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Water Resource Protection | Climate Change

 

Conference Proceedings

EPA New England Climate Change Forum Working Together to Respond to Climate Change: Researchers, Regulators, and Resource Managers

 

Climate Data

Future precipitation, temperature, sea-level rise, and sea temperature estimates:

NOAA:     http://www.climate.gov/

The Nature Conservancy - Climate Wizard:     http://www.climatewizard.org/

NOAA, GFDL:     http://nomads.gfdl.noaa.gov/CM2.X/

Hadley Centre:      http://metoffice.gov.uk/research/modelling-systems/unified-model/climate-models/hadcm3

Weather Generator:      https://co-public.lboro.ac.uk/cocwd/SDSM/

Sea-Level Rise - Historical data and trends:

NOAA:   http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/sltrends/sltrends.shtml

Increased Storminess:

NOAA:   http://www.gfdl.noaa.gov/bibliography/related_files/tk9801.pdf

Climate Education

EPA's "A Student's Guide to Global Climate Change": http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/students/index.html

Hazard Data

Salinity, ocean temperatures, and other data

GFLD Data Portal:      http://data1.gfdl.noaa.gov:8380/lasV7/v6/dataset

Flood

FEMA:   http://www.msc.fema.gov

Drought

NOAA:   http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/monitoring/drought/

Surge

NOAA SLOSH (Sea, Lake and Overland Surges from Hurricanes):      http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/gis/

Wildfire

USDA:   http://www.landfire.gov/

Elevation

NOAA:   http://www.csc.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/

USGS:   http://seamless.usgs.gov/

Hazard Modeling

Riverine Flood

Hydrologic modeling:       http://www.fema.gov/plan/prevent/fhm/en_hydro.shtm

Hydrologic modeling:       http://www.fema.gov/plan/prevent/fhm/en_hydra.shtm

Coastal Flood

Storm surge, wave height analysis, and wave effects:       http://www.fema.gov/plan/prevent/fhm/en_coast.shtm

Erosion

USACE Storm-induced BEAch CHange Model (SBEACH):       http://chl.erdc.usace.army.mil/chl.aspx?p=s&a=Software;31

Drought and Wildfire

USDA Drought Index:       http://www.srs.fs.usda.gov/pubs/viewpub.php?index=40

Salinity, ocean temperatures, and other data

GFLD Data Portal:       http://data1.gfdl.noaa.gov:8380/lasV7/v6/dataset

Other Climate/Hazard Tools
Agriculture Impacts

FAO- Local climate data approximations:       http://www.fao.org/nr/climpag/pub/en3_051002_en.asp

Vulnerability Data
Population/Demographics

U.S. Census Data Tools:       http://www.census.gov/main/www/access.html

Agriculture and livestock census

National Agricultural Statistical Services (NASS), USDA:       http://www.nass.usda.gov/

Coral reef locations and bleaching information

Reefbase:       http://www.reefbase.org/gis_maps/download.aspx

Coral Reef Temperature Anomaly Database (CoRTAD)

NOAA, National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC):       http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/sog/Cortad/

Wetlands Inventory

U.S. FWS, National Wetlands Inventory:       http://www.fws.gov/wetlands/data/datadownload.html

NOAA Habitat Mapper:       http://www.habitat.noaa.gov/protection/efh/habitatmapper.html

Vulnerability and Risk Tools

FEMA – Hazards U.S. Multi-Hazard (HAZUS-MH):       www.fema.gov/plan/prevent/hazus

NOAA Risk and Vulnerability Assessment Tool (RVAT):      http://www.csc.noaa.gov/rvat/

NOAA Community Vulnerability Assessment Tool (CVAT):       http://www.csc.noaa.gov/products/nchaz/startup.htm

USACE Coastline Vulnerability Assessment Tool:       http://chl.erdc.usace.army.mil/chl.aspx?p-s&a=publications!461

Community-Based Risk Screening Tool – Adaptation & Livelihoods (CRiSTAL):
http://www.cristaltool.org/content/download.aspx

Climate change and Environmental Degradation Risk and Adaptations assessment (CEDRA):
http://tilz.tearfund.org/Topics/Environmental+Sustainability/CEDRA.htm

Simulator of Climate Change Risks and Adaptation Initiatives (SimClim):       http://www.climsystems.com/site/home

Adaptation Planning

NOAA Climate Portal:      http://www.climate.gov

NOAA CSC Coastal Climate Adaptation:      http://community.csc.noaa.gov/climateadaptation/

US Global Change Research Project:      http://globalchange.gov

US EPA Climate Change Office:      http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/index.html

US EPA Climate Ready Estuaries:       http://www.epa.gov/cre/

US EPA Climate Ready Water Utilities:      http://water.epa.gov/infrastructure/watersecurity/climate/index.cfm

US National Academy of Sciences Climate Choices:      http://americasclimatechoices.org/

Pew Center on Global Climate Change:      http://www.pewclimate.org/

Sea Grant/NOAA Staff:      http://www.coastalclimatewiki.org

Climate Desk – Shared reporting on climate change:      http://theclimatedesk.org/

EcoAdapt-CAKE – Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange:      http://www.cakex.org/

UK Climate Impact Program:      http://www.ukcip.org.uk/

ICLEI Climate Resilient Communities:       http://www.icleiusa.org/programs/climate/Climate_Adaptation/adaptation

Additional Resources

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change:      http://www.ipcc.ch

U.S. EPA Global Change Research Program:      http://epa.gov/ord/npd/globalresearch-intro.htm

USGS Global Change Research Program:      http://geochange.er.usgs.gov

The Heinz Center Global Change Program:      http://www.heinzctr.org/Programs/Global_Change/index.shtml

UNH Climate Change Research Center:     http://www.ccrc.sr.unh.edu

Northeast Climate Impacts Assessment - Confronting Climate Change in the U.S. Northeast: Science, Impacts, and Solutions:
http://www.climatechoices.org/assets/documents/climatechoices/confronting-climate-change-in-the-u-s-northeast.pdf

Union of Concerned Scientists – Climate Change in the U.S. Northeast: A Report of the Northeast Climate Impacts Assessment:
http://www.climatechoices.org/assets/documents/climatechoices/NECIA_climate_report_final.pdf

Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States:
http://www.globalchange.gov/publications/reports/scientific-assessments/us-impacts

University of New Hampshire - Trends in Extreme Precipitation Events for the Northeastern United States:
http://www.amwa.net/galleries/climate-change/2010_NortheastExtremePrecip.pdf

Massachusetts Water Resources Research Center - Data Needs to Monitor and Respond to Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources in New England
http://www.umass.edu/tei/wrrc/WRRC2004/pdf/CompleteEPAReportFinal.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

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