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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Regional Climate Change Initiative  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Regional Climate Regional Climate Change Initiative to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Regional Climate Change Initiative on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Regional Climate Change Initiative on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Regional Climate Change Initiative on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Regional Climate Change Initiative on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Regional Climate Change Initiative on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Regional Climate Change Initiative on AddThis.com... More in this section... Federal State Advanced Search All Laws & Incentives Sorted by Type Regional Climate Change Initiative Governors of Oregon, Washington, and California approved a series of

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Toward Regional Climate Services: The Role of NOAA's Regional Climate Centers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

For 25 yr, the Regional Climate Center (RCC) program has provided climate services to six regions encompassing the United States. The service provided by the RCCs has evolved through this time to become an efficient, user-driven program that ...

Arthur T. DeGaetano; Timothy J. Brown; Steven D. Hilberg; Kelly Redmond; Kevin Robbins; Peter Robinson; Martha Shulski; Marjorie McGuirk

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Regional Climate Centers: New Institutions for Climate Services and Climate-Impact Research  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In response to the need to improve climate services at the local, state, and regional levels, a national network of regional climate centers has developed. This paper provides the background to this development, and outlines the functions of the ...

Stanley A. Changnon; Peter J. Lamb; Kenneth G. Hubbard

1990-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Regional Climate Research  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Workshop on Regional Climate Research: Needs and Opportunities was held 2–4 April 2001 at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado. The workshop was cosponsored by the National Science Foundation and the Department of ...

L. Ruby Leung; Linda O. Mearns; Filippo Giorgi; Robert L. Wilby

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Regional Climate Information & Modeling  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Information & Modeling Print E-mail The specific impacts and vulnerabilities posed by climate change are largely defined by regional differences 9in things like geography,...

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Establishing Regional Resource Centers  

Wind Powering America (EERE)

Establishing Regional Resource Centers Establishing Regional Resource Centers July 25, 2013 Coordinator: Welcome and thank you for standing by. At this time all participants are in a listen only mode. To ask a question later during the question and answer session please press star then 1 on your touchtone phone. Today's conference is being recorded. If you have any objections you may disconnect. And I would like to turn it over to Mr. Jonathan Bartlett. Sir, you may begin. Jonathan Bartlett: Thank you very much. This is Jonathan Bartlett from the Department of Energy's Wind and Water Power Technologies Office. Today's WPA Webinar will be on the subject of establishing regional resource centers. I will be joined by Ian Baring-Gould at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the

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The Climate Analysis Center's User Information Service  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A wide variety of current climate products are being developed, produced, and disseminated to a diverse group of users by the Climate Analysis Center (CAC). The Climate Assessment Data Base (CADB), a major resource used to generate many of these ...

Frederick G. Finger; James D. Laver; Kenneth H. Bergman; Vernon L. Patterson

1985-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation of Summer Monsoon Climate over East Asia with an NCAR Regional Climate Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A summertime season climate over east Asia is simulated with a regional climate model (RegCM) developed at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) to validate the model's capability to produce the basic characteristics of monsoon ...

Yongqiang Liu; Filippo Giorgi; Warren M. Washington

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ClimateWorks-China Climate Change Research Center | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

ClimateWorks-China Climate Change Research Center ClimateWorks-China Climate Change Research Center Jump to: navigation, search Name ClimateWorks-China Climate Change Research Center Agency/Company /Organization ClimateWorks, Energy Foundation Sector Climate, Energy Focus Area Renewable Energy Topics Low emission development planning Website http://www.climateworks.org/ Program Start 2011 Program End 2013 Country China Eastern Asia References http://www.climateworks.org/[1] "Provision of technical support to low-carbon growth planning in low-carbon pilots in five provinces and eight cities. These 13 low carbon pilot regions, which cover 27% of the population, 36% of energy consumption, have the potential of contributing one third of China's total carbon mitigation. The outcomes of these demonstration efforts will serve as

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RDCEP: Center for Robust Decision Making on Climate and Energy...  

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RDCEP: Center for Robust Decision Making on Climate and Energy Policy RDCEP: Center for Robust Decision Making on Climate and Energy Policy The University of Chicago, in...

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USFS-Climate Change Resource Center | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

USFS-Climate Change Resource Center Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: USFS-Climate Change Resource Center AgencyCompany Organization: United States Forest Service...

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New Climate Research Centers Forecast Changes and Challenges...  

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Climate Research Centers Forecast Changes and Challenges New Climate Research Centers Forecast Changes and Challenges October 25, 2013 - 12:24pm Addthis This artist's rendering...

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One-Way Nested Regional Climate Simulations and Domain Size  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The impact of domain size on regional climate simulations is explored in the context of a state-of-the-art regional model centered over western Europe. It is found that the quality of the climate simulations is highly dependent on the domain ...

S. Vannitsem; F. Chomé

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Regional Climate Information & Modeling  

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is a series of six region-specific adaptation tools for the coastal communities in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, the Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, and Papua New Guinea....

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Stable isotopes in precipitation in the Asian monsoon region Climate System Research Center, Department of Geosciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Stable isotopes in precipitation in the Asian monsoon region M. Vuille Climate System Research 2005; accepted 28 September 2005; published 8 December 2005. [1] The influence of the Asian monsoon simulating interannual variations of monsoon precipitation, but the associated monsoon circulation is quite

Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

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The 1988 and 1990 Summer Season Simulations for West Africa Using a Regional Climate Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Simulations have been undertaken using a regional climate model (RegCM2) developed at the National Center for Atmospheric Research for the West African growing season (June–September) periods of 1988 and 1990. The regional climate model ...

Gregory S. Jenkins

1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NETL: ARRA Regional Carbon Sequestration Training Centers  

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ARRA Regional Carbon Sequestration Training Centers ARRA Regional Carbon Sequestration Training Centers ARRA Logo Projects in this area are funded, in whole or in part, with funds appropriated by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) and will train personnel in the implementation of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology. While CCS technologies offer great potential for reducing CO2 emissions and mitigating potential climate change, deploying these technologies will require a significantly expanded workforce trained in the various specialties that are currently underrepresented in the United States. Education and training activities undertaken in this area are developing a future generation of geologists, scientists, and engineers that will provide the human capital and skills required for implementing CCS technologies.

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California Climate Change Center www.climatechange.ca.gov/research  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

California Climate Change Center www.climatechange.ca.gov/research California Energy Commission Public Interest Energy Research Climate Change Program #12;The California Climate Change Center and international studies, generating new information that can be used to shape California's climate change policy

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Washington Laws and Incentives for Climate  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Arkansas Laws and Incentives for Climate  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Virginia Laws and Incentives for Climate  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Hawaii Laws and Incentives for Climate  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Connecticut Laws and Incentives for Climate  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Illinois Laws and Incentives for Climate  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: California Laws and Incentives for Climate  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Vermont Laws and Incentives for Climate  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alaska Laws and Incentives for Climate  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Oklahoma Laws and Incentives for Climate  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Nebraska Laws and Incentives for Climate  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Oregon Laws and Incentives for Climate  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Climate Change / Energy Initiatives to someone by E-mail Climate Change / Energy Initiatives to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Oregon Laws and Incentives for Climate Change / Energy Initiatives on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Oregon Laws and Incentives for Climate Change / Energy Initiatives on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Oregon Laws and Incentives for Climate Change / Energy Initiatives on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Oregon Laws and Incentives for Climate Change / Energy Initiatives on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Oregon Laws and Incentives for Climate Change / Energy Initiatives on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Oregon Laws and Incentives for Climate Change / Energy Initiatives on AddThis.com...

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Louisiana Laws and Incentives for Climate  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Maryland Laws and Incentives for Climate  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Federal Laws and Incentives for Climate  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

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Regional Climate Simulations for Impact Assessment: Project to Intercompare Regional Climate Simulations (PIRCS) Interim Report -- 1998  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This project provides the first direct intercomparison of regional climate model predictions with observations, as a means to quantify the uncertainties in future predictions of climate change. Results from regional climate model simulations will be inputs to national and international assessments of possible future climate change and impacts due to increased emissions of greenhouse gases and aerosols.

1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: State Agency Coordination to Address Climate  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

State Agency State Agency Coordination to Address Climate Change to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: State Agency Coordination to Address Climate Change on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: State Agency Coordination to Address Climate Change on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: State Agency Coordination to Address Climate Change on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: State Agency Coordination to Address Climate Change on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: State Agency Coordination to Address Climate Change on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: State Agency Coordination to Address Climate Change on AddThis.com... More in this section... Federal State Advanced Search All Laws & Incentives Sorted by Type

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A Hierarchical Evaluation of Regional Climate Simulations  

SciTech Connect

Global climate models (GCMs) are the primary tools for predicting the evolution of the climate system. Through decades of development, GCMs have demonstrated useful skill in simulating climate at continental to global scales. However, large uncertainties remain in projecting climate change at regional scales, which limit our ability to inform decisions on climate change adaptation and mitigation. To bridge this gap, different modeling approaches including nested regional climate models (RCMs), global stretch-grid models, and global high-resolution atmospheric models have been used to provide regional climate simulations (Leung et al. 2003). In previous efforts to evaluate these approaches, isolating their relative merits was not possible because factors such as dynamical frameworks, physics parameterizations, and model resolutions were not systematically constrained. With advances in high performance computing, it is now feasible to run coupled atmosphere-ocean GCMs at horizontal resolution comparable to what RCMs use today. Global models with local refinement using unstructured grids have become available for modeling regional climate (e.g., Rauscher et al. 2012; Ringler et al. 2013). While they offer opportunities to improve climate simulations, significant efforts are needed to test their veracity for regional-scale climate simulations.

Leung, Lai-Yung R.; Ringler, Todd; Collins, William D.; Taylor, Mark; Ashfaq, Moetasim

2013-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

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NETL: ARRA Regional Carbon Sequestration Training Centers  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

ARRA Regional Carbon Sequestration Training Centers ARRA Logo Projects in this area are funded, in whole or in part, with funds appropriated by the American Recovery and...

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The National Meteorological Center Regional Analysis System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The National Meteorological Center (NMC) Regional Optimum-Interpolation (ROI) analysis is described. The ROI is the analysis component of the Regional Analysis and Forecast System (RAFS) and is specially designed to provide initial conditions for ...

Geoffrey J. DiMego

1988-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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World Bank Climate Innovation Centers | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Innovation Centers Innovation Centers Jump to: navigation, search Name World Bank Climate Innovation Centers Agency/Company /Organization World Bank Sector Energy, Climate Topics Finance, Policies/deployment programs, Background analysis Website http://www.infodev.org/en/Proj Program Start 2011 Country Kenya, India, South Africa, Ethiopia, Vietnam UN Region South-Eastern Asia, "South Asia" is not in the list of possible values (Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa, Caribbean, Central America, South America, Northern America, Central Asia, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Western Asia, Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia, Latin America and the Caribbean) for this property., "Sub-Saharan Africa" is not in the list of possible values (Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa, Caribbean, Central America, South America, Northern America, Central Asia, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Western Asia, Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia, Latin America and the Caribbean) for this property.

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Amazonian Deforestation and Regional Climate Change  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Large-scale conversion of tropical forests into pastures or annual crops could lead to changes in the climate. We have used a coupled numerical model of the global atmosphere and biosphere (Center for Ocean-Land- Atmosphere GCM) to assess the ...

Carlos A. Nobre; Piers J. Sellers; Jagadish Shukla

1991-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Using and Designing GCM–RCM Ensemble Regional Climate Projections  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Multimodel ensembles, whereby different global climate models (GCMs) and regional climate models (RCMs) are combined, have been widely used to explore uncertainties in regional climate projections. In this study, the extent to which information ...

Elizabeth J. Kendon; Richard G. Jones; Erik Kjellström; James M. Murphy

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Regional Climate Model Projections for the State of Washington  

SciTech Connect

Global climate models do not have sufficient spatial resolution to represent the atmospheric and land surface processes that determine the unique regional heterogeneity of the climate of the State of Washington. If future large-scale weather patterns interact differently with the local terrain and coastlines than current weather patterns, local changes in temperature and precipitation could be quite different from the coarse-scale changes projected by global models. Regional climate models explicitly simulate the interactions between the large-scale weather patterns simulated by a global model and the local terrain. We have performed two 100-year climate simulations using the Weather and Research Forecasting (WRF) model developed at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). One simulation is forced by the NCAR Community Climate System Model version 3 (CCSM3) and the second is forced by a simulation of the Max Plank Institute, Hamburg, global model (ECHAM5). The mesoscale simulations produce regional changes in snow cover, cloudiness, and circulation patterns associated with interactions between the large-scale climate change and the regional topography and land-water contrasts. These changes substantially alter the temperature and precipitation trends over the region relative to the global model result or statistical downscaling. To illustrate this effect, we analyze the changes from the current climate (1970-1999) to the mid 21st century (2030-2059). Changes in seasonal-mean temperature, precipitation, and snowpack are presented. Several climatological indices of extreme daily weather are also presented: precipitation intensity, fraction of precipitation occurring in extreme daily events, heat wave frequency, growing season length, and frequency of warm nights. Despite somewhat different changes in seasonal precipitation and temperature from the two regional simulations, consistent results for changes in snowpack and extreme precipitation are found in both simulations.

Salathe, E.; Leung, Lai-Yung R.; Qian, Yun; Zhang, Yongxin

2010-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate Change - Center for Transportation Analysis  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Climate Change Climate Change Primary Contact: David Greene Previous and Ongoing Analyses : Carbon Impacts of Transportation Technologies and Systems Climate Change 2007 (IPCC AR4): Mitigation of Climate Change. Chapter 5: Transport and its infrastructure (David Greene, co-lead author) "Facing the Challenges of Oil Dependence and Climate Change: What Will It Take?" Testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development. Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2362B, February 14, 2008 (David Greene) "Is Cap-and-Trade a Sufficient Carbon Policy for Transportation?" Testimony to the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Legislative Hearing on America's Climate Security Act of 2007. Dirksen

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Materials Sustainability: Digital Resource Center - Climate VISION ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Jun 25, 2008 ... The primary goal of the Climate VISION partnership is to identify and pursue cost effective options to improve the energy or GHG intensity of ...

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Haiti-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Haiti-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Haiti-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience Framework Jump to: navigation, search Name Haiti-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience Framework Agency/Company /Organization Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), United Kingdom Department for International Development, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) Partner Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), Caribbean Community Heads of State (CARICOM) Sector Climate, Energy, Land Topics Adaptation, Background analysis, Low emission development planning, -LEDS, Market analysis, Pathways analysis Program Start 2009 Program End 2015 Country Haiti Caribbean References CDKN-CARICOM-A Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Regional Climate Change Resilience Framework[1]

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Montserrat-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Montserrat-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Montserrat-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience Framework Jump to: navigation, search Name Montserrat-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience Framework Agency/Company /Organization Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), United Kingdom Department for International Development, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) Partner Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), Caribbean Community Heads of State (CARICOM) Sector Climate, Energy, Land Topics Adaptation, Background analysis, Low emission development planning, -LEDS, Market analysis, Pathways analysis Program Start 2009 Program End 2015 Country Montserrat Caribbean References CDKN-CARICOM-A Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Regional Climate Change Resilience Framework[1]

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Operational Automated Graphics at the National Climatic Data Center  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In January 1987 the National Climatic Data Center introduced automated graphics into its Climatological Data publications. The publications, which are produced for each state and distributed to thousands of subscribers monthly, have, in the past, ...

