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Health and Sea-level rise: Impacts on South Florida
A new report from the Florida Institute for Health Innovation, in conjunction with the South Florida Regional Council and FAU's Center for Environmental Studies, shows the South Florida zones most prone to environmental sea level rise impacts, describes associated public health risks, and identifies the communities that are socially, economically, and medically most susceptible to sea level rise health effects. More >
Florida Sea Grant Workshop Series Announced
The first of a series of workshops that Florida Sea Grant is planning around the state will take place Friday, September 23, 2016, at the offices of the Northeast Florida Regional Council in Jacksonville. The workshop, "Sea-Level Rise and Flooding: Planning and Law for Local Governments" will offer professional credits for participation that include CLE, CEC, CM, & CEU. More >
FCI to Publish Book on Florida's Climate
The Florida Climate Institute is please to announce that a team of FCI researchers from across the state are in the process of writing a book on Florida's climate, including climate variability, change, and potential impacts on various sectors. It is anticipated that the book will be published in 2017 or 2018. The intended audience includes academia, secondary school teachers, policy makers, and planners.

Study Shows Coastal Businesses Especially Vulnerable to Sea Level Rise Hazards
A new research paper authored by  Jie Song (UF) and collaborators shows that business vulnerability to flooding will be escalated substantially by sea level rise. To quantify the vulnerability of businesses to environmental hazards, the team established a conceptual framework of business vulnerability index incorporating business characteristics, infrastructure factors, and other indicators.  More >
Warming Pulses in Ancient Climate Record Link Volcanoes, Asteroid Impact, and Dinosaur-Killing Mass Extinction
Andrea Dutton (UF) and colleagues at the University of Michigan have completed a new reconstruction of Antarctic ocean temperatures around the time the dinosaurs disappeared 66 million years ago that supports the idea that one of the planet's biggest mass extinctions was due to the combined effects of volcanic eruptions and an asteroid impact. More >
Updating Archive of Surface Marine Observations
The Marine Data Center, led by Shawn Smith at FSU's Center for Ocean-Atmopsheric Prediction Studies, has contributed to NOAA's recent International Comprehensive Ocean-Atmosphere Data Set Release 3.0. ICOADS is the world's most extensive surface marine meteorological and oceanographic data collection and supports a variety of climate products. More >
Andrea Dutton Elected Fellow of Geological Society of America
Dr. Andrea Dutton (UF) has been elected a Fellow of the Geological Society of America. Nominator Benjamin Horton (Rutgers University) said of Dr. Dutton: "Andrea displays enthusiasm and energy, as well as an encyclopedic knowledge of geology. She quotes the primary geoscience literature at will both historic as well as modern. This plus her creativity to isolate the basic mechanisms of sea level change is a rare and unbeatable combination."  More >
Jayantha Obeysekera Receives Statistics in Hydrology Best Paper Award
The International Commission on Statistical Hydrology of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences is awarding the 2016 Statistics in Hydrology Best Paper Award to Jose D. Salas of Colorado State University and Jayantha Obeysekera of the South Florida Water Management District for their research paper titled, "Revisiting the Concepts of Return Period and Risk for Nonstationary Hydrologic Extreme Events."  More >
News from the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact
The Summer 2016 issue of Compact Currents, a quarterly newsletter from the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact, is now available here. The newsletter highlights the progress of the Compact and the counties and municipalities in Southeast Florida. A signup form for the newsletter is accessible by clicking in the top right corner of the Compact's website.
New Funding for Development of Drifter Technology 
NOAA has awarded $380,476 for a project titled, "Development of New Drifter Technology for Observing Currents at the Ocean Surface."  Steve Morey, Nico Wienders, Mark Bourassa, and Dmitry Dukhovskoy (all of FSU), as well as Rick Lumpkin (NOAA/AOML), will develop and test a new satellite tracked drifter design for measuring currents at the very surface of the ocean.  More >
USGS Funds Research on Effects of Climate Change on Gulf Sea Life
Lydia Stefanova (FSU) will be collaborating with biologists from the USGS Wetland and Aquatic Research Center on a project entitled "Developing Weather and Climate-Based Environmental Indices for a Common Framework to Model Survival, Reproductive and Movement Rates of Sea Turtles, Gulf Sturgeon and Manatees in the Northern Gulf of Mexico (GoM)."  More >
Rolling Stone: Can New York Be Saved in the Era of Global Warming?
A recent Rolling Stone magazine article on climate change and New York City references research conducted by Andrea Dutton (UF) on past rates of sea level rise and the possible implications for New York. 
Florida Events

