Accession Number:

AD1048770

Title:

Nonstationarity RC Workshop Report: Nonstationary Weather Patterns and Extreme Events Informing Design and Planning for Long-Lived Infrastructure

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

PACIFIC NORTHWEST NATIONAL LAB RICHLAND WA RICHLAND United States

Report Date:

2017-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

66.0

Abstract:

This is a report of a workshop sponsored by the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program SERDP and Environmental Security Technology Certification Program ESTCP. The workshop explored information needs and sources for planning resilient infrastructure and installations when historical climate records indicate statistical patterns of extreme or average conditions are changing i.e., when they are nonstationary and no longer provide a reliable guide to planning for the future. The workshop brought together practitioners from planning, engineering, and architectural communities members of the science community conducting research on Earth systems, environmental change, and risk assessment and communication and operations and real property managers. Practitioners at the workshop highlighted the need for information that 1 focuses on a wide range of hazards and thresholds 2 provides most likely conditions and maximum credible extremes for a number of periods and mean recurrence intervals 3 analyzes historical and projected conditions at high temporal and spatial resolution for specific sites and 4 considers information requirements by discipline and location.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE