From Troy Nicolini of the NWS:
You may recall the media flurry when Dr. Johnstone published his work back in January. Well, he is coming to the North Coast to present his findings. This is a great opportunity to ask questions about how this impacts the region.
When: Wednesday, June 16 between 3:00 and 4:00 p.m.
Where: National Weather Service office. 300 Startare Drive, Woodley Island, Eureka
POC: Troy Nicolini 707-443-0574 ex223
Dr. James Johnstone’s work is titled “Climatic context and ecological implications of summer fog decline in the coast redwood region.” The work was published in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science in January 2010. Dr. Johnstone is a climate analyst with the Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean, with the Climate Impacts Group at the University of Washington. His work has several important implications for the ecology of the Redwood region and the food web dynamics for this portion of the Pacific ocean. Several species of fish, birds, and mammals managed by local agencies are influenced by the climate connections described by Dr. Johnstone. The abstract and a link to Dr. Johnstone’s website are listed below.