MCP Weather & Water Resources

(Updated 11/29/2021)


Link to SOCAN Water Group Resources


Climate Emergency: Feedback Loops – #4 Atmosphere. Video (8:45)

Climate Emergency: Feedback Loops – #5 Albedo. Video (10:35)


The Polar Vortex Explained

ASHLAND Conservation

Medford Water Commission

Rogue Valley Sewer Services Stream-Smart

Nature Conservancy – Beyond the Source: The benefits of source water protection

Older Arctic Sea Ice Disappearing

Ocean Currents and Climate

Information Related to Key Questions

Key Question 1: What is the distribution of water on earth and how is it affected by Climate Change?

Arctic Sea Ice Extent

Causes of Sea Level Rise

Climate Change:Ocean Heat Content

Ocean Acidification A discussion by SOCAN Board member Bill Gorham of the distinction between climate change and ocean acidification as consequences of greenhouse gas emissions.

Sea Level Rise Prediction

Key Question 2: How does Climate Change affect Weather?

2021: A year full of extreme weather events (12/31/21 updated 1/3/22) Adriana Navarro, AccuWeather staff writer. The 60-minute special “2021: A Year of Extremes,” hosted by AccuWeather meteorologist Geoff Cornish, examines the many extreme weather events of 2021 and includes information from AccuWeather’s signature series, “Our Changing World,” on how climate change played a role.

Canada’s flooding after heatwave shows how climate disasters combine (11/19/2021) Vikki Thompson, University of Bristol, UPI: Voices

Drought Monitor for Western US

Palmer Drought Severity Index from IPCC report

Tracking US Extreme Precipitation events

Tracking Hurricane Harvey

Tracking US Climate Related Costs

Key Question 3: What are the sources of water in the Rogue Valley and how is it managed?

Jackson County Reservoir Teacup Charts

Key Question 4: How can we measure and manage our household water usage?

Key Question 5: What is a Water Footprint calculator?

Grace Water Footprint Calculator

Key Question 6: How does Climate Change affect aquatic and riparian species in the Rogue Valley?

Rogue River Basin Map from Rogue River Keeper