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Dynamic flood modeling essential to assess the coastal impacts of climate change
Description: "Coastal inundation due to sea level rise (SLR) is projected to displace hundreds of millions of people worldwide over the next century, creating significant economic, humanitarian, and national-security challenges. However, the majority of previous effor
Source: United States. Geological Survey
Publication Date: Mar 13, 2019
Topics: California: Statewide / Flooding / Sea level rise /

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 /

Assessing California's Climate Policies -- An Overview
Description: "Chapter 135 of 2017 (AB 398, E. Garcia) requires our office to annually report on the economic impacts and benefits of California’s statutory greenhouse gas (GHG) emission goals—statewide emissions to 1990 levels by 2020 and to 40 percent below 1990 leve
Source: California. Legislative Analyst's Office
Publication Date: Dec 21, 2018
Topics: California: Statewide / Greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction, mitigation /

SGMA Climate Change Resources
Description: "This dataset includes processed climate change datasets related to climatology, hydrology, and water operations. The climatological data provided are change factors for precipitation and reference evapotranspiration gridded over the entire State. The hyd
Source: California. Dept. of Water Resources
Publication Date: Dec 13, 2018
Topics: California: Statewide / Groundwater / Models and Tools / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack / Water utilities guidance /

The Changing Character of the California Sierra Nevada as a Natural Reservoir
Description: "The mountains of the Western United States provide a vital natural service through the storage and release of mountain snowpack, lessening impacts of seasonal aridity and satiating summer water demand. However, climate change continues to undermine these
Source: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Publication Date: Nov 20, 2018
Topics: California: Statewide / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

California's Water
Description: Updated report on water issues. (Updated November 2018)
Source: Public Policy Institute of California
Publication Date: Nov 13, 2018
Topics: California: Statewide / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

Climate Change and California's Water Supply: How Can We Adapt?
Description: "Climate change is expected to alter water supplies in California fundamentally. The state must find ways to adapt. This article explores potential adaptation strategies and the role that water markets can play in mitigating some of the economic costs of
Source: University of California
Publication Date: Nov 2, 2018
Topics: Adaptation / California: Statewide / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

Climate Adaptation Finance and Investment in California
Description: "This book serves as a guide for local governments and private enterprises as they navigate the [uncharted] waters of investing in climate change adaptation and resilience. This book serves not only as a resource guide for identifying potential funding so
Publication Date: Oct 26, 2018
Topics: California: Statewide / Funding, Financing, and Grants / Adaptation /

Optimizing carbon storage and biodiversity co-benefits in reforested riparian zones
Description: "Climate change and biodiversity loss are two global challenges that can be addressed simultaneously through reforestation of previously cleared land. However, carbon markets can encourage reforestations that focus on maximizing carbon storage, potentiall
Publication Date: Oct 8, 2018
Topics: Ecosystem Services and Climate Change / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species / Greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction, mitigation / California: Statewide /


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