Hydrologist Bart Nijssen and climatologist John Abatzoglou report on the 2021 water year, and use the Climate Toolbox to tell the story Bart Nijssen and John Abatzoglou Daylight hours are increasing rapidly and the end of winter is in sight. So it is an ideal time to do a quick recap of the water year…
Irrigated Agriculture, Snowmelt, and Climate Change
Wherein we review a study on projected climate impacts to irrigated agriculture and the CIRCulator’s Managing Editor says goodbye. It is now generally acknowledged that warming tied to human-induced climate change is going to hit our species where it will most assuredly count: in the fields that produce our foods, potentially impacting such tabletop essentials…
Precipitation–Climate Impacts CIRC 1.0 Final Report
A look at annual and seasonal precipitation projections for the Pacific Northwest to the year 2100.
Understanding Climate Model Variability
An analysis of the future climate of the Columbia River Basin helps create a better understanding of the differences between climate models.
Large Storms May Help Snowpack
Future warming in the Northwest may be less severe during large precipitation events.
When it Rivers, it Pours
A new look at how atmospheric rivers and extreme precipitation will increase in a changing climate.