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Count for all projects in 2007

Impact and Adaptation Studies 160
Regional Climate Analysis and Modeling 88
GHG Emissions Reduction 83
GHG Inventory Methods 61
others 89
481

This site represents only a subset of projects. Please see agency publications for official budget figures.

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.

To find out more about these projects, please click here to obtain contact information for representatives from different state agencies.

Search results for 2007 Research Projects


  1. Anaerobic Digester Technology Evaluation
    Lead Agency: Cal Recycle
    Principal Investigator(s): Ruihong Zhang (UC Davis)
    Year finished: 2007, Budget: $120,000
    Published/Product: http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Publications/default.asp?pubid=1356
    Notes
    Conducted research to analyze the rotary drum reactor (RDR) process for breaking down municipal solid waste and separating biodegradable organic material from nonorganic material when the solid waste is used as a feedstock for anaerobic digestion. Published Integration of Rotary Drum Reactor and Anaerobic Digestion Technologies for Treatment of Municipal Solid Waste. The report evaluates the rotary drum reactor in combination with anaerobic digestion to produce energy, compost, and increase waste diversion.


  2. Assessment of Landfill Gas Monitoring Well Viability and Its Effect on Greenhouse Gas Emissions
    Lead Agency: Cal Recycle
    Principal Investigator(s): Raymond H. Huff, R.E.A. (SCS Engineers, Inc)
    Year finished: 2007, Budget: $153,625
    Published/Product: http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/publications/default.asp?pubid=1311
    Notes
    Research examines landfill gas (LFG) monitoring well functionality in California using data gathered at 20 landfills. Results used to assist the California Energy Commission in refining its GHG emission models.


  3. Baseline Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Removals for Forest and Rangelands in Arizona
    Lead Agency: CEC
    Principal Investigator(s): Sandra Brown Et Al. (Winrock International)
    Year finished: 2007, Budget: $304,311
    Published/Product: http://energy.ca.gov/publications/displayOneReport.php?pubNum=CEC-500-2007-024
    Notes
    This study sought to quantify the baseline of changes in carbon stocks on forest and agricultural lands in Arizona for the 1990s.


  4. California in Context: Long-Term Scenarios of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
    Lead Agency: CEC
    Principal Investigator(s): Steve Smith Et Al. (PNNL)
    Year finished: 2007, Budget: $995,763
    Published/Product: http://energy.ca.gov/publications/displayOneReport.php?pubNum=CEC-500-2007-052
    Notes
    To investigate the technologies that would be needed to significantly reduce GHG emissions at the national and international scales and to investigate the role of energy efficiency and renewables in California using a national model with a limited representation of California


  5. Climate Change and the Timing of Songbird Migration in California: Focus on Coastal Central and Northern Regions
    Lead Agency: CEC
    Principal Investigator(s): Dena Macmynowski, Terry Root (Stanford University)
    Year finished: 2007, Budget: $198,926
    Published/Product: http://energy.ca.gov/publications/displayOneReport.php?pubNum=CEC-500-2007-010
    Notes
    Estimation of how already observable climate change may be affecting fauna


  6. Climate Change, Extreme Heat, and Electricity Demand in California
    Lead Agency: CEC
    Principal Investigator(s): Norman Miller Et Al (University of California, Berkeley)
    Year finished: 2007, Budget: $25,263
    Published/Product: http://energy.ca.gov/publications/displayOneReport.php?pubNum=CEC-500-2007-023
    Notes
    This study analyzed the relationship among climate change, extreme heat, and electricity demand in California through the use of atmosphere-ocean general circulation models.


  7. Climate Variability of the Sierra Nevada over the Last Millennium: Reconstructions from Annually Laminated Sediments in Swamp Lake, Yosemite National Park, California
    Lead Agency: CEC
    Principal Investigator(s): Lydia Roach, Dan Cayan (Scripps)
    Year finished: 2007, Budget: $352,673
    Published/Product: http://energy.ca.gov/publications/displayOneReport.php?pubNum=CEC-500-2007-044
    Notes
    Improve our understanding of paleo droughts to consider what may happen in California in the future


  8. Downscaling Daily Precipitation and Temperature Fields Over the US with Constructed Analogues
    Lead Agency: CEC
    Principal Investigator(s): Hugo Hidalgo, Mike Dettinger, Dan Cayan (Scripps)
    Year finished: 2007, Budget: $352,673
    Published/Product: http://energy.ca.gov/publications/displayOneReport.php?pubNum=CEC-500-2007-123
    Notes
    To develop an improved statistical downscaling regional climate model to better simulate extreme events


  9. Evaluating End-of-Life Product Management Systems in California
    Lead Agency: Cal Recycle
    Principal Investigator(s): Heidi Sanborn (R3 Consulting Group, Inc.)
    Year finished: 2007, Budget: $59,815
    Published/Product: http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Publications/default.asp?pubid=1364
    Notes
    Framework for Evaluating End-of-Life Product Management Systems in California presents a framework with which to evaluate end-of-life product management systems and offers case studies on existing product management systems for difficult-to-manage products. The report also offers recommendations for product management systems for universal waste products in California.


  10. Evaluation of Alternative Models and Methods for Prediction of Hydropower Resources in California and the Pacific Northwest
    Lead Agency: CEC
    Principal Investigator(s): Lettenmaier, Dennis (University of Washington)
    Year finished: 2007, Budget: $75,000
    Published/Product: http://energy.ca.gov/publications/displayOneReport.php?pubNum=CEC-500-2007-104
    Notes
    This project evaluates three types of hydropower simulation models that were developed for and applied to the Sacramento San Joaquin Basin and the Columbia River basin in the Pacific Northwest (listed in order of increasing sophistication and cost): (1) multiple linear regression models; (2) medium-complexity reservoir simulation models (CVMod in California and ColSim in the Pacific Northwest); and (3) operational reservoir simulation models (CALSIM II in California and GENESYS in the Pacific Northwest). The models will be evaluated for potential use in the following contexts: (1) retrospective studies of hydropower production (ability to reproduce observed past hydropower production); (2) retrospective hydropower forecasts with lead times ranging from one to nine months; and (3) climate change studies.


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