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  • Authors: The Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium Publication Date: Jun 2022

    This issue of the PCIC Update contains the following stories: Providing Extreme Streamflow Values for the Fraser River and Joint CMOS/ESC/CGU Conference. The staff profile for this issue is on Dr. Pei-Ling Wang.

  • Authors: The Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium Publication Date: May 2022

    This issue of the PCIC Update covers the following stories: Downscaled CMIP6 Data Now Available; Release of the Design Value Explorer; IPCC Reports on Impacts, Adaptation, Vulnerability and Mitigation; and New Section and Sector Modules on ClimateData.ca. The Science Brief mentioned in this issue is on changes to Western Canadian glaciers. The talks discussed in this issue were delivered by Professor Ted Shepherd, Dr. Mohamed Ali Ben Alaya, Dr. Nathan Gillett and Markus Schnorbus, Dr. John Fyfe, Dr. Paul Kushner and Dr. Hans von Storch. The staff profile in this issue is on Stacey O'Sullivan.

  • Authors: The Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium Publication Date: Feb 2022

    PCIC is a regional climate service provider dedicated to ensuring the provision of quantitative, high qualityclimate information to stakeholders and the public in BC and more widely. PCIC considers itself to be a competent, innovative and reliable climate service provider that works at a very high level of technical proficiency. Motivated by our stakeholders’ needs, PCIC bases its services on results obtained from the global climate research community and its own applied, regional climate research. It also works to increase the capacity of others to use climate information and understand its limitations.

    This plan articulates PCIC’s ambition to serve as THE authoritative climate services provider in our region by setting out several service objectives for the organization that encompass a spectrum of activities ranging from direct data delivery to user-specific interpretation and training. These overarching service objectives are supported by several strategic objectives that are required to achieve our service objectives as well as a strategy for electronic services delivery. A key tool in achieving these objectives will be the careful use of climate change simulations produced for Phase 6 of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP6; Eyring et al., 2016), which uses updated models compared to those considered in IPCC (2014), and considers a wider range of emissions scenarios, called Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSPs).

  • Authors: The Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium Publication Date: Nov 2021

    This issue of the PCIC Update covers the following stories: Atmospheric River Brings Heavy Rains and Flooding to BC, PCIC Responds to Media Requests Regarding Recent Flooding, Comparing Climate Model Projections Across Canada, Modelling the Temperature of the Nechako, and Transportation Module on ClimateData.ca. The Pacific Climate Seminar Series Talks discussed in this issue are the past talk by Dr. Qiaohong Sun and the upcoming talk by Dr. Ted Shepherd. The staff profile in this issue is on James Hiebert.

  • Authors: The Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium Publication Date: Oct 2021

    This is the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium's 2020-2021 Corporate Report.

  • Authors: The Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium Publication Date: Oct 2021

    This issue of the PCIC Update containts the following stories: Assessing Changing Flood Risk, Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics, 2020-2021 Corporate Report Released, Supporting the Management of BC Salmon Habitats, Talks at the Pacific Climate Seminar Series. The staff profile is on Dr. Dhouha Ouali.

  • Authors: The Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium Publication Date: Aug 2021

    This issue of the PCIC Update containts the following stories: PCIC Responds to the Extreme Heat Wave, New IPCC Assessment Report Released, Evaluating the Latest Climate Model Results, Collaborating with Forest Ecolobists to Improve BC Climate Mapping, New PCIC Science Brief: Should the RCP 8.5 Emissions Scenario Represent "Business as Usual"? The staff profile is on Dr. Qiaohong Sun.

  • Authors: The Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium Publication Date: Mar 2021

    The March 2021 issue of the PCIC Update newsletter covers the following stories: 2020: A Year in Review, Two New Birds Join the DACCS Birdhouse, New Climate-Resilient Buildings and Core Infrastructure Report, Upcoming Talk in the Pacific Climate Seminar Series, Report on Wind and Power Outages Released, and Introducing ClimateWest. The staff profile is on PCIC Climate Data Analyst, Charlotte Ballantyne.

  • Authors: The Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium Publication Date: Jan 2021

    The January 2021 edition of the PCIC Update contains the following articles: Supporting Water Planning in BC, Developing Risk Assessment Tools for Salmon Habitat Management, and Engaging with the Agricultural Community. The staff profile is a joint one, highlighting the contributions of Jessie Booker and Cairo Sanders. It also contains PCIC staff news and publications.

  • Authors: The Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium Publication Date: Nov 2020

    This is PCIC's Corporate Report for 2019-2020.

  • Authors: The Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium Publication Date: Nov 2020

    This is the November 2020 issue of the PCIC Update. It includes the following stories: A Preview of Winter? A Record Wet and Cool Spring and Summer in BC; Studying how Changing Precipitation May Affect Landslides in BC; Supporting BC Salmon Management; PCIC Corporate Report Released and Vancouver Island Agriculture Planning Report Released. This issue's staff profile is on Dr. Md. Shahabul Alam. The issue concludes with the PCIC staff news and a list of recent publications by PCIC researchers.

