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**Note (March 23, 2004):
The CIG is currently in the process of transitioning to a new web site. Consequently, some of the information on this site is not up to date and/or may not be available at this time. Please contact the web administrator with any difficulties you may encounter during this transition period. Click here to preview the CIG's new web site, which is still undergoing final editing.

This page will help you navigate through our website so that you will find the information you are looking for as easily as possible. There are three ways to access different types of information.

1. Navigation bar: If you are looking for information about our program, such as a list of personnel, or specific resources, such as our full publication list, our seasonal climate outlook, or data downloads, please use the navigation bar at the top of each page.

2. Quick facts: If you are not familiar with our research approach, or are looking for summarized research results, please visit the Research Quick Facts page You will find a description of our "Integrated Assessment" research approach and findings from our "Human Dimensions" research. This page also features the Biophysical Climate Impacts Matrix, which provides summary-level results about the relationships between research sectors (e.g., hydrology, forests, salmon) and each of three large-scale climate patterns (El Niño/Southern Oscillation, Pacific Decadal Oscillation and Global Climate Change).

3. Research theme pages: Theme pages provide detailed content in several research areas.

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"As the West Goes Dry" - CIG snowpack research featured in February 20th issue of Science Magazine. Read the story in Science (access restricted to UW computers) (3.1.04)

CIG research featured at the American Association for the Advancement of Science's UK/US dialogue on climate change (2/13/04) - see the presentations and media coverage

The new CIG brochure is now available on-line (pdf)

CIG researcher Nate Mantua interviewed about the PNW salmon crisis on PBS's The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer (aired 12.17.03) - watch the report online.

CIG research featured in Seattle Post-Intelligencer special report: Our Warming World (11.14.03)

CIG research featured in KPLU (88.5 FM) Series on PNW Climate Change: "Global Warming - Local Warnings" (2nd segment) (10.10.03)
(note: link takes you to KPLU series site)

CIG research discussed in August 20th Seattle Post-Intelligencer column (8.27.03)

Review presentations from the CIG's 2004 climate and streamflow forecast meetings in Boise, Idaho (9.16.03) and Kelso, WA (10.14.03).

P-I Focus: We need to get out of the clouds on issue of warming - Nate Mantua's editorial in the Seattle Post Intelligencer, published Sunday, May 25, 2003 (5/29/03).

RISA Impacts: The CIG. See a synopsis of CIG's impact on PNW climate science and resource management (5/23/03).

Congratulations to Ed Miles, CIG Team Leader, for his election into the National Academy of Sciences on April 29, 2003 (see NAS press release, 4/29/03)

"Economic Value of Long-lead Streamflow Forecasts for Columbia River Hydropower" wins the ASCE Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management Best Practice Oriented Paper for 2002. Congratulations to Alan Hamlet, Dan Huppert, and Dennis Lettenmaier. (4/28/03)




















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