Climate Change in the Pacific Northwest
This website from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service provides a synthesis of climate science in the Pacific Region, including separate pages for the Pacific Northwest and for the Pacific Islands.
For the Pacific Northwest, topics covered include: "Typical Climate in the Pacific Northwest", "Climate Change: Temperature and Precipitation," hydrology, forests, wildfire, sea level rise, ocean acidification, coastal and marine environments, and salmon.
For both regions, the effects on species and the challenges these present are summarized. Agency actions and additional resources are also available from this site.
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
- U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
- Climate Impacts Group (CIG)
- U.S. Forest Service (USFS)
- Air temperature
- Invasive species and pests
- Ocean acidification
- Permafrost melt
- Precipitation changes
- Sea-level rise
- Water quality
- Water supply
- Water temperatures