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  • Authors: The Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium Publication Date: Oct 2018

    This newsletter discusses the IPCC's Special Report on a global warming of 1.5 °C, the summer of 2018 in BC, supporting agriculture in the Fraser Valley, PCIC's new Seasonal Maps Portal, Columbia Basin Trust workshops and Dr. Jana Sillmann's visit. The newsletter also has a staff spotlight on Matthew Benstead, covers talks delivered by Drs. Jana Sillmann and Whitney Huang, the most recent PCIC Science Brief on Paris Accord emissions and temperature limits, as well as PCIC publications and staff changes.

  • Authors: The Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium Publication Date: Jun 2018

    The June 2018 PCIC Update includes the following stories: New on the Data Portal from the Hydrologic Impacts Theme: Gridded Meteorological Datasets, Updated Guidance for the Engineering Community, Climate Data for the Northwest Territories and Yukon, Agricultural Data Network Analysis, Renewed Climate Related Monitoring Program Agreement, Regional Assessment for Northeastern BC, Fraser Valley Extremes, New Projects, Staff Profile on Stephen Sobie and the Pacific Climate Seminar Series, as well as staff changes and publications.

  • Authors: The Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium Publication Date: Mar 2018

    The March 2018 PCIC Update includes the following stories: 2017 in Climatological Context, Applying the Updated VIC Model to New Regions, Engagement with First Nations Communities and Engineers, New Projects, Staff Profile on Dr. Faron Anslow and the Pacific Climate Seminar Series, as well as staff changes and publications.

  • Authors: The Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium Publication Date: Dec 2017
  • Authors: The Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium Publication Date: Dec 2017

    This newsletter discusses the publishing of rivers climate change indicators for the British Columbia (BC) Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, engineering design values for Island Health, progress on the development of the Climate Tool for Engineers, new partnerships with the Blueberry Council of BC and the Comox Valley Regional District, a paper on projected changes to summer mean wet bulb globe temperatures led by Chao Li, a Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society article on extreme wildfire risk in the Fort McMurray area by Megan Kirchmeier-Young, a staff profile on Dr. Gildas Dayon, the PCIC Climate Seminar Series, a welcome to doctoral student Yaheng Tan, the release of PCIC's 2016-2017 Corporate Report, the release of a Science Brief on snowmelt and drought, the publishing of Climate Change Projections for the Cowichan Valley Regional District and State of the Physical, Biological and Selected Fishery Resources of Pacific Canadian Marine Ecosystems in 2016, as well as peer-reviewed publications since the last newsletter.

  • Authors: The Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium Publication Date: Jun 2017

    The June 2017 PCIC Update covers the following stories: The VIC-GL Model Now Operational, Climate Variability: the Hot Cold Winter of '16-'17, Nature Geoscience Paper on Short-Duration Extreme Rainfall Events, Staff Profile: Mohamed Ali Ben Alaya, as well as PCIC in the news, an invited lecture by Francis Zwiers on Extreme Weather at CMOS, recent talks, a new Science Brief, staff changes and recent papers authored by PCIC Staff.

  • Authors: The Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium Publication Date: Jan 2017

    This newsletter contains articles on the following: 2016 as a record-warm year for the province, recent PCIC research on Fraser River Basin climate impacts, recent Data Portal upgrades, Director Francis Zwiers's keynote at the Wildland Fire Canada Meeting and recognition as a highly-cited researcher, a staff profile on Megan Kirchmeier-Young, our Pacific Climate Seminar Series, PCIC's contributions to the AGU Fall Meeting and Northwest Climate Conference, the most recent Science Brief, staff changes and recent papers by PCIC staff and affiliates.

  • Authors: The Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium Publication Date: Oct 2016

    The September 2016 PCIC Update covered: a recent data homogenization pilot project that PCIC undertook; the release of the 2015-2016 Corporate Report; hydrologic modelling work on peak flows on the Fraser River; the new ClimDown downscaling package; a recent Science Brief on storm surges and atmospheric river events; the resuming of the Pacific Climate Seminar Series; staff changes and recent papers authored by PCIC staff.

