STAC Publication 18-001
[From the Executive Summary] The following report presents a synthesis of reviewer responses from the Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee’s (STAC) panel on the Chesapeake Bay Program Partnership’s Climate Change Assessment Framework (CCAF) and Programmatic Integration and Response Efforts. The enclosed findings and recommendations are in response to the 16 questions delivered to the panel (Appendix A).
In summary, given the current state of knowledge, the combination of using climate model projections and downscaling provides an acceptable baseline for estimating changing climate conditions for the Chesapeake Bay, and the panel finds the CCAF approach to be fundamentally sound. However, the panel members have a number of concerns pertaining primarily to the current lack of complete formal documentation on the details of the approach. In the responses to the questions that follow in the body of the report, the panel has outlined several areas where more details or further investigations are suggested and has also provided some specific recommendations for CBP consideration in regard to future use and application of the CCAF.
Original Publication Citation
Herrmann, M., Doney, S., Ezer, T., Gedan, K., Morefield, P., Muhling, B., . . . Shaw, S. (2018). Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee Review of the Chesapeake Bay Program Partnership’s Climate Change Assessment Framework and Programmatic Integration and Response Efforts. STAC Publication 18-001, Edgewater, MD., 32pp.
Hermann, Maria; Doney, Scott; Ezer, Tal; Gedan, Keryn; Morefield, Philip; Muhling, Barbara; Pirhalla, Douglas; and Shaw, Stephen, "Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee Review of the Chesapeake Bay Program Partnership’s Climate Change Assessment Framework and Programmatic Integration and Response Efforts" (2018). CCPO Publications. 248.