Research Projects

Title CLIMAS Lead Project Type Project Dates Status
Building Climate Science into Land and Water Conservation Planning and Decision Making in the American Southwest Ongoing
Decentralization of Urban Water and Sustainability Planning in Border Cities Margaret Wilder Completed
River Basin Councils and Sustainability Planning in Sonora Margaret Wilder Completed
Arizona Drought Planning and Mitigation Completed
Agriculture Water Use George Frisvold Completed
Fire History and Climate Barbara Morehouse Completed
Economic Analysis of Water Resources and Ski Recreation Bonnie Colby Completed
Community and Conservation: Assessing Public Values Toward the Lower Colorado River and Delta Margaret Wilder Completed
Climate Variability--Winter Precipitation Anomalies Andrew Comrie Completed
Managing Flash Floods: Risk Perception from a Cultural Perspective Katherine Hirschboeck Completed
Strengths and Limitations of Long-term Streamflow Scenarios in the Southwestern United States Holly Hartmann Completed
Evaluating Climate Assessment and Translational Science Efforts in the US Southwest Dan Ferguson Completed
Knowledge to Action: An Assessment of the Transfer of Climate Science to Decision Making Dan Ferguson Completed
Urban Water Sensitivity Analysis Barbara Morehouse Completed
Ranching and Climate Completed
Community Vulnerability Assessments Timothy Finan Completed
Climate, Water Availability, and Southwest Park Visitation George Frisvold Completed
Wildfire Alternatives (WALTER) Barbara Morehouse Completed
Tree-ring Reconstructions of Past Climate in the Southwest Malcolm Hughes Completed
Ranching and Ranchette Economics Dan Osgood Completed
Predicting Valley Fever Incidence Andrew Comrie Completed
Evaluation of Fire Forecast Products to Enhance U.S. Drought Preparedness and Response Gigi Owen Completed
Developing Useful Science: Methods for Engaging Stakeholders and Evaluating Integrated Climate Tools Gigi Owen Completed
Forecast Evaluation Holly Hartmann Completed
Fine-Scale Climate Mapping Andrew Comrie Completed
Economic Values of Riparian Corridors Bonnie Colby Completed
Snow Cover Mapping Roger Bales Completed
Arivaca Community Water Supply Drought Vulnerability Assessment Michael Crimmins Completed
Understanding and Communicating Climate Change in the Southwest Jonathan Overpeck Ongoing
Decision Calendars in Fire Management Barbara Morehouse Completed
Southwest Climate Outlook (SWCO) Ben McMahan Ongoing
Climate Variables and Water Market Prices Bonnie Colby Completed
National Seasonal Assessment Workshops for Fire Potential Completed
Air Quality and Climate Variability Andrew Comrie Completed
Adaptation to Climate Variability and Change: Markets, Policy, Technology, and Information George Frisvold Ongoing
Reconciling Projections of Future Colorado River Streamflow Jonathan Overpeck Completed
Hydroclimatology & Paleohydrology for Decision Support Katherine Hirschboeck Completed
Forecast Evaluation and Application Research Holly Hartmann Completed
Decision Support Tools: CLIDDSS, FET, DDIT, Paleo Toolkit, and Others Holly Hartmann Completed
Climate Change Projections and Scenarios for the Southwest Holly Hartmann Completed
Adaptation Strategies for Water and Energy Sectors in the Southwest Bonnie Colby Ongoing
TreeFlow: A Drought Planning Resource for Water Management in the Western U.S. Connie Woodhouse Completed
Southwest Climate Change Initiative (SWCCI) Completed
Sectoral Impacts of Drought and Climate Change George Frisvold Ongoing
Paleo-Southwest Monsoon Dynamics Jonathan Overpeck Completed
Climate Change Mitigation Strategies and Policies George Frisvold Ongoing
Climate and Heath Andrew Comrie Ongoing
Categorizing Urban Landscapes to Assess Drought Vulnerability Rolston St. Hilaire Completed
Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change, Drought, and Water Demand in the Urbanizing Southwestern United States and Northern Mexico Margaret Wilder Completed
Patterns and Causes of Southwest Drought Variability Jonathan Overpeck Ongoing
Innovative Water Transfer Tools for Regional Adaptation to Climate Change Bonnie Colby Completed
Sky Island Climate Adaptation Ongoing
Planning for Local Government Climate Challenges: Connecting Research and Practice Dan Ferguson Completed
Poverty and Climate Change in the Southwestern U.S. Margaret Wilder Completed
