Projections of Future Climate Patterns for the Islands of Hawai’I and Maui
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