Changing Weather Patterns Is May Webinar Topic

AMES, Iowa — This month’s Iowa Learning Farms webinar, will be Wednesday, May 21 at 11:30 a.m. The webinar is part of a free series, hosted by ILF, through Adobe Connect.

Christopher Anderson, assistant director of the Climate Science Program at Iowa State University, is the May presenter. He will discuss the increasing Iowa rainfall amounts and implications this has on the agricultural industry.

The Climate Science Program, headed up by Eugene Takle, explores the discipline of meteorology, but emphasizes climate as opposed to weather. Climate science is the study of aggregate weather events over certain time periods, whereas meteorology is the study of individual events. The Climate Science Program works with regional climate change data and then transforms it into information that decision-makers can use. Decision-makers include people working with U.S. Geological Survey, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Army Corp of Engineers — virtually anyone dealing with soil and water and affected by climate.

To connect to the webinar, go to at 11:30 a.m. on the morning of the webinar and log in using the guest option. A computer with Internet access is all that is needed to participate.

The ILF website contains links for archived webinars from all previous sessions at The webinar archives also are available in podcast through iTunes.


Christopher Anderson, ISU Agronomy Department, 515-294-9948