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New IPCC Report - Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change
This report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Working Group III responds to the request of the world's governments for a comprehensive, objective, and policy neutral assessment of the current scientific knowledge on mitigating climate change. More >
Sea Level Rise Tools
A team led by Dr. Zhong-Ren Peng (UF) has developed a sea level rise viewer for Florida that shows estimated vulnerability under 1-, 2-, and 5-foot scenarios.

Also, Climate Central has released an enhanced version of its Surging Seas Risk Finder for Florida. Features include downloadable data, a property value layer, and more. 
USF Honors IPCC Chair
Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change became the first recipient of the University of South Florida's Patel College "Eminent Global Scholar in Sustainability Award" in recognition of his extraordinary accomplishments in advancing the science and understanding of climate change and international policy. More >

Long-Term Predictions for Miami Sea Level Rise Could Be Available Relatively Soon
Miami could know as early as 2020 how high sea levels will rise into the next century, according to a team of researchers including Florida International University scientist Rene Price. More >
UF Wins EPA Campus RainWorks Challenge
The University of Florida won 1st Place in the Master Plan Category for a design addressing a 67.6 acre subwatershed in the northeast corner of campus. More >
New Children's Book
In collaboration with the National Park Service and local educators, researchers from Dr. Linda Walter's biology lab at the University of Central Florida, has produced a book entitled We Will Remember Turtle Mound: Uncovering the Past and Saving the Future of Florida's First People. More >



Dr. Frederick Bloetscher Testifies on Impact of Sea Level Rise
On April 22, Dr. Frederick Bloetscher (FAU) testified to the Science and Space Sub-committee of the Commerce, Science and Transportation committee for the US Senate on the impacts of sea level rise. More >
FSU Hosts National Academy of Sciences Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate 
The meeting was part of the board's efforts to connect more directly with atmospheric sciences and climate researchers and users of our science outside the beltway. More >
Florida Events

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

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

FCI authors are in bold.


Edwards, T. L., Fettweis, X., Gagliardini, O., Gillet-Chaulet, F., Goelzer, H., Gregory, J. M., Hoffman, M., Hybrechts, P., Payne, A.J., Perego, M.; Price, S., Quiquet, A., and Ritz, C. (2014). Effect of uncertainty in surface mass balance-elevation feedback on projections of the future sea level contribution of the Greenland ice sheetThe Cryosphere, 8(1), 195-208. 


Edwards, T. L., Fettweis, X., Gagliardini, O., Gillet-Chaulet, F., Goelzer, H., Gregory, J. M., Hoffman, M., Hybrechts, P., Payne, A.J., Perego, M.; Price, S., Quiquet, A., and Ritz, C. (2014). Probabilistic parameterisation of the surface mass balance-elevation feedback in regional climate model simulations of the Greenland ice sheetThe Cryosphere, 8(1), 181-194. 


Elsner, J. B., Jagger, T. H., Widen, H. M., & Chavas, D. R. (2014). Daily tornado frequency distributions in the United StatesEnviron. Res. Lett., 9(2), 024018. 


Hodgkins, S. B., Tfaily, M. M., McCalley, C. K., Logan, T. A., Crill, P. M., Saleska, S. R., Rich, V. I., & Chanton, J. P. (2014). Changes in peat chemistry associated with permafrost thaw increase greenhouse gas productionProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111(16), 5819-5824.  


Matyas, C. J. (2014). Conditions associated with large rain-field areas for tropical cyclones landfalling over FloridaPhysical Geography,35(2), 93-106. 


Mondav, R., Woodcroft, B. J., Kim, E. - H., McCalley, C. K., Hodgkins, S. B., Crill, P. M., Chanton, J. P., et al. (2014). Discovery of a novel methanogen prevalent in thawing permafrostNat Comms, 5, 3212. 


Silva, J. A., & Matyas, C. J. (2014). Relating Rainfall Patterns to Agricultural Income: Implications for Rural Development in Mozambique.Wea. Climate Soc., 6(2), 218-237. 

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