Climate Change in the Northwest

Implications for Our Landscapes, Waters, and Communities

  • Meghan M. Dalton
  • Philip W. Mote
  • Amy K. Snover

Part of the NCA Regional Input Reports book series (NCARIR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xl
  2. Amy K. Snover, Patty Glick, Susan M. Capalbo
    Pages 1-24
  3. Philip W. Mote, John T. Abatzoglou, Kenneth E. Kunkel
    Pages 25-40
  4. Rick R. Raymondi, Jennifer E. Cuhaciyan, Patty Glick, Susan M. Capalbo, Laurie L. Houston, Sarah L. Shafer et al.
    Pages 41-66
  5. W. Spencer Reeder, Peter Ruggiero, Sarah L. Shafer, Amy K. Snover, Laurie L. Houston, Patty Glick et al.
    Pages 67-109
  6. Jeremy S. Littell, Jeffrey A. Hicke, Sarah L. Shafer, Susan M. Capalbo, Laurie L. Houston, Patty Glick
    Pages 110-148
  7. Sanford D. Eigenbrode, Susan M. Capalbo, Laurie L. Houston, Jodi Johnson-Maynard, Chad Kruger, Beau Olen
    Pages 149-180
  8. Jeffrey Bethel, Steven Ranzoni, Susan M. Capalbo
    Pages 181-206
  9. Kathy Lynn, Oliver Grah, Preston Hardison, Jennie Hoffman, Ed Knight, Amanda Rogerson et al.
    Pages 207-230

About this book


Prepared for the 2013 National Climate Assessment and a landmark study in terms of its breadth and depth of coverage, Climate Change in the Northwest is the result of collaboration among numerous local, state, federal, and nongovernmental agencies to develop a comprehensive, state of the art look at the effects of climate change on Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.

The Northeast is already experiencing the impacts of a changing climate, and will likely continue to experience warming temperatures, more extreme precipitation events, reduced snow and ice cover and rising relative sea levels. The book presents a review of the historic, current, and the projected future climate of the region; describes interactions with important sectors of the Northeast and examines cross-sectoral issues, namely climate change mitigation, adaptation, and education and outreach.

Rich in science and case studies, it examines the latest climate change impacts, scenarios, vulnerabilities, and adaptive capacity and offers decision makers and stakeholders a substantial basis from which to make informed choices that will affect the well-being of the region’s inhabitants in the decades to come.


Climate change impacts Historic, current, future climate Pacific Northwest Rising sea level U.S. National Climate Assessment

Editors and affiliations

  • Meghan M. Dalton
    • 1
  • Philip W. Mote
    • 2
  • Amy K. Snover
    • 3
  1. 1.Oregon State University Coll Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sci OCCRI and Oregon Climate ServicesCorvallisUSA
  2. 2.Oregon State University Coll Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sci OCCRI and Oregon Climate ServicesCorvallisUSA
  3. 3.University of Washington College of the Environment, JISAOSeattleUSA

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