Knowledge Exchange and Needs Assessment on Adaptation to Climate Change in the Colorado River Completed
Climate Mitigation and Agriculture: Public Policy Education George Frisvold Ongoing
Assessing Regional Climate Services Through Cooperative Extension Michael Crimmins Completed
Southwest Monsoon Tracker Zack Guido Completed
Dendrochronology in the Tribal Lands of Northeast Arizona Connie Woodhouse Completed
Air Quality and Climate David DuBois Ongoing
CLIMAS Contributions to the National Climate Assessment Completed
Climate in Context (RISA Book) Completed
Climate Change Analysis for the City of Tucson Ongoing
Climate and Weather Services for Disaster Management: A FEMA, NWS, and CLIMAS Collaboration Zack Guido Completed
CLIMAS Project and Program Evaluation Gigi Owen Ongoing
La Niña Drought Tracker Zack Guido Completed
Transborder Climate Communication Completed
Border Climate Summary Completed
Evaluation of Arizona Drought Watch: The State's Drought Impacts Reporting System Alison Meadow Completed
Managing Demand, Rethinking Supply: Adaptation, Conservation, and Planning in the Drought-prone Southwestern U.S. and Northwest Mexico Margaret Wilder Ongoing
Potential Changes in Future Regional Climate and Related Impacts: A Brief Report for the Central New Mexico Climate Change Scenario Planning Project Jeremy Weiss Completed
Disentangling the Influence of Antecedent Temperature and Soil Moisture on Colorado River Water Resources Connie Woodhouse Ongoing
Fostering Conducive Conditions for Climate Assessments: Collaborative Scenario Planning and the Colorado River Basin Study Ongoing
Developing and Leading a Climate and Health Research Network on the University of Arizona Campus Margaret Wilder Completed
Planning for Drought in the Warming and Drying Southwest: Drought Indicators to Support Tribal Decision Making in the Four Corners Dan Ferguson Completed
CLIMAS H.E.A.T. - Heat Extreme AssessmenT - Cascading Effects of Climate Extremes in the Southwest Ben McMahan Ongoing
Mosquito Disease Vector Mapping Andrew Comrie Completed
Climatic Sensitivities of Navajo Forestlands Chris Guiterman Completed
Achieving Scientific Literacy in the Classroom: Climate Science and Law Curriculum Ling-Yee Huang Completed
Cultivating a Climate of Cave Conservation Awareness Sarah Truebe Completed
Droughtview - Keeping an Eye on Drought: Satellite Based Drought Monitoring and Assessment Michael Crimmins Ongoing
New Mexico Agroclimate Ongoing
Paleoclimate Tool - Tree-ring Reconstructions of SW Climate Completed
Treeflow - Streamflow Reconstructions from Tree Rings Connie Woodhouse Ongoing
WestMap - Climate Analysis & Mapping Toolbox Andrew Comrie Completed
Water Needs and Impacts of Climate Change and Water Diversion on Ecosystems of the Upper Gila River in New Mexico Ongoing
Seasonality Matters: Changing Temperature Distributions Across the Southwest Zack Guido Completed
Scenario Planning in the Cienegas Watershed Kiyomi Morino Completed
Southeast Arizona Agricultural Weather and Climate Working Group Michael Crimmins Ongoing
Projections of Climate Impacts on Vector-Borne Diseases and Valley Fever in Arizona Heidi Brown Ongoing
Arizona’s Views on Climate Change Completed
Arizona Business Resilience Initiative - An Initiative To Support Arizona’s Business Community In Managing Climate Risk Ben McMahan Ongoing
Exploring the Use of Climate and Remote Sensing Data to Support Drought Monitoring Across the Southwest U.S. Michael Crimmins Ongoing
Western Adaptation Alliance – A Collaboration Project for Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Extremes Completed
Building A Regional Climate Database: Applications For Research, Collaboration, and Public Engagement - Integrating Climate Data into Ecological Analysis, Monitoring, and Restoration Ben McMahan Completed
Using Critical Thresholds to Customize Climate Projections of Extreme Events to User Needs and Support Decisions Ongoing
RISA: An Organizational Ethnography Alison Meadow Ongoing
Metrics and Measurement of Adaptation Margaret Wilder Ongoing
Defining Ecosystem Water Needs and Assessing Impacts of Climate Change and Water Diversion on Ecosystems of the Upper Gila River in New Mexico Ongoing
Colorado River Research Group Jonathan Overpeck Ongoing
Rio Grande|Bravo Climate Impacts & Outlook Ongoing
National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS) – El Paso Region Ongoing
