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New IPCC Report - Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability
The report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Working Group II assesses risks and opportunities for societies, economies, and ecosystems around the world. More >
Web Tool Measures Farm Water Footprint
The new tool from AgroClimate measures how much water is used to produce a crop. The "water footprint" is described in units of water volume used relative to mass of produce (gallons/lb or liters/kg). More >
Spring Climate Outlook for the Southeast USA
Variable rainfall and temperature patterns are likely this spring, according to State Climatologist David Zierden with the Florida Climate Center. More >

Student Team Wins Excellence in Small Town and Rural Planning Award
The University Florida team won for their "Yankeetown-Inglis Adaptive Design" project, which is part of a larger sea level rise study funded by Florida Sea Grant. More >
FCI at UCF Co-Director Reed Noss Named Pegasus Professor
This prestigious award from the University of Central Florida honors Dr. Noss for his teaching, research, and service in the field of conservation ecology. More >
Apr 28 Distinguished Scholar Seminar w/ Carlos Duarte
Dr. Duarte will speak on "The role of coastal vegetation in climate change mitigation and adaptation" at 3pm in Gainesville. The seminar will be broadcast online. More >
Florida Events
Apr. 2, TallahasseeLecture with Oceanographer Sylvia Earle

Apr. 5, Tallahassee - Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Apr 28, Gainesville & Online - Seminar with Dr. Carlos Duarte: The Role of Coastal Vegetation in Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

May 7-9, Tallahassee - Southeast Climate Consortium Spring Program Review

May 12-13, Gainesville - Florida Energy Systems Consortium Workshop

May 14-16, Boca RatonTeaching about Risk and Resilience: Sea Level Rise, Flooding, and Earthquakes

Aug. 10-30, Oxford, UK - Oxford Adaptation Academy

Sep. 8-10, Asheville, NC - Water Education Summit

Sep. 24-26, New York, NY - Rising Seas Summit

FCI authors are in bold.


Horner, M. W. (2013). Exploring the linkages between transportation, urban form, and energyJournal of Transport Geography, 33, 207-209. 


Juang, H.-M.H.; Chen, S.-C.; Hong, S.; Kanamaru, H.; Reichler, T.; Enomoto, T.; Putrasahan, D.; Anderson, B.T.; Gershunov, S.; Li, H.; Yoshimura, K.; Buenning, N.; Boomer, D. (2013). Regional Spectral Model Workshop in Memory of John Roads and Masao KanamitsuBull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-13-00124.1.


Katz, S., & Walters, L. (2013). As the Seas Rise: How Coastal Plants and Animals Will Be Affected by Sea Level Rise (an activity book for children in grades 1-4). 


Kozar, M. E., Mann, M. E., Emanuel, K. A., & Evans, J. L. (2013). Long-term variations of North Atlantic tropical cyclone activity downscaled from a coupled model simulation of the last millenniumJ. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 118(24), 13,383-13,392. 


Song, X., Zhang, G. J., & Cai, M. (2014). Quantifying contributions of climate feedbacks to tropospheric warming in the NCAR CCSM3.0.Clim Dyn, 42(3-4), 901-917. 


Vose, R. S., Applequist, S., Bourassa, M. A., Pryor, S. C., Barthelmie, R. J., Blanton, B., et al. (2013). Monitoring and Understanding Changes in Extremes: Extratropical Storms, Winds, and WavesBull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-12-00162.1. 


Zheng, Y., Zhang, R., & Bourassa, M. A. (2014). Impact of East Asian Winter and Australian Summer Monsoons on the Enhanced Surface Westerlies over the Western Tropical Pacific Ocean Preceding the El Nino OnsetJ. Climate, 27(5), 1928-1944. 

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