The climate science world’s ongoing quest to put California’s drought into long-term context continues this month with two more noteworthy papers.
Month: October 2015
Northwest Wetlands and Climate Change
Important to both human and natural systems, mountain wetlands are both understudied and uniquely vulnerable to climate changes. Now, a new research approach is offering solutions.
El Niño Predictions, What Went Wrong?
Researchers predicted a strong El Niño in 2014. It failed to manifest. This year, El Niño is back and stronger than ever. What happened?
Large Wildfires Expected Under Climate Change
Climate change is projected to increase the likelihood of very large forest fires. A new study breaks down what that means.
Putting the Sensitivity Approach into Practice for WW2100
A new research method could help scientists and even resource managers jump computational hurdles. It’s been put to the test in the Willamette Water 2100 project.
Study Links Salmon Survival to Different Climatic Factor
It’s long been believed the behavior of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation was the best predictor of salmon survival. Now a new paper is suggesting it’s the North Pacific Gyre Oscillation fisheries and biologists should be watching.