Understanding Climate Projections: Guidance for Climate Change Adaptation Planning

 JUL 30, 2015     ALEX BRYAN Example output generated from the Regional Climate Model (RegCM) developed by the International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP). Climate change threatens our lands and seas, our wildlife, and our natural and cultural resources. To conserve our natural environment, managers rely on climate model projections to determine where to take action, what … Continue reading Understanding Climate Projections: Guidance for Climate Change Adaptation Planning

PIPES Interns Tell Their Climate Change Story

 JUL 12, 2015     PIPES INTERNS A stone heiau, or temple, at Kahalu‘u Mānowai Education Center, Kailua-Kona, Hawai‘i Island. Photo: S. Nash The restored stone walls of two ancient heiau (Hawaiian temples) rise black and strong out of the gentle waves of the Kona Coast. Large rocks sit farther out in the sea, and coastal plants and … Continue reading PIPES Interns Tell Their Climate Change Story

Changing Boreal Wildfire and Bark Beetle Outbreak: Implications for Ecosystems and People

 MAR 19, 2013     WINSLOW HANSEN The following is a report of my Master’s research. To view a recording of my full defense click here. Across the North American boreal forest, warming temperature trends have led to increases in the frequency and severity of wildfire and spruce bark beetle outbreak. For example, studies suggest that, by the end … Continue reading Changing Boreal Wildfire and Bark Beetle Outbreak: Implications for Ecosystems and People

The 2013 National Climate Assessment

NOV 21, 2012     MICHELLE STAUDINGER The National Climate Assessment (NCA) is a report released every four years (last assessment was in 2009) to inform Congress and the President on recent advances in climate change impacts in the United States.  However, almost all of the components that go into the production of this report are made available … Continue reading The 2013 National Climate Assessment