Michael Crowe; Thomas Reek; Robert Mattingly

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Personal Computers, Weather Observations, and the National Climatic Data Center  

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The personal computer (PC) has become an important part of meteorological observing, telecommunications, forecasting, research, and data-management systems. The National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) is the nation's quality-control and archival ...

Richard Heim Jr.

1988-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: Wind Research - Regional Test Centers  

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Map Printable Version Regional Test Centers To increase the availability of small wind turbine testing and share field expertise, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and NREL...

50

Transient Future Climate over the Western United States Using a Regional Climate Model  

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Regional climate models (RCMs) have improved our understanding of the effects of global climate change on specific regions. The need for realistic forcing has led to the use of fully coupled global climate models (GCMs) to produce boundary ...

Mark A. Snyder; Lisa C. Sloan

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

51

Regional climate simulations over South America: sensitivity to ...  

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Apr 1, 2011 ... been used for simulating present climate and for generating regional climate change scenarios over SA (Solman et al. 2007; Nun˜ez et al.

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Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience...  

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Jump to: navigation, search Name Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience Framework AgencyCompany Organization Climate and Development Knowledge...

53

Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience...  

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CDKN-CARICOM-Trinidad and Tobago-A Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Regional Climate Change Resilience Framework) Jump to: navigation, search Name Regional...

54

Informing Decisions with a Climate Synthesis Product: Implications for Regional Climate Services  

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The demand for regional climate information is increasing and spurring efforts to provide a broad slate of climate services that inform policy and resource management and elevate general knowledge. Routine syntheses of existing climate-related ...

Zack Guido; Dawn Hill; Michael Crimmins; Daniel Ferguson

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

55

A White Paper from the California Energy Commission's California Climate Change Center COMMUNITYBASED CLIMATE  

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A White Paper from the California Energy Commission's California Climate Change Center Climate Action Coalition DISCLAIMER This paper was prepared as the result of work sponsored for the information in this paper; nor does any party represent that the uses of this information will not infringe

56

Kazakhstan Climate Change Coordination Center | Open Energy Information  

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Kazakhstan Climate Change Coordination Center Kazakhstan Climate Change Coordination Center Jump to: navigation, search Name Kazakhstan Climate Change Coordination Center Address 48 Abai Street, Room 102 Astana (473000) Kazakhstan Place Kazakhstan Coordinates 51.169482°, 71.4363563° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":51.169482,"lon":71.4363563,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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A Scaling Approach to Probabilistic Assessment of Regional Climate Change  

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A new approach to probabilistic projections of regional climate change is introduced. It builds on the already established quasi-linear relation between global-mean temperature and regional climate change found in atmosphere–ocean general ...

Katja Frieler; Malte Meinshausen; Matthias Mengel; Nadine Braun; William Hare

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

58

Development of a Regional Climate Model of the Western Arctic  

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An Arctic region climate system model has been developed to simulate coupled interactions among the atmosphere, sea ice, ocean, and land surface of the western Arctic. The atmospheric formulation is based upon the NCAR regional climate model ...

Amanda H. Lynch; William L. Chapman; John E. Walsh; Gunter Weller

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

59

Temperature Trends in the NARCCAP Regional Climate Models  

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The skill of six regional climate models (RCMs) in reproducing short-term (24-yr), observed, near-surface temperature trends when driven by reanalysis is examined. The RCMs are part of the North American Regional Climate Change Assessment Program (...

Melissa S. Bukovsky

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Trinidad and Tobago-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate  

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Trinidad and Tobago-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Trinidad and Tobago-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience Framework Jump to: navigation, search Name Trinidad and Tobago-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience Framework Agency/Company /Organization Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), United Kingdom Department for International Development, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) Partner Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), Caribbean Community Heads of State (CARICOM) Sector Climate, Energy, Land Topics Adaptation, Background analysis, Low emission development planning, -LEDS, Market analysis, Pathways analysis Website http://cdkn.org/project/planni Program Start 2009 Program End 2015 Country Trinidad and Tobago

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61

Antigua and Barbuda-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate  

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Antigua and Barbuda-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Antigua and Barbuda-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience Framework Jump to: navigation, search Name Antigua and Barbuda-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience Framework Agency/Company /Organization Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), United Kingdom Department for International Development, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) Partner Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), Caribbean Community Heads of State (CARICOM) Sector Climate, Energy, Land Focus Area Renewable Energy, Non-renewable Energy, Agriculture, Economic Development, Food Supply, Forestry, Water Conservation Topics Adaptation, Background analysis, - Health, Low emission development planning, -LEDS, Market analysis, Pathways analysis

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Mechanistic Model Simulations of the East African Climate Using NCAR Regional Climate Model: Influence of Large-Scale Orography on the Turkana Low-Level Jet  

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The National Center for Atmospheric Research regional climate model (RegCM) is employed to study the dynamics of the Turkana low-level jet that lies between the Ethiopian and the East African highlands, and also investigate the mechanisms ...

Matayo Indeje; Fredrick H. M. Semazzi; Lian Xie; Laban J. Ogallo

2001-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

63

Jamaica-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change  

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Jamaica-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Jamaica-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience Framework Jump to: navigation, search Name Jamaica-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience Framework Agency/Company /Organization Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), United Kingdom Department for International Development, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) Partner Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), Caribbean Community Heads of State (CARICOM) Sector Climate, Energy, Land Topics Adaptation, Background analysis, Low emission development planning, -LEDS, Market analysis, Pathways analysis Website http://cdkn.org/project/planni Program Start 2009 Program End 2015 Country Jamaica Caribbean References CDKN-CARICOM-A Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Regional Climate Change Resilience Framework[1]

64

Guyana-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change  

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Guyana-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Guyana-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience Framework Jump to: navigation, search Name Guyana-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience Framework Agency/Company /Organization Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), United Kingdom Department for International Development, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) Partner Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), Caribbean Community Heads of State (CARICOM) Sector Climate, Energy, Land Topics Adaptation, Background analysis, Low emission development planning, -LEDS, Market analysis, Pathways analysis Website http://cdkn.org/project/planni Program Start 2009 Program End 2015 Country Guyana South America References CDKN-CARICOM-A Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Regional Climate Change Resilience Framework[1]

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Bahamas-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change  

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Bahamas-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Bahamas-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience Framework Jump to: navigation, search Name Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience Framework Agency/Company /Organization Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), United Kingdom Department for International Development, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) Partner Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), Caribbean Community Heads of State (CARICOM) Sector Climate, Energy, Land Topics Adaptation, Background analysis, Low emission development planning, Market analysis, Pathways analysis Website http://cdkn.org/project/planni Program Start 2009 Program End 2015 Country Bahamas Caribbean References CDKN-CARICOM-A Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Regional Climate Change Resilience Framework[1]

66

Grenada-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change  

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Grenada-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Grenada-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience Framework Jump to: navigation, search Name Grenada-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience Framework Agency/Company /Organization Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), United Kingdom Department for International Development, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) Partner Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), Caribbean Community Heads of State (CARICOM) Sector Climate, Energy, Land Topics Adaptation, Background analysis, Low emission development planning, -LEDS, Market analysis, Pathways analysis Website http://cdkn.org/project/planni Program Start 2009 Program End 2015 Country Grenada Caribbean References CDKN-CARICOM-A Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Regional Climate Change Resilience Framework[1]

67

Dominica-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change  

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Dominica-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Dominica-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience Framework Jump to: navigation, search Name Dominica--Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience Framework Agency/Company /Organization Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), United Kingdom Department for International Development, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) Partner Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), Caribbean Community Heads of State (CARICOM) Sector Climate, Energy, Land Topics Adaptation, Background analysis, Low emission development planning, -LEDS, Market analysis, Pathways analysis Website http://cdkn.org/project/planni Program Start 2009 Program End 2015 Country Dominica Caribbean References CDKN-CARICOM-A Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Regional Climate Change Resilience Framework[1]

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Barbados-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change  

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Barbados-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Barbados-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience Framework Jump to: navigation, search Name Barbados-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience Framework Agency/Company /Organization Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), United Kingdom Department for International Development, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) Partner Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), Caribbean Community Heads of State (CARICOM) Sector Climate, Energy, Land Topics Adaptation, Background analysis, Low emission development planning, -LEDS, Market analysis, Pathways analysis Website http://cdkn.org/project/planni Program Start 2009 Program End 2015 Country Barbados Caribbean References CDKN-CARICOM-A Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Regional Climate Change Resilience Framework[1]

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Suriname-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change  

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Suriname-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Suriname-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience Framework Jump to: navigation, search Name Suriname-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience Framework Agency/Company /Organization Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), United Kingdom Department for International Development, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) Partner Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), Caribbean Community Heads of State (CARICOM) Sector Climate, Energy, Land Topics Adaptation, Background analysis, Low emission development planning, -LEDS, Market analysis, Pathways analysis Website http://cdkn.org/project/planni Program Start 2009 Program End 2015 Country Suriname South America References CDKN-CARICOM-A Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Regional Climate Change Resilience Framework[1]

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Regional Changes in Wind Energy Potential over Europe Using Regional Climate Model Ensemble Projections  

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The impact of climate change on wind power generation potentials over Europe is investigated by considering ensemble projections from two regional climate models (RCMs) driven by a global climate model (GCM). Wind energy density and its ...

Hanna Hueging; Rabea Haas; Kai Born; Daniela Jacob; Joaquim G. Pinto

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

71

Center for Climate Strategies Catalog of Policy Options | Open Energy  

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form form View source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Center for Climate Strategies Catalog of Policy Options Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Center for Climate Strategies Catalog of Policy Options Agency/Company /Organization: The Center for Climate Strategies Sector: Energy, Land Focus Area: Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency Topics: Policies/deployment programs Website: www.climatestrategies.us/Climate_Policies_Work.cfm Country: United States Northern America Coordinates: 37.09024°, -95.712891° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":37.09024,"lon":-95.712891,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Pew Center on Global Climate Change | Open Energy Information  

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Pew Center on Global Climate Change Pew Center on Global Climate Change Jump to: navigation, search Name Pew Center on Global Climate Change Place Arlington, Virginia Zip 22201 Product Established in 1998 as a non-profit, non-partisan and independent organisation aiming to provide unbiased information and solutions in the efforts to tackle climate change. Coordinates 43.337585°, -89.379449° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":43.337585,"lon":-89.379449,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

73

Quantifying the Likelihood of Regional Climate Change: A Hybridized Approach  

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The growing need for risk-based assessments of impacts and adaptation to climate change calls for increased capability in climate projections: specifically, the quantification of the likelihood of regional outcomes and the representation of their ...

C. Adam Schlosser; Xiang Gao; Kenneth Strzepek; Andrei Sokolov; Chris E. Forest; Sirein Awadalla; William Farmer

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

74

Classification of Regional Climate Variability in the State of California  

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A novel approach is presented to objectively identify regional patterns of climate variability within the state of California using principal component analysis on monthly precipitation and temperature data from a network of 195 climate stations ...

John T. Abatzoglou; Kelly T. Redmond; Laura M. Edwards

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

75

The Potential to Narrow Uncertainty in Regional Climate Predictions  

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Faced by the realities of a changing climate, decision makers in a wide variety of organizations are increasingly seeking quantitative predictions of regional and local climate. An important issue for these decision makers, and for organizations ...

Ed Hawkins; Rowan Sutton

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

76

Influence of the Laurentian Great Lakes on Regional Climate  

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The influence of the Laurentian Great Lakes on climate is assessed by comparing two decade-long simulations, with the lakes either included or excluded, using the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics Regional Climate Model, ...

Michael Notaro; Kathleen Holman; Azar Zarrin; Elody Fluck; Steve Vavrus; Val Bennington

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

77

Selecting Ensemble Members to Provide Regional Climate Change Information  

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Climate model ensembles, such as the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project, phase 3 (CMIP3), are used to characterize broadscale ranges of projected regional climate change and their impacts. The 17-member Hadley Centre perturbed physics GCM ...

Carol F. McSweeney; Richard G. Jones; Ben B. B. Booth

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

78

Saint Lucia-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change  

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Page Page Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Saint Lucia-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience Framework Jump to: navigation, search Name Saint Lucia-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience Framework Agency/Company /Organization Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), United Kingdom Department for International Development, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) Partner Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), Caribbean Community Heads of State (CARICOM) Sector Climate, Energy, Land Topics Adaptation, Background analysis, Low emission development planning, -LEDS, Market analysis, Pathways analysis Website http://cdkn.org/project/planni Program Start 2009

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A Regional Climate Change Assessment Program for North America  

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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 [Meehl et al., 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 [Christensen et al., 2007a]. These uncertainties in fi ne- 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 [Christensen et al., 2007a] and have been found to extend to uncertainties in climate impacts [Wood et al., 2004; Oleson et al., 2007]. While European research in future climate projections has moved forward systematically to examine combined uncertainties from global and regional models [Christensen et al., 2007b], North American climate programs have lagged behind. To fi ll this research gap, scientists developed the North American Regional Climate Change Assessment Program (-NARCCAP). The fundamental scientifi c motivation of this international program is to explore separate and combined uncertainties in regional projections of future climate change resulting from the use of multiple atmosphere- ocean general circulation models (AOGCMs) to drive multiple regional climate models (RCMs). An equally important, and related, motivation for this program is to provide the climate impacts and adaptation community with high- resolution regional climate change scenarios that can be used for studies of the societal impacts of climate change and possible adaptation strategies.

Mearns, L. O.; Gutowski, William; Jones, Richard; Leung, Lai-Yung R.; McGinnis, Seth; Nunes, A.; Qian, Yun

2009-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Regional Climate Change Adaptation Platform for Asia | Open Energy  

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Platform for Asia Platform for Asia Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Regional Climate Change Adaptation Platform for Asia Name Regional Climate Change Adaptation Platform for Asia Agency/Company /Organization United Nations Environment Programme, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Stockholm Environment Institute, Asian Institute of Technology/UNEP Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific Topics Adaptation, Policies/deployment programs Website http://www.climateadapt.asia/ Country Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines UN Region Eastern Asia, South-Eastern Asia References Regional Climate Change Adaptation Platform for Asia[1] Overview "This initiative supports research and capacity building on climate change

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81

Comparison of Quality and Completeness of National Climatic Data Center and Illinois Climate Assistance Service (CLASS) Data  

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We compare the Completeness and quality of one year's daily temperature and precipitation observations from the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) database with those received by the Illinois State Water Survey's (ISWS) Climate Assistance ...

