How might the climate change on Maui and Hawai‘i? Global climate change projections must be “downscaled” to provide enough detail to assist local resource management decisions. This island-specific climate model aids resource managers on the islands of Hawai‘i and Maui to understand imminent local climate changes at a fine scale. The outputs provide spatially explicit projections of temperature, rainfall, and wind patterns over the two islands at a scale that is ecologically relevant to management of natural and cultural resources.
Zhang, Wang, Hamilton, and Laur 2016 | Dynamical Downscaling of the Climate for the Hawaiian Islands. Part I: Present-day | Journal of Climate | DOI: 10.1175/JCLI-D-15-0432.1
Zhang, Wang, Hamilton, and Laur 2016 | Dynamical Downscaling of the Climate for the Hawaiian Islands. Part II: Projection for the Late 21 st Century | Journal of Climate | DOI: 10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0038.1