Arctic sea ice has declined dramatically during the last few decades, posing challenges and opportunities for Alaskan residents, subsistence users, and maritime operators.
This project will help managers respond to changing fire regimes by analyzing historical climate observations and future projections to plan for fire management and wildfire potential.
Until recently, no centralized resource allowed climate information users to connect with the wide array of information and services available in the West.
Convergence is a new CPO-supported website designed to provide a platform for communicating science to community partners.
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.
Americans’ health, security and economic wellbeing are tied to climate and weather. Every day, we see communities grappling with environmental challenges due to unusual or extreme events related to climate and weather. In 2011, the United States experienced a record high number (14) of climate- and weather-related disasters where overall costs reached or exceeded $1 billion. Combined, these events claimed 670 lives, caused more than 6,000 injuries, and cost $55 billion in damages. Businesses, policy leaders, resource managers and citizens are increasingly asking for information to help them address such challenges.
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