Cal-Adapt logo
Visit our new website at beta.cal-adapt.org
Banner Image (a California landscape)
Search
Advanced
Title
Principal Investigator
Lead/Collaborating Agency
Notes

Count for all projects in 2009

Impact and Adaptation Studies 160
Regional Climate Analysis and Modeling 88
GHG Emissions Reduction 83
GHG Inventory Methods 61
others 89
481

This site represents only a subset of projects. Please see agency publications for official budget figures.

The State of California has been supporting regional climate change research for more than a decade. These studies have complemented research at the national level and have been designed to inform climate policy deliberations and actions in California. This Research Catalog provides basic information about past and ongoing climate change related studies that state agencies have conducted or commissioned since the early 2000s. The purpose of this catalog is to document California’s research efforts and to facilitate the exchange of information.

To find out more about these projects, please click here to obtain contact information for representatives from different state agencies.

Search results for 2009 Research Projects


  1. Climate Change - Characterization of Black Carbon and Organic Carbon Air Pollution Emissions and Evaluation of Measurement Methods
    Lead Agency: ARB
    Principal Investigator(s): Judy Chow (Desert Research Institute (DRI))
    Year finished: 2009, Budget: $449,997
    Published/Product: http://www.arb.ca.gov/research/single-project.php?row_id=64592
    Notes
    This research compares results from laboratory tests and an ambient air field study of particulate carbon sampling using optical and filter-based sampling techniques.


  2. Climate Change, Growth, and California Wildfire
    Lead Agency: CEC in collaboration with CAT, CALFIRE
    Principal Investigator(s): A.L. Westerling, B. P. Bryant, H.K. Preisler, H G. Hidalgo, T. Das Year finished: 2009, Budget: $145,455
    Published/Product: http://energy.ca.gov/publications/displayOneReport.php?pubNum=CEC-500-2009-046-F
    Notes
    The spatial patterns associated with increased fire occurrence vary according to the speed with which the distribution of vegetation types shifts on the landscape in response to climate and disturbance, with greater increases in fire area burned tending to occur in coastal southern California, the Monterey Bay area and northern California Coast ranges in scenarios where vegetation types shift more rapidly.


  3. Climate Change Impacts on the Operation of Two High-Elevation Hydropower Systems in California
    Lead Agency: CEC
    Principal Investigator(s): Sebastian Vicuna (UC Berkeley)
    Year finished: 2009, Budget: $25,263
    Published/Product: http://energy.ca.gov/publications/displayOneReport.php?pubNum=CEC-500-2009-019-D
    Notes
    The work presented in this paper shows an estimate of the impacts of climate change on two high-elevation hydropower systems in California: the Upper America River Project, operated by Sacramento Municipal Utility District in Northern California, and the Big Creek system, operated by Southern California Edison in Southern California.


  4. Climate Change Impacts on Water Supply and Agricultural Water Management in California's Western San Joaquin Valley, and Potential Adaptation Strategies
    Lead Agency: CEC in collaboration with CAT,DWR
    Principal Investigator(s): Brian Joyce, Vishal Mehta, David Purkey, Larry Dale, Michael Hanemann Year finished: 2009, Budget: $145,455
    Published/Product: http://energy.ca.gov/publications/displayOneReport.php?pubNum=CEC-500-2009-051-F
    Notes
    This study applied the Water Evaluation and Planning (WEAP) system developed for the Sacramento River basin and Delta export region of the San Joaquin Valley to evaluate the hydrologic implications of 12 climate change scenarios as well as the water management ramifications of the hydrologic changes.


  5. Climate Change Scenarios and Sea Level Rise Estimates for California - 2008 Climate Change Scenarios Assessment
    Lead Agency: CEC in collaboration with CAT
    Principal Investigator(s): Dan Cayan Et Al. (Scripps/UC San Diego and several UC campuses)
    Year finished: 2009, Budget: $100,000
    Published/Product: http://energy.ca.gov/publications/displayOneReport.php?pubNum=CEC-500-2009-014-F
    Notes
    Core research activities at Scripps to continue studying how climate is changing and support for the preparation of the biennial science report to the Governor and Legislature on climate impacts and adaptation options due late in 2008


  6. Climate Extremes in California Agriculture
    Lead Agency: CEC in collaboration with CAT, CDFA
    Principal Investigator(s): David B. Lobell, Angela Torney, Christopher B. Field Year finished: 2009, Budget: $145,455
    Published/Product: http://energy.ca.gov/publications/displayOneReport.php?pubNum=CEC-500-2009-040-F
    Notes
    This study considered the relative historical importance of extreme events, as measured by insurance and disaster payments.


  7. Compost Safety Research
    Lead Agency: Cal Recycle in collaboration with California Department of Food and Agriculture; Western Institute of Food Safety and Security; University of California Cooperative Extension
    Principal Investigator(s): Michael Payne, Dvm, Phd (Regents of the University of California (UC Davis))
    Year finished: 2009, Budget: $50,000
    Notes
    For many years, rendering has served as an effective and dependable method for animal mortality disposal. For various reasons, rendering capacity in the State has significantly declined. To address the issue, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) and CalRecycle recognize the need to evaluate alternative disposal options. One of those options is composting. Both CDFA and CalRecycle have taken the appropriate steps within their authorities to provide for the opportunity for pilot research projects to assess the safety of composting.


  8. Current and Future Impacts of Extreme Events in California
    Lead Agency: CEC in collaboration with CAT
    Principal Investigator(s): Michael Mastrandrea, Claudia Tebaldi, Carolyn P. Snyder, Stephen H. Schneider (Stanford)
    Year finished: 2009, Budget: $145,455
    Published/Product: http://energy.ca.gov/publications/displayOneReport.php?pubNum=CEC-500-2009-026-F
    Notes
    This study synthesized existing research to characterize current understanding of the direct impacts of extreme events across sectors, as well as the interactions between sectors as they are affected by extreme events.


  9. Developing and Applying Process-Based Model for Estimating Greenhouse Gas and Air Emissions From California Dairies
    Lead Agency: CEC in collaboration with CDFA, ARB
    Principal Investigator(s): Changsheng Li, Frank Mitoehner, Charles Krauter, Dennis Fitz (U. of New Hampshire, Applied Geosolutions, UC Davis, Fresno State, UC Riverside)
    Year finished: 2009, Budget: $492,587
    Published/Product: http://energy.ca.gov/publications/displayOneReport.php?pubNum=CEC-500-2008-093
    Notes
    Presents a new and improved model to estimate GHG emissions from dairy farms and investigates control options


  10. Development of an Implementation Plan for Atmospheric Carbon Monitoring in California
    Lead Agency: CEC in collaboration with ARB
    Principal Investigator(s): Marc Fischer (LBNL)
    Year finished: 2009, Budget: $75,000
    Published/Product: http://energy.ca.gov/publications/displayOneReport.php?pubNum=CEC-500-2005-123
    Notes
    Measured atmospheric concentrations of GHG to estimate the validity of the current GHG inventory and to track emission changes


Resources

Climate Tools

Data Access

Community

Contributors

Copyright © 2017 California Energy Commission, All Rights Reserved
State of California, Edmund G. Brown Jr., Governor