Job Opportunities
FCI affiliates and/or authors from FCI member universities are in bold.
Albani, S., Mahowald, N. M., Murphy, L. N., Raiswell, R., Moore, J. K., Anderson, R. F., et al. (2016). Paleodust variability since the Last Glacial Maximum and implications for iron inputs to the ocean. Geophys. Res. Lett., 43(8), 3944-3954.

Bjorndal, K. A., Chaloupka, M., Saba, V. S., ... Lagueux, C. J., Campbell, C. L., ... Bolton, A. B. (2016). Somatic growth dynamics of West Atlantic hawksbill sea turtles: a spatio-temporal perspective. Ecosphere, 7(5), e01279.

Camp, E. F., Smith, D. J., Evenhuis, C., Enochs, I., Manzello, D., Woodcock, S., et al. (2016). Acclimatization to high-variance habitats does not enhance physiological tolerance of two key Caribbean corals to future temperature and pH. Proc. R. Soc. B, 283(1831), 20160442.

Cohen, J. M., Civitello, D. J., Brace, A. J., Feichtinger, E. M., Ortega, C. N., Richardson, J. C., Sauer, E. L., Liu, X., & Rohr, J. R. (2016). Spatial scale modulates the strength of ecological processes driving disease distributions. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 113(24), E3359-E3364.

Downing, J., Borrero, H., Liu, H., & Boucek, R. (2016). Differential impacts from an extreme cold spell on subtropical vs. tropical specialist bees in southern Florida. Ecosphere, 7(5), e01302.

Fraza, E., & Elsner, J. B. (2015). A climatological study of the effect of sea-surface temperature on North Atlantic hurricane intensification. Physical Geography, 36(5), 395-407.

Freeman, E., Woodruff, S. D., Worley, S. J., ... Smith, S. R. (2016). ICOADS Release 3.0: a major update to the historical marine climate record. Int. J. Climatol., .

Garces, K. P., Bloetscher, F., Mitsova, D., Chung-Bridges, K., & Hamilton, K. (2016). Health and Sea-level rise: Impacts on South Florida. West Palm Beach, FL: Florida Institute for Health Innovation.

Hamido, S. A., Wood, C. W., & Guertal, E. A. (2016). Carbon Dioxide Flux from Bermudagrass Turf as Affected by Nitrogen Rate. Agronomy Journal, 108(3), 1000.

Haridas, C. V., Meinke, L. J., Hibbard, B. E., Siegfried, B. D., & Tenhumberg, B. (2016). Effects of temporal variation in temperature and density dependence on insect population dynamics. Ecosphere, 7(5), e01287.

Havens, K., Paerl, H., Phlips, E., Zhu, M., Beaver, J., & Srifa, A. (2016). Extreme Weather Events and Climate Variability Provide a Lens to How Shallow Lakes May Respond to Climate Change. Water, 8(6), 229.

Havens, K. E., Fulton III, R. S., Beaver, J. R., Samples, E. E., & Colee, J. (2016). Effects of climate variability on cladoceran zooplankton and cyanobacteria in a shallow subtropical lake. J. Plankton Res., 38(3), 418-430.

Hawkins, C. V., Krause, R. M., Feiock, R. C., & Curley, C. (2016). Making meaningful commitments: Accounting for variation in cities investments of staff and fiscal resources to sustainability. Urban Studies, 53(9), 1902-1924.

Jacques, P. J., & Knox, C. C. (2016). Hurricanes and hegemony: A qualitative analysis of micro-level climate change denial discourses. Environmental Politics, 25(5), 831-852.

Kadko, D., Galfond, B., Landing, W. M., & Shelley, R. U. (2016). Determining the pathways, fate, and flux of atmospherically derived trace elements in the Arctic ocean/ice system. Marine Chemistry, 182, 38-50.

