Grassland Productivity Forecast

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Science Webinars

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Great Plains

This webinar on the scientific methods underlying Grass-Cast was presented by Dannele Peck (Director, USDA Northern Plains Climate Hub) on April 2, 2019, for rangeland specialists with USDA NRCS in Kansas. Unlike previous webinars (provided below), it describes why Grass-Cast uses 3 maps instead of just 1. It also explains how to interpret the 3 maps for a specific area of interest. Fast-forward to minute 44:15 for this explanation.

This webinar on the scientific methods underlying Grass-Cast was presented by Dannele Peck (Director, USDA Northern Plains Climate Hub) through the USDA Climate Hub 'brown bag' series on March 14, 2018.

This webinar about the science behind Grass-Cast was presented by Dr. William Parton (Professor and Senior Research Scientist, Natural Resources Ecology Lab, Colorado State University) for the North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center's ReVAMP Check-in Series, on June 26, 2018.

Southwest

Grass-Cast for the Southwest (Part 1): How to Interpret the 3 Grass-Cast Maps. Presented by Dr. Dannele Peck (Director, USDA Northern Plains Climate Hub) on May 14, 2019 for rangeland specialists in the Southwest region. Go to minute 4:53 for the motivation behind Grass-Cast. At 8:29 learn about the 4-step process for making Grass-Cast. Jump to 15:39 to understand why Grass-Cast shows 3 maps. At 18:20 learn how to interpret the 3 Grass-Cast maps for your location.

Grass-Cast for the Southwest (Part 2): Why Separate Forecasts for Spring & Summer? Presented by Dr. Melannie Hartman (Senior Research Associate, Colorado State University) on May 14, 2019 for rangeland specialists in the Southwest region.

Grass-Cast for the Southwest: Remote Sensing’s Role in the 4-Step Grass-Cast Process. Presented by Dr. William K. Smith (Assistant Professor, University of Arizona) on May 14, 2019 for rangeland specialists in the Southwest region.

Grass-Cast: How It’s Made – a detailed look at AZ and NM forecast procedures. Presented by Dr. Melannie Hartman (Senior Research Associate, Colorado State University) on Sept 3, 2020 for rangeland specialists in the Southwest region.