User-relevant Climate Data for Climate Impact Assessment: The Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts Downscaled Climate Data

Thursday, 18 December 2014
Daniel Vimont, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI, United States and David Lorenz, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, United States
The Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts (WICCI) is Wisconsin’s approach to climate adaptation. WICCI’s mission is to generate and share information that cam limit vulnerability to climate change in Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest. WICCI is modeled as a conversation between stakeholders and scientists, which provides an efficient means of both generating knowledge about specific impacts of climate change, and enabling action toward adaptation. This talk will describe how WICCI has used this framework to develop user-relevant downscaled climate data for the Eastern United States and Canada that are being used in a variety of ways for climate impact assessment.