CLIMATE SCIENCE

CLIMATE PREDICTION AND TESTING

A glowing sun sinks behind a cloudbank with mountains peeking out of the cloud layer in the midground.

Measurement of ENSO-related climate conditions and ecosystem responses in Hawaiʻi

PI: Thomas Giambelluca, Professor of Geography, UH Mānoa
Co-I: Shelley Crausbay, Lead Scientist, Conservation Science Partners
Funded: FY2014
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Predicting the effects of climate change: ecosystem drivers in the tropical subalpine shrubland

PI: Don Drake, Professor of Botany, UH Mānoa
Co-PI: Alison Ainsworth, Department of Botany, UH Mānoa
Funded: FY2013
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Scenic underwater scene with a coral landscape

Projections of future coral reef communities in DOI-managed coastal areas in the Hawaiian Islands

PI: Erik Franklin, Associate Researcher, HIMB, UH Mānoa
Co-I: Rob Toonen , Researcher, HIMB, UH Mānoa
Funded: FY2013
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Close-up of a lacy fern frond.

Epiphytes as an indicator of climate change

PI: Jonathan Price, Assoc. Professor of Geography, UH Hilo
Co-PI: Scarlett Kettwich, Department of Geography, UH Hilo
Funded: FY2013
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view along a rocky shoreline of Oʻahu

Very fine resolution dynamical downscaling of past and future climates for assessment of climate change impacts on the islands of Oʻahu and Kauaʻi

PI: Yuqing Wang, Professor of Meteorology/IPRC, UH Mānoa
Co-PI: Kevin Hamilton, Professor of Atmospheric Sciences/IPRC, UH Mānoa
Funded: FY2013
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Stream water pours down a small fall between fern-covered banks

Developing high-resolution rainfall change scenarios for the Hawaiian Islands using statistical downscaling

PI: Oliver Elison Timm, Research Assoc. Professor of Atmospheric and Environmental Science, SUNY Albany
Co-PIs: Thomas Giambelluca , Professor of Geography, UH Mānoa; Henry Diaz Meteorlogist, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder
Funded: FY2012
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