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Count for all projects in 2009

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

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  1. AIRBORNE AND GROUND-BASED WHOLE AIR SAMPLING DURING CALNEX 2010
    Lead Agency: ARB in collaboration with UCI
    Principal Investigator(s): Dr. Donald Blake (UCI)
    Year finished: 2009, Budget: $447,456
    Notes
    CALNEX 2010 : Collection of whole air samples and subsequent laboratory analysis to quantify concentrations of an extensive suite of chemicals important as greenhouse gases and precursors of photochemical smog. Samples will be collected in canisters at ground sites and on a research aircraft that is contributed by NOAA.


  2. An Analysis of Simulated California Climate Using Multiple Dynamical and Statistical Techniques
    Lead Agency: CEC in collaboration with CAT, Resources
    Principal Investigator(s): Norm Miller, Lisa Sloan, Kanamitsu, And Phil Duffy (LBNL, UC Santa Cruz, Scripps, and LLNL)
    Year finished: 2009, Budget: $930,000
    Published/Product: http://energy.ca.gov/publications/displayOneReport.php?pubNum=CEC-500-2009-017-F
    Notes
    Enhances dynamic regional climate models and compares them with observation to discover any biases before these models are used to develop probabilistic climate projections for CA


  3. Assessment of Household Carbon Footprint Reduction Potentials
    Lead Agency: CEC
    Principal Investigator(s): Eric Masanet, Klaas Jan Kramer, Greg Homan, Rich Brown, Ernst Worrell (LBNL)
    Year finished: 2009, Budget: $75,000
    Published/Product: http://energy.ca.gov/publications/displayOneReport.php?pubNum=CEC-500-2009-072
    Notes
    In this project, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory developed a carbon footprint modeling framework that characterizes the key underlying technologies and processes that contribute to household carbon footprints in California and the United States.


  4. Biological impacts of climate change in California
    Lead Agency: CEC in collaboration with CDFG, CALFIRE
    Principal Investigator(s): Terry Root (Stanford University and PRBO)
    Year finished: 2009, Budget: $500,000
    Published/Product: UC MR-074
    Notes
    Conducts several case studies on the potential ecological impacts of climate change in CA


  5. California AUAV Air Pollution Profiling Study
    Lead Agency: CEC in collaboration with ARB
    Principal Investigator(s): Prof. Ramanathan And Corrigan (Scripps/UC San Diego)
    Year finished: 2009, Budget: $698,991
    Published/Product: 500-07-014
    Notes
    Preliminary study to determine the effect of black carbon on the atmospheric budget in California.


  6. CHARACTERIZATION OF AMBIENT AEROSOL SOURCES AND PROCESSED DURING CALNEX 2010 WITH AEROSOL MASS SPECTROMETRY
    Lead Agency: ARB in collaboration with U of Colorado
    Principal Investigator(s): Jose-Luis Jimenez (U OF COLORADO)
    Year finished: 2009, Budget: $258,000
    Published/Product: http://www.arb.ca.gov/research/single-project.php?row_id=64839
    Notes
    THE PROPOSED RESEARCH IS A KEY COMPONENT OF THE CALNEX 2010 STUDY, A MAJOR FIELD CAMPAIGN PLANNED BY ARB AND NOAA THAT WILL IMPROVE THE UNDERSTANDING AND CHARACTERIZATION OF SOURCES AND PROCESSING OF ORGANIC AEROSOLS IN THE SOUTH COAST AIR BASIN (SOCAB) OF CALIFORNIA. THE PROPOSED OBJECTIVE WILL BE ACHIEVED THROUGH HE DEPLOYMENT OF A HIGH-RESOLUTION AMS AND AUXILIARY INSTRUMENTATION AT A GROUND-BASED SUPER SITE IN THE LOS ANGELES AREA DURING THE CALNEX 2010 FIELD STUDY AND THE SUBSEQUENT DATA ANALYSIS. THE PROPOSED MEASUREMENTS WILL PROVIDE USEFUL CONSTRAINTS ON THESE MODELS IN THE FORM OF CONCENTRATIONS OF SEMI-VOLATILE SPECIES (AND OXYGENATED CARBON COMPOUNDS) AND POTENTIAL SECONDARY ORGANIC AEROSOLS.


  7. CHARACTERIZATION OF THE ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY IN THE SOUTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY
    Lead Agency: ARB in collaboration with UCB
    Principal Investigator(s): Allen Goldstein $ Ronald Cohen (UCB)
    Year finished: 2009, Budget: $1,095,000
    Published/Product: http://www.arb.ca.gov/research/single-project.php?row_id=64836
    Notes
    SIX RESEARCH GROUPS WILL MAKE DETAILED AMBIENT AIR QUALITY MEASUREMENTS FOR SIX WEEKS AT A MONITORING SITE IN THE SOUTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY. MEASUREMENTS WILL BE VALIDATED AND INCORPORATED INTO A DATABASE. RESULTS COULD RESULT IN POTENTIAL REFINEMENTS TO THE CURRENT EMISSION INVENTORIES OF VOC AND NOx AND TO THE CHEMICAL MECHANISMS USED IN AIR QUALITY MODELS.


  8. Climate Adaptation Planning in California using Google Earth/weADAPT: a Pilot Study
    Lead Agency: CEC
    Principal Investigator(s): Taylor, Rob (Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC))
    Year finished: 2009, Budget: $135,980
    Published/Product: 500-2010-046
    Notes
    California is planning adaptation strategies in preparation for anticipated future climate change impacts. A prototype climate change information data delivery and retrieval system was developed using Google Earth to help implement California’s first statewide climate change adaptation strategy. This prototype was developed to determine if Google Earth could be used as a platform to effectively deliver complex climate change information to three groups of potential end users: interested stakeholders seeking in formation on potential climate change impacts in California, planners seeking information for support in decision making and members of the California climate change research community. Various types of software tools, data sets, maps and models were integrated into the Google Earth platform for prototype development. There was a general validation of the utility and efficacy of the Google Earth platform in communicating relevant climate change data to the targeted end users based on direct feedback received at state and local levels. Future recommendations on improving the prototype included technical steps for data organization, technology choices pertaining to the underlying database, and steps for expanding the prototype into the type of information delivery system called for in the California Adaptation Strategy, a draft document prepared by the California Natural Resources Agency. SAIC-06-035-P-R


  9. Climate Change and Energy: IEPR Discussion Papers
    Lead Agency: CEC
    Principal Investigator(s): Braun, Jerome (The Regents of the University of California on behalf of the California Institute for Energy and Environment)
    Year finished: 2009, Budget: $11,174
    Published/Product: BOA-99-227-P
    Notes
    Discussion papers will provide an overview of how climate change may impact the electricity sector and discuss the vulnerability of electricity, natural gas, and transportation infrastructure resulting from climate change.


  10. Climate Change and Potential Hotspots of Coastal Erosion Along the Southern California Coast
    Lead Agency: CEC in collaboration with OPC, Coastal Commission
    Principal Investigator(s): Peter Adams And Doug Inman (University of Florida and Scripps)
    Year finished: 2009, Budget: $599,625
    Published/Product: http://energy.ca.gov/publications/displayOneReport.php?pubNum=CEC-500-2009-022-F
    Notes
    Developes a new coastal evolution model and applies the model to certain coastal regions in Southern CA


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