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Climate Change Reports by Topic: Drought

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Explaining Extreme Events of 2013 from a Climate Perspective
Description: "This BAMS [Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society] special report presents assessments of how climate change may have affected the strength and likelihood of individual extreme events." Includes the California drought.
Publication Date: Sep 29, 2014
Topics: Drought / Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Temperature /

Climate, Drought, and Change
Description: "California possesses a uniquely variable Mediterranean climate that relies on a few big winter storms to build a snowpack that provides spring runoff to the Delta watershed. Over the past three water years, fewer storms than expected have hit the state l
Source: Delta Stewardship Council
Publication Date: Aug 25, 2014
Topics: California: Bay Area and Delta / California: Statewide / Drought / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

2014 California Adaptation Forum Videos and Presentations
Description: Videos and presentations on adaptation as it relates to flood management, water and ecosystem planning, coastal fog, supply chains, sea-level rise, drought, and more.
Publication Date: Aug 20, 2014
Topics: Adaptation / California: Statewide / Drought / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species / Energy management and conservation / Flooding / Land Use, environmental management systems, and regulation / Sea level rise /

Water/Wastewater Utilities and Extreme Climate and Weather Events: Case Studies on Community Response, Lessons Learned, Adaptation, and Planning Needs for the Future
Description: Examined six utilities that experience various kinds of extreme weather (including floods and droughts) and how they manage. (Case studies)
Source: Water Research Foundation
Publication Date: Jul 21, 2014
Topics: Adaptation / Drought / Flooding / Sea level rise / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack / Water utilities guidance /

Using State Revolving Funds to Build Climate-Resilient Communities
Description: "Incorporating water efficiency and green infrastructure and addressing flood risks in SRF-supported projects will not only help communities meet their existing water infrastructure needs but also better equip them to handle storms, floods, droughts, and
Source: Natural Resources Defense Council
Publication Date: Jun 18, 2014
Topics: Adaptation / Drought / Flooding / Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Water utilities guidance /

Climate Change Indicators in the United States, 2014
Description: "EPA's Climate Change Indicators in the United States, 2014, presents compelling evidence that the impacts of climate change are already occurring across the United States." The report uses 30 key indicators of climate change.
Source: United States. Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: May 28, 2014
Topics: Drought / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species / Global issues, human impacts / Greenhouse gas (GHG) increases / Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Sea and Polar ice / Sea level rise / Streamflow / Temperature / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

Green Works for Climate Resilience: A Community Guide to Climate Planning
Description: "Green Works for Climate Resilience outlines the nature-based approaches that communities can use to prepare for and respond to the following climate impacts: Coastal Impacts: Sea Level Rise, Coastal Flooding, and Erosion; Drought and Increasing Aridity;
Publication Date: Apr 17, 2014
Topics: Adaptation / Drought / Ecosystem Services and Climate Change / Flooding / Sea level rise / Temperature /

Probable causes of the abnormal ridge accompanying the 2013-14 California drought: ENSO precursor and anthropogenic warming footprint
Description: "The 2013-14 California drought was accompanied by an anomalous high-amplitude ridge system. The anomalous ridge was investigated using reanalysis data and the Community Earth System Model (CESM). It was found that the ridge emerged from continual sources
Publication Date: Apr 14, 2014
Topics: California: Statewide / Drought /

What We Know: The Reality, Risks, and Response to Climate Change
Description: "Based on the evidence, more than 97% of climate experts have concluded that human-caused climate change is happening. What We Know helps us understand the science behind the realities, risks and response to the climate challenge." (American Association
Publication Date: Mar 18, 2014
Topics: Drought / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species / Flooding / Global issues, human impacts / Greenhouse gas (GHG) increases / Greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction, mitigation / Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Sea and Polar ice / Sea level rise / Temperature / Wildfires /

Global Warming and 21st Century Drying
Description: "Global warming is expected to increase the frequency and intensity of droughts in the twenty-first century, but the relative contributions from changes in moisture supply (precipitation) versus evaporative demand (potential evapotranspiration; PET) have
Publication Date: Mar 1, 2014
Topics: Drought / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /


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