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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 /

21st century California drought risk linked to model fidelity of the El Nino teleconnection
Description: "Greenhouse gas induced climate change is expected to lead to negative hydrological impacts for southwestern North America, including California (CA). This includes a decrease in the amount and frequency of precipitation, reductions in Sierra snow pack, a
Publication Date: Sep 3, 2018
Topics: California: Statewide / Drought /

Managing Drought in a Changing Climate: Four Essential Reforms
Description: "Key reforms include: 1) Plan ahead. Stronger drought planning is critically important for urban water management, groundwater sustainability, safe drinking water in rural communities, and freshwater ecosystems. 2) Upgrade the water grid. California needs
Source: Public Policy Institute of California
Publication Date: Sep 1, 2018
Topics: California: Statewide / Drought / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

Addressing Institutional Vulnerabilities in California's Drought Water Allocation
Description: "California droughts are likely to become more frequent, longer, and more intense in the future, posing increasing challenges for water management, and raising the stakes for effective drought response. Past droughts have stress tested California’s water
Source: University of California, Berkeley
Publication Date: Aug 27, 2018
Topics: California: Statewide / Drought /

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 /

Ecological winners and losers of extreme drought in California
Description: "An unprecedented era of climatic volatility is altering ecosystems across our planet. The potential scale, pace and consequences of this global change have been modelled extensively, yet little empirical research has quantified the impacts of extreme cli
Publication Date: Aug 20, 2018
Topics: California: Statewide / Drought / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species /

Amplified warming of droughts in southern United States in observations and model simulations
Description: "During droughts, low surface moisture may translate surface heating into warming, since excess energy will be converted into sensible heat instead of evaporating as latent heat. Recent concurrent occurrences of droughts and heatwaves have caused compound
Publication Date: Aug 1, 2018
Topics: Drought / Temperature /

Climate Change and Drought : From Past to Future
Description: "Fingerprints of anthropogenic climate change consistent with long-term warming projections have been identified for droughts in California, the Pacific Northwest, Western North America, and the Mediterranean. In other regions (e.g., Southwest North Ameri
Publication Date: May 12, 2018
Topics: Drought /

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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