Climate Change in the Pacific Region
Pacific Region
 

Climate Change Nature Resources and Coastal Management

Presentation Title:
Evaluating Future Hydrologic and Ecologic Changes in Coastal Watersheds

Desription of Presentation:
Regional climate change projections downscaled to ecologically relevant scales are translated to hydrologic variables for gaged and ungaged basins for the entire California coast. Distributions of water flow, snow accumulation and melt, soil conditions, and other environmental attributes under climate change scenarios are necessary for resource management and can provide the framework for local detailed process models.

Presenter Name & Contact Info:
Lorraine Flint USGS, CA Water Science Center, Sacramento Email:

Presenter's Biography:
Lorrie has degrees in Wildlife Biology, Forest Soils, and Soil Physics and is a research hydrologist, having worked with the USGS since 1986. She spent 11 years on the Yucca Mountain Project in southern Nevada, working on unsaturated zone hydrology, rock properties, and infiltration processes in arid environments. Since coming to the California Water Science Center in 1997 she has been involved in regional-scale recharge studies throughout the southwest, basin-scale rainfall-runoff and sediment transport modeling, and reach-scale floodplain sedimentation studies and hydrodynamic modeling. More recently she has been involved in investigating the influence of climate change on snow processes and water availability in the western U.S. with a focus on the Sierra Nevada.

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Last updated: February 4, 2009


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Title Evaluating Future Hydrologic and Ecologic Changes in Coastal Watersheds
Presentation_description Regional climate change projections downscaled to ecologically relevant scales are translated to hydrologic variables for gaged and ungaged basins for the entire California coast. Distributions of water flow, snow accumulation and melt, soil conditions, and other environmental attributes under climate change scenarios are necessary for resource management and can provide the framework for local detailed process models.
name Lorraine Flint
contact_info USGS, CA Water Science Center, Sacramento Email:
biography Lorrie has degrees in Wildlife Biology, Forest Soils, and Soil Physics and is a research hydrologist, having worked with the USGS since 1986. She spent 11 years on the Yucca Mountain Project in southern Nevada, working on unsaturated zone hydrology, rock properties, and infiltration processes in arid environments. Since coming to the California Water Science Center in 1997 she has been involved in regional-scale recharge studies throughout the southwest, basin-scale rainfall-runoff and sediment transport modeling, and reach-scale floodplain sedimentation studies and hydrodynamic modeling. More recently she has been involved in investigating the influence of climate change on snow processes and water availability in the western U.S. with a focus on the Sierra Nevada.
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Presentation sessionA/Flint-coastal basins.pdf