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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 /

City of Santa Cruz Climate Adaptation Plan Update 2018-2023
Description: "Incorporating climate resilience planning into all that we do as a city allows us to address some of these difficult decisions in advance and take advantage of potential opportunities to protect our residents, infrastructure and economic well-being. This
Publication Date: Oct 5, 2018
Topics: Adaptation / California: Statewide / Drought / Greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction, mitigation / Sea level rise / Temperature / Wildfires / Sample Climate Action Plans /

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 /

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 /

Safeguarding California Plan: 2018 Update: California's Climate Adaptation Strategy
Description: "This 2018 Update to the Safeguarding California Plan, developed by 38 agencies across state government, is a catalogue of ongoing actions and recommendations that protect infrastructure, communities, services, and the natural environment from climate cha
Source: California. Natural Resources Agency
Publication Date: Jan 29, 2018
Topics: California: Statewide / Drought / Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Sea level rise / Temperature / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack / Wildfires / Adaptation / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species /

CalTrans Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment: District 4 Technical Report
Description: This study covers the Bay Area. "The study has three objectives: Understand the types of weather-related and longer-term climate change events that will likely occur with greater frequency and intensity in future years; Conduct a vulnerability assessment
Publication Date: Dec 27, 2017
Topics: Adaptation / California: Statewide / Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Sample Climate Action Plans / Sea level rise / Temperature / Wildfires /

Climate Science Special Report
Description: "This report is an authoritative assessment of the science of climate change, with a focus on the United States. It represents the first of two volumes of the Fourth National Climate Assessment, mandated by the Global Change Research Act of 1990." Keyword
Source: United States. Global Change Research Program
Publication Date: Nov 3, 2017
Topics: Drought / Flooding / Greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction, mitigation / Models and Tools / Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Sea and Polar ice / Sea level rise / Temperature / Wildfires /

Climate, wildfire, and erosion ensemble foretells more sediment in western USA watersheds
Description: "The area burned annually by wildfires is expected to increase worldwide due to climate change. Burned areas increase soil erosion rates within watersheds, which can increase sedimentation in downstream rivers and reservoirs. However, which watersheds wil
Publication Date: Sep 7, 2017
Topics: Water quality / Wildfires /

 

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