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Framework for Assessing Biogenic CO2 Emissions from Stationary Sources (PUBLISHED REPORT)
This revision of the 2011 report, Accounting Framework for Biogenic CO2 Emissions from Stationary Sources, evaluates biogenic CO2 emissions from stationary sources, including a detailed study of the scientific and technical issues associated with assessing biogenic carbon dioxide...
Advancing Understanding of Emissions from Oil and Natural Gas Production Operations to Support EPA’s Air Quality Modeling of Ozone Non-Attainment Areas; Final Summary Report (PUBLISHED REPORT)
Executive Summary Environmentally responsible development of oil and gas assets requires well-developed emissions inventories and measurement techniques to verify emissions and the effectiveness of control strategies. To accurately model the oil and gas sector impacts on air qual...
Evaluating the Air Quality, Climate and Economic Impacts of Biogas Management Technologies (PUBLISHED REPORT)
Anaerobic digestion is a natural biological process in which microorganisms break down organic materials in the absence of oxygen. When anaerobic microbes metabolize organic waste – i.e., the carbon-based remains of plants, animals and their waste products, e.g. animal manure, se...
Updates to the Demographic and Spatial Allocation Models to Produce Integrated Climate and Land Use Scenarios (ICLUS) (Version 2) (External Review Draft) (PUBLISHED REPORT)
EPA announced the availability of the draft report, <em>Updates to the Demographic and Spatial Allocation Models to Produce Integrated Climate and Land Use Scenarios (ICLUS)</em> for a 30-day public comment period. The ICLUS version 2 (v2) modeling tool furthered land change mod...
Updates to the Demographic and Spatial Allocation Models to Produce Integrated Climate and Land Use Scenarios (ICLUS) (Final Report, Version 2) (PUBLISHED REPORT)
EPA's announced the availability of the final report, <em>Updates to the Demographic and Spatial Allocation Models to Produce Integrated Climate and Land Use Scenarios (ICLUS)</em> (Version 2). This update furthered land change modeling by providing nationwide housing developmen...
Quantitative Assessment of Temperature Sensitivity of the South Fork Nooksack River under Future Climates using QUAL2Kw (PUBLISHED REPORT)
The Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) program, established by the Clean Water Act, is used to establish limits on loading of pollutants from point and nonpoint sources necessary to achieve water quality standards. One important use of a temperature TMDL is to allocate thermal loads...
Evaluating Urban Resilience to Climate Change: A Multi-Sector Approach (Final Report) (PUBLISHED REPORT)
EPA is announcing the availability of this final report prepared by the Air, Climate, and Energy (ACE) Research Program, located within the Office of Research and Development, with support from Cadmus. One of the goals of the ACE research program is to provide scientific informat...
Moisture Control Guidance for Commercial and Public Buildings (EPA 402-F-13053) (PUBLISHED REPORT)
This document provides guidance to designers, construction mangers, and building operation/maintenance managers to improve IEQ and reduce risks of encountering IEQ problems due to insufficient moisture control. EPA will be producing a document entitled "Moisture Control Guida...
Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment (PUBLISHED REPORT)
Climate change threatens human health and well-being in the United States. To address this growing threat, the Interagency Group on Climate Change and Human Health (CCHHG), a working group of the U.S. Global Change Research Program’s (USGCRP), has developed this assessment as par...
Chapter 6. Impacts of Climate Change on Oregon's Coasts and Estuaries in "Oregon Climate Change Assessment Report" (PUBLISHED REPORT)
In 2007 the Oregon legislature created a new Oregon Climate Change Research Institute (OCCRI), which is based at Oregon State University (OSU). As part of its charter, OCCRI is mandated to produce a biennial report for the state legislature synthesizing climate change impacts a...
Sea Level Affecting Marshes Model (SLAMM)‐New Functionality for Predicting Changes in Distribution of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in Response to Sea Level Rise.Version 1.0 (PUBLISHED REPORT)
Submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) is an ecologically important habitat world-wide. In Pacific Northwest (PNW) estuaries, SAV in the lower intertidal and shallow subtidal habitats are dominated by the native seagrass, Zostera marina also referred to as submerged aquatic vegetati...
Development of a Digital Aquifer Permeability Map for the Pacific Southwest in Support of Hydrologic Landscape Classification: Methods (PUBLISHED REPORT)
Researchers at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency&rsquo;s Western Ecology Division have been developing hydrologic landscape maps for selected U.S. states in an effort to create a method to identify the intrinsic watershed attributes of landscapes in regions with little dat...
