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dc.contributor.authorGerlak, Andrea K.
dc.contributor.authorGuido, Zack
dc.contributor.authorVaughan, Catherine
dc.contributor.authorRountree, Valerie
dc.contributor.authorGreene, Christina
dc.contributor.authorLiverman, Diana
dc.contributor.authorTrotman, Adrian R.
dc.contributor.authorMahon, Roché
dc.contributor.authorCox, Shelly-Ann
dc.contributor.authorMason, Simon J.
dc.contributor.authorJacobs, Katharine L.
dc.contributor.authorBuizer, James L.
dc.contributor.authorVan Meerbeeck, Cedric J.
dc.contributor.authorBaethgen, Walter E.
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-13T21:32:14Z
dc.date.available2018-08-13T21:32:14Z
dc.date.issued2018-04
dc.identifier.citationGerlak, A. K., Guido, Z., Vaughan, C., Rountree, V., Greene, C., Liverman, D., ... & Jacobs, K. L. (2018). Building a framework for process-oriented evaluation of Regional Climate Outlook Forums. Weather, Climate, and Society, 10(2), 225-239. https://doi.org/10.1175/WCAS-D-17-0029.1en_US
dc.identifier.issn1948-8327
dc.identifier.issn1948-8335
dc.identifier.doi10.1175/WCAS-D-17-0029.1
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/628499
dc.description.abstractIn many regions around the world, Regional Climate Outlook Forums (RCOFs) provide seasonal climate information and forecasts to decision-makers at regional and national levels. Despite having two decades of experience, the forums have not been systematically monitored or evaluated. To address this gap, and to better inform nascent and widespread efforts in climate services, the authors propose a process-oriented evaluation framework derived from literature on decision support and climate communication around the production and use of scientific information. The authors apply this framework to a case study of the Caribbean RCOF (CariCOF), where they have been engaged in a collaborative effort to integrate climate information and decision processes to enhance regional climate resilience. The authors' examination of the CariCOF shows an evolution toward the use of more advanced and more diverse climate products, as well as greater awareness of user feedback. It also reveals shortfalls of the CariCOF, including a lack of diverse stakeholder participation, a need for better understanding of best practices to tailor information, undeveloped market research of climate products, insufficient experimentation and vetting of communication mechanisms, and the absence of a way to steward a diverse network of regional actors. The authors' analysis also provides insight that allowed for improvements in the climate services framework to include mechanisms to respond to changing needs and conditions. The authors' process-oriented framework can serve as a starting point for evaluating RCOFs and other organizations charged with the provision of climate services.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [NA13OAR4310184]; U.S. Agency for International Developmenten_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherAMER METEOROLOGICAL SOCen_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/10.1175/WCAS-D-17-0029.1en_US
dc.rights© 2018 American Meteorological Society.en_US
dc.titleBuilding a Framework for Process-Oriented Evaluation of Regional Climate Outlook Forumsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniv Arizona, Sch Geog & Deven_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniv Arizona, Udall Ctr Studies Publ Policyen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniv Arizona, Inst Environmen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniv Arizona, Sch Nat Resources & Environmen_US
dc.identifier.journalWEATHER CLIMATE AND SOCIETYen_US
dc.description.note6 month embargo; published online: 19 February 2018en_US
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item from the UA Faculty Publications collection is made available by the University of Arizona with support from the University of Arizona Libraries. If you have questions, please contact us at repository@u.library.arizona.edu.en_US
dc.eprint.versionFinal published versionen_US
dc.source.journaltitleWeather, Climate, and Society
dc.source.volume10
dc.source.issue2
dc.source.beginpage225
dc.source.endpage239


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