Resources

AGCI makes publicly accessible thousands of video presentations, research publications, and other resources from our workshops and projects. Use the search and filter options below to explore the resource library.

Then and now: Scientific investigations of Colorado River drought a quarter century apart

As the Colorado River Compact is renegotiated, scientists are critically examining historical research on the river’s flow to ensure water users across the western United States and Mexico have the information they need to prepare for a future where drought is the norm.
By Tanya Petach Emilio Mateo
Research Review
January 31, 2023

Snow sleuths: Researchers around the world join forces to investigate missing snow, improve water resources modeling

A single snowflake hadn’t yet fallen when a team of snow researchers descended on a small town in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains this past fall. But that was intentional — they were preparing for the coming winter’s mission to answer a longstanding research question: What happens to snow after it falls?
Brooke Fisher, University of Washington
News
December 20, 2022

Smoke-ready communities: Learning to live with wildfire smoke

In order to stay safe and healthy during wildfire smoke events, communities need to understand the health impacts of exposure, know the interventions they can take to mitigate risks, have access to accurate air quality data, and most importantly, have access to clean indoor air. Recent research underscores opportunities to improve smoke readiness across these dimensions.

Savannah M. D’Evelyn, University of Washington

Research Review
December 17, 2022

Newly launched Colorado River Science Wiki provides information hub for water resource management

The Wiki is a web-based platform with many goals, including helping to inform discussions about the next Interim Guidelines on the Colorado River. The site summarizes and shares the most recent Colorado River research, increases visibility of the activities of the research community, and makes accessible important datasets and tools.
Erin Thompson, SW CASC
News
December 6, 2022

Water quality impacts under the worsening wildfire regime

Wildfires are increasing in intensity, frequency, and size, decimating ecosystems and devastating communities. As worries about the impacts of wildfires grow, researchers are ramping up efforts to understand wildfires’ water quality repercussions. Studies conducted following the Marshall and Camp fires will help lay the groundwork for future water resiliency efforts and community preparedness.
By Tanya Petach
Research Review
November 28, 2022

After the deluge — cascading effects of extreme weather on human health

First come the flood and the mad rush of damages … and then come the more long-lasting adverse impacts continuing far beyond the initial headlines and hand-wringing. In this piece for Yale Climate Connections, Emily Jack-Scott (AGCI) and Sarah Spengeman (Energy Innovation Policy & Technology LLC®) explore the catastrophic consequences of climate events on human health and nutrition, and what can be done to lessen the threats and foster resilience.
By Emily Jack-Scott Sarah Spengeman
News
November 17, 2022

Unraveling the mystery of disappearing Colorado River water

In October, Sublimation of Snow project research partners installed a suite of field instruments to fill in data gaps on the poorly understood process of how snow behaves in windy mountain environments.
By Liz Carver
AGCI Insight
November 16, 2022

Technological learning and policy together can advance clean energy

In this Yale Climate Connections article, AGCI's James Arnott and Energy Innovation Policy & Technology LLC®'s Michelle Solomon explain how adoption of new climate technologies involves "learning curves," which policymakers must account for to accurately estimate the declining future cost of clean energy.
By James C. Arnott Michelle Solomon
News
November 4, 2022