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Rosenzweig et al. 2014

Rosenzweig, C., R.M. Horton, D.A. Bader, M.E. Brown, R. DeYoung, O. Dominguez, M. Fellows, L. Friedl, W. Graham, C. Hall, S. Higuchi, L. Iraci, G. Jedlovec, J. Kaye, M. Loewenstein, T. Mace, C. Milesi, W. Patzert, P.W. Stackhouse, and K. Toufectis, 2014: Enhancing climate resilience at NASA centers: A collaboration between science and stewardship. Bull. Amer. Meteorol. Soc., 95, no. 9, 1351-1363, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-12-00169.1.

A partnership between Earth scientists and institutional stewards is helping NASA prepare for a changing climate and growing climate-related vulnerabilities. An important part of this partnership is an agency-wide Climate Adaptation Science Investigator (CASI) Workgroup. CASI has thus far initiated: 1) local workshops to introduce and improve planning for climate risks, 2) analysis of climate data and projections tailored to each Center, 3) climate impact and adaptation toolsets, and 4) Center-specific research and engagement.

Partnering scientists with managers aligns climate expertise with operations, leveraging research capabilities to improve decision-making and to tailor risk assessment at the local level. NASA has begun to institutionalize this ongoing process for climate risk management across the entire agency, and specific adaptation strategies are already being implemented.

A case study from Kennedy Space Center illustrates the CASI and workshop process, highlighting the need to protect launch infrastructure of strategic importance to the United States, as well as critical natural habitat. Unique research capabilities and a culture of risk management at NASA may offer a pathway for other organizations facing climate risks, promoting their resilience as part of community, regional, and national strategies.

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  author={Rosenzweig, C. and Horton, R. M. and Bader, D. A. and Brown, M. E. and DeYoung, R. and Dominguez, O. and Fellows, M. and Friedl, L. and Graham, W. and Hall, C. and Higuchi, S. and Iraci, L. and Jedlovec, G. and Kaye, J. and Loewenstein, M. and Mace, T. and Milesi, C. and Patzert, W. and Stackhouse, P. W. and Toufectis, K.},
  title={Enhancing climate resilience at NASA centers: A collaboration between science and stewardship},
  journal={Bull. Amer. Meteorol. Soc.},

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RIS Citation

ID  - ro09310j
AU  - Rosenzweig, C.
AU  - Horton, R. M.
AU  - Bader, D. A.
AU  - Brown, M. E.
AU  - DeYoung, R.
AU  - Dominguez, O.
AU  - Fellows, M.
AU  - Friedl, L.
AU  - Graham, W.
AU  - Hall, C.
AU  - Higuchi, S.
AU  - Iraci, L.
AU  - Jedlovec, G.
AU  - Kaye, J.
AU  - Loewenstein, M.
AU  - Mace, T.
AU  - Milesi, C.
AU  - Patzert, W.
AU  - Stackhouse, P. W.
AU  - Toufectis, K.
PY  - 2014
TI  - Enhancing climate resilience at NASA centers: A collaboration between science and stewardship
JA  - Bull. Amer. Meteorol. Soc.
VL  - 95
IS  - 9
SP  - 1351
EP  - 1363
DO  - 10.1175/BAMS-D-12-00169.1
ER  -

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