Water year 2018 (covering October 2017 through September 2018) was drier than normal almost all the California and Nevada region (Figure 1).
CNAP researchers recently released reports on the integration of climate science into planning. The first major effort was the California Fourth Climate Change Assessment and the second was the AB2800 Climate Safe Infrastructure Report.
CNAP and NIDIS co-hosted a Southern California Winter Status Update. The meeting included an update on current conditions, and climate outlook as well as a presentation on the Thomas Fire and the Montecito post-fire debris flow. During the second half, we discussed regional drought monitoring in the region. The group included a diversity of stakeholders from water agency board members, … Read More
The summer of 2017 sported two extreme heat waves that broke all time records throughout the region. These two main heat waves of summer 2017 had very different flavors and spatial expressions. We briefly discuss them in the context of climate evolution and compare them to the great heat wave of late July 2006 . The weather data and available … Read More
Rising Seas California Ocean Protection Council along with California Ocean Science Trust brought together a group of sea level rise experts to develop “Rising Seas in California, an Update on sea level rise science.” CNAP researcher Dan Cayan was a co-author in the report that was published in April, 2017. The new report uses probabilistic projections of sea level rise … Read More
While there are many agencies involved in the provisioning of climate services in the United States, there are several that have begun addressing a specific need for applied climate research, which focus on outputs that are termed “usable climate science.” These are often 1) directed at a specific stakeholder group or need and 2) use a co-production of knowledge approach, … Read More