Wayne M. Wendland; Alan L. McNab; Vernell Woldu

1988-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

82

International Center for Climate Governance | Open Energy Information  

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Governance Governance Jump to: navigation, search Logo: International Center for Climate Governance Name International Center for Climate Governance Address Island of San Giorgio Maggiore I-30124, Place Venice, Italy Phone number +39 041 2700411 Website http://www.iccgov.org/index.ht Coordinates 45.4280556°, 12.3436111° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":45.4280556,"lon":12.3436111,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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The Center for Climate Strategies (CCS) | Open Energy Information  

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Strategies (CCS) Strategies (CCS) Jump to: navigation, search Name The Center for Climate Strategies Address Center for Climate Strategies (CCS) 1800 K Street, NW, Suite 714 Place Washington, District of Columbia Zip 20006 Phone number (202) 293-4596 Website http://www.climatestrategies.u Coordinates 38.9023365°, -77.0420582° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":38.9023365,"lon":-77.0420582,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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The Center for Climate Strategies (CCS) | Open Energy Information  

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Strategies) Strategies) Jump to: navigation, search Name The Center for Climate Strategies Address Center for Climate Strategies (CCS) 1800 K Street, NW, Suite 714 Place Washington, District of Columbia Zip 20006 Phone number (202) 293-4596 Website http://www.climatestrategies.u Coordinates 38.9023365°, -77.0420582° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":38.9023365,"lon":-77.0420582,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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On the Development of Regional Climatic Scenarios for Policy-Oriented Climatic-Impact Assessment  

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A review on the development of climatic scenarios related to policy-oriented assessment of the impact of climatic variations is presented. It seeks to provide background information needed to evaluate the extent to which existing regional ...

Peter J. Lamb

1987-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

86

SunShot Initiative: Regional Test Centers for Solar Technologies  

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87

Characterizing Uncertainty for Regional Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Decisions  

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This white paper describes the results of new research to develop an uncertainty characterization process to help address the challenges of regional climate change mitigation and adaptation decisions.

Unwin, Stephen D.; Moss, Richard H.; Rice, Jennie S.; Scott, Michael J.

2011-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

88

Establishment of Small Wind Turbine Regional Test Centers (Presentation)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This presentation offers an overview of the Regional Test Centers project for Small Wind Turbine testing and certification.

Sinclair, K.

2011-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

89

Regional climate change scenarios over the United States produced with a nested regional climate model  

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Two continuous 31/2-year-long climate simulation over the continental United States are discussed, one of present-day conditions and one for conditions under double carbon dioxide concentration, conducted with a limited area model (LAM) nested in a general circulation model (GCM). The models used are a version of the NCAR Community Climate Model (CCM) at rhomboidal 15 spectral resolution and the climate version of the NCAR/Penn State mesoscale model (MM4) at 60-km gridpoint spacing. For present-day conditions the model temperatures are within 1[degrees]-2[degrees]C of observations except over the Great Lakes region, where temperature is overpredicted. The CCM overpredicts precipitation throughout the continental United States (overall by about 60%) and especially over the West (by up to 300%). The nested MM4 overpredicts precipitation over the West but underpredicts it over the eastern United States. In addition, it produces a large amount of topographically and lake-induced sub-GCM grid-scale detail that compares well with available high-resolution climate data. Overall, the nested MM4 reproduces observed spatial and seasonal precipitation patterns better than the driving CCM. Doubled carbon dioxide-induced temperature change scenarios produced by the two models generally differ by less than several tenths of a degree except over the Great Lakes region where, because of the presence of the lakes in the nested model, the two model scenarios differ by more than one degree. Conversely, precipitation change scenarios from the two model simulations can locally differ in magnitude, sign, spatial, and seasonal detail. These differences are associated with topographical features in the MM4, such as the presence of steep coastal ranges in the western United States. This work illustrates the feasibility of the use of the nested modeling technique for long-term regional climate simulation. 43 refs., 19 figs., 6 tabs.

Giorgi, F.; Brodeur, C.S.; Bates, G.T. (National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO (United States))

1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

90

Revisiting Climate Region Definitions via Clustering  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper introduces a new distance metric that enables the clustering of general climatic time series. Clustering methods have been frequently used to partition a domain of interest into distinct climatic zones. However, previous techniques ...

Robert Lund; Bo Li

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

91

Alternative Fuels Data Center: Rhode Island Laws and Incentives for Climate  

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Climate Change / Energy Initiatives to someone by E-mail Climate Change / Energy Initiatives to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Rhode Island Laws and Incentives for Climate Change / Energy Initiatives on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Rhode Island Laws and Incentives for Climate Change / Energy Initiatives on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Rhode Island Laws and Incentives for Climate Change / Energy Initiatives on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Rhode Island Laws and Incentives for Climate Change / Energy Initiatives on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Rhode Island Laws and Incentives for Climate Change / Energy Initiatives on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Rhode Island Laws and Incentives for Climate Change / Energy Initiatives on

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: New York Laws and Incentives for Climate  

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Climate Change / Energy Initiatives to someone by E-mail Climate Change / Energy Initiatives to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: New York Laws and Incentives for Climate Change / Energy Initiatives on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: New York Laws and Incentives for Climate Change / Energy Initiatives on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: New York Laws and Incentives for Climate Change / Energy Initiatives on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: New York Laws and Incentives for Climate Change / Energy Initiatives on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: New York Laws and Incentives for Climate Change / Energy Initiatives on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: New York Laws and Incentives for Climate Change / Energy Initiatives on

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Regional-Scale Climate Change: Observations and Model Simulations  

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This collaborative proposal addressed key issues in understanding the Earthâ??s climate system, as highlighted by the U.S. Climate Science Program. The research focused on documenting past climatic changes and on assessing future climatic changes based on suites of global and regional climate models. Geographically, our emphasis was on the mountainous regions of the world, with a particular focus on the Neotropics of Central America and the Hawaiian Islands. Mountain regions are zones where large variations in ecosystems occur due to the strong climate zonation forced by the topography. These areas are particularly susceptible to changes in critical ecological thresholds, and we conducted studies of changes in phonological indicators based on various climatic thresholds.

Raymond S. Bradley; Henry F. Diaz

2010-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a Second-Generation Regional Climate Model (RegCM2). Part I: Boundary-Layer and Radiative Transfer Processes  

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During the last few years the development of a second-generation regional climate modeling system (RegCM2) has been completed at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). Based upon the National Center for Atmospheric Research-...

Filippo Giorgi; Maria Rosaria Marinucci; Gary T. Bates

1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience  

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(Redirected from CDKN-CARICOM-Trinidad and Tobago-A Regional Implementation (Redirected from CDKN-CARICOM-Trinidad and Tobago-A Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Regional Climate Change Resilience Framework) Jump to: navigation, search Name Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience Framework Agency/Company /Organization Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), United Kingdom Department for International Development, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) Partner Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), Caribbean Community Heads of State (CARICOM) Sector Climate, Energy, Land Topics Background analysis, Low emission development planning, Market analysis, Pathways analysis Website http://cdkn.org/project/planni Program Start 2009 Program End 2015 Country Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Kitts and Nevis, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago

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Analysis of Regional Climate Model Results for Simulations of Future Climates  

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Contemporary global climate models produce results that are too coarse to provide the level of detail required to evaluate environmental, social, and economic impacts of global climate change. High-resolution limited-area models (regional climate models) nested within the global model output have been used to create physically and spatially consistent climates with high spatial resolution. This report evaluates the effectiveness of these models.

2002-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience  

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Jump to: navigation, search Jump to: navigation, search Name Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience Framework Agency/Company /Organization Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), United Kingdom Department for International Development, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) Partner Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), Caribbean Community Heads of State (CARICOM) Sector Climate, Energy, Land Topics Background analysis, Low emission development planning, Market analysis, Pathways analysis Website http://cdkn.org/project/planni Program Start 2009 Program End 2015 Country Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Kitts and Nevis, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago

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Very High-Resolution Regional Climate Simulations over Scandinavia—Present Climate  

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The hydrological cycle on a regional scale is poorly represented with a present-day coarse resolution general circulation model (GCM). With a dynamical downscaling technique, in which a regional higher-resolution climate model (RCM) is nested ...

Ole B. Christensen; Jens H. Christensen; Bennert Machenhauer; Michael Botzet

1998-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Southern Regional Center for Lightweight Innovative Design  

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The Southern Regional Center for Lightweight Innovative Design (SRCLID) has developed an experimentally validated cradle-to-grave modeling and simulation effort to optimize automotive components in order to decrease weight and cost, yet increase performance and safety in crash scenarios. In summary, the three major objectives of this project are accomplished: To develop experimentally validated cradle-to-grave modeling and simulation tools to optimize automotive and truck components for lightweighting materials (aluminum, steel, and Mg alloys and polymer-based composites) with consideration of uncertainty to decrease weight and cost, yet increase the performance and safety in impact scenarios; To develop multiscale computational models that quantify microstructure-property relations by evaluating various length scales, from the atomic through component levels, for each step of the manufacturing process for vehicles; and To develop an integrated K-12 educational program to educate students on lightweighting designs and impact scenarios. In this final report, we divided the content into two parts: the first part contains the development of building blocks for the project, including materials and process models, process-structure-property (PSP) relationship, and experimental validation capabilities; the second part presents the demonstration task for Mg front-end work associated with USAMP projects.

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2012-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Aggregation of U.S. Population Centers Using Climate Parameters Related to Building Energy Use  

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A technique for aggregating population centers into groups based on selected climate parameters is presented. Climate information on the 125 largest Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas (SMSAs) in the United States is used to assign each SMSA ...

Brandt Andersson; William L. Carroll; Marlo R. Martin

1986-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Research Needs and Directions of Regional Climate Modeling Using WRF and CCSM  

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Climate varies across a wide range of temporal and spatial scales. Yet, climate modeling has long been approached using global models that can resolve only the broader scales of atmospheric processes and their interactions with land, ocean, and sea ice. Clearly, large-scale climate determines the environment for mesoscale and microscale processes that govern the weather and local climate, but, likewise, processes that occur at the regional scale may have significant impacts on the large scale circulation. Resolving such scale interactions will lead to much improved understanding of how climate both influences, and is influenced by, human activities. Since October 2003, the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) has supported an effort through the Opportunity Fund to develop regional climate modeling capability using the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model (http://www.wrf-model.org/index.php) and the Community Climate System Model (CCSM) (http://www.ccsm.ucar.edu/models), with participations by members of both the Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology and Climate and Global Dynamics Divisions. The goal is to develop a next generation community Regional Climate Model (RCM) that can address both downscaling and upscaling issues in climate modeling. Downscaling is the process of deriving regional climate information based on large-scale climate conditions. Both dynamical and statistical downscaling methods have been used to produce regional climate change scenarios; however, their resolution and physical fidelity are considered inadequate. Hence, the global change community has expressed a strong demand for improved regional climate information to explore the implications of adaptation and mitigation and assess climate change impacts (http://www.climatescience.gov/events/workshop2002/). Upscaling encapsulates the aggregate effects of small-scale physical and dynamical processes on the large-scale climate. One form of upscaling is the use of physical parameterizations such as that for deep convection. These are also considered to be inadequate, as much of the uncertainty in model sensitivity to greenhouse gases is now known to be associated with cloud parameterizations. Another form of upscaling is to explicitly include the effects of regional processes on the large-scale environment, both locally and remotely. Since their inception in the late 1980s, RCMs have been used predominantly to address downscaling issues through one-way coupling with global analyses or climate models. As part of the NCAR project, WRF has been adapted for simulating regional climate. Seasonal simulations over the U.S. have shown realistic features including the low-level jet and diurnal cycle of rainfall in the Central U.S. (Leung et al. 2005), and orographic precipitation in the western U.S. (Done et al. 2005). A WRF Regional Climate Modeling Working Group has been established to coordinate RCM research activities. To help define the next steps, a workshop on “Research Needs and Directions of Regional Climate Modeling Using WRF and CCSM” was organized to engage the regional and global climate modeling communities to: (1) define research needs for the development of a next generation community RCM based on WRF and CCSM; (2) define upscaling and downscaling research that can be addressed by RCMs; and (3) develop a plan of actions that would meet the research needs. This article summarizes the research issues and recommendations discussed at the workshop. There is no implied order in the research priorities listed below. Workshop agenda and presentations can be found at http://box.mmm.ucar.edu/events/rcm05/.

Leung, Lai R.; Kuo, Y.-H.; Tribbia, J.

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Northwest Regional Technology Center, December 2012 Page 1 of 2 Around The Region In Homeland Security  

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of Homeland Security's Domestic Nuclear Detection Office's Operations Support Directorate supports state Security December 2012 The Northwest Regional Technology Center (NWRTC) is a virtual resource center, response, and recovery. The center enables homeland security solutions for emergency responder communities

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Regional Forum on Rural Development, Climate Change, Biodiversity and  

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Rural Development, Climate Change, Biodiversity and Rural Development, Climate Change, Biodiversity and Desertification Jump to: navigation, search Calendar.png Event:Regional Forum on Rural Development, Climate Change, Biodiversity and Desertification: on 2011/05/05 "This Ministerial-level forum is organized by the Central American Commission on Environment and Development (CCAD), Central American Agricultural Council (CAC) and Council of Health Ministers of Central America (COMISCA). Under the theme "Contributing to the Region's Security and Governability Faced with Climate Change," the Forum will examine progress and identify priority actions and mechanisms for inter-institutional coordination and social participation at the national and regional levels on climate change adaptation and mitigation in the

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Multimodel Multisignal Climate Change Detection at Regional Scale  

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Using an optimal detection technique and climate change simulations produced with two versions of two GCMs, we have assessed the causes of twentieth-century temperature changes from global to regional scales. Our analysis is conducted in nine ...

Xuebin Zhang; Francis W. Zwiers; P. A. Stott

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Asia-Pacific Regional Climate Change Adaptation Assessment | Open Energy  

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Asia-Pacific Regional Climate Change Adaptation Assessment Asia-Pacific Regional Climate Change Adaptation Assessment Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Asia-Pacific Regional Climate Change Adaptation Assessment Agency/Company /Organization: U.S. Agency for International Development Sector: Energy Topics: Adaptation, Co-benefits assessment, Policies/deployment programs Resource Type: Publications Website: www.usaid.gov/rdma/documents/RDMA_Asia-Pacific_Climate_Change_Adaptati Country: China, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Laos, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Vanuatu UN Region: Central Asia, Eastern Asia, South-Eastern Asia References: Asia-Pacific Adaptation Assessment[1]

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Does Nudging Squelch the Extremes in Regional Climate Modeling?  

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An important question in regional climate downscaling is whether to constrain (nudge) the interior of the limited-area domain toward the larger-scale driving fields. Prior research has demonstrated that interior nudging can increase the skill of ...

