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Climate variability and change of Mediterranean-type climates
Description: "Mediterranean-type climates are defined by temperate, wet winters and hot or warm dry summers and exist at the western edges of five continents in locations determined by the geography of winter storm tracks and summer subtropical anticyclones. The clima
Publication Date: Mar 6, 2019
Topics: California: Statewide / Precipitation, Extreme Weather /

Jet stream dynamics, hydroclimate, and fire in California from 1600 CE to present
Description: "North Pacific jet stream (NPJ) behavior strongly affects cool-season moisture delivery in California and is an important predictor of summer fire conditions. Reconstructions of the NPJ before modern fire suppression began in the early 20th century identi
Publication Date: Mar 4, 2019
Topics: California: Statewide / Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Temperature / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack / Wildfires /

Explaining Extreme Events from a Climate Perspective
Description: Annual special report from the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society that "presents assessments of how human-caused climate change may have affected the strength and likelihood of individual extreme events."
Publication Date: Dec 10, 2018
Topics: Drought / Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Sea level rise / Temperature / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack / Wildfires /

California's Fourth Climate Change Assessment
Description: "California's Fourth Climate Change Assessment provides information to build resilience to climate impacts, including temperature, wildfire, water, sea level rise, and governance." "The Statewide Summary Report presents an overview of the main findings fr
Source: California. Natural Resources Agency
Publication Date: Aug 27, 2018
Topics: California: Statewide / Drought / Energy management and conservation / Flooding / Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Sea level rise / Temperature / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack / Wildfires /

ENSO's Changing Influence on Temperature, Precipitation, and Wildfire in a Warming Climate
Description: "Changes in climate variability strongly affect the overall impacts of climate change. In this work, increases in the intensity of heat waves and wildfire driven by El Nino/La Nina in a business-as-usual climate scenario are identified in recently produce
Publication Date: Aug 22, 2018
Topics: Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Temperature / Wildfires /

Making Climate Assessments Work: Learning from California and Other Subnational Climate Assessments
Description: "States, counties, cities, and local stakeholders are increasingly taking the lead on climate change assessments. The state of California is currently releasing its Fourth Climate Change Assessment, which is based on nearly 50 independent research project
Source: National Academies
Publication Date: Aug 15, 2018
Topics: Adaptation / California: Statewide / Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Temperature / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack / Video Training /

State of the Climate
Description: "An international, peer-reviewed publication released each summer, the State of the Climate is the authoritative annual summary of the global climate published as a supplement to the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. The report, compiled by
Source: United States. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Publication Date: Aug 2, 2018
Topics: Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Sea and Polar ice / Sea level rise / Temperature /

Revised Draft Climate Action Plan (Napa County)
Description: "This Climate Action Plan (CAP) provides a comprehensive roadmap to address the challenges of climate change in unincorporated Napa County. Acting on climate change means reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from local sources and helping the community
Publication Date: Jul 18, 2018
Topics: Adaptation / California: Bay Area and Delta / Flooding / Greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction, mitigation / Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Sea level rise / Temperature / Wildfires / Sample Climate Action Plans /

Changes in Temperature and Rainfall as a Result of Local Climate Change in Pasadena, California
Description: "The City of Pasadena is located in southern California, a region which has a Mediterranean climate and where the vast majority of rainfall occurs between October and April, with the period between January and March being the most intense. A significant a
Publication Date: May 10, 2018
Topics: California: Statewide / Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Temperature /

Indicators of Climate Change in California
Description: "The report presents 36 indicators that show how climate change is affecting California. The report is intended to promote scientific analysis to inform decision-making on mitigating and adapting to climate change and to serve as a resource for decision m
Source: California. Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
Publication Date: May 9, 2018
Topics: California: Statewide / Drought / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species / Global issues, human impacts / Greenhouse gas (GHG) increases / Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Temperature / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack / Sea level rise /

 

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