Chanhassen,
Minnesota.

More instructors than students

COMET Classroom Course
Boulder, Colorado

Advanced Hydrologic Sciences Course
20-29 June 2006


The Instructors
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Barbara Brown
NCAR
PO Box 3000
Boulder, CO 80307-3000
Phone: (303) 497-8468

Reggina Cabrera
NWS
BLDG: SSMC2, 1325 EAST WEST HWY
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3283
Phone: (301) 713-0640 x226

Donald Cline
OH/National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center
NOAA/NWS
1735 Lake Dr. West,
Chanhassen, MN 55317-8582
Phone: (612) 361-6610 x252

Peter Gabrielsen
NWS
630 Johnson Ave.
Bohemia, NY 11716-2618
Phone: (631) 244-0111


David Gochis
NCAR
PO Box 3000
Boulder, CO 80307-3000
Phone: (303) 497-2809


Jonathan Godt
Central Region Geologic Hazards Team
USGS
MS 966 Box 25046,
Denver, CO 80225
Phone: (303) 273-8626


Robert Hartman
NOAA, NWS California-Nevada River Forecast Center
3310 El Camino Avenue, Suite 227,
Sacramento, CA 95821
Phone: (916) 979-3056


Holly Hartmann
Hydrology and Water Resources
University of Arizona
John W. Harshbarger Bldg. 122,
PO Box 210011
Phone: (541) 607-6722


Karl Hermann
EPA region 8
999 18th Street, Suite 300,
Denver, CO 80202-2466
Phone: (303) 312-6628


David Hinchliff
Waterways and Concrete Dams
Bureau of Reclamation
PO Box 25007,
Denver, CO 80225
Phone: (303) 445-3256


Dennis L. Johnson - Lead Instructor
Assistant Professor
Environmental Science & Studies
Juniata College
1700 Moore Street,
Huntingdon, PA 16652
Phone: (814) 641-5335


Michael Kane
Riverside Technology, Inc.
2290 East Prospect Road, Suite 1,
Ft. Collins, CO 80525
Phone:(970) 484-7573


Matt Kelsch
UCAR/COMET
3450 Mitchell Lane
Boulder, CO 80301
Phone: (303) 497-8309


David H. Kitzmiller
NWS
1325 East West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3283
Phone: (301)713-0640 x213


Rick Koehler
NOAA/NWS/COMET
3450 Mitchell Lane
Boulder, CO 80301
Phone: (303) 497-836


Robert Kuligowski
NOAA/NESDIS/STAR
E/RA2 RM 712 WWBG
5200 Auth Rd.
Camp Springs, MD 20746-4304
(301) 763-8251


Donald P. Laurine
NWS
5241 NE 122nd Ave.,
Portland, OR 97230-1089
(503) 326-7401


Lifeng Luo
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Princeton University
307A GFDL Engineering Quad, Room E209A
Princeton, NJ 08544
(609) 452-6500


Arthur Miller
Civil Engineering Department
Pennsylvania State University
220 Sackett Building
University Park, PA 16802
(814) 865-1521


Larry Murphy
US Army Corps of Engineers
Missouri River Basin Water Management Div.
(402) 697-2685


Tye W. Parzybok
Metstat, Inc.
4764 Shavano Drive
Windsor, CO 80550
(970) 686-1253


Lloyd Peterson
Bureau of Reclamation
Central Valley Operations
3310 El Camino Avenue, Room 300
Sacramento, CA 95821
Phone: (303) 497-8369


Andrea Ray
NOAA
325 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80305-3328
Phone: (303) 497-6434


Pedro Restrepo
NWS
1325 East West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3283
Phone: (301) 713-0640


John A. Schmidt
10159 E. 11th St., Suite 300,
Tulsa, OK 7412-83050
Phone: (918) 832-4109


Paul J. Schultz
NOAA
325 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80305-3328
Phone: (303)497-6997


D.J. Seo
Office of Hydrology, HRL
NOAA/NWS
1325 East West Highway,
BLDG: SSMC2 RM: 8396
Silver Spring, MD 209103283
Phone: (609) 258-4615


Hatim Sharif
Civil Engineeering Dept.
University of Texas at San Antonio
One UTSA Circle,
San Antonio, TX 78249
(210) 458-6478


Steven Shumate
National Weather Service - CBRFC
2242 W. North Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
Phone: (801) 524-5130 x323


Jim Smith
Department of Civil and Environmental Engrg
Princeton University
C319G Engrg Quad
Princeton, NJ 08544
Phone: (609) 258-4615


Sandie Spence
US EPA, Region 8
999 18th Street, Suite 300
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: (303) 312-7754


Mark Svoboda
National Drought Mitigation Center
University of Nebraska at Lincoln
107 L. W. Chase Hall,
Lincoln, NE 68583-0749
Phone: (402) 472-8238


Linda Wharton
NOAA
325 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80305
Phone: (303) 497-6297


