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NC CSC Five-Year Report (2011-2016)

The NC CSC created a report summarizing its first five years, 2011-2016, including notable activities, publications, and projects. Please contact the NC CSC at for a full version, including high-quality graphics. 

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. 

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. 

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"

Ecological Drought in the North Central United States

As part of a national effort, the North Central Climate Science Center put together a report on Ecological Drought in the North Central United States to help chart the way forward in research and planning. The report came from a workshop held in late 2015. 

North Central CSC 2015 Annual Report

The 2015 Annual Report details the ongoing efforts of the North Central Climate Science Center to offer itself as a resource for vulnerability assessment, adaptation, and mitigation projects. The Center strives to help Department of Interior land managers and others in the region to manange a portfolio of ever-increasing climate data in such a way as to make informed and effective on-the-ground decisions. More details can be found in the report below. 

Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment for Colorado Bureau of Land Management

Colorado Natural Heritage Program [CNHP]. 2015. Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment for Colorado Bureau of Land Management. K. Decker, L. Grunau, J. Handwerk, and J. Siemers, editors. Colorado Natural Heritage Program, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado.


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