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.

UW graduate student Danny Hogan squints into a small handheld microscope placed over a small blue board with snow on it held in his hand.

This pioneering study tells us how snow disappears into thin air

New results from the Sublimation of Snow (SOS) Project reveal, for the first time, how much snow is getting lost, and when, exactly, it's disappearing.
Alex Hager, KUNC
May 10, 2024

New research in the Colorado River headwaters offers clues to mystery of where mountain snow goes

Loss of spring snowpack complicates future water supply estimates reveals Sublimation of Snow Project, an AGCI research collaboration captured in new video.
By Elise C. Osenga
AGCI Insight
May 9, 2024

Before the next storm: Building health care resilience

Thousands of hospitals are at risk of shutting down due to an extreme weather event. Experts say it’s time to adapt.

By Kaitlin Sullivan

Research Review
April 29, 2024
Closeup of man's hand charging electric vehicle

Reducing the risk of investing in electric vehicles for low-income consumers

While subsidies are a good way to encourage low-income households to enter the EV market, policy makers must also consider the full lifecycle costs of vehicle ownership and the risk that the most vulnerable households could lose access to their vehicle if costly maintenance and repairs are required.
By Rebecca Rasch
Research Review
March 27, 2024
Minneapolis skyline engulfed in smoke from Canadian wildfires, 2015

As threats to air quality rise, communities deploy low-cost air monitoring networks

Across the U.S., community air monitoring networks are growing in popularity as climate change increases the frequency and intensity of wildfires -- and dangerous smoke. These networks provide hyper-localized data that can fill gaps in federal and state monitoring efforts and alert communities to unhealthy air conditions.
Savannah D'Evelyn, University of Washington and Rachel Goldstein, Energy Innovation Policy and Technology LLC
March 19, 2024
Forest with section clearcut and planted for palm oil production, Thailand

Feeding a sustainable future: The road to net-zero emissions food systems

Globally, food systems account for up to a third of climate-warming emissions. Even if societies were to successfully eliminate all emissions from energy systems, it’s impossible to achieve climate goals without equally ambitious attention to food system emissions. 
By Liz Carver
AGCI Insight
March 8, 2024
Person's arms in field holding bowl of freshly harvested produce

Understanding global change challenges: Sustainable food systems

AGCI spoke with Dr. Michelle Tigchelaar, a climate scientist and the Impact Area Lead on Climate & Environmental Sustainability at WorldFish in Malaysia, about sustainable food systems as a global change challenge.
By Liz Carver
AGCI Insight
March 4, 2024
Hands holding large soil sample with many small roots visible

Small but mighty: The role of soil microbes in a changing climate

Relatively little is known about the soil microbiome, but recent research into this underground ecosystem teeming with microscopic life is opening new windows into how microbiomes may shape and be shaped by a changing climate.
By Asa DeHaan Elise Osenga
Research Review
February 26, 2024

Workshop builds, strengthens collaborations across SPLASH/SAIL/SOS community

Synopsis of a November 1–3, 2023, hybrid workshop on the state of research and data sets from the Study of Precipitation, the Lower Atmosphere and Surface for Hydrometeorology (SPLASH); the Surface Atmosphere Integrated Field Laboratory (SAIL) campaign; and the Sublimation of Snow (SOS) study.
Gijs de Boer, CIRES, University of Colorado Boulder and Physical Sciences Laboratory, NOAA
February 1, 2024
Man in bathrobe adjusting thermostat dial on wall

What difference can I make in the climate crisis?

Recent research sheds light on the common barriers we face when making choices that can reduce carbon emissions and the many ways one person really can make a difference.
By Emily Jack-Scott
Research Review
January 30, 2024