Climate Change: Impacts on Coastal Systems. Presentation by Michael Harte Oregon Sea Grant Director of Marine Resource Management College of Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY. Oregon’s Likely Future Climate. Source: Climate Impacts Group, University of Washington.
Presentation by Michael HarteOregon Sea Grant
Director of Marine Resource Management College of Oceanic & Atmospheric SciencesOREGON STATE UNIVERSITY
PNW rainfall will be about the same or a little higher
PNW temperatures will increase
Sea level will likely increase
Scientific Consensus on Impacts on the PNW from future climate change
Impacts depend on where you live on the coast, natural characteristics and influence of coastal development.
Harley et al. 2006
Intensified upwelling? Increased ocean temperature?
Increased ocean acidity? Changes in plankton & food chains?
Norton and Mason 2005
Changes in types of fish and their abundance
Salmon Habitat Lost in OR, ID, WA
ISAB Climate Change Report 2007
Source: Peterson et al. 2006