Climate Assessments

The Climate CIRCulator feeds our team’s larger efforts to inform our fellow Pacific Northwest residents about the science, impacts, and hazards associated with climate change. Roughly every two to three years we compile this work into a climate assessment.

Think of climate assessments as the mile-high view. As their name implies, climate assessments assess. They aggregate, weigh, and judge. They gather the myriad climate reports and studies available, forming them into a whole that helps us glimpse the many ways climate change is likely to impact our lives.

Below are climate assessments covering the Pacific Northwest and the nation that our team members have worked on.

Dalton, M.M, K.D. Dello, L. Hawkins, P.W. Mote, and D.E. Rupp.
Dalton, Meghan M., Kathie D. Dello, Linnia Hawkins, Philip W. Mote, and David E. RuppThe Third Oregon Climate Assessment Report, Oregon Climate Change Research Institute. Corvallis, Oregon: College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University, 2017. (Download the PDF)

Dalton, M. M., P. W. Mote, and A.K. Snover, eds.
Dalton, Meghan M.Philip W. Mote, Amy K. Snover, eds. Climate Change in the Northwest: Implications for Our Landscapes, Waters, and Communities. Washington, DC: Island Press, 2013. Print ISBN: 9781610914284. E-Book ISBN: 9781610915120.  (Download the PDF)

Mote, P., A. K. Snover, S. Capalbo, S. D. Eigenbrode, P. Glick, J. Littell, R. Raymondi, and S. Reeder. “Chapter 21: Northwest: Climate Change Impacts in the United States” in The Third National Climate Assessment, edited by J. M. Melillo, Terese (T.C.) Richmond, and G. W. Yohe, 487-513. U.S. Global Change Research Program, 2014. doi:10.7930/J04Q7RWX. (Download the PDF)
Mote, Philip W., Amy K. Snover, Susan Capalbo, Sanford D. Eigenbrode, Patty Glick, Jeremy Littell, Richard Raymondi, and Spencer Reeder. “Chapter 21: Northwest.” In Climate Change Impacts in the United States: The Third National Climate Assessment, edited by Jerry M. Melillo, Terese (TC) Richmond, and Gary W. Yohe, 487-513.  Washington, D.C.: US Global Change Research Program, 2014. (Website) (Download the PDF)

Melillo, Jerry M., Terese (T.C.) Richmond, and Gary W. Yohe, eds. Climate Change Impacts in the United States: The Third National Climate Assessment. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Global Change Research Program. ISBN: 9780160924026. (Website) (Download the PDF)
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Dello, Kathie D., Philip W. Mote, editors. Oregon Climate Change Assessment Report, December 2010. Corvallis, Oregon: Oregon Climate Change Research Institute, College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University, 2010. (Download the PDF)

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