This project is part of theme 2 which is focused on predicting and simulating regional climate change.
Projections of future climate are based on global general circulation models (GCMs) and earth system models (ESMs), which simulate large-scale atmospheric circulation and weather. Obtaining meaningful projections of present and future climate in high-relief areas requires an additional modeling step known as downscaling to translate GCM and ESM projections to higher spatial resolutions. The objectives of this project are to develop high quality downscaling models for all Hawaiʻian Islands to quantify the impact of climate change on Hawaiʻi’s water resources and land use under different climate scenarios and provide weather projections and actionable science.
Meet the Team
Co-PI, Climate Science
East- West Center
Co-PI, Data Science Lead