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Climate Change Reports by Topic: Drought

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Multi-year predictability of climate, drought, and wildfire in southwestern North America
Description: "Past severe droughts over North America have led to massive water shortages and increases in wildfire frequency. Triggering sources for multi-year droughts in this region include randomly occurring atmospheric blocking patterns, ocean impacts on atmosphe
Publication Date: Jul 26, 2017
Topics: Drought / Wildfires /

Observed trends in the magnitude and persistence of monthly temperature variability
Description: "Climate variability is critically important for nature and society, especially if it increases in amplitude and/or fluctuations become more persistent. However, the issues of whether climate variability is changing, and if so, whether this is due to anth
Publication Date: Jul 19, 2017
Topics: Drought /

California from drought to deluge
Description: "The dramatic switch from extreme drought to severe flooding in California, and the accompanying flip from atmospheric ridge to trough in the northeastern Pacific, exemplifies the pathways to an intensified water cycle under a warming climate." (Wang, S.-
Publication Date: Jun 30, 2017
Topics: California: Statewide / Drought / Flooding / Precipitation, Extreme Weather /

Defining ecological drought for the 21st century
Description: " ... Existing drought definitions describing meteorological drought impacts (agricultural, hydrological, and socioeconomic) view drought through a human-centric lens and do not fully address the ecological dimensions of drought. Redmond (2002) posed the
Publication Date: Jun 26, 2017
Topics: Drought / Ecosystem Services and Climate Change / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species /

Review of the Draft Climate Science Special Report
Description: "The United States Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) is moving towards a sustained assessment process that allows for more fluid and consistent integration of scientific knowledge into the mandated quadrennial National Climate Assessment. As part of
Source: National Academies
Publication Date: Mar 14, 2017
Topics: Drought / Flooding / Greenhouse gas (GHG) increases / Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Sea level rise /

The twenty-first century Colorado River hot drought and implications for the future
Description: "Between 2000 and 2014, annual Colorado River flows averaged 19% below the 1906-1999 average, the worst 15-year drought on record. At least one-sixth to one-half (average at one-third) of this loss is due to unprecedented temperatures (0.9 degree C above
Publication Date: Feb 17, 2017
Topics: Drought / Streamflow / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

California's Fourth Climate Change Assessment: Research and Tool Development
Description: Research for the forthcoming assessment. The non-energy research portfolio includes: 1. Climate Change, Habitat, and Wildfires: Impacts and Management Options 2. California's Working Lands: Carbon Sequestration for Adaptation and Mitigation 3. Sea Level
Source: California. Natural Resources Agency
Publication Date: Jan 24, 2017
Topics: Adaptation / California: Statewide / Drought / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species / Greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction, mitigation / Sea level rise / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack / Wildfires /

State Climate Summaries
Description: Data showing observed temperature, precipitation, snowpack, reservoir storage, drought, and sea level.
Source: United States. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Publication Date: Jan 9, 2017
Topics: Downscaled Climate Model Data / Drought / Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Sea level rise / Temperature / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

Gauging climate preparedness to inform adaptation needs: local level adaptation in drinking water quality in CA, USA
Description: "Understanding resource managersÂ’ perceptions of climate change, analytic capacity, and current adaptation activities can provide insight into what can help support adaptation processes at the local level. In California, where a major drought currently de
Publication Date: Dec 23, 2016
Topics: Adaptation / California: Statewide / California: Water/Flood Protection Districts / Drought / Water quality / Water utilities guidance /

On bias correction in drought frequency analysis based on climate models
Description: "Assessment of future drought characteristics based on climate models is difficult as climate models usually have bias in simulating precipitation frequency and intensity. In this study, we examine the significance of bias correction in the context of dro
Publication Date: Dec 10, 2016
Topics: Drought / Models and Tools /


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