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Pacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment (PIRCA), Pacific Islands Climate Science Center (PICSC) and Pacific RISA, 2016. Expert Consensus on Downscaled Climate Projections for the Main Hawaiian Islands. PIRCA Information Sheet, Honolulu, HI.
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Wallsgrove, RW, Grecni, Zena. 2016. Water Resources in American Samoa: Law and Policy Opportunities for Climate Change Adaptation. East West Center, Honolulu, HI.
Climate Trends and Projections for Guam. East West Center information sheet
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Keener, VW, Gingerich, SB, Finucane, ML. April, 2015. Climate Trends and Projections for Guam. East West Center information sheet, Honolulu, HI.
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Melissa L. Finucane & Victoria W. Keener (2015): Understanding the climate sensitive decisions and information needs of island communities, Journal of the Indian Ocean Region, DOI: 10.1080/19480881.2015.1021181
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Understanding the Climate-Sensitive Decisions and Information Needs of Freshwater Resource Managers in Hawaii. Melissa L. Finucane, Rachel Miller, Kati Corlew and Victoria Keener, East West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii Maxine Burkett, Zena Grecni; 2013 University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii .
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Disaster and Climate Change Preparedness in Maui: A Handbook for Communities. Kati Corlew, PhD, 2015  Honolulu: East-West Center.

