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Learning from and adapting to climate variability in the Pacific Northwest

Snover, A.K., E.L. Miles, and A.F. Hamlet. 2003. Learning from and adapting to climate variability in the Pacific Northwest. In Background Papers in Preparation For the "Insights and Tools for Adaptation: Learning from Climate Variability" Workshop, November 18-20, 2003, Washington, D.C., pp. 167-179, Washington, D.C.: NOAA Office of Global Programs.

Abstract

This paper describes the results and transferable lessons from eight years of sustained research and outreach undertaken by the Climate Impacts Group (funded under NOAA's Regional Integrated Science and Assessments (RISA) Program). We show that the ability to adapt management processes in response to climate information is a complex function of: the nature of information available, characteristics of the institutions receiving and providing the information, and the methods by which the information is communicated.