In 2021 the State Legislature of Minnesota supported a 2-year project to develop climate projection data and communication resources for Minnesota. This project is set to be one of MCAP's seminal climate research products.
This project will:
- Generate high-resolution future climate data (geographic scale = 3 kilometers, or 1.9 miles) through the end of the 21st Century. These models will project parameters such as precipitation and temperature that are crucial to Minnesotans as they increase their resilience to climate change;
- Develop tools based on the climate model projections that Minnesotans can use in their own preparations;
- Develop workshops and other training opportunities that will teach Minnesotans how to use the climate projection data and associated tools.
Year 1 will focus on the model simulations and generating climate data, while year 2 will focus on developing tools and resources to disseminate the data.