Tanya L. Otte; Christopher G. Nolte; Martin J. Otte; Jared H. Bowden

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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California Wintertime Precipitation Bias in Regional and Global Climate Models  

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In this paper, wintertime precipitation from a variety of observational datasets, regional climate models (RCMs), and general circulation models (GCMs) is averaged over the state of California and compared. Several averaging methodologies are ...

Peter Caldwell

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Regional Differences in the Influence of Irrigation on Climate  

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A global climate model experiment is performed to evaluate the effect of irrigation on temperatures in several major irrigated regions of the world. The Community Atmosphere Model, version 3.3, was modified to represent irrigation for the ...

David Lobell; Govindasamy Bala; Art Mirin; Thomas Phillips; Reed Maxwell; Doug Rotman

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Regionalization of Climate Change Simulations over the Eastern Mediterranean  

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In this study, the potential role of global warming in modulating the future climate over the eastern Mediterranean (EM) region has been investigated. The primary vehicle of this investigation is the Abdus Salam International Centre for ...

Bari? Önol; Fredrick H. M. Semazzi

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Simple Equation for Regional Climate Change and Associated Uncertainty  

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Simple equations are developed to express regional climate changes for the twenty-first century and associated uncertainty in terms of the global temperature change (GTC) without a dependence on the underlying emission pathways. The equations are ...

Filippo Giorgi

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vegetation Feedbacks to Climate in the Global Monsoon Regions  

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Vegetation feedbacks on climate, on the subannual time scale, are examined across six monsoon regions with a fully coupled atmosphere–ocean–ice–land model with dynamic vegetation. Initial value ensemble experiments are run in which the total ...

Michael Notaro; Guangshan Chen; Zhengyu Liu

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Surface Boundary Conditions for Mesoscale Regional Climate Models  

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This paper utilizes the best available quality data from multiple sources to develop consistent surface boundary conditions (SBCs) for mesoscale regional climate model (RCM) applications. The primary SBCs include 1) fields of soil characteristic (...

Xin-Zhong Liang; Hyun I. Choi; Kenneth E. Kunkel; Yongjiu Dai; Everette Joseph; Julian X. L. Wang; Praveen Kumar

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Diagnostic Verification of the Climate Prediction Center Long-Lead Outlooks, 1995–98  

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The performance of the Climate Prediction Center’s long-lead forecasts for the period 1995–98 is assessed through a diagnostic verification, which involves examination of the full joint frequency distributions of the forecasts and the ...

D. S. Wilks

2000-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Considerations in the Selection of Global Climate Models for Regional Climate Projections: The Arctic as a Case Study  

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Climate projections at regional scales are in increased demand from management agencies and other stakeholders. While global atmosphere–ocean climate models provide credible quantitative estimates of future climate at continental scales and above,...

James E. Overland; Muyin Wang; Nicholas A. Bond; John E. Walsh; Vladimir M. Kattsov; William L. Chapman

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulations of Present and Future Climates in the Western United States with Four Nested Regional Climate Models  

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In this paper, the authors analyze simulations of present and future climates in the western United States performed with four regional climate models (RCMs) nested within two global ocean–atmosphere climate models. The primary goal here is to ...

P. B. Duffy; R. W. Arritt; J. Coquard; W. Gutowski; J. Han; J. Iorio; J. Kim; L.-R. Leung; J. Roads; E. Zeledon

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of the Surface Climatology over the Conterminous United States in the North American Regional Climate Change Assessment Program Hindcast Experiment Using a Regional Climate Model Evaluation System  

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Surface air temperature, precipitation, and insolation over the conterminous United States region from the North American Regional Climate Change Assessment Program (NARCCAP) regional climate model (RCM) hindcast study are evaluated using the Jet ...

Jinwon Kim; Duane E. Waliser; Chris A. Mattmann; Linda O. Mearns; Cameron E. Goodale; Andrew F. Hart; Dan J. Crichton; Seth McGinnis; Huikyo Lee; Paul C. Loikith; Maziyar Boustani

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Future climate in the Tibetan Plateau from a statistical regional climate model  

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We use a statistical regional climate model (STAR) to project the Tibetan Plateau (TP) climate for the period 2015-2050. Reanalysis datasets covering 1958-2001 are used as a substitute of observations and resampled by STAR to optimally fit ...

Xiuhua Zhu; Weiqiang Wang; Klaus Fraedrich

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[Climate implications of terrestrial paleoclimate]. Quaternary Sciences Center, Desert Research Institute annual report, fiscal year 1994/1995  

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The objective of this study is to collect terrestrial climate indicators for paleoclimate synthesis. The paleobiotic and geomorphic records are being examined for the local and regional impact of past climates to assess Yucca Mountain`s suitability as a high-level nuclear waste repository. In particular these data are being used to provide estimates of the timing, duration and extremes of past periods of moister climate for use in hydrological models of local and regional recharge that are being formulated by USGS and other hydrologists for the Yucca Mountain area. The project includes botanical, faunal, and geomorphic components that will be integrated to accomplish this goal. To this end personnel at the Quaternary Sciences Center of the Desert Research Institute in Reno, Nevada are conducting the following activities: Analyses of packrat middens; Analysis of pollen samples; and Determination of vegetation climate relationships.

Wigand, P.E.

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Towards Assessing NARCCAP Regional Climate Model Credibility for the North American Monsoon: Current Climate Simulations  

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We examine 17 dynamically downscaled simulations produced as part of the North American Regional Climate Change Assessment Program (NARCCAP) for their skill in reproducing the North American Monsoon system. We focus on precipitation and the ...

Melissa S. Bukovsky; David J. Gochis; Linda O. Mearns

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The North American Regional Climate Change Assessment Program: Overview of Phase I Results  

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The North American Regional Climate Change Assessment Program (NARCCAP) is an international effort designed to investigate the uncertainties in regional-scale projections of future climate and produce highresolution climate change scenarios using multiple ...

Linda O. Mearns; Ray Arritt; Sébastien Biner; Melissa S. Bukovsky; Seth McGinnis; Stephan Sain; Daniel Caya; James Correia Jr.; Dave Flory; William Gutowski; Eugene S. Takle; Richard Jones; Ruby Leung; Wilfran Moufouma-Okia; Larry McDaniel; Ana M. B. Nunes; Yun Qian; John Roads; Lisa Sloan; Mark Snyder

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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World Bank-MENA Regional-NAMAs and Corresponding Climate Finance...  

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and Corresponding Climate Finance Instruments Jump to: navigation, search Name World Bank-MENA Regional-NAMAs and Corresponding Climate Finance Instruments AgencyCompany...

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Bias Correction of Regional Climate Model Simulations in a Region of Complex Orography  

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This study presents a method to correct regional climate model (RCM) outputs using observations from automatic weather stations. The correction applies a nonlinear procedure, which recently appeared in the literature, to both precipitation and ...

Roger Bordoy; Paolo Burlando

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Establishment of Small Wind Regional Test Centers  

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The rapid growth of the small wind turbine (SWT) market is attracting numerous entrants. Small wind turbine purchasers now have many options, but often lack information (such as third-party certification) to select a quality turbine. Most SWTs do not have third-party certification due to the expense and difficulty of the certification process. Until recently, the only SWT certification bodies were in Europe. In North America, testing has been limited to a small number of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) subsidized tests conducted at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) under the ongoing Independent Testing Project. During the past few years, DOE, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and some states have worked with the North American SWT industry to create a SWT certification infrastructure. The goal is to increase the number of certified turbines and gain greater consumer confidence in SWT technology. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) released the AWEA Small Wind Turbine Performance and Safety Standard, AWEA Standard 9.1 - 2009, in December 2009. The Small Wind Certification Council (SWCC) and Intertek, North American SWT certification bodies, began accepting applications for certification to the AWEA standard in 2010. To reduce certification testing costs, DOE and NREL are providing financial and technical assistance for an initial round of tests at four SWT test sites, which were selected through a competitive solicitation. The four organizations selected are Windward Engineering (Utah), The Alternative Energy Institute at West Texas A and M (Texas), a consortium consisting of Kansas State University and Colby Community College (Kansas), and Intertek (New York). Each organization will test two small wind turbines as part of their respective subcontracts with DOE and NREL. The testing results will be made publically available. The goal is to establish a lower-cost U.S. small wind testing capability that will lead to increased SWT certification. Turbine installation is ongoing. Testing began in early 2011 and is scheduled to conclude in mid-late 2012.

Jimenez, T.; Forsyth, T.; Huskey, A.; Mendoza, I.; Sinclair, K.; Smith, J.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Projects Announced to Better Understand Amazon Regional Climate  

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3 » DOE Projects 3 » DOE Projects Announced to Better Understand Amazon Regional Climate News Featured Articles 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 Science Headlines Presentations & Testimony News Archives Contact Information Office of Science U.S. Department of Energy 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC 20585 P: (202) 586-5430 11.19.13 DOE Projects Announced to Better Understand Amazon Regional Climate Green Ocean Amazon 2014, sponsored in part by the U.S. Department of Energy, is an interagency, international campaign with the overarching goal of advancing the understanding of how land-atmosphere processes affect tropical hydrology and climate within the Amazon Basin. Print Text Size: A A A Subscribe FeedbackShare Page Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Energy is awarding $1.9 million

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Assessment of the Performance of CORDEX Regional Climate Models in Simulating Eastern Africa Rainfall  

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This study evaluates the ability of ten Regional Climate Models (RCMs) from the COordinated Regional climate Downscaling Experiment (CORDEX) in simulating the characteristics of rainfall patterns over Eastern Africa region. The seasonal ...

Hussen Seid Endris; Philip Omondi; Suman Jain; Christopher Lennard; Bruce Hewitson; Ladislaus Chang’a; J. L. Awange; Alessandro Dosio; Patrick Ketiem; Grigory Nikulin; Hans-Jürgen Panitz; Matthias Büchner; Frode Stordal; Lukiya Tazalika

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Can Regional Climate Models Represent the Indian Monsoon?  

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The ability of four regional climate models (RCMs) to represent the Indian monsoon was verified in a consistent framework for the period 1981–2000 using the 45-yr European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) Re-Analysis (ERA-40) as ...

Philippe Lucas-Picher; Jens H. Christensen; Fahad Saeed; Pankaj Kumar; Shakeel Asharaf; Bodo Ahrens; Andrew J. Wiltshire; Daniela Jacob; Stefan Hagemann

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Regionalized Global Energy Scenarios Meeting Stringent Climate Targets  

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to generate the energy supply mix that would meet given energy demands at lowest cost, assuming strongRegionalized Global Energy Scenarios Meeting Stringent Climate Targets ­ cost effective fuel in the energy system it is less costly to reduce CO2-emissions #12;Global energy system model #12;Global energy

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Regional Climate Change Scenarios over the United States Produced with a Nested Regional Climate Model  

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In this paper two continuous 3½-year-long climate simulations over the continental United States are discussed, one for present-day conditions and one for conditions under double carbon dioxide concentration, conducted with a limited area model (...

Filippo Giorgi; Christine Shields Brodeur; Gary T. Bates

1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pacific Northwest Climate Sensitivity Simulated by a Regional Climate Model Driven by a GCM. Part I: Control Simulations  

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A model nesting approach has been used to simulate the regional climate over the Pacific Northwest. The present-day global climatology is first simulated using the NCAR Community Climate Model (CCM3) driven by observed sea surface temperature and ...

L. R. Leung; S. J. Ghan

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Model of the Regional Coupled Earth system (MORCE): Application to process and climate studies in vulnerable regions  

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The vulnerability of human populations and natural systems and their ability to adapt to extreme events and climate change vary with geographic regions and populations. Regional climate models (RCM), composed by an atmospheric component coupled to a ... Keywords: CORDEX, ChArMeX, Climate modeling, HyMeX, Impact studies, MORCE platform, MerMeX, Mesoscale process, Regional Earth system

Philippe Drobinski; Alesandro Anav; Cindy Lebeaupin Brossier; Guillaume Samson; Marc Stéfanon; Sophie Bastin; Mélika Baklouti; Karine Béranger; Jonathan Beuvier; Romain Bourdallé-Badie; Laure Coquart; Fabio D'Andrea; Nathalie de Noblet-Ducoudré; Frédéric Diaz; Jean-Claude Dutay; Christian Ethe; Marie-Alice Foujols; Dmitry Khvorostyanov; Gurvan Madec; Martial Mancip; Sébastien Masson; Laurent Menut; Julien Palmieri; Jan Polcher; Solène Turquety; Sophie Valcke; Nicolas Viovy

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Role of the Pacific ENSO Applications Climate Center in Reducing Vulnerability to Climate Hazards: Experience from the U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Islands  

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The Pacific ENSO Applications Center (PEAC) was established in August 1994 as a multi-institutional partnership to conduct research and produce information products on climate variability and impacts related to the El Niño–Southern Oscillation climate ...

Thomas A. Schroeder; Md Rashed Chowdhury; Mark A. Lander; Charles Chip Guard; Charlene Felkley; Duncan Gifford

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MENA-GTZ EERE Regional Center | Open Energy Information  

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MENA-GTZ EERE Regional Center MENA-GTZ EERE Regional Center Jump to: navigation, search Name MENA-GTZ EERE Regional Center Agency/Company /Organization GTZ Partner Ministry of electricity and energy of Egypt, New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) Sector Energy Focus Area Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy Topics Background analysis Website http://www.gtz.de/en/praxis/95 Program Start 2008 Program End 2013 Country Algeria, Bahrain, Cyprus, Djibouti, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen Northern Africa, Western Asia, Western Asia, Eastern Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Asia, Western Asia, Western Asia, Western Asia, Western Asia, Western Asia, Northern Africa, Northern Africa, Western Asia, Western Asia, Western Asia, Western Asia, Northern Africa, Western Asia, Western Asia, Western Asia

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SunShot Initiative: Regional Test Centers for Solar Technologies  

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Regional Test Centers for Solar Technologies Regional Test Centers for Solar Technologies Get the Adobe Flash Player to see this video. Text Alternative At the Regional Test Centers (RTCs) throughout the United States, DOE provides photovoltaic (PV) and concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) validation testing and systems monitoring for businesses and other industry stakeholders. The primary mission of the RTCs is to develop standards and guidelines for validating the performance and operation of PV modules and systems. The RTCs also serve as test beds for large-scale systems and provide independent validation of PV performance and reliability. By establishing the technical basis for bankability, the RTCs serve to increase investor confidence in PV technologies. These efforts support the SunShot Initiative's goal to increase the penetration of large-scale solar energy systems to enable solar-generated power to account for 15% to 18% of America's electricity generation by 2030.

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Simulation of the Arid Climate of the Southern Great Basin Using a Regional Climate Model  

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As part of the development effort of a regional climate model (RCM)for the southern Great Basin, this paper present savalidation analysis of the climatology generated by a high-resolution RCM driven by observations. The RCM is aversion of the ...