  • Authors: The Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium Publication Date: Sep 2016

    This is the Pacific Climate Impacts Constortium's 2015-2016 Corporate Report.

  • Authors: The Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium Publication Date: Jul 2016

    This newsletter covers the climate impacts summaries for the City of Vancouver and Whistler, updates to the PCIC Publications Library, the National Academy of Sciences' report on extreme weather, conferences attended by PCIC researchers, the last talk of the 2015-016 Pacific Climate Seminar Series, staff changes at PCIC and recent papers authored by PCIC researchers.

  • Authors: The Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium Publication Date: Mar 2016

    The March 2016 edition of PCIC's Update includes stories on: The 13th International Meeting on Statistical Climatology, 2015: A Year in Review, the COP21 Paris Agreement, Faron Anslow's TV interview on CBC, PCIC at the AGU Annual Fall Meeting, an announcement for a talk by Francis Zwiers, discussion of earlier talks from the Pacific Climate Seminar Series and in UVic's Idea Fest, an announcement for new Science Briefs and a welcome to Christian Seiler, PCIC's new Research Climatologist.

  • Authors: The Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium Publication Date: Nov 2015

    This is the Pacific Climate Impacts Constortium's 2014-2015 Corporate Report.

  • Authors: The Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium Publication Date: Sep 2015

    Stories in this newsletter: Metro Vancouver Climate Extremes Projections, Whistler Climate Extremes Projections, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure Technical Circular, PCIC Climatologist Faron Anslow On the Recent Storms, PCIC Welcomes New Lead, Planning and Operations, Launch of the 2015-2016 Seminar Series.

  • Authors: The Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium Publication Date: Jul 2015

    PCIC is first and foremost a service provider that delivers an array of quantitative climate information for a variety of needs. This strategic plan details several service objectives for the coming five years that encompass the spectrum of information delivery from data to user-specific interpretation. The service objectives are laid out in section V.

    Since the information that PCIC seeks to deliver to its users is generally not directly available “off the shelf”, it is necessary to make strategic investments in applied climate research and development in order to meet the service objectives. This plan therefore also outlines several strategic objectives that are required to achieve our service objectives.

    PCIC has three applied research themes: Climate Analysis and Monitoring (CAM), Regional Climate Impacts (RCI) and Hydrologic Impacts (HI) with clearly defined research plans for the 2015-2019 period. These research plans are designed to guide future research activities of PCIC regional climate service delivery. Our commitment to collaboration and operational excellence further supports our service mandate.

    The remainder of the strategic plan is structured as follows. It begins with a synopsis of PCIC, its history, governance and guiding principles. This is followed by descriptions of PCIC service objectives and modes of delivery for those services. The plan then summarizes the strategic goals that must be achieved to meet our service objectives.

  • Authors: The Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium Publication Date: Jul 2015
  • Authors: Faron Anslow Publication Date: May 2015

    This report outlines the research activities of the Climate Analysis and Monitoring (CAM) Theme for the period of 2015-2019. It also provides some background on CAM and discusses the progress made on the last CAM research plan.

  • Authors: Markus A. Schnorbus Publication Date: May 2015

    This report outlines the research activities of the Hydrologic Impacts (HI) Theme for the period of 2015-2019. It also provides some background on HI and discusses the progress made on the last HI research plan.

  • Authors: Trevor Q. Murdoch, Francis W. Zwiers Publication Date: May 2015

    This report outlines the research activities of the Regional Climate Impacts (RCI) Theme for the period of 2015-2019. It also provides some background on RCI and discusses the progress made on the last RCI research plan.

  • Authors: The Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium Publication Date: Mar 2015
  • Authors: The Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium Publication Date: Oct 2014

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