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Hydrologic Implications of Climate Change for the Pacific Northwest and the Columbia River Basin

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About The Presenter

Alan F. Hamlet, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering University of Washington


About This Presentation

This is part of a collection. See more from the Climate Change Short Course.

Running time: 30 minutes and 18 seconds
Given: May 2008, Climate Change Short Course, Developing a Climate for Change
Online production by M.J. Furniss and J. Guntle, Communications and Applications, PNW and PSW Research Stations
Video by Pat McAbery

Topics covered:

  • Recession of the Muir Glacier
  • Global Climate Change Scenarios
  • Consensus Forecasts of Temperature and Precipitation Changes
  • Will Global Warming be "Warm and Wet" or "Warm and Dry"?
  • Hydrologic Implications of Climate Change
  • Schematic of VIC Hydrologic Model
  • The warner locations are most sensitive to warning
  • Changes in Simulated Snowpack for the Canadian and U.S. portions of Columbia River Basin
  • Simluated Changes in Natural Runoff
  • Seasonal Water Balance Naches Basin
  • Seasonal Changes in Water Balance
  • Landscape Scale Ecosystem Impacts
  • Bark Beetle Outbreak
  • Temperature thresholds for coldwater fish in freshwater
  • Wide-Spread Glacial Retreat has Accompanied 20th Century Warming
  • Impacts Pathways Associated with Climate
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