Views of Drought across the Cattle Ranching Communities of Southwestern New Mexico and Northwestern Chihuahua David DuBois Ongoing
Preparing for High-Consequence, Low-Probability Events: Heat, Water & Energy in the Southwest Completed
Western Region Climate Services Database Development Alison Meadow Completed
Almonds Fish and a Modern Dust Bowl: Narratives of Drought Vulnerability and Adaption in California’s San Joaquin Valley Christina Greene Completed
Climate Change & Poetry Eric Magrane Completed
Toward Increased Energy Efficiency in Tucson: Evaluating an Energy Efficiency Workshop for Tucson Businesses Valerie Rountree Completed
Use-Inspired Research On Adaptation Strategies Of Farmer-Managed Irrigation Systems In Gandaki Basin, Nepal Bhuwan Thapa Completed
Western Adaptation Alliance – A Collaboration Project for Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Extremes Ongoing
Southwest Climate Gap Margaret Wilder Ongoing
Identifying Gaps Stakeholder Needs Regarding the Climate-Health Connection Heidi Brown Ongoing
Evaluating Existing and Developing New Drought Indices Using Modeled Soil Moisture Time Series Michael Crimmins Ongoing
Improved Understanding of Climate Variability and Change Relevant to Orchards and Vineyards in Arizona and New Mexico Jeremy Weiss Ongoing
A Colorado River Shortage Declaration: Planning, Responses, and Consequences George Frisvold Ongoing
Evaluating the Use of Urban Heat Island and Heat Increase Modeling in Land Use and Planning Decision-Making Ladd Keith Completed
Community Climate Profiles Alison Meadow Ongoing
Southwest Tribal Data Summit: Partnering with Southwest Indigenous Communities to Identify Data Challenges, Needs, and Opportunities Ongoing
Paleoclimatic Indicators of Surface Water Resources in the Chuska Mountains, Navajo Nation Becky Brice Ongoing
CLIMAS 2016-2017 Assessment – Identifying Emergent Research Priorities and Expanding the Regional Network Ben McMahan Ongoing
Outreach for Small Hydropower Governance in Chile Sarah Kelly Ongoing
Impacts of Climate Extremes to Interstate and Local Trucking Industries across New Mexico and Arizona David DuBois Ongoing
Visualization and Analysis Tools for the North American Monsoon - Integrating Citizen Science Data and Observations Ben McMahan Ongoing
Collaborative Research on Environmental Risks and Built Environment in the Borderlands of the Southwest Ben McMahan Ongoing
Western Region Climate Services Provider Database Ben McMahan Ongoing
Developing Integrated Heat Health Information for Long-term Resilience and Early Warning - NIHHIS Ongoing
Climate and Health Adaptation Monitoring Program (CHAMP): Identifying gaps in stakeholder needs regarding the climate-health connection Heidi Brown Ongoing
The Influence of Climate on Lower Colorado Streamflow Variability: Present, Past, and Future Connie Woodhouse Ongoing
What makes climate change adaptation effective? Gigi Owen Completed
Is adaptation mal-adaptation: an assessment of mosquitoes and water harvesting Heidi Brown Ongoing
Planning for a Sustainable Future with an Electric Utility: Emissions Reductions and Cumulative Carbon Budgets Ben McMahan Ongoing
An Assessment of Drought and Climate Vulnerability and Resilience in New Mexico’s Rio Grande Basin Christina Greene Ongoing
Environmental Risks and Built Environment in the Borderland of the Southwest Ben McMahan Ongoing
The Lower San Pedro Conservation Collaborative: Stakeholder Engagement on Climate and Environmental Vulnerability Ben McMahan Completed
Building Regional Food System Resilience in Southern Arizona - Learning from COVID-19 Gigi Owen Ongoing
USDA Livestock Forage Disaster Program and Ranching in the Southwest U.S. Michael Crimmins Ongoing
Transdisciplinary Environmental Science for Society Professional Development Program Connie Woodhouse Ongoing
Colorado River State of Science Report Connie Woodhouse Ongoing
Community-Based Responses to Climate Water Challenges Bonnie Colby Ongoing
Information Valuation Concerning Decisions Made in Response to Wildland Fires in the Southwest United States George Frisvold Ongoing
Urban Heat and Health Interventions and Evidence Gaps Ladd Keith Ongoing
Rethinking Social Vulnerability: Climate Risks and Impacts Ben McMahan Ongoing
END InSight: El Niño-Drought Initiative Completed
Tribal Drought Information for Monitoring, Assessment, and Planning (DRI MAP) Michael Crimmins Completed