Krishnamurti, T. N., Kumar, V., Simon, A., Thomas, A., Bhardwaj, A., Das, S., et al. (2016). March of buoyancy elements during extreme rainfall over India. Climate Dynamics, .

Krishnamurti, T. N., Kumar, V., Simon, A., Bhardwaj, A., Ghosh, T., & Ross, R. (2016). A review of multimodel superensemble forecasting for weather, seasonal climate, and hurricanes. Rev. Geophys., 54(2), 336-377.

Matthews-Bird, F., Brooks, S. J., Holden, P. B., Montoya, E., & Gosling, W. D. (2016). Inferring late-Holocene climate in the Ecuadorian Andes using a chironomid-based temperature inference model. Clim. Past, 12(5), 1263-1280.

McCue, M. D., Boardman, L., Clusella-Trullas, S., Kleynhans, E., & Terblanche, J. S. (2016). The speed and metabolic cost of digesting a blood meal depends on temperature in a major disease vector. J Exp Biol, 219(12), 1893-1902.

Misra, V., & Mishra, A. (2016). The oceanic influence on the rainy season of Peninsular Florida. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 121(13), 7691-7709.

Molodtsova, T., Molodtsov, S., Kirilenko, A., Zhang, X., & VanLooy, J. (2016). Evaluating flood potential with GRACE in the United States. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 16(4), 1011-1018.

Oliver-Cabrera, T., & Wdowinski, S. (2016). InSAR-Based Mapping of Tidal Inundation Extent and Amplitude in Louisiana Coastal Wetlands. Remote Sensing, 8(5), 393.

Onat, N. C., Kucukvar, M., Tatari, O., & Egilmez, G. (2016). Integration of system dynamics approach toward deepening and broadening the life cycle sustainability assessment framework: a case for electric vehicles. Int J Life Cycle Assess, 21(7), 1009-1034.

Paerl, H. W., Gardner, W. S., Havens, K. E., Joyner, A. R., McCarthy, M. J., Newell, S. E., et al. (2016). Mitigating cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms in aquatic ecosystems impacted by climate change and anthropogenic nutrients. Harmful Algae, 54, 213-222.

Petersen, S. V., Dutton, A., & Lohmann, K. C. (2016). End-Cretaceous extinction in Antarctica linked to both Deccan volcanism and meteorite impact via climate change. Nat Comms, 7, 12079.

Pfister, C. A., Roy, K., Wootton, J. T., McCoy, S. J., Paine, R. T., Suchanek, T. H., et al. (2016). Historical baselines and the future of shell calcification for a foundation species in a changing ocean. Proc. R. Soc. B, 283(1832), 20160392.

Ramírez-Rodrigues, M. A., Alderman, P. D., Stefanova, L., Cossani, C. M., Flores, D., & Asseng, S. (2016). The value of seasonal forecasts for irrigated, supplementary irrigated, and rainfed wheat cropping systems in northwest Mexico. Agricultural Systems, 147, 76-86.

Rehage, J. S., Blanchard, J. R., Boucek, R. E., Lorenz, J. J., & Robinson, M. (2016). Knocking back invasions: variable resistance and resilience to multiple cold spells in native vs. nonnative fishes. Ecosphere, 7(6), e01268.

Ruane, A. C., Hudson, N. I., Asseng, S., Camarrano, D., ... Boote, K. J., et al. (2016). Multi-wheat-model ensemble responses to interannual climate variability. Environmental Modelling & Software, 81, 86-101.

Santos, R. O., Rehage, J. S., Boucek, R., & Osborne, J. (2016). Shift in recreational fishing catches as a function of an extreme cold event. Ecosphere, 7(6), e01335.

Sihi, D., Gerber, S., Inglett, P. W., & Inglett, K. S. (2016). Comparing models of microbial-substrate interactions and their response to warming. Biogeosciences, 13(6), 1733-1752.

Siqueira, L., & Kirtman, B. P. (2016). Atlantic near-term climate variability and the role of a resolved Gulf Stream. Geophys. Res. Lett., 43(8), 3964-3972.

Smith, S. R., Lopez, N., & Bourassa, M. A. (2016). SAMOS air-sea fluxes: 2005-2014. Geosci. Data J., 3(1), 9-19.

