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Regional Data and Research

Climate Data and Research in California

The California Sub Hub does not perform or fund basic research; rather, we aggregate research done by partner institutions. In the long run, we aim to help organize climate-related information in California and also to identify gaps in research, policy, and communication. Below is a brief list of some existing resources that explore specific topics related to land use and climate in California. 


Climate Data Initiative.  A new national project that aggregates datasets relevant to climate change impacts and adaptation planning. In this pilot phase, datasets are available on food resilience and coastal flooding. Search can be geographically narrowed to California. 


2012 Census Volume 1, Chapter 1: State Level Data: CaliforniaA series of detailed data sheets on agricultural in California, from the most recent USDA Census of Agriculture.


2013 State Agriculture Overview: CaliforniaA one-page statistical fact sheet on California agriculture, with current data on California’s most important crops and livestock.


Recent research on climate change: an annotated bibilography with an emphasis on California (2013). Includes research on “changes in climate; the causes or drivers of climate change; and impacts of climate change on the environment, ecosystems and humans.


California Climate Change Research Database (ongoing). A catalogue of climate change research projects and programs taking place in California, particularly projects or programs receiving federal funding.


Climate Change Consortium for Specialty Crops - Impacts and Strategies for Resilience (October 2013). Discusses how producers of specialty crops can adopt to climate change, specifically in the areas of temperature, water resources, pests, and pollination. (PDF, 74 pages.)


California Water Action Plan (January 2014). A state government report outlining California’s five-year goals for increasing water supply reliability, restoring degraded ecosystems, and improving water infrastructure. (PDF, 19 pages.)