Title Climate Change Impacts on the Hawkeye State - New Assessment of Potential Impacts on Iowa
Type Research Project
Abstract This project produced climate change projections for the central United States (centered over Iowa), using two climate models and two IPCC SRES emissions scenarios. These projections then informed a qualitative impacts assessment on key sectors, industries, and ecosystems in Iowa.
Participants Susi Moser
Katharine Hayhoe (Atmos Research)
Michelle Wander (University of Illinois)
Start Date June 2003
Funders Union of Concerned Scientists
Keywords Iowa
climate change
climate change impacts
ecological impacts
education outreach
sres scenarios
Research Themes Integrated Science and Regional Applications
Use of Scientific Information in Decision Processes
Climate-Ecosystem-Human Interactions


"Because the pathway to sustainability cannot be charted in advance, it will have to be navigated through trial and error and conscious experimentation. The urgent need is to design strategies and institutions that can better integrate incomplete knowledge with experimental action into programs of adaptive management and social learning."
NRC, Our Common Journey (1999)