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Climate Change Reports by Topic: Drought

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Prolonged California aridity linked to climate warming and Pacific sea surface temperature
Description: "California has experienced a dry 21st century capped by severe drought from 2012 through 2015 prompting questions about hydroclimatic sensitivity to anthropogenic climate change and implications for the future. We address these questions using a Holocene
Source: University of California, Los Angeles
Publication Date: Sep 15, 2016
Topics: California: Statewide / Drought /

National Drought Resilience Partnership Report to the Council on Climate Preparedness and Resilience
Description: "Federal agencies have mobilized to provide improved information and data, emergency and planning assistance, landscape-scale land management improvements, and investments in new technologies and approaches to water resource management. Continued drought
Publication Date: Aug 31, 2016
Topics: Drought /

Plant responses to increasing CO2 reduce estimates of climate impacts on drought severity
Description: "We show that the water savings that plants experience under high CO2 conditions compensate for much of the effect of warmer temperatures, keeping the amount of water on land, on average, higher than we would predict with common drought metrics, and with
Publication Date: Aug 29, 2016
Topics: Agriculture / Drought / Ecosystem Services and Climate Change / Greenhouse gas (GHG) increases / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species /

Green Infrastructure and Climate Change: Collaborating to Improve Community Resiliency
Description: "In 2015, EPA convened charrettes, or intensive planning sessions, in four cities: Albuquerque, Grand Rapids, Los Angeles, and New Orleans, to explore the ways in which green infrastructure could help cities become more resilient to climate change." In Lo
Source: United States. Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: Aug 22, 2016
Topics: Drought / Flooding / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

Climate Change Indicators in the United States
Description: "The Earth's climate is changing. Temperatures are rising, snow and rainfall patterns are shifting, and more extreme climate events -- like heavy rainstorms and record high temperatures -- are already happening. Many of these observed changes are linked t
Source: United States. Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: Aug 2, 2016
Topics: Drought / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species / Flooding / Global issues, human impacts / Greenhouse gas (GHG) increases / Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Sea and Polar ice / Sea level rise / Temperature /

Historical and Future Relations Between Large Storms and Droughts in California
Description: "California precipitation varies more dramatically from year to year than elsewhere in the conterminous United States. This paper analyzes the extent to which contributions of the wettest days to overall precipitation dictate the state’s precipitation sea
Publication Date: Jul 19, 2016
Topics: California: Statewide / Drought / Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

Contemporary Drought and Future Effects of Climate Change on the Endangered Blunt-Nosed Leopard Lizard, Gambelia sila
Description: "Extreme weather events can provide unique opportunities for testing models that predict the effect of climate change. Droughts of increasing severity have been predicted under numerous models, thus contemporary droughts may allow us to test these models
Publication Date: May 2, 2016
Topics: California: Statewide / Drought / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species /

Adaptation Case Study and Information Exchange
Description: "This tool allows water sector -- drinking water, wastewater and stormwater -- utilities to learn about climate change adaptation planning efforts from their peers across the United States." Case studies cover drought, floods, ecosystem changes, service
Source: United States. Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: Apr 13, 2016
Topics: Adaptation / Drought / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species / Flooding / Water quality / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack / Water utilities guidance /

Trends in atmospheric patterns conducive to seasonal precipitation and temperature extremes in California
Description: "Recent evidence suggests that changes in atmospheric circulation have altered the probability of extreme climate events in the Northern Hemisphere. We investigate northeastern Pacific atmospheric circulation patterns that have historically (1949-2015) be
Publication Date: Apr 1, 2016
Topics: California: Statewide / Drought / Precipitation, Extreme Weather /

Weakening mechanisms imposed on California's levees under multiyear extreme drought
Description: "California is currently suffering from a multiyear extreme drought and the impacts of the drought are anticipated to worsen with climate change. The resilience of California’s critical infrastructure such as earthen levees under drought conditions is a m
Publication Date: Mar 17, 2016
Topics: California: Statewide / Drought / Flooding /

 

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