Future climate in Hawaiʻi: What global climate models, climate downscaling, and observations tell us

American Sāmoa | Wednesday, January 25 from 1:00-2:15 p.m.Hawaiʻi | Wednesday, January 25 from 2:00-3:15 p.m.Palau | Thursday, January 26 from 9:00-10:15 a.m.CNMI & Guam | Thursday, January 26 from 10:00-11:15 a.m.FSM | Thursday, January 26 from 10:00-11:15 a.m. (Weno) / 11:00 am-12:15 p.m. (Palikir)RMI | Thursday, January 26 from 12:00 – 1:15 p.m.

A Pacific RISCC Webinar via Zoom

Webinar overview:

Giambelluca stands near weather station amidst scrub with clouds below and behind
Pohaku Palaha Station is located on east Maui above the mean Trade Wind Inversion at 2460 m (~8070 ft) and is one of the three windward HaleNet stations that is still operational. The windward stations are all located in remote areas, making it difficult to access them without the aid of helicopter transportation. (Photo credit: Chris Shuler)

The next Pacific RISCC  Webinar, “Future Climate in Hawaiʻi: What Global Climate Models, Climate Downscaling, and Observations Tell Us”, will feature Dr. Thomas Giambelluca, Director of the Water Resources Research Center and Professor of Geography and Environment at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.

Speaker details:

Dr. Thomas Giambelluca is the Director of the Water Resources Research Center and Professor of Geography and Environment at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. He has published more than 150 peer-reviewed papers on topics related to the climate, hydrology, and ecohydrology of tropical environments. He has long maintained a network of field stations in Hawaiʻi and developed and maintains widely used online climate data and mapping platforms including the Rainfall Atlas of Hawai‘i. Currently, he is leading the establishment of the Hawaiʻi Mesonet, a statewide network of advanced weather and climate monitoring stations providing real-time and archival data. He is also helping to lead the development of the Hawaiʻi Climate Data Portal, an online resource providing historical and real-time climate data, gridded climate maps, and related information. Dr. Giambelluca’s research is focused on land-atmosphere interaction under changing land cover and changing global climate. In Hawai‘i, his work aims to improve understanding of Hawai‘i’s climate, how it has changed in the past and is likely to change in the future, and how the changes have and will affect hydrological processes and terrestrial ecosystems. He also studies the hydrology of tropical montane cloud forests and the effects of biological invasions particularly by alien tree species in Hawaiʻi’s forests, on water, soils, and carbon storage.

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