Assessing climate change risks to transportation using GIS
Track: Climate Change
Authors: Jon Williams
Assessing the risk that climate change poses to various sectors is an issue of ever-increasing importance. Information from climate models needs to be in a format that is useful & practical for decision makers. It is the authorís view that GIS is the best tool for this need. This project explores assessing risk to the transportation sector in West Texas from flooding & dust storms using data in GIS from climate & extreme event modeling. The project uses the SimCLIM ArcGIS add-in & NCAR data.