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Air Research Products in the Science Inventory

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Assessment of Surface Water Model Maintenance and Support Status (PUBLISHED REPORT)
The United States Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Water Modeling Workgroup (WMW) provides support for core surface water quality modeling tools used in Clean Water Act programs. The WMW identified a set of 18 separate surface water modeling applications that are currently...
The Influence of Green Infrastructure Practices on Groundwater Quality: The State of the Science (PUBLISHED REPORT)
Green infrastructure (GI) technologies applied to stormwater are developed to mimic natural infiltration and hydrologic processes. GI is a design strategy that enhances runoff storage volume, infiltrates runoff, and contributes to groundwater recharge. Urban development often lea...
Predicting patterns of vulnerability to climate change in near coastal species using an algorithm-based risk assessment framework (PUBLISHED REPORT)
Near-coastal (0-200 depth) ecosystems and species are under threat from increasing temperatures, ocean acidification, and sea level rise. However, species vary in their vulnerability to specific climatic changes and climate impacts will vary geographically. For management to resp...
An Assessment of Decision-Making Processes: The Feasibility of Incorporating Climate Change Information into Land Protection Planning (External Review Draft) (PUBLISHED REPORT)
This report was prepared by the Global Change Research Program (GCRP) in the National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) of the Office of Research and Development (ORD) at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This draft report is a review of decision-making pro...
Decision Support System for Aquifer Recharge (AR) and Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) Planning, Design, and Evaluation - Principles and Technical Basis (PUBLISHED REPORT)
Aquifer recharge (AR) is a technical method being utilized to enhance groundwater resources through man-made replenishment means, such as infiltration basins and injections wells. Aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) furthers the AR techniques by withdrawal of stored groundwater at...
Watershed Management Optimization Support Tool (WMOST) v3: Theoretical Documentation (PUBLISHED REPORT)
The Watershed Management Optimization Support Tool (WMOST) is a decision support tool that facilitates integrated water management at the local or small watershed scale. WMOST models the environmental effects and costs of management decisions in a watershed context, accounting fo...
EPA Region 10 Climate Change and TMDL Pilot – South Fork Nooksack River, Washington Final Report (PUBLISHED REPORT)
This final report provides an overarching summary of the pilot research project, including the methods used in and the findings of the quantitative and qualitative assessments. It is written to appeal to a wide audience of policy makers, managers, agency staff and the general pub...
Effects of Climate Change on Aquatic Invasive Species and Implications for Management and Research (Final Report) (PUBLISHED REPORT)
EPA announced the availability of the final report, <em>Effects of Climate Change on Aquatic Invasive Species and Implications for Management and Research </em>. This report reviews available literature on climate-change effects on aquatic invasive species (AIS) and examines sta...
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...
Climate Change and Interacting Stressors: Implications for Coral Reef Management in American Samoa (Final Report) (PUBLISHED REPORT)
EPA announced the release of the final document,<i> Climate Change and Interacting Stressors: Implications for Coral Reef Management in American Samoa</i>. This report provides a synthesis of information on the interactive effects of climate change and other stressors on the reef...
Climate and Land Use Change Effects on Ecological Resources in Three Watersheds: A Synthesis Report (Final Report) (PUBLISHED REPORT)
EPA announced the availability of the final report, <em>Climate and Land-Use Change Effects on Ecological Resources in Three Watersheds: A Synthesis Report</em>. This report provides a summary of climate change impacts to selected watersheds and recommendations for how to improv...
The Effects of Mountaintop Mines and Valley Fills on Aquatic Ecosystems of the Central Appalachian Coalfields (2011 Final) (PUBLISHED REPORT)
EPA announced the availability of the final report, <em>The Effects of Mountaintop Mines and Valley Fills on Aquatic Ecosystems of the Central Appalachian Coalfields</em>. This report assesses the state of the science on the environmental impacts of mountaintop mines and valley ...
Aquatic Ecosystems, Water Quality, and Global Change: Challenges of Conducting Multi-Stressor Vulnerability Assessments (Final Report) (PUBLISHED REPORT)
EPA announced the availability of the final report, <i>Aquatic Ecosystems and Global Change: The Challenges of conducting Multi-Stressor Global Change Vulnerability Assessments</i>. This report investigates the issues and challenges associated with identifying, calculating, and ...
An Assessment of Decision-Making Processes: Evaluation of Where Land Protection Planning Can Incorporate Climate Change Information (Final Report) (PUBLISHED REPORT)
EPA announced the availability of the final report, <em>An Assessment of Decision-Making Processes: Evaluation of Where Land Protection Planning Can Incorporate Climate Change Information</em>. This report is a review of decision-making processes of selected land protection prog...
Implications of Climate Change for State Bioassessment Programs and Approaches to Account for Effects (Final Report) (PUBLISHED REPORT)
EPA announced the availability of the final report, <em>Implications of Climate Change for State Bioassessment Programs and Approaches to Account for Effects</em>. This report uses biological data collected by four states in wadeable rivers and streams to examine the components ...
BASINs and WEPP Climate Assessment Tools (CAT): Case Study Guide to Potential Applications (Final Report) (PUBLISHED REPORT)
EPA announced the release of the final report, <em>BASINs and WEPP Climate Assessment Tools (CAT): Case Study Guide to Potential Applications</em>. This report supports application of two recently developed water modeling tools, the Better Assessment Science Integrating point & ...
Watershed Modeling to Assess the Sensitivity of Streamflow, Nutrient, and Sediment Loads to Potential Climate Change and Urban Development in 20 U.S. Watersheds (Final Report) (PUBLISHED REPORT)
In September 2013, EPA announced the release of the final report, <em>Watershed Modeling to Assess the Sensitivity of Streamflow, Nutrient, and Sediment Loads to Potential Climate Change and Urban Development in 20 U.S. Watersheds</em>.<br><br>Watershed modeling was conducted in ...
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...
Carbon Offset Forestry: Forecasting Ecosystem Effects (COFFEE) Project Implementation Plan (PUBLISHED REPORT)
COFFEE will evaluate the environmental impacts of implementing various COF practices by using the amount of total ecosystem C (TEC) sequestered in forests as the integrative response metric. These evaluations will be done for current-climate and future-climate scenarios and will...
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...
Best Practices for Continuous Monitoring of Temperature and Flow in Wadeable Streams (Final Report) (PUBLISHED REPORT)
This final report is a technical "best practices" document describing sensor deployment for and collection of continuous temperature and flow data at ungaged sites in wadeable streams. This document addresses questions related to equipment needs; configuration, placement, and ins...
Vulnerability Assessments in Support of the Climate Ready Estuaries Program: A Novel Approach Using Expert Judgement, Volume II: Results for the Massachusetts Bays Program (Final Report) (PUBLISHED REPORT)
As part of the Climate Ready Estuaries (CRE) program, the Global Change Research Program (GCRP) in the National Center for Environmental Assessment, Office of Research and Development at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has prepared a report exploring a new methodology fo...
Vulnerability Assessments in Support of the Climate Ready Estuaries Program: A Novel Approach Using Expert Judgment, Volume I: Results for the San Francisco Estuary Partnership (Final Report) (PUBLISHED REPORT)
As part of the Climate Ready Estuaries (CRE) program, the Global Change Research Program (GCRP) in the National Center for Environmental Assessment, Office of Research and Development at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has prepared this draft report exploring a new metho...