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How the warm water of the northeastern Pacific persisted and whether scientists could have predicted it

Tuesday, November 08, 2016
A new study published in the Journal of Climate investigates the evolution and predictability of the abnormally warm water that emerged in October 2013 and persisted until June 2016 in the northeastern Pacific, colloquially known as “the Blob”.

New Columbia River streamflow reconstruction

Friday, November 04, 2016

A study funded in part by CPO’s Sectoral Applications Research Program and published in the Journal of the American Water Resources Association developed an improved  reconstruction of the Columbia River streamflow.

Predicting vulnerability to flood in two Midwestern communities

Thursday, November 03, 2016

A study partially funded by CPO’s Sectoral Applications Research Program and published in Climatic Change revealed with modeling experiments on two Midwestern communities that various precipitation scenarios represent different states of vulnerability depending on the adaptive capability of their stormwater systems.

New issue of Northwest Climate magazine released

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The Pacific Northwest Climate Impacts Research Consortium recently released the second issue of Northwest Climate, a magazine with stories about climate science and adaptation initiatives in the Pacific Northwest.

Missouri River basin sensitive to decadal climate variability

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

A CPO-funded study published in the Journal of Hydrometeorology found after simulation experiments that climate variability phenomena can greatly influence water availability of the Missouri River basin.

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