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The Development of the Northwest Climate Toolbox - Katherine Hegewisch, University of Idaho

An introduction to the functionality of the Northwest Climate Toolbox and how the tools were developed by Pacific Northwest partners.

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The Development of the Northwest Climate Toolbox - Katherine Hegewisch, University of Idaho

  1. 1. The Development of the ‘Northwest’ Climate Toolbox Katherine Hegewisch University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
  2. 2. The Climate Toolbox http://climateToolbox.org
  3. 3. Acknowledgments Katherine Hegewisch, John Abatzoglou University of Idaho, Moscow, ID Oriana Chegwidden, Bart Nijssen University of Washington, Seattle, WA Lauren Parker California Climate Hub, Davis, CA Dan McEvoy, Justin Huntington Desert Research Institute, Reno, NV Nathan Gilles, Linnia Hawkins, Meghan Dalton, Ann Mooney Climate Impacts Research Consortium Meade Krosby, Robert Norheim, Harriet Morgan, Crystal Raymond, Kimberly Yazzie, Guillaume Mauger Climate Impacts Group, University of Washington, Seattle, WA Holly Hartmann Carpe Diem West Jennifer Hinds, Luke Sheneman Northwest Knowledge Network, Moscow, ID
  4. 4. Motivation– Data Accessibility Bias-Corrected Satellite Observations 1979-Yesterday Historical Observations (GridMET) Bias-Corrected Projections for 2020-2100 Future Projections (20 CMIP5 Models, MACA) ~20 TB USDA-NIFA REACCH Project (2011) NW CSC Integrated Scenarios Project (2012) Future Climate Projections (20 CMIP5 Models, MACA) Future Hydrology Projections (10 CMIP5 Models, VIC) ~2 TB ~20 TB ~15 TB Future Vegetation Projections (10 CMIP5 Models, MC2) ~0.5 TB
  5. 5. • Daily data • Contiguous USA (4-km) • Variables: Climate (Gridded Model) Hydrology (VIC Model) Precipitation Evaporation Runoff Base flow Soil Moisture Snow Water Equivalent• Temperature • Precipitation • Humidity • Wind • Solar Radiation Motivation– Data Accessibility • Daily data • Western USA (4-km)
  6. 6. Motivation– Data Accessibility Seasonal Forecasts (7 NMME Models) Bias-Corrected Forecasts for next 7 months Bias-Corrected Projections for 2020-2100 RCP4.5/8.5 Bias-Corrected Satellite Observations 1979-Yesterday Historical Observations (Gridded Model) Future Projections (20 CMIP5 Models) Bias-Corrected Forecasts for next 90 days Sub-Seasonal Forecasts (48 CFS Ensembles)
  7. 7. Funding 20202015 2016 2017 2018 2019 NW RISA(CIRC) & NW DEWS USDA ARS
  8. 8. First Mapping Tool
  9. 9. Summary Data Water Climate Agriculture • Temperature • Precipitation • Humidity • Wind • Radiation • Soil moisture • Total moisture • Snow water equivalent • Runoff • Streamflow • Cold Hardiness Zones • Heat Zones • Growing Degree Days • Chill Hours • Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI) • Potential Evapotranspiration Fire Danger • Energy Release Component • Burning Index • 100-hr Fuel Moisture • 1000-hr Fuel Moisture • Vapor Pressure Deficit
  10. 10. Funding 20202015 2016 2017 2018 2019 NW RISA(CIRC) & NW DEWS USDA ARS
  11. 11. Integrated Scenarios Tools
  12. 12. Integrated Scenarios Tools
  13. 13. Funding 20202015 2016 2017 2018 2019 NW RISA(CIRC) & NW DEWS USDA ARS
  14. 14. USDA ARS Tools
  15. 15. Funding 20202015 2016 2017 2018 2019 NW RISA(CIRC) & NW DEWS USDA ARS
  16. 16. REACCH Tools
  17. 17. REACCH Tools
  18. 18. REACCH Tools
  19. 19. REACCH Tools
  20. 20. Funding 20202015 2016 2017 2018 2019 NW RISA(CIRC) & NW DEWS USDA ARS
  21. 21. Tribal Climate Tool
  22. 22. Tribal Climate Tool Stream Temperature Sea Level RiseVegetation
  23. 23. Funding 20202015 2016 2017 2018 2019 NW RISA(CIRC) & NW DEWS USDA ARS
  24. 24. CIRC/NW DEWS Tools
  25. 25. Funding 20202015 2016 2017 2018 2019 NW RISA(CIRC) & NW DEWS USDA ARS
  26. 26. NW Climate Hub Tool
  27. 27. NW Climate Hub Tool
  28. 28. NW Climate Hub Tool
  29. 29. Stakeholder Interactions REACCH User Testing (70 students, 14 tools) 3 Hands-On Workshops (Tribal Climate Tool) 20202015 2016 2017 2018 2019 REACCH Focus Groups (3 Wheat,1 Pea) Oregon Dept Water Resources (2 webinars) Spokane Community Project
  30. 30. Internal Reviews REACCH User Testing Analysis 20202015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Linnia Hawkins Toolbox Analyst Toolbox Workbook Edits Holly Hartmann CBI Webinars Holly Hartmann Tool Evaluations
  31. 31. Guidance - The Toolbox Workbook Helping You to Use the Climate Toolbox http://bit.ly/2SPK1UL
  32. 32. THANK YOU!The Northwest Climate Toolbox: https://climatetoolbox.org The Northwest Climate Toolbox Workbook: http://bit.ly/2SPK1UL Contact: Katherine Hegewisch khegewisch@uidaho.edu References

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