Climate Change Indicators in the United States, 2016 (PUBLISHED REPORT)
EPA partners with over 40 data contributors from various government agencies, academic institutions, and other organizations to compile and communicate key indicators related to the causes and effects of climate change, the significance of these changes, and their possible conseq...
Life-Cycle Assessment of Cookstove Fuels in India and China (PUBLISHED REPORT)
A life cycle assessment (LCA) was conducted to compare the environmental footprint of current and possible fuels used for cooking within China and India. Current fuel mix profiles are compared to scenarios of projected differences in and/or cleaner cooking fuels. Results are repo...
UNIVERSAL INDUSTRIAL SECTORS INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS MODEL FOR PULP AND PAPER MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY – UISIS-PNP (PUBLISHED REPORT)
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed a model for the pulp and paper sector that provides an integrated approach for investigating, developing, and evaluating strategies for reducing the emissions of interest. The Universal Industrial Sectors Integrated Sol...
National Water Infrastructure Adaptation Assessment, Part I: Climate Change Adaptation Readiness Analysis (PUBLISHED REPORT)
The report “National Water Infrastructure Adaptation Assessment” is comprised of four parts (Part I to IV), each in an independent volume. The Part I report presented herein describes a preliminary regulatory and technical analysis of water infrastructure and regulations in the ...
Environmental Technology Verification Program Advanced Monitoring Systems Center Quality Assurance Project Plan for Verification of Black Carbon Monitors (PUBLISHED REPORT)
Black carbon is a term that is commonly used to describe strongly light absorbing carbon (LAC), which is thought to play a significant role in global climate change through direct absorption of light, interaction with clouds, and by reducing the reflectivity of snow and ice. BC ...
User's Guide and Metadata to Coastal Biodiversity Risk Analysis Tool (CBRAT): Framework for the Systemization of Life History and Biogeographic Information (PUBLISHED REPORT)
ABSTRACTUser&rsquo;s Guide &amp; Metadata to Coastal Biodiversity Risk Analysis Tool (CBRAT): Framework for the Systemization of Life History and Biogeographic Information(EPA/601/B-15/001, 2015, 123 pages)Henry Lee II, U.S. EPA, Western Ecology DivisionKatharine Marko, U.S. EPA,...
Creation of a Digital Aquifer Permeability Map for the Pacific Northwest (PUBLISHED REPORT)
Hydrologic classification systems can provide a basis for broadscale assessments of the hydrologic functions of landscapes and watersheds and their responses to stressors such as climate change. One of the greatest challenges to this effort is obtaining consistent aquifer permea...
Arctic Climate Change: A Tale of Two Cod Species (PUBLISHED REPORT)
Arctic cod play an important role in the Arctic trophic hierarchy as the consumer of primary productivity and a food source for many marine fish and mammals. Shifts in their distribution and abundance could have cascading affects in the marine environment. This paper investigates...
EPA UNMIX 6.0 USER GUIDE (PUBLISHED REPORT)
The underlying philosophy of Unmix is to let the data speak for itself. Unmix seeks to solve the general mixture problem where the data are assumed to be a linear combination of an unknown number of sources of unknown composition, which contribute an unknown amount to each sample...
The Impact of Traditional and Alternative Energy Production on Water Resources: Assessment and Adaptation Studies (PUBLISHED REPORT)
Water, fuel and energy issues are intricately related and cannot be addressed in isolation. With increasing population, increasing energy demand, continued migration towards and population growth within water stressed regions of the U.S., and with the continuing impacts of climat...
Climate Change in the United States: Benefits of Global Action (PUBLISHED REPORT)
The report summarizes and communicates the results of EPA’s Climate Change Impacts and Risk Analysis (CIRA) project. The goal of this project is to examine and communicate the benefits of avoiding or reducing climate change in the U.S. The CIRA Report summarizes peer reviewed ana...
Pettaquamscutt Cove Salt Marsh: Environmental Conditions and Historical Ecological Change (PUBLISHED REPORT)
Using historic air photos and U.S. Coast Survey maps, historic vegetation changes were identified. Using surveys of vegetation and elevation, we measure elevation of Narrow River salt marshes, and compare it with other salt marshes in Rhode Island and neighboring states. Water ...
EPA Region 10 Climate Change and TMDL Pilot - Project Research Plan (PUBLISHED REPORT)
Global climate change affects the fundamental drivers of the hydrological cycle. Evidence is growing that climate change will have significant ramifications for the nation&rsquo;s freshwater ecosystems, as deviations in atmospheric temperature and precipitation patterns are more ...