Project Activities

This initiative will:

  • Incorporate meso-scale and downscaling modeling efforts to provide climate change scenarios for Kansas and the Central Great Plains.
  • Develop the necessary information for spatially-explicit appropriate adaptation and mitigation strategies.
  • Establish an interdisciplinary center to co­ordinate research and educational efforts on climate change and local strategies.
  • Build new collaborative relationships among faculty at Kansas educational institutions, including mentoring of assistant professors.
  • Develop novel educational and outreach activities that will stimulate the participation of women and minorities.
  • Provide graduate and undergraduate opportu­nities through close association with minority recruitment programs.
  • Present results to the public through presen­tations to K-12 teachers and volunteers affili­ated with these educational programs.