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Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux: Highlights from the Fourth National Climate Assessment: A Focus on the Northeast Chapter

Jan 31, 2020
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Farrell Hall 005

As the Lead Author for the Northeast Chapter of the Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4), Dr. Dupigny-Giroux will share her insights and lessons learned during the creation of this Congressionally mandated, "highly influential scientific assessment (HISA)" that is coordinated by the US Global Change Research Program

Dr. Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux is a Professor of Climatology in the Department of Geography at the University of Vermont. She uses a variety of mixed methods from remotely sensed data to statistics and historical content analysis, to explore the influence of atmospheric processes on fluvial processes and vegetated landscapes. Her work spans a number of climate hazards and severe weather, with a special focus on flooding and droughts. As the State Climatologist for Vermont, she engages directly with community groups, K-12 schools, State legislators, Federal and State agencies, and national climate organizations. She recently became the President-elect of the American Association of State Climatologists and will be inducted as a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society in 2020.

Nationally, she is the lead author for the Northeast Chapter of the Fourth National Climate Assessment of the US Global Change Research Program. She also serves on the NOAA Science Advisory Board Climate Working Group helping to guide climate research across the US. Statewide, she is the Co-Chair of the State's Drought Task Force, and works closely with the Vermont Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security on the climatology related sections of the FEMA-mandated Vermont State Hazard Mitigation Plan.

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