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Integrating Climate Forecasts and Re-Forecasts into Operations Management

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Main Summary

This research focused on developing case studies (in the western U.S.) that concretely quantified the benefits of using forecasts, specifically seasonal climate forecasts produced by the Climate Forecast System Version 2 (CFSv2).

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Research Snapshot

Research Timeline
September 1, 2012 - August 31, 2015
Principal Investigator(s)
Austin Polebitski, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Project Funding
Coping with Drought FY 2012
Focus Areas (DEWS Components)

What To Expect From This Research

Climate-informed streamflow forecasts and reforecasts, and their associated skill. A framework, with demonstration projects, that quantifies the risks and benefits of incorporating seasonal forecasts into decision making.

Related Publications

"Integrating Climate Forecasts and Reforecast Products into Reservoir Operations Management." Proceedings of ASCE's 2013 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress

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Research Scope