NOAA is diving into El Niño

Impacts on coastal flooding, snowpack, drought and salmon
March 3, 2016 On Wednesday, March 9, four NOAA scientists will present a sampling of new research on how the current El Niño is affecting drought, snowpack, coastal flooding and salmon. The researchers will also discuss how they are using science to improve the prediction of water-related threats and hazards. As the federal agency charged with water prediction and warning responsibilities, NOAA is uniquely positioned to provide communities with the environmental information needed meet these challenges.

Science media briefing webinar followed by questions and answers

Wednesday, March 9, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ET


  • Steven Fine, chief science advisor, NOAA Research, overview
  • William Sweet, oceanographer, NOAA National Ocean Service, coastal flooding
  • Sarah Kapnick, physical scientist, NOAA Research, snowpack
  • Martin Hoerling, research meteorologist, NOAA Research, drought
  • Eric Danner, research ecologist, NOAA Fisheries, salmon in California rivers

Register in advance by clicking on this short link: link

Once you register, you will receive an email with information needed to access the webinar by computer or by telephone. We recommend using a computer with audio to simplify participation in the question and answer portion for journalists. We strongly recommend registering in advance.


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Media contact
Monica Allen