Atmospheric Science Seminar: "High-Resolution Climate Projections: Connecting Global Change to Local Impacts"

Presented by: Katharine Hayhoe, Texas Tech University

Abstract:
Climate is changing—throughout this region, across the United States, and for the planet as a whole. Temperatures are increasing, rainfall patterns are shifting, and extreme precipitation and heat wave events are becoming more frequent. Ensuring the sustainability of our natural resources and the resilience of our ecosystems requires understanding of what future climate will look like. Developing high-resolution projections, however, is a challenging task that requires a solid understanding of the uncertainties and errors involved in this process. How do we develop these future projections, and what do they tell us about future climate in our region, and the U.S. as a whole? Using practical examples from our work across the U.S., I will discuss describe the models and methods used to develop projected future trends in local to regional-scale climate and apply them to quantify climate change impacts on agriculture, ecosystems, and water.

Category

Atmospheric Science Seminars

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Location

Dunn 101