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Climate change over western North America
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Charlie Luce, USFS


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Running time: 19 minutes and 46 seconds

This is part of a collection. See more from Understanding & Adapting in Aquatic Ecosystems at Landscape and River Basin Scales.

Topics covered:

  • Climate Change Vulnerability
  • Cascading Vulnerability and Exposure
  • Hydrologic Connections
  • Western North America Temperature
  • Water Supply: GCM Projection
  • Future Precipitation
  • Relative Sensitivity
  • Annual Flow Graph
  • Two Kinds of "Non-Stationary"
  • Water Supply: Historical Trends
  • ET or Precipitation?
  • Precipitation!
  • Historical April 1 Snowpack (SWE)
  • Snowpack Sensitivity Diagram
  • Map
  • Streamflow Timing
  • Seasonality Seesaw
  • Center of Timing
  • Past and 'Future' Hydrographs
  • Boise River Modeled 1990-2080
  • Observed Flow Changes 1950s-1990s
  • Longer Fire Season Effect?
  • Burned Area Sensitivity
  • Summer Flows (July 15-Sep 15)
  • Summer Flow to Annual Flow Correlation
  • Floods
  • Historical 2-yr Flood Trend
  • Midwinter Flood Frequency
  • Aquatic Species Sensitivity
  • Sensitivity
  • Key Items
  • VIC Downstream Scaling
  • PNW VIC Validation
  • Early Snowmelt
  • Snowmelt Bias Example
  • Available Downscaled Streamflow Metrics

Production by: Michael Furniss and Jeffrey Guntle, Communications and Applications, PNW and PSW Research Stations

Video by: Freshwaters Illustrated.

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