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Puget Sound Partnership Climate Literature Review: A tailored review of climate change science to inform recovery

Citation

Mauger, G.S. and J.M. Vogel. 2020. PSP Climate Literature Review: A tailored review of climate change science to inform recovery. Report prepared for the Puget Sound Partnership. Climate Impacts Group, University of Washington.


Abstract

The Puget Sound Partnership recognizes that climate change stands to have significant impacts on Puget Sound, by affecting temperature, precipitation patterns, sea level and ocean chemistry. Therefore, the Partnership commissioned this literature review to provide a succinct, accessible entry point for readers that are interested in reviewing the state-of-the-science on climate change impacts relevant to the Puget Sound Vital Signs.

This literature review was developed as an entry point for learning more about climate change impacts on Puget Sound Vital Signs. It is not intended to stand on its own, but to work in tandem with the associated Climate Change Guidance Document and the Partnership’s Implementation Strategy (IS) Climate Change Protocol. In particular, the Climate Change Guidance Document provides information on climate adaptation, whereas this literature review is focused on climate change impacts. Together, these documents were designed to assist Strategic Initiative Leads (SIL), IS teams, Lead Entities (LE), and Local Integrating Organizations (LIO) in planning for climate change, with a particular focus on Implementation Strategy development and revision.