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Utah Climate Change Resources: Research

A list of existing Utah Climate Action Plans and Documents

Selected Scholarly Articles

To find scholarly articles about climate change in Utah, use a keyword search that includes,
1) A keyword to describe climate change or climate change effects (i.e "Climate change" "drought" "carbon pollution" "heat waves" etc..) AND  2) a geographic keyword (i.e. Utah, Wasatch Front, Salt Lake County, Great Salt Lake, etc..)

Use Marriott Library resources to search for online articles or find a copy to read. 
If you are not finding what you need, ask a librarian.


Wilkins, Emily J., Hadia Akbar, Tara C. Saley, Rachel Hager, Colten M. Elkin, Patrick Belmont, Courtney G. Flint, and Jordan W. Smith. "Climate change and Utah ski resorts: Impacts, perceptions, and adaptation strategies." Mountain Research and Development 41, no. 3 (2021): R12.

Zhuang, Yizhou, Rong Fu, Benjamin D. Santer, Robert E. Dickinson, and Alex Hall. "Quantifying contributions of natural variability and anthropogenic forcings on increased fire weather risk over the western United States." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 118, no. 45 (2021): e2111875118.

Hazboun, Shawn O., Peter D. Howe, D. Layne Coppock, and Jennifer E. Givens. "The politics of decarbonization: Examining conservative partisanship and differential support for climate change science and renewable energy in Utah." Energy Research & Social Science 70 (2020): 101769.

Collins, Jed, and Iryna Dronova. "Urban landscape change analysis using local climate zones and object-based classification in the Salt Lake Metro Region, Utah, USA." Remote Sensing 11, no. 13 (2019): 1615.

Meng, Qingmin. "Climate change and extreme weather drive the declines of saline lakes: a showcase of the Great Salt Lake." Climate 7, no. 2 (2019): 19.

Khatri, Krishna B., Courtenay Strong, Adam K. Kochanski, Steven Burian, Craig Miller, and Candice Hasenyager. "Water resources criticality due to future climate change and population growth: Case of river basins in Utah, USA." Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management 144, no. 8 (2018): 04018041.

Skiles, S. McKenzie, Derek V. Mallia, A. Gannet Hallar, John C. Lin, Andrew Lambert, Ross Petersen, and Steven Clark. "Implications of a shrinking Great Salt Lake for dust on snow deposition in the Wasatch Mountains, UT, as informed by a source to sink case study from the 13–14 April 2017 dust event." Environmental Research Letters 13, no. 12 (2018): 124031.

Smith, Jordan W., Emily Wilkins, Riana Gayle, and Chase C. Lamborn. "Climate and visitation to Utah's ‘Mighty 5’national parks." Tourism Geographies 20, no. 2 (2018): 250-272.

Wurtsbaugh, Wayne, Craig Miller, Sarah Null, Peter Wilcock, Maura Hahnenberger, and Frank Howe. "Impacts of water development on Great Salt Lake and the Wasatch Front." (2016).

Bardsley, Tim, Andrew Wood, Mike Hobbins, Tracie Kirkham, Laura Briefer, Jeff Niermeyer, and Steven Burian. "Planning for an uncertain future: Climate change sensitivity assessment toward adaptation planning for public water supply." Earth Interactions 17, no. 23 (2013): 1-26.
     [Study using data from Salt Lake City Dept. of Public Utilities]

Bjarnson, Grace Elizabeth. "Silencing Climate Change in Utah Through Extremist Rhetoric and Stakeholder Processes: A Critical Discourse Analysis." Journal of Sustainable Development 6, no. 5 (2013): 50.

Archie, Kelli M., Lisa Dilling, Jana B. Milford, and Fred C. Pampel. "Climate change and western public lands: a survey of US federal land managers on the status of adaptation efforts." Ecology and Society 17, no. 4 (2012).


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