Song, J., Peng, Z., Zhao, L., & Hsu, C. - H. (2016). Developing a theoretical framework for integrated vulnerability of businesses to sea level rise. Natural Hazards, .

Stevens, B., Farrell, D., Hirsch, L., ... Prospero, J. (2016). The Barbados Cloud Observatory: Anchoring Investigations of Clouds and Circulation on the Edge of the ITCZ. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 97(5), 787-801.

Strazzo, S. E., Elsner, J. B., LaRow, T. E., Murakami, H., Wehner, M., & Zhao, M. (2016). The influence of model resolution on the simulated sensitivity of North Atlantic tropical cyclone maximum intensity to sea surface temperature. J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., .

Tao, W. - K., Takayabu, Y. N., Lang, S., ... Zhang, C., ... Krishnamurti, T., ... Hagos, S. et al. (2016). TRMM Latent Heating Retrieval: Applications and Comparisons with Field Campaigns and Large-Scale Analyses. Meteorological Monographs, 56, 2.1-2.34.

Tseng, Y. -heng, Lin, H., Chen, H. -ching, ... Bozec, A., .... Chassignet, E., et al. (2016). North and equatorial Pacific Ocean circulation in the CORE-II hindcast simulations. Ocean Modelling, 104, 143-170.

Valente, A., Sathyendranath, S., Brotas, V., ... Muller-Karger, F., ..., Voss, K., et al. (2016). A compilation of global bio-optical in situ data for ocean-colour satellite applications. Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 8(1), 235-252.

Wagner, F. H., Hérault, B., Bonal, D., ... Oberbauer, S. F., ... Ross, M., et al. (2016). Climate seasonality limits leaf carbon assimilation and wood productivity in tropical forests. Biogeosciences, 13(8), 2537-2562.

Wang, X., Liu, H., Gu, M. - B., Boucek, R., Wu, Z. - M., & Zhou, G. - Y. (2016). Greater impacts from an extreme cold spell on tropical than temperate butterflies in southern China. Ecosphere, 7(5), e01315.

Wang, X., Zhang, Y., Chen, T., & Giannakis, G. B. (2016). Dynamic Energy Management for Smart-Grid-Powered Coordinated Multipoint Systems. IEEE J. Select. Areas Commun., 34(5), 1348-1359.

Winsberg, E., & Goodwin, W. M. (2016). The adventures of climate science in the sweet land of idle arguments. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Phy, 54, 9-17.

Wright, W., & Comas, X. (2016). Estimating methane gas production in peat soils of the Florida Everglades using hydrogeophysical methods. J. Geophys. Res. Biogeosci., 121(4), 1190-1202.

Wu, C. - L., Shukla, S., & Shrestha, N. K. (2016). Evapotranspiration from drained wetlands with different hydrologic regimes: Drivers, modeling, and storage functions. Journal of Hydrology, 538, 416-428.

Yan, Y., Liu, Y., & Lu, J. (2016). Cloud vertical structure, precipitation, and cloud radiative effects over Tibetan Plateau and its neighboring regions. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 121(10), 5864-5877.

Zaitchik, B. F., Hayden, M. H., Villela, D. A. M., Lord, C. C., Kitron, U. D., Carvajal, J. J., et al. (2016). Climate Information for Arbovirus Risk Monitoring: Opportunities and Challenges. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 97(5), Es107-Es111.

Zaneveld, J. R., Burkepile, D. E., Shantz, A. A., Pritchard, C. E., ... Lemoine, N. P., ... Fuchs, C., et al. (2016). Overfishing and nutrient pollution interact with temperature to disrupt coral reefs down to microbial scales. Nat Comms, 7, 11833.

Zhang, K., Thapa, B., Ross, M., & Gann, D. (2016). Remote sensing of seasonal changes and disturbances in mangrove forest: a case study from South Florida. Ecosphere, 7(6), e01366.

Zheng, Y., Bourassa, M. A., Ali, M. M., & Krishnamurti, T. N. (2016). Distinctive features of rainfall over the Indian homogeneous rainfall regions between strong and weak Indian summer monsoons. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 121(10), 5631-5647.

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