Earth Institute Research Projects

NYC Panel on Climate Change to Perform Regional Projections

Lead PI: Stuart Gaffin

Unit Affiliation: Center for Climate Systems Research (CCSR)

January 2018 - September 2018
North America ; New York City, NY ; New York
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: DEP is seeking expert scientific guidance to help undersand the challenges of climate change, namely to better understand the frequency and magnitude of extreme events, the impact they may have on DEP systems and interconnections with other infrastructure, and how these impacts and associated resiliency systems can be measured and monitored. DEP is seeking NPCC to perform the following tasks: 1) Advance regional climate change projections related to extreme events. 2) Assess the impacts of extreme events on critical infrastructure systems and interdependencies. 3) Develop and test indicators and monitoring systems. Columbia University will convene and supervise the teams that carry out these tasks, including management and guiding project activities. Columbia will also carry out research and coordinate research acticvities among members of the NPCC.

OUTCOMES: Third Report of the New York City Panel on Climate Change, including chapters on overall climate science impacts to the City of New York and surrounding metropolitan region, critical infrastructure systems, and indicators and monitoring.