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Climate Change 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...
Climate Change Impacts on Human Health Due to Changes in Ambient Ozone Concentrations (External Review Draft) (PUBLISHED REPORT)
This report uses results from a previous report titled <em>Assessment of the Impacts of Global Change on Regional U.S. Air Quality: A Synthesis of Climate Change Impacts on Ground-Level Ozone</em>, a number of high-resolution, spatially explicit population projections developed ...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments: Four Case Studies of Water Utility Practices (2011 Final) (PUBLISHED REPORT)
EPA has released the final report titled, <em>Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments: Four Case Studies of Water Utility Practices</em>. This report was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment's Global Climate Research Staff in the Office of Research and D...
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...
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...
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...
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...
ICLUS Tools and Datasets (Version 1.2) and User's Manual: Arcgis Tools and Datasets for Modeling US Housing Density (External Review Draft) (PUBLISHED REPORT)
This draft Geographic Information System (GIS) tool can be used to generate scenarios of housing-density changes and calculate impervious surface cover for the conterminous United States. A draft User’s Guide accompanies the tool. This product distributes the population project...
Applications of BASINS/HSPF to Data-Scarce Watersheds (PUBLISHED REPORT)
Better Assessment Science Integrating Point and Nonpoint Sources (BASINS 4.1) is a program developed by the US EPA for local, regional, and state agencies responsible for water resources management, particularly, the development of total maximum loads (TMDLs) as required under th...
Watershed Management Optimization Support Tool (WMOST) v2: User Manual and Case Studies (PUBLISHED REPORT)
The Watershed Management Optimization Support Tool (WMOST) is a decision support tool that evaluates the relative cost-effectiveness of management practices at the local or watershed scale. WMOST models the environmental effects and costs of management decisions in a watershed c...
Predictive Seagrass Habitat Model (PUBLISHED REPORT)
Restoration of ecosystem services provided by seagrass habitats in estuaries requires a firm understanding of the modes of action of multiple interacting stressors including nutrients, climate change, coastal land-use change, and habitat modification. We explored the application...
Watershed Management Optimization Support Tool (WMOST) v2: Theoretical Documentation (PUBLISHED REPORT)
The Watershed Management Optimization Support Tool (WMOST) is a decision support tool that evaluates the relative cost-effectiveness of management practices at the local or watershed scale. WMOST models the environmental effects and costs of management decisions in a watershed c...
Quantitative Models Describing Past and Current Nutrient Fluxes and Associated Ecosystem Level Responses in the Narragansett Bay Ecosystem (PUBLISHED REPORT)
Multiple drivers, including nutrient loading and climate change, affect the Narragansett Bay ecosystem in Rhode Island/Massachusetts, USA. Managers are interested in understanding the timing and magnitude of these effects, and ecosystem responses to restoration actions. To provid...
REGIONAL ASSESSMENT OF FISH HEALTH: A PROTOTYPE METHODOLOGY AND CASE STUDY FOR THE ALBEMARLE-PAMLICO RIVER BASIN, NORTH CAROLINA (PUBLISHED REPORT)
BASE (Basin-Scale Assessments for Sustainable Ecosystems) is a research program developed by the Ecosystems Research Division of the National Exposure Research Laboratory to explore and formulate approaches for assessing the sustainability of ecological resources within watershed...
VERIFICATION AND VALIDATION OF THE SPARC MODEL (PUBLISHED REPORT)
Mathematical models for predicting the transport and fate of pollutants in the environment require reactivity parameter values--that is, the physical and chemical constants that govern reactivity. Although empirical structure-activity relationships that allow estimation of some ...
COMPARISON OF HYDROLOGIC RESPONSES AT DIFFERENT WATERSHED SCALES (PUBLISHED REPORT)
Land surface hydrology controls runoff production and the associated transport of sediments, and a wide variety of anthropogenic organic chemicals, and nutrients from upland landscape areas and hillslopes to streams and other water bodies. Based on interactions between landscape ...