Filippo Giorgi; Gary T. Bates; Steven J. Nieman

1992-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improvement of snowpack simulations in a regional climate model  

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To improve simulations of regional-scale snow processes and related cold-season hydroclimate, the Community Land Model version 3 (CLM3), developed by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), was coupled with the Pennsylvania State University/NCAR fifth-generation Mesoscale Model (MM5). CLM3 physically describes the mass and heat transfer within the snowpack using five snow layers that include liquid water and solid ice. The coupled MM5–CLM3 model performance was evaluated for the snowmelt season in the Columbia River Basin in the Pacific Northwestern United States using gridded temperature and precipitation observations, along with station observations. The results from MM5–CLM3 show a significant improvement in the SWE simulation, which has been underestimated in the original version of MM5 coupled with the Noah land-surface model. One important cause for the underestimated SWE in Noah is its unrealistic land-surface structure configuration where vegetation, snow and the topsoil layer are blended when snow is present. This study demonstrates the importance of the sheltering effects of the forest canopy on snow surface energy budgets, which is included in CLM3. Such effects are further seen in the simulations of surface air temperature and precipitation in regional weather and climate models such as MM5. In addition, the snow-season surface albedo overestimated by MM5–Noah is now more accurately predicted by MM5–CLM3 using a more realistic albedo algorithm that intensifies the solar radiation absorption on the land surface, reducing the strong near-surface cold bias in MM5–Noah. The cold bias is further alleviated due to a slower snowmelt rate in MM5–CLM3 during the early snowmelt stage, which is closer to observations than the comparable components of MM5–Noah. In addition, the over-predicted precipitation in the Pacific Northwest as shown in MM5–Noah is significantly decreased in MM5 CLM3 due to the lower evaporation resulting from the longer snow duration.

Jin, J.; Miller, N.L.

2011-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Howard J. Diamond, U.S. GCOS Program Manager, National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)  

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Howard J. Diamond, U.S. GCOS Program Manager, National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National and System Development Climate Data Management Tropical Cyclone Data and Information Work Communicating System Program Manager Director, World Data Center for Meteorology Formal NOAA Lead on U.S. climate bi

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Exploring the Structure of Regional Climate Scenarios by Combining Synoptic and Dynamic Guidance and GCM Output  

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A set of regional climate scenarios is constructed for two study regions in North America using a combination of GCM output and synoptic–dynamical reasoning. The approach begins by describing the structure and components of a climate scenario and ...

James S. Risbey; Peter J. Lamb; Ron L. Miller; Michael C. Morgan; Gerard H. Roe

2002-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Definition of Climate Regions in the Northern Plains Using an Objective Cluster Modification Technique  

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Spatially homogeneous climate regions were developed from long-term monthly temperature and precipitation data for a subset of the U.S. Northern Plains. Climate regions were initially defined using the “best” of three agglomerative and ...

Matthew J. Bunkers; James R. Miller Jr.; Arthur T. DeGaetano

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Greenhouse Gas–Induced Changes in Summer Precipitation over Colorado in NARCCAP Regional Climate Models  

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Precipitation changes between 32-yr periods in the late twentieth and mid-twenty-first centuries are investigated using regional climate model simulations provided by the North American Regional Climate Change Assessment Program (NARCCAP). The ...

Michael A. Alexander; James D. Scott; Kelly Mahoney; Joseph Barsugli

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Greenhouse Gas Induced Changes in Summer Precipitation over Colorado in NARCCAP Regional Climate Models  

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Precipitation changes between 32-year periods in the late-20th and mid-21st centuries are investigated using regional climate model simulations provided by the North American Regional Climate Change Assessment Program (NARCCAP). The simulations ...

Michael A. Alexander; James D. Scott; Kelly Mahoney; Joseph Barsugli

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Precipitation Climatology in an Ensemble of CORDEX-Africa Regional Climate Simulations  

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An ensemble of regional climate simulations is analyzed to evaluate the ability of 10 regional climate models (RCMs) and their ensemble average to simulate precipitation over Africa. All RCMs use a similar domain and spatial resolution of ~50 km ...

Grigory Nikulin; Colin Jones; Filippo Giorgi; Ghassem Asrar; Matthias Büchner; Ruth Cerezo-Mota; Ole Bøssing Christensen; Michel Déqué; Jesus Fernandez; Andreas Hänsler; Erik van Meijgaard; Patrick Samuelsson; Mouhamadou Bamba Sylla; Laxmi Sushama

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Exploring Perturbed Physics Ensembles in a Regional Climate Model  

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Perturbed physics ensembles (PPEs) have been widely used to assess climate model uncertainties and have provided new estimates of climate sensitivity and parametric uncertainty in state-of-the-art climate models. So far, mainly global climate ...

Omar Bellprat; Sven Kotlarski; Daniel Lüthi; Christoph Schär

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Multiseason Climate Forecast System at the National Meteorological Center  

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The Coupled Model Project was established at the National Meteorological Center(NMC)in January l991 to develop a multiseason forecast system based on coupled ocean atmosphere general circulation models. This provided a focus to combine expertise ...

Ming Ji; Arun Kumar; Ants Leetmaa

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Recent Advances in Regional Climate System Modeling and ClimateChange Analyses of Extreme Heat  

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During the period May 2003 to May 2004, there were two CEC/PIER funded primary research activities by the Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences Group/Earth Science Division at LBNL. These activities are the implementation and testing of the National Center for Atmospheric Research Community Land Model (CLM) into MM5, and the analysis of extreme heat days under a new set of climate simulations. The new version of MM5,MM5-CLM, has been tested for a 90 day snowmelt period in the northwestern U.S. Results show that this new code upgrade, as compared to the MM5-NOAH, has improved snowmelt, temperature, and precipitation when compared to observations. These are due in part to a subgrid scheme,advanced snow processes, and advanced vegetation. The climate change analysis is the upper and lower IPCC Special Report on Emission Scenarios, representing fossil fuel intensive and energy conserving future emission scenarios, and medium and low sensitivity Global Climate Models. Results indicate that California cities will see increases in the number of heat wave and temperature threshold days from two to six times.These results may be viewed as potential outcomes based on today's decisions on emissions.

Miller, Norman L.

2004-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

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The National Centers for Environmental Prediction: Operational Climate, Ocean, and Weather Prediction for the 21st Century  

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The National Meteorological Center is being restructured to serve a broader mission, which includes operational climate and ocean prediction as well as short-range weather prediction. Its successor organization is called the National Centers for ...

Ronald D. McPherson

1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of Regional Climate Simulations over the Great Lakes Region Driven by Three Global Data Sets  

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The performance of regional climate simulations is evaluated for the Great Lakes region. Three 10-year (1990–1999) current-climate simulations are performed using the MM5 regional climate model (RCM) with 36-km horizontal resolution. The simulations employed identical configuration and physical parameterizations, but different lateral boundary conditions and sea-surface temperatures derived from the NCEP Global Reanalysis and output from the CCSM3 and GISS general circulation models (GCMs). The simulation results are compared to the North American Regional Reanalysis (NARR). The three RCM simulations appeared to be more accurate in winter and least accurate in summer, and more accurate aloft than near the surface. The reanalysis-constrained simulation adequately captured the spatial distribution and seasonal cycle of the observed surface-air temperature and precipitation, but it produced consistently across all seasons a cold bias that is generally larger over the lakes than over land and a wet bias due to an overestimation of nonconvective precipitation. The simulated seasonal cycle of moisture–flux convergence over the region was in very good agreement with NARR. The two GCM-driven runs adequately simulated the spatial and seasonal variation of temperature, but overestimated cold-season precipitation and underestimated summer precipitation, reversing the observed annual precipitation cycle. The GISS-driven run failed to simulate the prevailing low-level flow and moisture convergence patterns. All three RCM simulations successfully captured the impact of the Great Lakes on the region's climate, especially on winter precipitation, a significant improvement over coarse-resolution GCM simulations over the region.

Zhong, Shiyuan (Sharon); Li, Xiuping; Bian, Xindi; Heilman, Warren E.; Leung, Lai-Yung R.; Gustafson, William I.

2012-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Time-Varying Climate Sensitivity from Regional Feedbacks  

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The sensitivity of global climate with respect to forcing is generally described in terms of the global climate feedback—the global radiative response per degree of global annual mean surface temperature change. While the global climate feedback ...

Kyle C. Armour; Cecilia M. Bitz; Gerard H. Roe

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vegetation Feedbacks to Climate in the Global Monsoon Regions Michael Notaro *, Guangshan Chen, Zhengyu Liu  

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1 Vegetation Feedbacks to Climate in the Global Monsoon Regions Michael Notaro *, Guangshan across six monsoon regions with a fully coupled atmosphere-ocean-ice-land model with dynamic vegetation monsoon regions is reduced and the climatic response assessed. Consistent responses among the regions

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Regional Climate Change in East Asia Simulated by an Interactive Atmosphere–Soil–Vegetation Model  

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A regional coupled soil–vegetation–atmosphere model is used to study changes and interactions between climate and the ecosystem in East Asia due to increased atmospheric CO2. The largest simulated climate changes are due to the radiative ...

Ming Chen; David Pollard; Eric J. Barron

2004-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Regional Climate Model Projections and Uncertainties of U.S. Summer Heat Waves  

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Regional climate model (RCM) simulations, driven by low and high climate-sensitivity coupled general circulation models (CGCMs) under various future emissions scenarios, were compared to projected changes in heat wave characteristics. The RCM ...

Kenneth E. Kunkel; Xin-Zhong Liang; Jinhong Zhu

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Regional Ocean–Atmosphere Model for Eastern Pacific Climate: Toward Reducing Tropical Biases  

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The tropical Pacific Ocean is a climatically important region, home to El Niño and the Southern Oscillation. The simulation of its climate remains a challenge for global coupled ocean–atmosphere models, which suffer large biases especially in ...

Shang-Ping Xie; Toru Miyama; Yuqing Wang; Haiming Xu; Simon P. de Szoeke; R. Justin O. Small; Kelvin J. Richards; Takashi Mochizuki; Toshiyuki Awaji

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Regional Response to Climate Information Needs during the 1993 Flood  

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Effective responses by government agencies, businesses, and private industry to climate disasters such as the disastrous Mississippi River flood of 1993 hinge on the regional availability of diverse up-to-date weather, climate, and water ...

Kenneth E. Kunkel; Stanley A. Changnon; Steven E. Hollinger; Beth C. Reinke; Wayne M. Wendland; James R. Angel

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Soil–Precipitation Feedback: A Process Study with a Regional Climate Model  

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Month-long integrations with a regional climate model covering Europe and the Northern Atlantic are utilized to study the sensitivity of the summertime European precipitation climate with respect to the continental-scale soil moisture content. ...

Christoph Schär; Daniel Lüthi; Urs Beyerle; Erdmann Heise

1999-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Regional Climate Models Add Value to Global Model Data: A Review and Selected Examples  

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An important challenge in current climate modeling is to realistically describe small-scale weather statistics, such as topographic precipitation and coastal wind patterns, or regional phenomena like polar lows. Global climate models simulate atmospheric ...

Frauke Feser; Burkhardt Rockel; Hans von Storch; Jörg Winterfeldt; Matthias Zahn

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Collaborative Research: Towards Advanced Understanding and Predictive Capability of Climate Change in the Arctic Using a High-Resolution Regional Arctic Climate Model  

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The primary research task completed for this project was the development of the Regional Arctic Climate Model (RACM). This involved coupling existing atmosphere, ocean, sea ice, and land models using the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Community Climate System Model (CCSM) coupler (CPL7). RACM is based on the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) atmospheric model, the Parallel Ocean Program (POP) ocean model, the CICE sea ice model, and the Variable Infiltration Capacity (VIC) land model. A secondary research task for this project was testing and evaluation of WRF for climate-scale simulations on the large pan-Arctic model domain used in RACM. This involved identification of a preferred set of model physical parameterizations for use in our coupled RACM simulations and documenting any atmospheric biases present in RACM.

Cassano, John [Principal Investigator

2013-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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The National Center for Atmospheric Research Community Climate Model: CCM3  

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The latest version of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Community Climate Model (CCM3) is described. The changes in both physical and dynamical formulation from CCM2 to CCM3 are presented. The major differences in CCM3 compared ...

J. T. Kiehl; J. J. Hack; G. B. Bonan; B. A. Boville; D. L. Williamson; P. J. Rasch

1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Products and Service of Center for Weather Forecast and Climate Studies  

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LOG O Products and Service of Center for Weather Forecast and Climate Studies Simone Sievert da (INPE) #12;Talk Outline CPTEC/INPE Operational Forecast Systems (time scales) Modeling Forecast-Brazil Space Sector Workshop, São José dos Campos 26 - 27 August. 2010 CPTEC: Forecasting Modeling Scales Time

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Building America Best Practices Series: Guide to Determining Climate Regions by County  

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This document describes the eight climate region designations used by the US Department of Energy Building America Program. In addition to describing the climate zones, the document includes a complete list of every county in the United States and their climate region designations. The county lists are grouped by state. The doucment is intended to assist builders to easily identify what climate region they are building in and therefore which climate-specific Building America best practices guide would be most appropriate for them.

Gilbride, Theresa L.

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of Greenland Ice Sheet Surface Climate in the HIRHAM Regional Climate Model Using Automatic Weather Station Data  

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The 1998 annual cycle and 1991–98 summer simulations of Greenland ice sheet surface climate are made with the 0.5°-horizontal resolution HIRHAM regional climate model of the Arctic. The model output is compared with meteorological and energy ...

Jason E. Box; Annette Rinke

2003-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulations of present and future climates in the western U.S. with four nested regional climate models  

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We analyze simulations of present and future climates in the western U.S. performed with four regional climate models (RCMs) nested within two global ocean-atmosphere climate models. Our primary goal is to assess the range of regional climate responses to increased greenhouse gases in available RCM simulations. The four RCMs used different geographical domains, different increased greenhouse gas scenarios for future-climate simulations, and (in some cases) different lateral boundary conditions. For simulations of the present climate, we compare RCM results to observations and to results of the GCM that provided lateral boundary conditions to the RCM. For future-climate (increased greenhouse gas) simulations, we compare RCM results to each other and to results of the driving GCMs. When results are spatially averaged over the western U.S., we find that the results of each RCM closely follow those of the driving GCM in the same region, in both present and future climates. In present-climate simulations, the RCMs have biases in spatially-averaged simulated precipitation and near-surface temperature that seem to be very close to those of the driving GCMs. In future-climate simulations, the spatially-averaged RCM-projected responses in precipitation and near-surface temperature are also very close to those of the respective driving GCMs. Precipitation responses predicted by the RCMs are in many regions not statistically significant compared to interannual variability. Where the predicted precipitation responses are statistically significant, they are positive. The models agree that near-surface temperatures will increase, but do not agree on the spatial pattern of this increase. The four RCMs produce very different estimates of water content of snow in the present climate, and of the change in this water content in response to increased greenhouse gases.

