State of Knowledge: Climate Change in Puget Sound

Guillaume S. Mauger, Joseph H. Casola, Harriet A. Morgan, Ronda L. Strauch, Brittany Jones, Beth Curry, Tania M. Busch Isaksen, Lara Whitely Binder, Meade Krosby, Amy Snover
Created: 11/17/2015 -

Abstract

This report is designed to serve as a reference for individuals interested in understanding the state of the science on climate change and its effects within the Puget Sound region. We define the Puget Sound region to include the water bodies of Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca, as well as any United States land areas that ultimately drain into these waters.

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Organization(s)

The Climate Impacts Group (CIG) is an internationally recognized interdisciplinary research group studying the impacts of natural climate variability and global climate change (“global warming”). Research at the CIG considers climate impacts at spatial scales ranging from local communities to the entire western U.S. region, with most work focused on the Pacific Northwest (PNW). Through research and interaction with stakeholders, the CIG works to increase community and ecosystem resilience to fluctuations in climate.

Keywords

Target Climate Changes and Impacts
Air temperature
Flow patterns
Ocean acidification
Precipitation
Sea level rise
Water supply
Water temperature
Sociopolitical Setting
Urban
Rural
Suburban
Industrial
Region
Northwest