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  • Posted: August 13, 2021

    This issue of the PCIC Update begins with the story, PCIC Responds to the Extreme Heat Wave, which covers PCIC's response to the June heat wave, including fielding media questions and contributing to the rapid attribution analysis focused on the event.

  • Posted: August 10, 2021

    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has just released its sixth comprehensive assessment of the physical science of climate change.

  • Posted: July 20, 2021

    The recent extreme heatwave that gripped Western North America shattered many long-standing temperature records over a region that spans from southern Yukon to Oregon state, north to south, and from the Pacific coast to the Rocky Mountains, east to west.

  • Posted: July 15, 2021

    PCIC is pleased to announce an upcoming special webinar by climatologist and lead of PCIC's Climate Analysis and Monitoring theme, Dr. Faron Anslow, for the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS). Dr. Anslow will be discussing and sharing the results of a rapid attribution study on the recent heatwave that gripped Western North America.

  • Posted: July 7, 2021

    PCIC is seeking a Hydrologic Programmer/Analyst. The Assistant Programmer/Analyst will work with PCIC’s Computational Support Group, to build software and technology to incorporate climate information into Pacific salmon management strategies. ... more

  • Posted: July 5, 2021

    PCIC has just released a report that analyses projected changes in three streamflow metrics that are of interest to decision makers, in three select watersheds in BC, using PCIC’s CMIP5 hydrologic model results.

  • Posted: July 2, 2021

    PCIC is pleased to announce the release of our next Science Brief.

  • Posted: March 31, 2021

    The March 2021 issue of the PCIC Update newsletter is now out. It opens with 2020: A Year in Review, which examines the last year and place is in climatological context. Two New Birds Join the DACCS Birdhouse covers the release of Chickadee and Quail, two new tools that perform downscaling and compute climate extremes indices, respectively.

  • Posted: March 25, 2021

    High winds are the main cause of tree- and weather-related power outages in the Pacific Northwest. These occur primarily in the winter and spring seasons and are often caused by extratropical cyclones as they make landfall along the coast.

  • Posted: February 12, 2021

    PCIC is proud to announce the release of our newest Science Brief. This Science Brief covers a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, by Xu et al.