Duffy, P B; Arritt, R W; Coquard, J; Gutowski, W; Han, J; Iorio, J; Kim, J; Leung, L R; Roads, J; Zeledon, E

2004-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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CHP REGIONAL APPLICATION CENTERS: ACTIVITIES AND SELECTED RESULTS  

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Between 2001 and 2005, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) created a set of eight Regional Application Centers (RACs) to facilitate the development and deployment of Combined Heat and Power (CHP) technologies. By utilizing the thermal energy that is normally wasted when electricity is produced at central generating stations, Combined Heat and Power installations can save substantial amounts of energy compared to more traditional technologies. In addition, the location of CHP facilities at or near the point of consumption greatly reduces or eliminates electric transmission and distribution losses. The regional nature of the RACs allows each one to design and provide services that are most relevant to the specific economic and market conditions in its particular geographic area. Between them, the eight RACs provide services to all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Through the end of the federal 2009 fiscal year (FY 2009), the primary focus of the RACs was on providing CHP-related information to targeted markets, encouraging the creation and adoption of public policies and incentives favorable to CHP, and providing CHP users and prospective users with technical assistance and support on specific projects. Beginning with the 2010 fiscal year, the focus of the regional centers broadened to include district energy and waste heat recovery and these entities became formally known as Clean Energy Application Centers, as required by the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007. In 2007, ORNL led a cooperative effort to establish metrics to quantify the RACs accomplishments. That effort began with the development of a detailed logic model describing RAC operations and outcomes, which provided a basis for identifying important activities and accomplishments to track. A data collection spreadsheet soliciting information on those activities for FY 2008 and all previous years of RAC operations was developed and sent to the RACs in the summer of 2008. This represents the first systematic attempt at RAC program measurement in a manner consistent with approaches used for other efforts funded by DOE's Industrial Technologies Program (ITP). In addition, data on CHP installations and associated effects were collected for the same years from a state-by-state database maintained for DOE by ICF international. A report documenting the findings of that study was produced in September, 2009. The purpose of the current report is to present the findings from a new study of RAC activities and accomplishments which examined what the Centers did in FY 2009, the last year in which they concentrated exclusively on CHP technologies. This study focused on identifying and describing RAC activities and was not designed to measure how those efforts influenced CHP installations or other outcomes.

Schweitzer, Martin [ORNL

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Food-Regional Crop Areas and Climatic Profiles | Data.gov  

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Food-Regional Crop Areas and Climatic Profiles Agriculture Community Menu DATA APPS EVENTS DEVELOPER STATISTICS COLLABORATE ABOUT Agriculture You are here Data.gov Communities...

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Regional-scale climate simulations: Improvement in near-surface field  

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Regional-scale climate simulations: Improvement in near-surface field Regional-scale climate simulations: Improvement in near-surface field projections with spectral nudging July 30, 2013 EVS researchers have established a new optimal approach for downscaling physically based global climate model projections to the regional scale. The new approach is significant because it preserves both the prescribed large-scale dynamics of the global model and the increased variability of the higher-resolution physics in a regional-scale model. Global-scale climate models have coarse spatial resolution and cannot resolve many local and regional-scale features, such as increased precipitation due to the lake effect in the Chicago region. Specially built models that operate at a higher spatial resolution and can resolve these types of features are referred to as regional-scale climate models. These

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Response of Climate Simulation to a New Convective Parameterization in the National Center for Atmospheric Research Community Climate Model (CCM3)  

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This study examines the response of the climate simulation by the National Center for Atmospheric Research Community Climate Model (CCM3) to the introduction of the Zhang and McFarlane convective parameterization in the model. It is shown that in ...

Guang J. Zhang; Jeffrey T. Kiehl; Philip J. Rasch

1998-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Best Practices Series: Volume 7.1: Guide to Determining Climate Regions by County  

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This report for DOE's Building America program helps builders identify which Building America climate region they are building in. The guide includes maps comparing the Building America regions with climate designations used in the International Energy Conservation Code for Residential Buildings and lists all U.S. counties by climate zone. A very brief history of the development of the Building America climate map and descriptions of each climate zone are provided. This report is available on the Building America website www.buildingamerica.gov.

Baechler, Michael C.; Williamson, Jennifer L.; Gilbride, Theresa L.; Cole, Pamala C.; Hefty, Marye G.; Love, Pat M.

2010-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Saint Kitts and Nevis-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate  

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Saint Kitts and Nevis-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Saint Kitts and Nevis-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience Framework Jump to: navigation, search Name Saint Kitts and Nevis-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change Resilience Framework Agency/Company /Organization Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), United Kingdom Department for International Development, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) Partner Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), Caribbean Community Heads of State (CARICOM) Sector Climate, Energy, Land Topics Adaptation, Background analysis, Low emission development planning, -LEDS, Market analysis, Pathways analysis Website http://cdkn.org/project/planni Program Start 2009 Program End 2015 Country Saint Kitts and Nevis

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New Reports Explore How A Shifting Climate May Impact Eight U.S. Regions  

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Reports Explore How A Shifting Climate May Impact Eight U.S. Regions Print E-mail Reports Explore How A Shifting Climate May Impact Eight U.S. Regions Print E-mail President Obama Announces His Climate Action Plan Tuesday, July 30, 2013 The United States will be a much hotter place, precipitation patterns will shift, and climate extremes will increase by the end of the 21st century, according to reports released in January 2013 by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in support of the National Climate Assessment (NCA). More recently, the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) summarized the January reports into 2-page summaries for each region. The 2-page summaries outline current changes - and possible future changes - in climate according to region, looking at the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Great Plains, Northwest, Southwest, Alaska, and Hawai'i/Pacific Islands as well as summarizing overall nationwide trends.

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The North American Regional Climate Change Assessment Program: Overview of Phase I Results  

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The North American Regional Climate Change Assessment Program is an international effort designed to systematically investigate the uncertainties in regional scale projections of future climate and produce high resolution climate change scenarios using multiple regional climate models (RCMs) nested within atmosphere ocean general circulation models (AOGCMs) forced with the A2 SRES scenario, with a common domain covering the conterminous US, northern Mexico, and most of Canada. The program also includes an evaluation component (Phase I) wherein the participating RCMs are nested within 25 years of NCEP/DOE global reanalysis II. The grid spacing of the RCM simulations is 50 km.

Mearns, L. O.; Arritt, R.; Biner, S.; Bukovsky, Melissa; McGinnis, Seth; Sain, Steve; Caya, Daniel; Correia Jr., James; Flory, Dave; Gutowski, William; Takle, Gene; Jones, Richard; Leung, Lai-Yung R.; Moufouma-Okia, Wilfran; McDaniel, Larry; Nunes, A.; Qian, Yun; Roads, J.; Sloan, Lisa; Snyder, Mark A.

2012-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

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A Joint Estimate of the Precipitation Climate Signal in Europe Using Eight Regional Models and Five Observational Datasets  

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This paper presents an analysis of the precipitation climate signal in Europe emerging from a simulation of heterogeneous regional climate models (RCMs) using five observational datasets as the reference for present day climate conditions. ...

Francisco J. Tapiador

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Constraining the Sensitivity of Regional Climate with the Use of Historical Observations  

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A novel method is presented for calculating how sensitive regional climate is to radiative forcings, based on global surface temperature observations. Forcings that originate in both the region of interest and outside of it are taken into ...

Apostolos Voulgarakis; Drew T. Shindell

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

Application of Scale-Selective Data Assimilation to Regional Climate Modeling and Prediction  

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A method referred to as scale-selective data assimilation (SSDA) is designed to inject the large-scale components of the atmospheric circulation from a global model into a regional model to improve regional climate simulations and predictions. ...

Shiqiu Peng; Lian Xie; Bin Liu; Fredrick Semazzi

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

Regional Climate Simulations over North America: Interaction of Local Processes with Improved Large-Scale Flow  

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The reasons for biases in regional climate simulations were investigated in an attempt to discern whether they arise from deficiencies in the model parameterizations or are due to dynamical problems. Using the Regional Atmospheric Modeling System ...

Gonzalo Miguez-Macho; Georgiy L. Stenchikov; Alan Robock

2005-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence of volcanic eruptions on the climate of the Asian monsoon region  

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Influence of volcanic eruptions on the climate of the Asian monsoon region K. J. Anchukaitis,1 B. M throughout much of monsoon Asia. Here, we use long and wellvalidated proxy reconstructions of Asian droughts on the climate of the Asian monsoon region, Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L22703, doi:10.1029/ 2010GL044843. 1

Smith, Frederick

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Improving the simulation of the West African Monsoon using the MIT Regional Climate Model  

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This paper presents an evaluation of the performance of the MIT Regional Climate Model (MRCM) in simulating the West African Monsoon. MRCM is built on Regional Climate Model Version 3 (RegCM3) but with several improvements; including coupling of ...

Eun-Soon Im; Rebecca L. Gianotti; Elfatih A. B. Eltahir

175

Modeling the Summertime Climate of Southwest Asia: The Role of Land Surface Processes in Shaping the Climate of Semiarid Regions  

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Presented is a study on the role of land surface processes in determining the summertime climate over the semiarid region of southwest Asia. In this region, a warm surface air temperature bias of 3.5°C is simulated in the summer by using the ...

Marc P. Marcella; Elfatih A. B. Eltahir

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling the Summertime Climate of Southwest Asia: The Role of Land Surface Processes in Shaping the Climate of Semiarid Regions  

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Presented is a study on the role of land surface processes in determining the summertime climate over the semiarid region of southwest Asia. In this region, a warm surface air temperature bias of 3.5°C is simulated in the ...

Marcella, Marc P.

177

Climate Change Impacts on Jordan River Flow: Downscaling Application from a Regional Climate Model  

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The integration of climate change projections into hydrological and other response models used for water resource planning and management is challenging given the varying spatial resolutions of the different models. In general, climate models are ...

Rana Samuels; Alon Rimmer; Andreas Hartmann; Simon Krichak; Pinhas Alpert

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Regional Forum on Rural Development, Climate Change, Biodiversity...  

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commitments derived from the Conventions on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Biological Diversity (CBD) and Desertification (UNCCD). Also during this Forum, CCAD's Technical...

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Fusion 2.0 the next generation of fusion in California : aligning state and regional fusion centers .  

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??A growing number of states have created multiple fusion centers, including California. In addition to having a state fusion center, California has four regional centers… (more)

MacGregor, David S.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Monsoon Climate Variabilities International Pacific Research Center and Department of Meteorology, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology  

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Monsoon Climate Variabilities Tim Li International Pacific Research Center and Department, USA The Asian monsoon consists of three subcomponents, Indian monsoon (IM), East Asian monsoon (EAM), and western North Pacific monsoon (WNPM). All these submonsoon systems exhibit remarkable intraseasonal

Li, Tim

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Extension of the Climate Prediction Center Long-Lead Temperature and Precipitation Outlooks to General Weather Statistics  

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The long-lead monthly and seasonal forecasts issued by the Climate Prediction Center literally pertain only to average temperature and total precipitation outcomes, but implicitly contain information regarding other quantities that are correlated ...

W. M. Briggs; D. S. Wilks

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The effects of regional climate change on space conditioning needs and the energy industry in the Great Lakes region  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

To date, studies of the effects of potential climate change on energy use and demand have been done on a macro scale or with coarse model data but, in reality, regional climate change effects will determine the actual behavior of energy users. The output from a 3-year simulation of the coupled NCAR CCM/MM4 regional climate modeling system is used to examine changes in average temperature and temperature variability on a regional scale, the impacts of such change on the need for space conditioning in the Great Lakes region, and the subsequent changes in energy demand. The NCAR modeling system uses general circulation model results to drive a more highly resolved mesoscale model to produce a detailed regional climate. A 3-year run of both base case and doubled CO{sub 2} climate for the United States has been produced. From these results, changes in heating and cooling degree days, and changes in consecutive days above or below various temperature thresholds were calculated. Heating and cooling energy use intensities that are representative of the residential building stock found in the region were used to convert climate data to energy demand. The implications for the energy industry are discussed. The model results indicate that the changed climate under doubled carbon dioxide conditions would have large impacts on energy use, although it is difficult to determine the balance between decreased heating needs and increased cooling needs. It was found that biases present in the temperature output of the modeling system are greater for the Great Lakes region than for the rest of the U.S. and limit the usefulness of the present data set for determining the effects of climate change on energy use in that area.

Fernau, M.E.; Maloney, E.D. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); Bates, G.T. [National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO (United States)

1993-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

183

Assessing the Performance of Multiple Regional Climate Model Simulations for Seasonal Mountain Snow in the Upper Colorado River Basin  

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This study assesses the performance of the regional climate model (RCM) simulations from the North American Regional Climate Change Assessment Program (NARCCAP) for the Upper Colorado River basin (UCRB), U.S. Rocky Mountains. The UCRB is a major ...

Nadine Salzmann; Linda O. Mearns

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

Thermodynamic Causes for Future Trends in Heavy Precipitation over Europe Based on an Ensemble of Regional Climate Model Simulations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An extreme-value analysis of projected changes in heavy precipitation is carried out for an ensemble of eight high-resolution regional climate model simulations over the European domain. The consideration of several regional climate models that ...

Christine Radermacher; Lorenzo Tomassini

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

Long-Term Climate Modeling and Hydrological Response to Climate Cycles in the Yucca Mountain Region  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Climate and its influence on hydrological conditions are important considerations in the evaluation of the Yucca Mountain (YM) site as a geologic repository for disposal of U.S. commercial spent nuclear fuel and defense high level radioactive wastes. This report updates previous EPRI studies (reports 1013445 and 1015045), which produced a quantitative and paleo-climate-calibrated/verified model of how climate, infiltration, and YM flow properties might appear in the future. The studies also supported ass...

2009-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

186

Regional Climate–Weather Research and Forecasting Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The CWRF is developed as a climate extension of the Weather Research and Forecasting model (WRF) by incorporating numerous improvements in the representation of physical processes and integration of external (top, surface, lateral) forcings that are ...

Xin-Zhong Liang; Min Xu; Xing Yuan; Tiejun Ling; Hyun I. Choi; Feng Zhang; Ligang Chen; Shuyan Liu; Shenjian Su; Fengxue Qiao; Yuxiang He; Julian X. L. Wang; Kenneth E. Kunkel; Wei Gao; Everette Joseph; Vernon Morris; Tsann-Wang Yu; Jimy Dudhia; John Michalakes

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

Regional Meteorological–Marine Reanalyses and Climate Change Projections  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A compilation of coastal weather analyses and climate change scenarios for the future for northern Europe from various sources is presented. They contain no direct measurements but results from numerical models that have been driven either by ...

Ralf Weisse; Hans von Storch; Ulrich Callies; Alena Chrastansky; Frauke Feser; Iris Grabemann; Heinz Günther; Jörg Winterfeldt; Katja Woth; Andreas Pluess; Thomas Stoye; Jan Tellkamp

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

188

Assessment of Value Added for Surface Marine Wind Speed Obtained from Two Regional Climate Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Hindcasts with reanalysis-driven regional climate models (RCMs) are a common tool to assess weather statistics (i.e., climate) and recent changes and trends. The capability of different state-of-the-art RCMs (with and without spectral nudging ...

