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Great Lakes RISA publishes a practitioner's guide to climate model scenarios 30 March 2021

Great Lakes RISA publishes a practitioner's guide to climate model scenarios

The choice of representative concentration pathways (RCPs) and shared socioeconomic pathways (SSPs) are critical to using climate projections to make decisions, but where these scenarios come from and what they mean is complex but necessary to understand. The Great Lakes RISA guide is geared toward practitioners already using or wanting to use future climate information in their work, but who are not familiar with the underlying assumptions and choices surrounding climate data. 

Recording now available: Pacific Northwest RISA hosts webinar about future flooding 30 March 2021

Recording now available: Pacific Northwest RISA hosts webinar about future flooding

After the Pacific Northwest RISA published a study suggesting increased flooding magnitudes in the future for the region, authors Laura Queen, Bart Nijssen, and Phil Mote presented their findings and facilitated a discussion about the research in a webinar.

Western Water Assessment Hosts Webinar Series on Snowpack Monitoring User Guide 24 March 2021

Western Water Assessment Hosts Webinar Series on Snowpack Monitoring User Guide

The webinar series reached over 330 stakeholders and shared stakeholder-requested information about snowpack monitoring data, tools, and their applications, highlighting efforts by partners like NOAA Colorado River Basin Forecast Center.

Scientists Develop First High-Resolution Water Budget Model for Tutuila Island in the American Samoa 8 March 2021

Scientists Develop First High-Resolution Water Budget Model for Tutuila Island in the American Samoa

Groundwater is Tutila’s primary source of drinking water and climate change has the potential to significantly impact water resource availability.

Drought and Extreme-Event Impacts to the Pacific Northwest 8 March 2021

Drought and Extreme-Event Impacts to the Pacific Northwest

The assessment focuses on conditions and sector impacts as a resource for future management of drought and other climate extremes.

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