Dynamically Downscaled Climate Projections

Project Summary

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.

Minnesota State Capitol
MN State Legislature (source: Wikimedia Commons)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This project will: 

  1. 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;
  2. Develop tools based on the climate model projections that Minnesotans can use in their own preparations;
  3. 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.

Project Team

Heidi Roop

Heidi Roop
Director

Stefan Liess

Stefan Liess
Climate Researcher
University of Minnesota

Suzi Clark

Suzi Clark
PostDoctoral Associate

Brenda Hoppe
Climate & Health Advisor
Minnesota Department of Health 

Tracy Twine

Tracy Twine
Assistant Professor
University of Minnesota