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Disaster and Climate Change Preparedness in American Samoa: A handbook for Communities. Kati Corlew, PhD, 2015  Honolulu: East-West Center.
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Kunkel, K.E., Stevens, L.E., Stevens, S.E., Sun, L. 2013. Regional Climate Trends and Scenarios for the U.S. National Climate Assessment. Washington (DC): National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service; NOAA Technical Report NESDIS 142-1.
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Climate Change and Pacific Islands: Indicators and Impacts (Full Report) Keener, V.W., Marra, J.J., Finucane M.L., Spooner, D., & Smith, M.H. (Eds.). (2012). Climate Change and Pacific Islands: Indicators and Impacts. Report for the 2012 Pacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment (PIRCA). Washington, D.C.: Island Press.
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Climate Change and Pacific Islands: Indicators and Impacts (Executive Summary) Keener, V.W., Marra, J.J., Finucane M.L., Spooner, D., & Smith, M.H. (Eds.). (2012). Climate Change and Pacific Islands: Indicators and Impacts.  Executive Summary of the 2012 Pacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment (PIRCA). Washington, D.C.: Island Press.
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Climate Change and Pacific Islands: Indicators and Impacts (Case Studies) Keener, V.W., Marra, J.J., Finucane M.L., Spooner, D., & Smith, M.H. (Eds.). (2012). Climate Change and Pacific Islands: Indicators and Impacts.  Case Studies from the 2012 Pacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment (PIRCA). Washington, D.C.: Island Press.
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Widlansky, M.J., Timmermann, A., Stein, K., McGregor, S., Schneider, N., England, M.H., Legaigne, M., Cai, W. 2012. Changes in South Pacific rainfall bands in a warming climate. Nature Climate Change, 3, 417–423. DOI:10.1038/NCLIMATE1726.
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Zhang, C., Wang, Y., Lauer, A., Hamilton, K., Xie, F. 2012. Cloud base and top heights in the Hawaiian region determined with satellite and ground-based measurements. Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, L15706. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2012GL052355
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Anderson, C. L. 2012a. Overview of climate risk reduction in the US Pacific Islands Freely Associated States. Honolulu, HI: Hazards, Climate & Environment Program, University of Hawai’i Social Science Research Institute, Technical Report No. 201103B.
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Anderson, C. L. 2012b. Overview of climate risk reduction in the US Pacific Islands hazard mitigation planning efforts.  Honolulu, HI: Hazards, Climate & Environment Program, University of Hawai’i Social Science Research Institute, Technical Report No. 201103A.
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Anderson, C.L. 2012c. Analysis of integrating disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation in the US Pacific Islands and Freely Associated States. Honolulu, HI: Hazards, Climate & Environment Program, University of Hawai‘i, Social Science Research Institute, Technical Report No. 201105.
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Zhang, C., Wang, Y., Lauer, A., Hamilton, K. 2012. Configuration and evaluation of the WRF model for the study of Hawaiian regional climateMonthly Weather Review 140 (10): 3259–3277. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/MWR-D-11-00260.1
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Wager, K.W. 2012. Climate Change Law and Policy in Hawaii Briefing Sheet, 2012. Center for Island Climate Adaptation and Policy, Honolulu, HI.
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Wallsgrove, R. and Penn, D. 2012. Water Resources and Climate Change Adaptation in Hawai‘i: Adaptive Tools in the Current Law and Policy Framework, (Center for Island Climate Adaptation and Policy, Honolulu, Hawai‘i).
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Wallsgrove, R. and Penn, D. 2012. Water Resources and Climate Change Adaptation in Hawai‘i: Executive Summary of Adaptive Tools, (Center for Island Climate Adaptation and Policy, Honolulu, Hawai‘i).
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Burkett, M. 2011. In Search of Refuge: Pacific Islands, Climate-Induced Migration, and the Legal Frontier. AsiaPacific Issues, 98, 1-8.
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Zhang, C., Wang, Y., Hamilton, K. 2011. Improved representation of boundary layer clouds over the Southeast Pacific in WRF-ARW using a modified Tiedtke cumulus parameterization schemeMonthly Weather Review 139 (11): 3489-3513. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/MWR-D-10-05091.1
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Chowdhury, R., A.G. Barnston, C. Guard, S, Duncan, T.A. Schroeder, and P.S. Chu. October 2010. Sea-level Variability and Change in the US-affiliated Pacific Islands: Understanding the High Sea Levels during 2006–2008. Royal Meteorological Society’s Weather 65(10): 263–268.
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Finucane, M.L., Marra, J. and Weyman, J.C. 2010. A Research Strategy for the Pacific Climate Information System. East-West Center Working Papers: Environmental Change, Vulnerability, and Governance, 67, 1-15.
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Lauer, A., K. Hamilton, Y. Wang, V.T.J. Phillips, and R. Bennartz. 2010. The Impact of Global Warming on Marine Boundary Layer Clouds over the Eastern Pacific – A Regional Model Study. J. Climate, 23 (21), 5844-5863.
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Finucane, M.L. 2009. Why Science Alone Won’t Solve the Climate Crisis. AsiaPacific Issues, 89, 1-8.
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Gingerich, S.B., 2008, Ground-water availability in the Wailuku area, Maui, Hawai‘i: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report, 2008-5236, 95 p.
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Ebi, K., N. D. Lewis and C. F. Corvalan. 2005. Climate Variability and Change and Their Health Effects in Small Island States: Information for Adaptation Planning in the Health Sector. World Health Organization, World Meteorological Organization, United Nations Environment Program. Geneva: World Health Organization.
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Shea, E. 2003. Living with a Climate in Transition: Pacific Communities Plan for Today and Tomorrow. Asia-Pacific Issues, 66, Honolulu: East-West Center.

Schroeder, T., et al. July 2012. “The Role of the Pacific ENSO Applications Climate Center in Reducing Vulnerability to Climate Hazards: Experience from the U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Islands“. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, July 2012.

Shea, E. July 2004. Climate and Extreme Events. TIEMPO: A Bulletin on Climate and Development, 52.

Conference Proceedings & Abstracts

Anderson, C. 2011. Climate Challenges in Pacific Island Communities; Panel Session: Climate Change in Pacific Island Communities, Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania 2011 Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI, Feb. 9-12 2011.

Anderson, C.L. 2008.  Climate Risk Assessment for Coastal Policy in the Pacific Islands. Solutions to Coastal Disasters 2008: Proceedings of Sessions of the Conference, April 13-16, 2008, Turtle Bay, Oahu, Hawaii.  L. Wallendorf, L. Ewing, C. Jones, and B. Jaffe, (Eds.). Reston, VA: American Society of Civil Engineers. 97-106.

