A regional response to climate information needs during the 1993 flood

K. E. Kunkel, S. A. Changnon, S. E. Hollinger, B. C. Reinke, W. M. Wendland, J. R. Angel

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Effective responses by government agencies, businesses, and private industry to climate disasters such as the disastrous Mississippi River flood of 1993 hinge on the regional availability of diverse up-to-date weather, climate, and water information. Some examples of information requested during and after the 1993 flood include 1) hydroclimatic assessments of the magnitude of the event, 2) agricultural assessments of the impacts of heavy rains and flooding on corn and soybean production, and 3) probabilistic outlooks of the recurrence of flooding based on soil moisture conditions. Quick responses to these climate information needs necessitate 1) a real-time climate monitoring system, 2) physical models to assess effects and impacts, and 3) scientific expertise to address complex issues. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2415-2421
Number of pages7
JournalBulletin - American Meteorological Society
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1995


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  • Atmospheric Science

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Kunkel, K. E., Changnon, S. A., Hollinger, S. E., Reinke, B. C., Wendland, W. M., & Angel, J. R. (1995). A regional response to climate information needs during the 1993 flood. Bulletin - American Meteorological Society, 76(12), 2415-2421. https://doi.org/10.1175/1520-0477(1995)076<2415:ARRTCI>2.0.CO;2