Community Climate Profiles to Support Adaptation Planning

Climate Profile for the City of Flagstaff
Climate Profile for the City of Flagstaff

Research Team

PI: Alison Meadow; Co-I: Ladd Keith, Sarah LeRoy, and Jeremy Weiss

Funding

U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA), Climate Assessment in the Southwest (CLIMAS)

Description

How can clearly conveyed, geographically-specific climate information, produced by climate experts, improve the process of climate change adaptation planning for communities? In this project our goal is to create community climate profiles including climate information, such as 1) summary analysis of historical/instrumental temperature and precipitation data at local scales; 2) non-technical explanations of key climate phenomenon that impact climate and weather in the region; 3) depiction and discussion of current climate trends for the location of interest; 4) depiction and discussion of climate projections at different Representative Concentration Pathways; and 5) a summary of expected climate impacts. Partner communities so far include the City of Flagstaff, AZ; Dove Mountain HOA in Oro Valley, AZ; Laguna Pueblo, NM, and the City of Sedona, AZ.

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