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NC CSC Contribution to Disaster and Climate Change Response Book

The NC CSC has collaborated on a project called Rising Voices - the former NC CSC director Jeff Morisette and others affiliated with the center built on that experience to write a chapter for the book "Responses to Disasters and Climate Change" called, "The Story of Rising Voices: Facilitating Collaboration between Indigenous and Western Ways of Knowing." 

Integrating Multiscale Seasonal Data for Resource Management - a phenology workshop article

An article written in part by our director, Jeff Morisette, and based on last year's workshop, Phenology at Scales from Individual Plants to Satellite Pixels, is available through Eos. The paper talks about benefits and challenges of incorporating phenology, a branch of science that bridges the gap between the biosphere and the climate system, into existing climate science applications like data products. 

Informational NC CSC Handout

We made this handout recently as a brief introduction and highlight of the work we do. Stay tuned for a regularly updated, longer-form handout that will be updated soon. 

NC CSC Fall 2016 Newsletter - Ecological Impacts

This extended edition fall 2016 Ecological Impacts newsletter contains updates from the Ecological Impacts FSA team and other related project updates. 

Colorado Climate Change Vulnerability Study

This report was submitted to the Colorado Energy Office in 2015 and was edited by Eric Gordon (University of Colorado Boulder) and Dennis Ojima (Colorado State University). It was based on a study that evaluated Colorado's climate vulnerability in the ecosystems, water, agriculture, energy, transportation, recreation/tourism, and public health sectors. 

NC CSC 2015 Annual Report - Full

The 2015 Annual Report details the NC CSC's mission, activities, and funded projects. 

NC CSC Summer 2016 Newsletter - Climate

The summer 2016 newsletter on Climate features news, products, and updates from NC CSC and writeups from our Climate Foundational Science Area team. 

NCCSC Paleoenvironmental Database

The NCCSC Paleoenvironmental Database is a resource for environmental scientists and those interested in the longer-term climate records that paleodata can provide. Developed by Virginia Iglesias in association with Cathy Whitlock, both of Montana State University, the database has records sorted by species, elevation, data type, record length in years, site ID, and other classifications. 

The database serves as an archive of Pleistocene proxy records, metadata, and derivative products (e.g., chronologies, vegetation, and climate reconstructions), and provides a resource for environmental research, facilitating data viewing, synthesis, and joint analysis of multiproxy datasets.

High-Resolution Climate Modeling for Regional Adaptation

A report recently published in the American Geophysical Union's Eos discussed High-Resolution Climate Modeling (HRCM). HRCM holds the potential to represent land surface characteristics at more ecologically-relevant scales than current models, but it has drawbacks. The report came from a workshop held last year. (read more)

In the photo: "Workshop attendees discussed how improved projections of rainfall extremes as climate changes could help officials mitigate erosion of archaeologically and culturally important locations such as this one at North Dakota’s Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site. The river has already eroded part of this 19th century Hidatsa village—only 31 visible earth lodge depressions remain. Credit: NPS"

WWA Introduces Evaporative Demand Drought Index (EDDI) Maps

The Western Water Assesment High Plains and Rocky Mountain Dashboard has added Evaporative Demand Drought Index (EDDI) maps for the north central United States. These maps were added to the Drought Monitoring section alongside soil moisture and actual evapotranspiration (ETa).