A Regional Climate Change Assessment Program for North America

dc.contributor.author Mearns, Linda
dc.contributor.author Gutowski, William
dc.contributor.author Gutowski, William
dc.contributor.author Jones, Richard
dc.contributor.author Leung, Ruby
dc.contributor.author McGinnis, Seth
dc.contributor.author Nunes, Ana
dc.contributor.author Qian, Yun
dc.contributor.department Geological and Atmospheric Sciences
dc.date 2018-02-17T12:04:35.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T04:05:04Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T04:05:04Z
dc.date.copyright Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2009
dc.date.issued 2009-09-08
dc.description.abstract <p>There are two main uncertainties in determining future climate: the trajectories of future emissions of greenhouse gases and aerosols, and the response of the global climate system to any given set of future emissions [<em>Meehl et al.</em>, 2007]. These uncertainties normally are elucidated via application of global climate models, which provide information at relatively coarse spatial resolutions. Greater interest in, and concern about, the details of climate change at regional scales has provided the motivation for the application of regional climate models, which introduces additional uncertainty [<em>Christensen et al.</em>, 2007a].</p> <p>These uncertainties in fine-scale regional climate responses, in contrast to uncertainties of coarser spatial resolution global models in which regional models are nested, now have been documented in numerous contexts [<em>Christensen et al.</em>, 2007a] and have been found to extend to uncertainties in climate impacts [<em>Wood et al.</em>, 2004; <em>Oleson et al.</em>, 2007]. While European research in future climate projections has moved forward systematically to examine combined uncertainties from global and regional models [<em>Christensen et al.</em>, 2007b], North American climate programs have lagged behind.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>This article is from <em>Eos</em> 90 (2009): 311, doi:<a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2009EO360002" target="_blank">10.1029/2009EO360002</a>. Posted with permission.</p>
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dc.subject.disciplines Climate
dc.subject.keywords High resolution climate change scenarios
dc.subject.keywords Regional climate modeling
dc.title A Regional Climate Change Assessment Program for North America
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