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Adapting to Rising Tides Bay Shoreline Flood Exlorer
Description: "The Adapting to Rising Tides program has developed this website to help Bay Area communities prepare for the impacts of current and future flooding due to sea level rise and storm surges by learning about causes of flooding, exploring maps of flood risk
Source: San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission
Publication Date: May 27, 2019
Topics: Adaptation / California: Bay Area and Delta / Flooding / Sea level rise /

San Francisco Bay Shoreline Adaptation Atlas
Description: "A critical tool for this process is a science-based framework for developing adaptation strategies that are appropriate for the diverse shoreline of the Bay and that take advantage of natural processes. This report propsoes such a framework. Operational
Source: San Francisco Estuary Institute
Publication Date: May 2, 2019
Topics: Adaptation / California: Bay Area and Delta / Flooding / Sea level rise /

Planning for Rising Waters: Sea Level, Groundwater and the Bay Edge
Description: "For years most coastal and Bay communities have focused their efforts on responding to sea level rise by planning and building sea walls, berms and other protective barriers against the water that will come ashore and threaten properties, shore ecosystem
Source: University of California, Berkeley
Publication Date: Apr 24, 2019
Topics: California: Bay Area and Delta / Flooding / Groundwater / Sea level rise /

Climate damages and adaptation potential across diverse sectors of the United States
Description: "There is a growing capability to project the impacts and economic effects of climate change across multiple sectors. This information is needed to inform decisions regarding the diversity and magnitude of future climate impacts and explore how mitigation
Source: United States. Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: Apr 8, 2019
Topics: Agriculture / Economic aspects, Costs / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species / Flooding / Global issues, human impacts / Sea level rise / Temperature / Water quality / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack / Wildfires /

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 /

Event-to-event intensification of the hydrologic cycle from 1.5 degree C to a 2 degree C warmer world
Description: "The Paris agreement was adopted to hold the global average temperature increase to well below 2 degrees C and pursue efforts to limit it to 1.5 degrees C. Here, we investigate the event-to-event hydroclimatic intensity, where an event is a pair of adjace
Publication Date: Mar 5, 2019
Topics: Drought / Flooding / Greenhouse gas (GHG) increases /

Decomposing the cascade of uncertainty in risk assessments for urban flooding reflecting critical decision-making issues
Description: "Climate change risk assessments traditionally follow an analytical structure in which climate information is linked to impact models, and subsequently to damage models and decision-making tools. This structure generates a wide cascade of uncertainties th
Publication Date: Nov 14, 2018
Topics: Flooding /

San Francisco Bay: Views of an Evolving Shoreline (Shoreview)
Description: "Explore the Bay shoreline and the consequences of sea level rise as climate change accelerates." Includes video, images, sea level rise forecasts, and impacts on the economy, contamination, wetlands, and recreation. (San Francisco Baykeeper)
Publication Date: Oct 1, 2018
Topics: California: Bay Area and Delta / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species / Flooding / Sea level rise / Water quality /

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 /

Projected increases and shifts in rain-on-snow flood risk over western North America
Description: "Destructive and costly flooding can occur when warm storm systems deposit substantial rain on extensive snowcover, as observed in February 2017 with the Oroville Dam crisis in California. However, decision-makers lack guidance on how such rain-on-snow (R
Publication Date: Aug 6, 2018
Topics: Flooding / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /


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