Mark Woodbury
Riverside Technology, Inc.
2290 East Prospect Road, Suite 1
Ft. Collins, CO 80525
Phone: (303) 497-6297


Connie Woodhouse
NOAA
325 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80305-3328
Phone: (303) 497-6297


Ziya Zhang
NOAA/NWS
SSMC-2, Rm. 8372
1325 East West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3283
Phone: (301) 713-0640 x158


Jon Zufelt
ERDC-CRREL, Anchorage Office
724 Quartermaster Door 1
PO Box 5646
Ft. Richardson, AK 99505-0646
Phone: (907) 384-0511


The Students
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Marian E. Baker
National Weather Service
9607 NW Beaver Dr
Johnston, IA 50131
Phone: (515) 270-4501 x493
Van = No, Homewood Suites = Yes


Kevin Berghoff
National Weather Service - NWRFC
5241 NE 122nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97230
Phone: (503) 326-7291
Fax: (503) 326-2598
Van = Yes, Homewood Suites = Yes


Jei-Kook Choi
Naval Oceanographic Office
1002 Balch Boulevard N231
Stennis Space Center, MS 39522
Phone: (720) 938-0570
Van = No, Homewood Suites = No


Paula M. Cognitore
National Weather Service - MARFC
328 Innovation Blvd., Suite 330
State College, PA 16803-6609
Phone: (814) 231-2481
Fax: (814) 235-7959
Van = Yes, Homewood Suites = Yes


Robert J. Corby
NOAA/NWS West Gulf River Forecast Center
3401 Northern Cross Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX 76137-3610
Phone: (817) 831-3289 x324
Fax: (817) 831-3025
Van = Yes, Homewood Suites = Yes


Mike DeWeese
NOAA/NWS North Central River Forecast Center
1733 Lake Drive West
Chanhassen, MN 55317
Phone: (952) 361-6650 x500
Fax: (952) 361-6668
Van = Yes, Homewood Suites = Yes


Thomas W. Econopouly
National Weather Service - Northeast River Forecast Center
445 Myles Standish Blvd
Taunton, MA 02780
Phone: (508) 824.5116 x253
Fax: (508) 823.2321
Van = Yes, Homewood Suites = Yes


Bradley Gimmestad
National Weather Service - Southeast River Forecast Center
4 Falcon Drive
Peachtree City, GA 30269
Phone: (770) 486-0028 x324
Fax: ( 770) 486-0930
Van = No, Homewood Suites = Yes


Larry Grey Driver
Naval Oceanographic Office
1002 Balch Road
Stennis Space Center, MS 39529
Phone: ( 228) 688-4392
Van = Yes, Homewood Suites = Yes


Thomas K. Gurss
NWS/ MBRFC
1803 N 7 Hwy
Pleasant Hill, MO 64080-9421
Phone: (816) 540-5151
Fax: (816) 540-5922
Van = No, Homewood Suites = Yes


John Halquist
National Weather Service / NCRFC
1733 Lake Drive West
Chanhassen, MN 55317
Phone: (952) 361-6650
Fax: (952) 361-6668
Van = Yes, Homewood Suites = Yes


Jayme Laber
NWS
520 North Elevar Street
Oxnard, CA 93030
Phone: ( 805) 988-6621
Fax: (805) 988-6613
Van = Yes, Homewood Suites = Yes


Bill Lawrence
NWS/ Arkansas Red River Forecast Center
10159 E 11th St., Suite 300
Tulsa, OK 74128
Phone: (918) 832-4110
Van = Yes, Homewood Suites = Yes


Larry Rundquist Driver
NWS/ Alaska-Pacific River Forecast Center
6930 Sand Lake Road
Anchorage, AK 99502-1845
Phone: (907) 266-5152
Fax: (907) 266-5182
Van = Yes, Homewood Suites = Yes


Robert Shedd
NWS/NERFC
445 Myles Standish Blvd
Taunton, MA 02780
Phone: (508) 824-5116 x233
Fax: ( 508) 823-2321
Van = No, Homewood Suites = Yes


Steven Shumate
National Weather Service - CBRFC
2242 W. North Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
Phone: (801) 524-5130 x323
Fax: ( 801) 524-6341
Van = No, Homewood Suites = Yes


Bob Stucky
NWS/Lower Mississippi RFC
62300 Airport Road
Slidell, LA 70460
Phone: (985) 641-4343
Fax: (985) 643-1421
Van = Yes, Homewood Suites = Yes


Scott Young
NWS/ Ohio River Forecast Center
1901 S St. Route 134
Wilmington OH 45177
Phone: ( 937) 383-0528
Fax: ( 937) 383-0033
Van = Yes, Homewood Suites = Yes


Ref links:
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 http://www.comet.ucar.edu/class/common/html/2007course_sched.htm

 http://www.agu.org/sci_soc/eosnws.html

 http://www.realclimate.org/index.php?p=299 #212

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