Jörg Winterfeldt; Ralf Weisse

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

Rainfall Climate Regimes: The Relationship of Regional TRMM Rainfall Biases to the Environment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Intercomparisons of satellite rainfall products have historically focused on the issue of global mean biases. Regional and temporal variations in these biases, however, are equally important for many climate applications. This has led to a ...

Wesley Berg; Tristan L'Ecuyer; Christian Kummerow

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

Coupling of Integrated Biosphere Simulator to Regional Climate Model Version 3  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A description of the coupling of Integrated Biosphere Simulator (IBIS) to Regional Climate Model version 3 (RegCM3) is presented. IBIS introduces several key advantages to RegCM3, most notably vegetation dynamics, the coexistence of multiple ...

Jonathan M. Winter; Jeremy S. Pal; Elfatih A. B. Eltahir

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

191

Downscaling of Global Climate Change Estimates to Regional Scales: An Application to Iberian Rainfall in Wintertime  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A statistical strategy to deduct regional-scale features from climate general circulation model (GCM) simulations has been designed and tested. The main idea is to interrelate the characteristic patterns of observed simultaneous variations of ...

Hans von Storch; Eduardo Zorita; Ulrich Cubasch

1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

192

Regional assessment of sampling techniques for more efficient dynamical climate downscaling  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Dynamical downscaling is a computationally expensive method whereby fine-scale details of the atmosphere may be portrayed by running a limited area numerical weather prediction model (often called a regional climate model) nested within a coarse ...

James O. Pinto; Andrew J. Monaghan; Luca Delle Monache; Emilie Vanvyve; Daran L. Rife

193

Investigating the Mechanisms of Diurnal Rainfall Variability Using a Regional Climate Model  

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This study investigates the ability of a regional climate model (RCM) to simulate the diurnal cycle of precipitation over southeast Australia, to provide a basis for understanding the mechanisms that drive diurnal variability. When compared with ...

Jason P. Evans; Seth Westra

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

194

Implementation of an urban parameterization scheme into the regional climate model COSMO-CLM.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As the non-hydrostatic regional climate model COSMO-CLM is increasingly employed for studying effects of urbanization on the environment we extend its surface-layer parameterization by the Town Energy Budget (TEB) parameterization (Masson 2000) ...

Kristina Trusilova; Barbara Früh; Susanne Brienen; Andreas Walter; Valéry Masson; Grégoire Pigeon; Paul Becker

195

Streamflow Data from Small Basins: A Challenging Test to High-Resolution Regional Climate Modeling  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Land surface models and large-scale hydrological models provide the basis for studying impacts of climate and anthropogenic changes on continental- to regional-scale hydrology. Hence, there is a need for comparison and validation of simulated ...

Kerstin Stahl; Lena M. Tallaksen; Lukas Gudmundsson; Jens H. Christensen

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

Coupling of Integrated Biosphere Simulator to Regional Climate Model Version 3  

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A description of the coupling of Integrated Biosphere Simulator (IBIS) to Regional Climate Model version 3 (RegCM3) is presented. IBIS introduces several key advantages to RegCM3, most notably vegetation dynamics, the ...

Winter, Jonathan (Jonathan Mark)

197

Addressing the Issue of Systematic Errors in a Regional Climate Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A methodology is proposed in which a few prognostic variables of a regional climate model (RCM) are strongly constrained at certain wavelengths to what is prescribed from the bias-corrected atmospheric general circulation model (AGCM; driver ...

Vasubandhu Misra

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

Regional Climate Variability Impacts on the Annual Grape Yield in Mendoza, Argentina  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Mendoza Province is the major Argentinian vitivinicultural region, and its grape production is fundamental for the national vintage. The 1979–2009 climate–annual grape yield relationships are analyzed, and total grape yield is shown to depend ...

Eduardo Agosta; Pablo Canziani; Martín Cavagnaro

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

Implementation of an Urban Parameterization Scheme into the Regional Climate Model COSMO-CLM  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As the nonhydrostatic regional model of the Consortium for Small-Scale Modelling in Climate Mode (COSMO-CLM) is increasingly employed for studying the effects of urbanization on the environment, the authors extend its surface-layer ...

Kristina Trusilova; Barbara Früh; Susanne Brienen; Andreas Walter; Valéry Masson; Grégoire Pigeon; Paul Becker

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

200

Can a Regional Climate Model Improve the Ability to Forecast the North American Monsoon?  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Global climate models are challenged to represent the North American monsoon, in terms of its climatology and interannual variability. To investigate whether a regional atmospheric model can improve warm season forecasts in North America, a ...

Christopher L. Castro; Hsin-I Chang; Francina Dominguez; Carlos Carrillo; Jae-Kyung Schemm; Hann-Ming Henry Juang

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sensitivity Study of Regional Climate Model Simulations to Large-Scale Nudging Parameters  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Previous studies with nested regional climate models (RCMs) have shown that large-scale spectral nudging (SN) seems to be a powerful method to correct RCMs’ weaknesses such as internal variability, intermittent divergence in phase space (IDPS), ...

Adelina Alexandru; Ramon de Elia; René Laprise; Leo Separovic; Sébastien Biner

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

Seasonal Climate Trends, the North Atlantic Oscillation, and Salamander Abundance in the Southern Appalachian Mountain Region  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) is a large-scale climate teleconnection that coincides with worldwide changes in weather. Its impacts have been documented at large scales, particularly in Europe, but not as much at regional scales. ...

Robert J. Warren II; Mark A. Bradford

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

A Variable-Resolution Stretched-Grid General Circulation Model: Regional Climate Simulation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The development of and results obtained with a variable-resolution stretched-grid GCM for the regional climate simulation mode are presented. A global variable-resolution stretched grid used in the study has enhanced horizontal resolution over ...

Michael S. Fox-Rabinovitz; Lawrence L. Takacs; Ravi C. Govindaraju; Max J. Suarez

2001-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

Recent Greenland Accumulation Estimated from Regional Climate Model Simulations and Ice Core Analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The accumulation defined as “precipitation minus evaporation” over Greenland has been simulated with the high-resolution limited-area regional climate model HIRHAM4 applied over an Arctic integration domain. This simulation is compared with a ...

K. Dethloff; M. Schwager; J. H. Christensen; S. Kiilsholm; A. Rinke; W. Dorn; F. Jung-Rothenhäusler; H. Fischer; S. Kipfstuhl; H. Miller

2002-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

A Semi-Implicit Semi-Lagrangian Regional Climate Model: The Canadian RCM  

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A new regional climate model (RCM) is presented in this paper and its performance is investigated through a pair of 60-day simulations. This new model is based on the dynamical formulation of the Cooperative Centre for Research in Mesometeorology ...

Daniel Caya; René Laprise

1999-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

Tests of a Perturbed Physics Ensemble Approach for Regional Climate Modeling  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Ensemble simulations were performed with the regional climate model RegCM2 using ranges of plausible values for two parameters in the deep convection scheme. The timescale for release of convective instability was varied through a range of five ...

Zhiwei Yang; Raymond W. Arritt

2002-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

207

Climate  

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Climate simulation map Climate Global climate change processes and impacts research in EETD is aimed at understanding the factors-and the feedbacks among these factors-driving...

208

Estimation of Climate-Change Impacts on the Urban Heat Load Using an Urban Climate Model and Regional Climate Projections  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A pragmatic approach to estimate the impact of climate change on the urban environment, here called the cuboid method, is presented. This method allows one to simulate the urban heat load and the frequency of air temperature threshold exceedances ...

Barbara Früh; Paul Becker; Thomas Deutschländer; Johann-Dirk Hessel; Meinolf Kossmann; Ingrid Mieskes; Joachim Namyslo; Marita Roos; Uwe Sievers; Thomas Steigerwald; Heidelore Turau; Uwe Wienert

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

209

Moisture Flux Convergence in Regional and Global Climate Models: Implications for Droughts in the Southwestern United States Under Climate Change  

SciTech Connect

The water cycle of the southwestern United States (SW) is dominated by winter storms that maintain a positive annual net precipitation. Analysis of the control and future climate from four pairs of regional and global climate models (RCMs and GCMs) shows that the RCMs simulate a higher fraction of transient eddy moisture fluxes because the hydrodynamic instabilities associated with flow over complex terrain are better resolved. Under global warming, this enables the RCMs to capture the response of transient eddies to increased atmospheric stability that allows more moisture to converge on the windward side of the mountains by blocking. As a result, RCMs simulate enhanced transient eddy moisture convergence in the SW compared to GCMs, although both robustly simulate drying due to enhanced moisture divergence by the divergent mean flow in a warmer climate. This enhanced convergence leads to reduced susceptibility to hydrological change in the RCMs compared to GCMs.

Gao, Yanhong; Leung, Lai-Yung R.; Salathe, E.; Dominguez, Francina; Nijssen, Bart; Lettenmaier, D. P.

2012-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

210

Customization of RegCM3 Regional Climate Model for Eastern Africa and a Tropical Indian Ocean Domain  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Rainfall is a driving factor of climate in the tropics and needs to be properly represented within a climate model. This study customizes the precipitation processes over the tropical regions of eastern Africa and the Indian Ocean using the ...

Neil Davis; Jared Bowden; Fredrick Semazzi; Lian Xie; Bari? Önol

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

211

Investigating the West African Climate System Using Global/Regional Climate Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A three-day workshop took place at Howard University in Washington D.C. 27 July through 29 July 2000 to examine scientific and social issues associated with climate research in West Africa. Atmospheric scientists from West Africa and United ...

Gregory S. Jenkins; Andre Kamga; Adamou Garba; Arona Diedhiou; Vernon Morris; Everette Joseph

2002-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Preliminary evaluation of techniques for transforming regional climate model output to the potential repository site in support of Yucca Mountain future climate synthesis  

SciTech Connect

The report describes a preliminary evaluation of models for transforming regional climate model output from a regional to a local scale for the Yucca Mountain area. Evaluation and analysis of both empirical and numerical modeling are discussed which is aimed at providing site-specific, climate-based information for use by interfacing activities. Two semiempirical approaches are recommended for further analysis.

Church, H.W.; Zak, B.D.; Behl, Y.K.

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

213

Configuration and Evaluation of the WRF Model for the Study of Hawaiian Regional Climate  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model V3.3 has been configured for the Hawaiian Islands as a regional climate model for the region (HRCM). This paper documents the model configuration and presents a preliminary evaluation based on a ...

Chunxi Zhang; Yuqing Wang; Axel Lauer; Kevin Hamilton

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

214

CLIMATE CHANGE SCENARIOS FOR THE SAN FRANCISCO REGION  

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grid spacing) to about 12 km horizontal grid spacing over the California region, using statistical temperatures (heat waves) increase in frequency, magnitude, and duration from the historical period and during

215

Regional Super ESPC Saves Energy and Dollars at NASA Johnson Space Center |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Regional Super ESPC Saves Energy and Dollars at NASA Johnson Space Regional Super ESPC Saves Energy and Dollars at NASA Johnson Space Center Regional Super ESPC Saves Energy and Dollars at NASA Johnson Space Center October 7, 2013 - 1:57pm Addthis Space Shuttle Endeavour, 2002 The NASA Johnson Space Flight Center in Houston is well known for its achievements in the U.S. space program (this 2002 photo shows the Space Shuttle Endeavour on its way to the International Space Station). Overview NASA will save approximately $43 million in facility operations costs over the next 23 years at the Johnson Space Flight Center (JSC) in Houston, Texas, thanks to the largest delivery order signed to date under a Regional Super Energy Savings Performance Contract (Super ESPC). The U. S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) instituted

216

The Regional Analysis and Forecast System of the National Meteorological Center  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The three components of the Regional Analysis and Forecast System (RAFS) of the National Meteorological Center (NMC) are described. This system was implemented in March 1985 to supplement guidance from NMC's limited-area fine-mesh model (LFM), ...

James E. Hoke; Norman A. Phillips; Geoffrey J. Dimego; James J. Tuccillo; Joseph G. Sela

1989-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

The Navy Operational Global and Regional Atmospheric Prediction Systems at the Fleet Numerical Oceanography Center  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

At the Fleet Numerical Oceanography Center, two computer models, the Navy Operational Global Atmospheric Prediction System, NOGAPS, and the Navy Operational Regional Atmospheric Prediction System, NORAPS, generate a twice-daily suite of ...

Gail Bayler; Howard Lewit

1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

218

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions for climate stabilization: framing regional options  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has stated that stabilizing atmospheric CO{sub 2} concentrations will require reduction of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by as much as 80% by 2050. Subnational efforts to cut emissions will inform policy development nationally and globally. We projected GHG mitigation strategies for Minnesota, which has adopted a strategic goal of 80% emissions reduction by 2050. A portfolio of conservation strategies, including electricity conservation, increased vehicle fleet fuel efficiency, and reduced vehicle miles traveled, is likely the most cost-effective option for Minnesota and could reduce emissions by 18% below 2005 levels. An 80% GHG reduction would require complete decarbonization of the electricity and transportation sectors, combined with carbon capture and sequestration at power plants, or deep cuts in other relatively more intransigent GHG-emitting sectors. In order to achieve ambitious GHG reduction goals, policymakers should promote aggressive conservation efforts, which would probably have negative net costs, while phasing in alternative fuels to replace coal and motor gasoline over the long-term. 31 refs., 3 figs., 1 tab.

Laura Schmitt Olabisi; Peter B. Reich; Kris A. Johnson; Anne R. Kapuscinski; Sangwon Suh; Elizabeth J. Wilson [University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN (United States). Ecosystem Science and Sustainability Initiative

2009-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

219

Establishment of Small Wind Regional Test Centers: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The rapid growth of the small wind turbine (SWT) market is attracting numerous entrants. Small wind turbine purchasers now have many options but often lack information (such as third-party certification) to select a quality turbine. Most SWTs do not have third-party certification due to the expense and difficulty of the certification process. Until recently, the only SWT certification bodies were in Europe. In North America, testing has been limited to a small number of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) subsidized tests conducted at the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) under the ongoing Independent Testing Project. Within the past few years, the DOE, National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL), and some states have worked with the North American SWT industry to create a SWT certification infrastructure. The goal is to increase the number of certified turbines and gain greater consumer confidence in SWT technology. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) released the AWEA Small Wind Turbine Performance and Safety Standard (AWEA Standard 9.1 - 2009) in December 2009. The Small Wind Certification Council (SWCC), a North American certification body, began accepting applications for certification to the AWEA standard in February 2010. To reduce certification testing costs, DOE/NREL is providing financial and technical assistance for an initial round of tests at four SWT test sites which were selected via a competitive solicitation. The four organizations selected are Windward Engineering (Utah), The Alternative Energy Institute at West Texas A&M (Texas), a consortium consisting of Kansas State University and Colby Community College (Kansas), and Intertek (New York). Each organization will test two small wind turbines as part of their respective subcontract with DOE/NREL. The testing results will be made publically available. The goal is to establish a lower-cost U.S. small wind testing capability that will lead to increased SWT certification.