Anderson, C., E. Shea, J. Weyman, N. Colasacco, and S. Jones.  2007.  Evolution of a Climate Risk Management Process in the Pacific: PEAC to PaCIS. Conference Volume, IPCC WG1 Task Group on Data and Scenario Support for Impact and Climate Analysis (TGICA), An Expert Meeting on Regional Impacts, Adaptation, Vulnerability, and Mitigation, 20-22 June 2007, Nadi, Fiji.

Finucane, M.L. 2011. Pacific RISA: The Climate Adaptation Partnership for the Pacific; Presentation at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST), Science of Climate Change in Hawaii conference, January 19-20, 2011.

Finucane, M.L., Miller, R., Corlew, K., Keener, V., Burkett, M., & Grecni, Z. Climate Adaptation Decisions: Who, How, and Why? Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making, Seattle, WA, November 4-7, 2011.

Finucane, M.L. et. al. 2010.Climate Adaptation by Pacific Islanders: Integrating Physical and Social Sciences to Support Decision Making about Complex Systems on Multiple Timescales. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making, St Louis, MO, November 19-22, 2010.

Keener, V.W. The PVT Landfill: A Case Study in the Successful Integration of Climate Information for Decision Making. Presented at the Hawaii Ocean Resources Management Plan Working Group Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii, July 7, 2011.

Keener, V., Cho, J., Jones, JW & Bosch, DD. Integration of ENSO Signal Power Through Hydrological Processes in the Little River Watershed. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, “Understanding Hydrologic Change: Analyses of Regional Streamflow Records” Session, San Francisco, CA, December 5-9, 2011.

Lauer, A. State of Regional Atmospheric Modeling for the Hawaii Climate Prediction Problem at the SOEST “Climate Change in Hawaii Symposium,” Honolulu HI, January 19-20, 2011. http://iprc.soest.hawaii.edu/users/kph/HawaiiClimateSymposium/Day2.B.Lauer.pdf

Lauer, Axel; Zhang, Chunxi;  Elison-Timm, Oliver; Wang, Yuqing; Hamilton, Kevin. 2013: Downscaling of Climate Change in the Hawaii Region Using CMIP5 Results: On the Choice of the Forcing Fields. J. Climate, 26, 10006–10030.doi: http://dx.doi.org.eres.library.manoa.hawaii.edu/10.1175/JCLI-D-13-00126.1

Lewis, N.D. Islands in a Sea of Change: Climate Change, Health and Human Security in Small Island States, for the NATO Advanced Workshop on “Climate Change, Human Health and National Security” in Dubrovnik, Croatia April 27-29, 2011.

Lewis, N.D. Climate Change, Health and Human Security; Small Island States and Asia’s Coastal Megactities, Association of American Geographer’s meeting, April 13-17, 2011.

Lewis, N.D. 2010. In the Eye of the Storm: Gender and Extreme Weather Events. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers, April 14-18, 2010, Washington, DC. See Working Bibliography.

Lewis, Nancy D. and Sidney Westley. Synthesis Workshop on Climate Variability, Climate Change and Health in Small-Island States. World Health Organization, World Meteorological Organization. United Nations Environment Programme. 2004. Geneva: World Health Organization.

Shea, E. L. and A. R. Subbiah. March 2004. Symposium on Climate and Extreme Events in Asia-Pacific: Enhancing Resilience and Improving Decision Making. Honolulu: East-West Center.

Shea, E. et al. 2001. Preparing for a Changing Climate: The Consequences of Climate Variability and Change for Pacific Islands. Honolulu: East-West Center.

Zhang, Chunxi; Wang, Yuqing; Lauer, Axel; Hamilton, Kevin; Xie, Feiqin  Cloud base and top heights in the Hawaiian region determined with satellite and ground-based measurements  Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol. 39, No. 15, L15706

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