The State of California has been supporting regional climate change research for more than a decade. These studies have complemented research at the national level and have been designed to inform climate policy deliberations and actions in California. This Research Catalog provides basic information about past and ongoing climate change related studies that state agencies have conducted or commissioned since the early 2000s. The purpose of this catalog is to document California’s research efforts and to facilitate the exchange of information.
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This study utilizes spatially explicit GIS data on soils, climate, potential forest type, and current rangeland types and forest/rangeland management combined with two soil biogeochemical process models: Denitrification-Decomposition (DNDC) and Forest-DNDC.
This project estimates the quantity and cost of carbon storage opportunities in California and developed carbon supply curves for the most important classes of carbon sequestration activities in land-use change and forestry projects.
To support California Environmental Protection Agency and PIER by using the Computable General Equilibrium forecasting model to evaluate a variety of policies for mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions.
Economic Impacts of Delta Levee Failure Due to Climate Change: A Scenario Analysis
Lead Agency: CEC
Principal Investigator(s): Sebastian Vicuna, Michael Hanemann, And Larry Dale
(California Climate Center at UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy University of California, Berkeley)
Year finished: 2006, Budget: $75,000
Published/Product: http://energy.ca.gov/publications/displayOneReport.php?pubNum=CEC-500-2006-004 Notes
Using estimates of hydrologic conditions associated with climate change under the Geophysics Fluid Dynamics Laboratory's (GFDL) model run under A2 emission scenario (GFDLA2), this study estimated the economic impacts to urban and agriculture users of major Delta pump outages caused by levee breaches.
Electric Diesel Particulate Filter
Lead Agency: ARB in collaboration with SMUD
Principal Investigator(s): Bradley L. Edgar
(Cleaire Advanced Emission Controls, LLC)
Year finished: 2006, Budget: $145,600
Published/Product: http://www.arb.ca.gov/research/apr/past/icat04-2.pdf Notes
Spatially disaggregated estimates of over 131 streamflow, groundwater, and reservoir evaporation monthly time series in California were created for 12 different climate warming scenarios for a 72-year period.