PI-CASC supports research that generates actionable climate science within several key focus areas defined by regional stakeholder needs.

A rocky stream bed sits between overgrown banks with high green hills in the background

Modeling the response of Hawaiʻi streams to future rainfall conditions

PI: Maoya Bassiouni, Hydrologist, USGS Pacific Islands Water Science Center
Funded: FY2014
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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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A complex of atmospheric instruments sit together on a boom placed in the midst of a shrubby landscape.

Monitoring and analysis of climate variability and change in Hawaiʻi

PI: Thomas Giambelluca, Professor of Geography, UH Mānoa
Co-PI: Ryan Longman, Department of Geography, UH Mānoa
Funded: FY2012
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Two students in hardhats smile at the camera while seated on the floor of a cave, with water sampling gear around them.

Reconstruction of West Pacific climate history

PI: John Jenson, Professor of Environmental Geology, WERI, Univ. of Guam
Co-PI: Mark Lander, Asst. Professor of Tropical Meteorology, WERI, Univ. of Guam
Funded: FY2012
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