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Opportunities to Learn More About Integrated Scenarios of the Future Northwest Environment


03/21/2014

Northwest Springs (Greg Winters)

Please join us at two upcoming events to learn more about "Integrated Scenarios of the Future Northwest Environment", a research initiative being conducted by researchers in the Northwestern U.S. A webinar will be held April 3 and a workshop April 17:


Webinar - Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 2:00 PM Eastern
Speaker: Philip Mote, Oregon Climate Change Research Institute, Oregon State University

Description: As scientists strive to understand and predict the effects of climate change on the Northwest's fish, wildlife, hydrology, and ecosystem services, a foundational piece of knowledge they require is how the climate, the water cycle, and the vegetation will change in the future. Funded in part by the Northwest Climate Science Center, this project integrates, for the first time, state-of-the-science predictive modeling of these different attributes of the future environment in the Northwest, and will provide coherence and guidance for many scientific studies seeking to work out the details of how climate change will affect various plant and animal species and other aspects of ecosystem services. This project has evaluated and downscaled global climate models (from the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project phase 5, CMIP5), examined projections from these models and also from regional climate models, and improved and applied hydrologic and vegetation models. This webinar is a preview of a day-long workshop on project results that will be held April 17 in Portland, and webcast.

Pre-registration is required for this webinar. For more information or to register, please visit: https://nccwsc.usgs.gov/webinar/310


Workshop - April 17, 2014, 8:30AM-5PM (PST)
Description: This workshop will be held to 1) give an overview of project results including best estimates of what the future will look like in the region 2) provide more detailed results for climate, vegetation, and hydrologic futures 3) provide detailed instructions on how to access the digital data and 4) solicit input on next steps for making these scenarios more useable. 

More information and registration for this workshop can be found at: http://occri.net/news-and-events/integrated-scenarios-of-the-future-northwest-environment




Photo Credit: Greg Winters, USGS