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Climate Change Impacts on Critical Ecosystems in Hawai‘i and US Pacific Islands Territories

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Creation
2015-01-15 22:26:05
Last Update
2017-09-14 20:40:02
Start Date
2010-09-01
End Date
2012-12-31

Citation

Oliver Elison Timm(Principal Investigator), 2015-01-15(creation), 2017-09-14(lastUpdate), 2010-09-01(Start), 2012-12-31(End), Climate Change Impacts on Critical Ecosystems in Hawai‘i and US Pacific Islands Territories

Summary

To anticipate how weather is likely to change as a result of increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases (such as carbon dioxide) in the atmosphere, geophysical and meteorological scientists examined the results of climate models on the fine scale climate patterns of Hawai’i to understand what future climate will look like. Researchers analyzed the relationship of past rainfall with global processes in order to predict future rainfall patterns. They found that the decades-long decrease in rainfall seen in arid and semiarid regions of Hawai‘i during the rainy season (November-April) is likely to continue. The model results show that all of the Hawaiian Islands get drier overall in the 21st century. Of all the islands, Kaua‘i shows [...]

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totalFunds232233.0
annualBudgets
year2013
fundingSources
amount232233.0
recipientIPRC, University of Hawai`i
sourceU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
totalFunds232233.0

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typeShort Project Description
valueTo anticipate how weather is likely to change as a result of increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases (such as carbon dioxide) in the atmosphere, geophysical and meteorological scientists examined the results of climate models on the fine scale climate patterns of Hawai’i to understand what future climate will look like. Researchers analyzed the relationship of past rainfall with global processes in order to predict future rainfall patterns. They found that the decades-long decrease in rainfall seen in arid and semiarid regions of Hawai‘i during the rainy season (November-April) is likely to continue. The model results show that all of the Hawaiian Islands get drier overall in the 21st century. Of all the islands, Kaua‘i shows [...]

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