Monday, December 11, 2017

National Drought Mitigation Center

NDMC Calendar and Event Listing


2017 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting

December 11-15, 2017, New Orleans, LA

NDMC will be well-represented in NOLA for this year's AGU. On Mon., Dec 11 Dr. Svoboda will be speaking on the topic "Making the Care for a Water Monitor". On Thurs. Dec 14 Dr. Tsegaye Tadesse is co-Chair of Climate Variability and the African Environment, Water Resources, and Food Scarcity. NDMC Post-doc Dr. Andualem Shimeles Shiferaw will speak on "Precipitation Extremes in Dynamically Downscaled Climate Scenarios in the Greater Horn of Africa". Click on the conference title above for detailed information about these and other NDMC activities at the AGU meeting.

National Weather Service Webinar on the USDM and USDM process

December 12, 2017, online,

At 1 PM climatologist Brian Fuchs will present information on the process for compiling and maintaining the US Drought Monitor. The webinar is available online after Dec 12 at, or click on the event title above now for a list of past NWS webinars.

American Meteorological Society 98th Annual Meeting

January 7-11, 2018, Austin, TX

Mark Svoboda, Tsegaye Tadesse and Tonya Haigh will be attending "the world's largest yearly gathering for the weather, water, and climate community. AMS brings together atmospheric scientists, professionals, students, authors, educators, researchers and weather enthusiasts from around the world."


March 15, 2016-December 14, 2018: Yared Bayissa from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, returns for a visit to the NDMC to work with Tsegaye Tadesse. Yared is a Research Scholar in the J-1 exchange program.

May 18, 2016-December 17, 2018: Dr. Getachew Demisse, a Research Scholar from Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, makes a return visit to the NDMC to work with Tsegaye Tadesse and Brian Wardlow (CALMIT).

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