RE: [ClimateArchive] Fwd: Summary: Rainfall intensity, soil erosion and food
Subject: RE: [ClimateArchive] Fwd: Summary: Rainfall intensity, soil erosion and food
Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2007 21:15:27 -0500
Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2007 20:28:53 +0000
Subject: [ClimateArchive] Fwd: Summary: Rainfall intensity, soil erosion and foodThis is a brief summary (draft) of an article I'm working on for
publication by the Sierra Club on: Rainfall intensity, soil erosion
Increasing rainfall intensity and soil erosion, with global warming,
will likely have catastrophic effects on world food supply and
populations of species, including humans.
Record rainfall intensity and flash flooding occurred in southern
Minnesota in August of 2007 http://www.crh. noaa.gov/ mpx/?n=2007aug18 .
Intense rainfall and flash flood also occurred in southwest Wisconsin
in August of 2007. Unusually heavy runoff occurred in northeast
Minnesota in October of 2007.
I met with University of Wisconsin Professor of Physical Geography
James Knox at his Science Hall office on the Madison, WI campus on
November 11, 2007. We discussed the hydrology of the Upper Midwest,
my career in hydrologic modeling and flood prediction at the National
Weather Service (NWS) North Central River Forecast Center (NCRFC), and
I was given advice on how I might further my education in hydrology
and water resources management.
My career with NOAA NWS at NCRFC (1979-2005) was cut short by NWS
management as a result of my research and speaking about climate and
hydrologic change in the Upper Midwest. I also have education and
experience in prairie and landscape restoration. My volunteer work
has been with the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.
A website showing albums on my:
1) Accomplishments in hydrology and flood prediction from 1976-2005,
2) Efforts in climate change and hydrology, January of 2000 to current,
3) Resistance to climate change efforts which I received from NWS
4) Views of landscapes, plants and wildlife in MN, WI, CO, WY of
http://picasaweb. google.com/ npatnew/
Persons who may be interested in additional material can reach me by
e-mail or phone.
Hydrologist, Chanhassen, MN
Home phone: 952 906 2824
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