RISC's goals are to: produce regional scale climate change information for use in impacts and adaptation studies, analyze the uncertainty inherent in regional scale climate change, and develop and/or participate in regional assessments of climate change.
It works closely with GSP, CGD, and the new NCAR Vulnerability, Impacts, and Adaptation elements in NCAR as well as external partners to attain its goals.
Currently its major activity is the North American Regional Climate Change Assessment Program (NARCCAP) which is producing multi-model ensembles of high resolution future climate simulations to explore uncertainties related to spatial scale of climate simulations and provide climate change scenarios over North America for use in climate analysis projects and climate change assessments.
Meetings hosted by RISC
Uncertainty in Climate Change Research: An Integrated Approach, July 21 - August 6, 2014
Adaptation Day, November 25, 2013
North America CORDEX Meeting, 21 June, 2013
UMass-USACE-NCAR SERDP Project Decision-Scaling: A Decision Framework for DoD Climate Risk Assessment and Adaptation Planning, June 11 - 12, 2013
Theme-of-the-Year Summer School on Uncertainty in Climate Change Research: An Integrated Approach, August 6 - 24, 2012
NARCCAP 4th Users' Meeting, April 10 - 11, 2012