Climate Change Projections and Adaptation for Newfoundland
The climate of Newfoundland and Labrador, and its response to climate change, will be summarized by applying synoptic climatology techniques to available observational products and climate model projections. Key daily weather patterns associated with extreme weather events in the province will be identified, and projected 21st century changes in the frequency and intensity of these events will be examined. Additional work will evaluate methods of down scaling climate data, in order to extract local-scale information appropriate for community planning from coarse resolution model output. Emphasis will be placed on quantifying the influence of climate change on precipitation within the province, including changes in mean precipitation and the frequency of associated hazards. Data used will include historical climate products from Environment Canada, the U.S. National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP), and the European Centre for Medium-Range Forecasting (ECMWF), along with 21st century model projections archived by the Program for Climate Model Diagnostics and Intercomparison (PCMDI). There will be consultation with other climate experts in Atlantic Canada.
30 Nov -0001
St. John's, NL
Natural Resources Canada
Strategic Research Theme
Environment, Energy and Natural Resources