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Rhythms of Change: Climate Impacts on the Pacific Northwest

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Overview

Rhythms of Change: Climate Impacts on the Pacific Northwest, the Climate Impacts Group’s (CIG) book-length manuscript currently under review at MIT Press, represents the culmination of the research and synthesis performed by the CIG. This work aims to inform those regional managers, decision makers, and citizens seeking to understand the ways in which the natural resources and the human socioeconomic systems the Pacific Northwest (PNW) are affected by and could better cope with the region’s climate, both the climate of today and that of tomorrow. By describing the strategies, methods and experiences of CIG, Rhythms of Change is also intended to offer a guide for performing regional climate impacts assessments.

Rhythms of Change: Climate Impacts on the Pacific Northwest

by Edward L. Miles, Amy K. Snover,
and the Climate Impacts Group, University of Washington.

Draft Table of Chapters

Chapter 1 Choices and Change
Authors: Amy K. Snover and Nathan J. Mantua

Chapter 2 Regional Integrated Climate Impacts Assessment
Authors: Amy K. Snover and Edward L. Miles

Chapter 3 Humans in the Pacific Northwest
Authors: David Fluharty, Amy K. Snover and Edward L. Miles

Chapter 4 The Underlying Rhythms: Characteristics of Pacific Northwest Climate
Lead authors: Nathan J. Mantua, Philip W. Mote
Contributing author: Patricia Dell'Arciprete

Chapter 5 Possible Future Climate
Lead author: Philip W. Mote
Contributing authors: Alan F. Hamlet, Ruby Leung

Chapter 6 Climate, Water Cycles, and Water Resources Management in the Pacific Northwest
Lead authors: Alan F. Hamlet, Philip W. Mote, Amy K. Snover, and Edward L. Miles
Contributing authors and researchers: David Fluharty, Kristyn Ideker, Dennis P. Lettenmaier, Ruby Leung, Hossein Parandvash, Amy Sansone, and Mark Wigmosta

Chapter 7 Climate and the Pacific Northwest Salmon Crisis: A Case of Discordant Harmony
Lead authors: Nathan J. Mantua and Robert C. Francis
Contributing authors: David Fluharty and Philip W. Mote

Chapter 8 Climate Variability, Climate Change, and Forest Ecosystems in the Pacific Northwest
Lead authors: William S. Keeton, Jerry F. Franklin, and Philip W. Mote
Contributing author: Greg M. O’Donnell

Chapter 9 Climate Impacts on the Coasts of the Pacific Northwest
Lead authors: Douglas J. Canning and Philip W. Mote
Contributing authors: John C. Field, Marc J. Hershman, Zoë Johnson, Jan Newton, and Amy K. Snover

Chapter 10 Using Climate Forecasts in Natural Resource Management
Lead authors: Daniel Huppert, Janne Kaje, Alan F. Hamlet, Edward L. Miles, and Amy K. Snover
Contributing authors: Bridget Callahan, David Fluharty, Kristyn Ideker, Dennis P. Lettenmaier, Nathan J. Mantua, and Philip W. Mote

Chapter 11 The Integrated Assessment: The Sensitivity, Adaptability, and Vulnerability of the Pacific Northwest to Climate Variability and Change
Authors: Edward L. Miles and Amy K. Snover

Epilogue
Lead authors: Edward L. Miles and Amy K. Snover
Contributing author: Philip W. Mote