  • Authors: The Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium Publication Date: Aug 2020

    The August 2020 edition of the PCIC Update covers the following stories: the release of the 2019 in BC, in Climatological Context report; the New Plan2Adapt tool; and the Survey on Future Climate Data and Information Needs in the Building Sector. The staff profile is on Dr. Charles Curry. The Update covers a number of webinars, with BC ACARN, FPInnovations and those talks given by PCIC researchers at the 54th Annual CMOS Congress. The Update also included PCIC staff news and recent publications.

  • Authors: The Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium Publication Date: May 2020

    The May 2020 edition of the PCIC Update opens with a special update on COVID-19. This issue contains the following Project and Research Updates: Modelling Climate Impacts on the Nechako River, Okanagan Climate Projections Report Gets Media Attention and New Hydrologic Model Output Available on PCIC's Data Portal. The May 2020 Staff Profile is Dr. Kai Tsuruta. The Education and Outreach section contains the following stories: Presentation on Climate Tools for Resource Road Adaptation, New User Training Material Available, The Pacific Climate Seminar Series (on Dr. Robert Gifford's talk), Future Webinars and PCIC Corporate Report Released. The newsletter also discusses staff changes at PCIC and lists recent publications.

  • Authors: The Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium Publication Date: Feb 2020

    This is the February 2020 issue of the PCIC Update newsletter. This issue contains the following stories detailing project and research updates: PCIC Data Used in Overheating and Air Quality Guide, Northeast Region Assessment Report Released, The Impact of Dynamical Changes on Atmospheric Rivers Over Western North America, Climate Science Course for Working Professionals in BC, Climate Information for Decision Making Webinar, A PCIC Researcher’s Experience at the Northwest Climate Science Conference, BC Hydro Agreement Renewal, Future Weather Files and a new agreement with the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. The staff profile is on Rod Glover. The PCIC Science Brief is on The Human Influence on North American and Eurasian Precipitation. The staff news section contains a welcome to Md. Shahabul Alam.

  • Authors: The Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium Publication Date: Jan 2020

    This is the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium's 2018-2019 Corporate Report.

  • Authors: The Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium Publication Date: Oct 2019

    The October 2019 edition of the PCIC Update newsletter contains stories on: new adaptation reports for the Kootenay and Boundary, and Bulkley Nechako and Fraser-Fort George regions; work on PCIC's online tools; a co-produced report on the Cowichan Valley which was featured in the media; the new Gridded Hydrologic Model Output Data Portal page; the new video series on climate change and BC agriculture; ClimateData.ca going live and PCIC research to support salmon conservation. The newsletter also has a staff profile on Kari Tyler and covers the Pacific Climate Seminar Series, staff changes at PCIC and recent PCIC publications.

  • Authors: The Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium Publication Date: Jun 2019

    PCIC's June 2019 newsletter covers the following stories: the Climate Report for Vancouver Coastal Health, the Regional Assessment for Northeastern BC and PCIC's Co-Produced report on the Cowichan Valley featured in the media. The newsletter also contains a staff profile on Dr. Whitney Huang, covers Dr. William Hsieh's lecture for the Pacific Climate Seminar Series and includes a story on the most recent Science Brief, on temperature and precipitation indices for Canada, in addition to staff changes and PCIC's peer-reviewed publications.

  • Authors: The Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium Publication Date: Mar 2019

    This edition of the PCIC Update covers work on modelling Fraser River streamflow temperatures, recently published wildfire research, the release of the PCIC Climate Explorer tool (PCEX), a new collaboration between the Canadian Centre for Climate Services and PCIC, recent research in precipitation extremes, work on incorporating the findings of climate science into engineering design, a staff profile on Yaqiong Wang, the release of the 2017-2018 Corporate Report, as well as the latest Science Brief, staff changes, recent publications and the ongoing Pacific Climate Seminar Series.

  • Authors: The Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium Publication Date: Dec 2018

    This is the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium's 2017-2018 Corporate Report.

  • Authors: The Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium Publication Date: Oct 2018

    This newsletter discusses the IPCC's Special Report on a global warming of 1.5 °C, the summer of 2018 in BC, supporting agriculture in the Fraser Valley, PCIC's new Seasonal Maps Portal, Columbia Basin Trust workshops and Dr. Jana Sillmann's visit. The newsletter also has a staff spotlight on Matthew Benstead, covers talks delivered by Drs. Jana Sillmann and Whitney Huang, the most recent PCIC Science Brief on Paris Accord emissions and temperature limits, as well as PCIC publications and staff changes.

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