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Title: Climate Change and the Los Alamos National Laboratory. The Adaptation Challenge

Abstract

The Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) has been adapting to climate change related impacts that have been occurring on decadal time scales. The region where LANL is located has been subject to a cascade of climate related impacts: drought, devastating wildfires, and historic flooding events. Instead of buckling under the pressure, LANL and the surrounding communities have integrated climate change mitigation strategies into their daily operations and long-term plans by increasing coordination and communication between the Federal, State, and local agencies in the region, identifying and aggressively managing forested areas in need of near-term attention, addressing flood control and retention issues, and more.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
  2. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  3. U.S. Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1194301
Report Number(s):
PNNL-24097; LA-UR 14-27161
HU1002000
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
climate change; adaptation

Citation Formats

Fowler, Kimberly M., Hjeresen, Dennis, and Silverman, Josh. Climate Change and the Los Alamos National Laboratory. The Adaptation Challenge. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.2172/1194301.
Fowler, Kimberly M., Hjeresen, Dennis, & Silverman, Josh. Climate Change and the Los Alamos National Laboratory. The Adaptation Challenge. United States. doi:10.2172/1194301.
Fowler, Kimberly M., Hjeresen, Dennis, and Silverman, Josh. Sun . "Climate Change and the Los Alamos National Laboratory. The Adaptation Challenge". United States. doi:10.2172/1194301. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1194301.
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abstractNote = {The Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) has been adapting to climate change related impacts that have been occurring on decadal time scales. The region where LANL is located has been subject to a cascade of climate related impacts: drought, devastating wildfires, and historic flooding events. Instead of buckling under the pressure, LANL and the surrounding communities have integrated climate change mitigation strategies into their daily operations and long-term plans by increasing coordination and communication between the Federal, State, and local agencies in the region, identifying and aggressively managing forested areas in need of near-term attention, addressing flood control and retention issues, and more.},
doi = {10.2172/1194301},
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place = {United States},
year = {Sun Feb 01 00:00:00 EST 2015},
month = {Sun Feb 01 00:00:00 EST 2015}
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