Climate Change Resources

North American Drought: Paleoclimatology:  NOAA Satellite and Information Service

The Effects of Climate Change on Agriculture, Land Resources, Water Resources, and Biodiversity. (PDF) A Report by the U.S. Climate Change Science Program and the Subcommittee on Global Change Research. 2008. The lead sponsor of this particular Synthesis and Assessment Product (SAP4.3) is the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The project was led and coor­dinated by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).

National Water Program Strategy: Response to Climate Change (PDF).National Water Program Strategy: Response to Climate Change (PDF).
A recent major climate study by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  2008

Phoenix, Arizona: Identifying and Becoming More Resilient to Impacts of Climate Change (PDF)

Climatic Fluctuations, Drought, and Flow in the Colorado River Basin (PDF)a recent USGS report examining the implications of less water delivered from the Rockies snow pack.

Arizona Climate Summary.  NOAA Satellite and Information Service.  Historical data on temperature and precipitation.  Make your own charts for the US, the Southwest, Arizona and Phoenix.  Charts or tables calculate climatic trends.  

CLIMAS: Climate Assessment for the Southwest, University of Arizona.  Find informative articles and data concerning Arizona climate.

North American Drought: Paleoclimatology:  NOAA Satellite and Information Service

U.S. Drought Monitor.  Various measures of drought in the US by a group of federal agencies.  Very informative: