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  • Extreme events: the floods that displace us from our homes, the high waves that wash out coastal roads, or the toppling of trees and power poles from a passing storm. For locations around the Pacific Basin, where remote island chains sit perilously close to sea level and where rainfall is the primary source of water, questions arise concerning the return frequency and duration of such events, and whether or not they are getting more extreme. Understanding the long-term variability and change in coastal climate extremes has grown in public awareness given the potentially severe impacts related to sea-level rise coupled with coastal storms. To reduce vulnerability to the economic, social, and environmental risks associated with these phenomena, decision makers in coastal communities need timely access to accurate and contextually relevant information that affords them an opportunity to plan and respond accordingly. To address this need, the Pacific Storms Climatology Products (PSCP) project—or Pacific Storms—was established under the direction of the NOAA National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). Pacific Storms is focused on improving our understanding of patterns and trends in storm frequency and intensity—“storminess”—within the Pacific Basin. Pacific Storms is exploring how the climate-related processes that govern extreme storm events are expressed within and between three thematic areas: strong winds, heavy rains, and high seas.
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  • Kruk, Michael C., John J. Marra, Peter Ruggiero, David Atkinson, Mark Merrifield, David Levinson, Mark Lander, 2013: Pacific Storms Climatology Products (PSCP): Understanding Extreme Events. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 94, 13–18. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-11-00075.1
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