Climate Change Adaptation

PURPOSE/MISSION:

The mission of the GYA Climate Change Adaptation Subcommittee is to integrate land managers, scientists, and other subject matter experts across multiple disciplines to facilitate discussion and encourage study efforts to best understand, manage and assist adaptation to changes associated with a changing climate. The Committee consists of interdiscplinary agency program managers and specialists from the GYCC units as well as from the NPS Inventory and Monitoring Program, the Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative, the Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station, and Forest Service Regional Offices.

 

LEADERSHIP:

Chair - Ann Rodman, Yellowstone National Park, ann_rodman@nps.gov

PUBLICATIONS:

The GYA Climate Explorer: For each of seven climate variables, the GYA Climate Explorer compares the average of historic (1916 – 2006) climate values to a mid-century (2030 – 2059) projection with:

  • historic and mid-century maps with a slider bar to compare the two

  • a delta map showing change for each pixel value

  • and a bar graph or pie chart showing a comparison of the historic and mid-century values

 

Climate Analyzer for the GYA: Make custom graphs and tables with data that is updated every 24 hours from these sources:

  • National Weather Service COOP Network

  • Remote Automated Weather Station (RAWS)

  • NRCS Snow-Telemetry (SNOTEL)

  • USGS Stream Gage