Regional Climate Change and Hydrology Literature Synthesis Series
ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has released a new regional climate change and hydrology literature synthesis for the Pacific Northwest Region.
The report is the final report of a series of 21 regional climate syntheses prepared by USACE under the leadership of the Institute for Water Resources (IWR) Global and Climate Change team at the scale of 2-digit U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Hydrologic Unit Codes (HUC) across the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico.
The Civil Works Technical Reports within the series are:
USACE is increasingly considering potential climate change impacts when undertaking long-term planning, setting priorities and making decisions that affect resources, programs, policies and operations.
Each of these regional reports summarizes observed and projected climate and hydrological patterns cited in reputable peer-reviewed literature and authoritative national and regional reports, and characterizes climate threats to USACE business lines, (e.g., flood risk management). They also provide context and linkage to other agency resources for climate resilience planning, such as downscaled climate data for subregions and watershed vulnerability assessment tools.
Kathleen D. White, PhD, PE, and Jeffrey R. Arnold, PhD, of IWR's Global and Climate Change team, led the effort. More information about these regional climate change and hydrology literature syntheses and other vulnerability assessments and reporting can be found on the Responses to Climate Change website.
revised September 29, 2015
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