Jimenez, T.; Forsyth, T.; Huskey, A.; Mendoza, I.; Sinclair, K.; Smith, J.

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

220

Estimating the Effects on the Regional Precipitation Climate in a Semiarid Region Caused by an Artificial Lake Using a Mesoscale Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The effects on the regional precipitation climate by the construction of an artificial lake, in a semiarid region are studied. The study is performed using a mesoscale model to identify the larger-scale meteorological conditions when ...

Leif Enger; Michael Tjernström

1991-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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221

Collaborative Research: Towards Advanced Understanding and Predictive Capability of Climate Change in the Arctic using a High-Resolution Regional Arctic Climate System Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Primary activities are reported in these areas: climate system component studies via one-way coupling experiments; development of the Regional Arctic Climate System Model (RACM); and physical feedback studies focusing on changes in Arctic sea ice using the fully coupled model.

Lettenmaier, Dennis P

2013-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

222

Coupling of Integrated Biosphere Simulator to Regional Climate Model version 3  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Presented in this thesis is a description of the coupling of Integrated Biosphere Simulator (IBIS) to Regional Climate Model version 3 (RegCM3), and an assessment of the coupled model (RegCM3-IBIS). RegCM3 is a 3-dimensional, ...

Winter, Jonathan (Jonathan Mark)

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

223

Introducing an Irrigation Scheme to a Regional Climate Model: A Case Study over West Africa  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This article presents a new irrigation scheme and biome to the dynamic vegetation model, Integrated Biosphere Simulator (IBIS), coupled to Regional ClimateModel version 3 (RegCM3-IBIS). The new land cover allows for only the plant functional type, ...

Marc P. Marcella; Elfatih A. B. Eltahir

224

A Preliminary Synthesis of Modeled Climate Change Impacts on U.S. Regional Ozone Concentrations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper provides a synthesis of results that have emerged from recent modeling studies of the potential sensitivity of U.S. regional ozone (O3) concentrations to global climate change (ca. 2050). This research has been carried out under the ...

C. P. Weaver; E. Cooter; R. Gilliam; A. Gilliland; A. Grambsch; D. Grano; B. Hemming; S. W. Hunt; C. Nolte; D. A. Winner; X-Z. Liang; J. Zhu; M. Caughey; K. Kunkel; J-T. Lin; Z. Tao; A. Williams; D. J. Wuebbles; P. J. Adams; J. P. Dawson; P. Amar; S. He; J. Avise; J. Chen; R. C. Cohen; A. H. Goldstein; R. A. Harley; A. L. Steiner; S. Tonse; A. Guenther; J-F. Lamarque; C. Wiedinmyer; W. I. Gustafson; L. R. Leung; C. Hogrefe; H-C. Huang; D. J. Jacob; L. J. Mickley; S. Wu; P. L. Kinney; B. Lamb; N. K. Larkin; D. McKenzie; K-J. Liao; K. Manomaiphiboon; A. G. Russell; E. Tagaris; B. H. Lynn; C. Mass; E. Salathé; S. M. O'neill; S. N. Pandis; P. N. Racherla; C. Rosenzweig; J-H. Woo

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

A Multiyear Regional Climate Hindcast for the Western United States Using the Mesoscale Atmospheric Simulation Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In preparation for studying the effects of increased CO2 on the hydrologic cycle in the western United States, an 8-yr hindcast was performed using a regional climate model (RCM) driven by the large-scale forcing from the NCEP–NCAR reanalysis. ...

Jinwon Kim; Jung-Eun Lee

2003-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

226

Quantification of the Lateral Boundary Forcing of a Regional Climate Model Using an Aging Tracer  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The present work introduces a new and useful tool to quantify the lateral boundary forcing of a regional climate model (RCM). This tool, an aging tracer, computes the time the air parcels spend inside the limited-area domain of an RCM. The aging ...

Philippe Lucas-Picher; Daniel Caya; Sébastien Biner; René Laprise

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

227

Global Modes of Sea Surface Temperature Variability in Relation to Regional Climate Indices  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A century-long EOF analysis of global sea surface temperature (SST) was carried out and the first six modes, independent by construction, were found to be associated with well-known regional climate phenomena: the El Niño–Southern Oscillation (...

Monique Messié; Francisco Chavez

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

The Changing Energy Balance of the Polar Regions in a Warmer Climate  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Energy fluxes for polar regions are examined for two 30-yr periods, representing the end of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, using data from high-resolution simulations with the ECHAM5 climate model. The net radiation to space for the ...

Lennart Bengtsson; Kevin I. Hodges; Symeon Koumoutsaris; Matthias Zahn; Paul Berrisford

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

229

Diagnosing Land–Atmosphere Interaction from a Regional Climate Model Simulation over West Africa  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Land–atmosphere interaction at climatological time scales in a large area that includes the West African Sahel has been explicitly explored in a regional climate model (RegCM) simulation using a range of diagnostics. First, areas and seasons of ...

Bart J. J. M. van den Hurk; Erik van Meijgaard

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

230

The Indian Ocean: The Region of Highest Skill Worldwide in Decadal Climate Prediction  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Indian Ocean stands out as the region where the state-of-the-art decadal climate predictions of sea surface temperature (SST) perform the best worldwide for forecast times ranging from the second to the ninth year, according to correlation and ...

Virginie Guemas; Susanna Corti; J. García-Serrano; F. J. Doblas-Reyes; Magdalena Balmaseda; Linus Magnusson

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

231

An Investigation of Summer Precipitation Simulated by the Canadian Regional Climate Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In the present paper, a 5-yr baseline integration for the period 1987–91 was carried out over a Pan-Canadian domain to validate the performance of the third-generation Canadian Regional Climate Model (CRCM). The CRCM simulated the large-scale ...

Yanjun Jiao; Daniel Caya

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

232

Pacific Northwest Climate Sensitivity Simulated by a Regional Climate Model Driven by a GCM. Part II: 2×CO2 Simulations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Global climate change due to increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases has stimulated numerous studies and discussions about its possible impacts on water resources. Climate scenarios generated by climate models at spatial resolutions ranging ...

L. R. Leung; S. J. Ghan

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

233

Renewable Resources: a national catalog of model projects. Volume 3. Southern Solar Energy Center Region  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This compilation of diverse conservation and renewable energy projects across the United States was prepared through the enthusiastic participation of solar and alternate energy groups from every state and region. Compiled and edited by the Center for Renewable Resources, these projects reflect many levels of innovation and technical expertise. In many cases, a critique analysis is presented of how projects performed and of the institutional conditions associated with their success or failure. Some 2000 projects are included in this compilation; most have worked, some have not. Information about all is presented to aid learning from these experiences. The four volumes in this set are arranged in state sections by geographic region, coinciding with the four Regional Solar Energy Centers. The table of contents is organized by project category so that maximum cross-referencing may be obtained. This volume includes information on the Southern Solar Energy Center Region. (WHK)

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1980-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

234

Renewable Resources: a national catalog of model projects. Volume 1. Northeast Solar Energy Center Region  

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This compilation of diverse conservation and renewable energy projects across the United States was prepared through the enthusiastic participation of solar and alternate energy groups from every state and region. Compiled and edited by the Center for Renewable Resources, these projects reflect many levels of innovation and technical expertise. In many cases, a critique analysis is presented of how projects performed and of the institutional conditions associated with their success or failure. Some 2000 projects are included in this compilation; most have worked, some have not. Information about all is presented to aid learning from these experiences. The four volumes in this set are arranged in state sections by geographic region, coinciding with the four Regional Solar Energy Centers. The table of contents is organized by project category so that maximum cross-referencing may be obtained. This volume includes information on the Northeast Solar Energy Center Region. (WHK).

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Mid-Holocene Orbital Forcing of Regional-Scale Climate: A Case Study of Western North America Using a High-Resolution RCM  

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Within the context of anthropogenic climate change, paleoclimate modeling has become a key technique for studying climate system responses to changes in external forcing. Of current interest is the response of regional-scale climate to global-...

Noah S. Diffenbaugh; Lisa C. Sloan

2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydroclimate of the Western United States Based on Observations and Regional Climate Simulation of 1981–2000. Part I: Seasonal Statistics  

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The regional climate of the western United States shows clear footprints of interaction between atmospheric circulation and orography. The unique features of this diverse climate regime challenges climate modeling. This paper provides detailed ...

L. Ruby Leung; Yun Qian; Xindi Bian

2003-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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How Well Do Regional Climate Models Reproduce Radiation and Clouds in the Arctic? An Evaluation of ARCMIP Simulations  

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Downwelling radiation in six regional models from the Arctic Regional Climate Model Intercomparison (ARCMIP) project is systematically biased negative in comparison with observations from the Surface Heat Budget of the Arctic Ocean (SHEBA) ...

Michael Tjernström; Joseph Sedlar; Matthew D. Shupe

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Downscaling of climate change in the Hawaii region using CMIP5 results: On the choice of the forcing fields  

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The Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model has been configured as a regional climate model for the Hawaiian region (HRCM) to assess the uncertainties associated with the pseudo-global-warming (PGW) downscaling method using different warming ...

Axel Lauer; Chunxi Zhang; Oliver Elison-Timm; Yuqing Wang; Kevin Hamilton

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Final Report on Hierarchical Coupled Modeling and Prediction of Regional Climate Change in the Atlantic Sector  

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During the course of this project, we have accomplished the following: a) Carried out studies of climate changes in the past using a hierarchy of intermediate coupled models (Chang et al., 2008; Wan et al 2009; Wen et al., 2010a,b) b) Completed the development of a Coupled Regional Climate Model (CRCM; Patricola et al., 2011a,b) c) Carried out studies testing hypotheses testing the origin of systematic errors in the CRCM (Patricola et al., 2011a,b) d) Carried out studies of the impact of air-sea interaction on hurricanes, in the context of barrier layer interactions (Balaguru et al)

Saravanan, Ramalingam [Texas A& M University

2011-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a second-generation regional climate model (RegCM2). Part I: Boundary-layer and radiative transfer processes  

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During the last few years the development of a second-generation regional climate modeling system (RegCM2) has been completed at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). Based upon the National Center for Atmospheric Research-Pennsylvania State University Mesoscale Model (MM4), RegCM2 includes improved formulations of boundary layer, radiative transfer, surface physics, cumulus convection, and time integration technique, which make it more physically comprehensive and more computationally efficient than the previous regional climate model version. This paper discusses a number of month-long simulations over the European region that were conducted to test the new RegCM2 boundary-layer parameterization (the scheme developed by Holtsag et al.) and radiative transfer formulation [the package developed for the NCAR Community Climate Model 2 (CCM2)]. Both schemes significantly affect the model precipitation, temperature, moisture, and cloudiness climatology, leading to overall more realistic results, while they do not substantially modify the model performance in simulating the aggregated characteristics of synoptic patterns. Description of the convective processes and procedures of boundary condition assimilation included in RegCM2 is presented in companion paper by Giorgi et al. 26 refs., 11 figs., 10 tabs.

Giorgi, F.; Marinucci, M.R.; Bates, G.T. (National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO (United States))

1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Regional climate consequences of large-scale cool roof and photovoltaic array deployment  

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climate consequences of large-scale cool roof and photovoltaic array deployment climate consequences of large-scale cool roof and photovoltaic array deployment This article has been downloaded from IOPscience. Please scroll down to see the full text article. 2011 Environ. Res. Lett. 6 034001 (http://iopscience.iop.org/1748-9326/6/3/034001) Download details: IP Address: 98.204.49.123 The article was downloaded on 01/07/2011 at 12:38 Please note that terms and conditions apply. View the table of contents for this issue, or go to the journal homepage for more Home Search Collections Journals About Contact us My IOPscience IOP PUBLISHING ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH LETTERS Environ. Res. Lett. 6 (2011) 034001 (9pp) doi:10.1088/1748-9326/6/3/034001 Regional climate consequences of large-scale cool roof and photovoltaic array deployment Dev Millstein and Surabi Menon Lawrence

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iRESM INITIATIVE UNDERSTANDING DECISION SUPPORT NEEDS FOR CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION AND ADAPTATION --US Midwest Region  

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The impacts of climate change are already affecting human and environmental systems worldwide, yet many uncertainties persist in the prediction of future climate changes and impacts due to limitations in scientific understanding of relevant causal factors. In particular, there is mounting urgency to efforts to improve models of human and environmental systems at the regional scale, and to integrate climate, ecosystem and energy-economic models to support policy, investment, and risk management decisions related to climate change mitigation (i.e., reducing greenhouse gas emissions) and adaptation (i.e., responding to climate change impacts). The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is developing a modeling framework, the integrated Regional Earth System Model (iRESM), to address regional human-environmental system interactions in response to climate change and the uncertainties therein. The framework will consist of a suite of integrated models representing regional climate change, regional climate policy, and the regional economy, with a focus on simulating the mitigation and adaptation decisions made over time in the energy, transportation, agriculture, and natural resource management sectors.

Rice, Jennie S.; Runci, Paul J.; Moss, Richard H.; Anderson, Kate L.

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Utilizing Regional Centers in Sustaining Upgraded Russian Federation Ministry of Defense Sites  

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Since the mid-1990s the governments of the United States (U.S.) and the Russian Federation (RF) have been collaborating on nonproliferation projects, particularly in the protection of nuclear material through the Department of Energy's (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). To date, this collaboration has resulted in upgrades to more than 72 RF Ministry of Defense (MOD) sensitive sites and facilities. These upgrades include physical protection systems (PPS), facilities to ensure material remains secure in various configurations, and infrastructure to support, maintain, and sustain upgraded sites. Significant effort on the part of both governments has also been expended to ensure that personnel obtain the necessary skills and training to both operate and maintain the security systems, thereby ensuring long term sustainability. To accomplish this, initial vendor training on physical protection systems was provided to key personnel, and an approved training curriculum was developed to teach the skills of operating, managing, administering, and maintaining the installed physical protection systems. This approach also included documentation of the processes and procedures to support infrastructure, requisite levels of maintenance and testing of systems and equipment, lifecycle management support, inventory systems and spare parts caches. One of the core components in the U.S. exit strategy and full transition to the RF MOD is the development and utilization of regional centers to facilitate centralized training and technical support to upgraded MOD sites in five regions of the RF. To date, two regional centers and one regional classroom facility are functional, and two additional regional centers are currently under construction. This paper will address the process and logistics of regional center establishment and the future vision for integrated regional center support by the RF MOD.

Kaldenbach, Karen Yvonne [ORNL; Chainikov, General Vladimir [Russian Federation Ministry of Defense; Fedorov, General Victor [Russian Federation Ministry of Defense; Larionov, Igor V [ORNL; Sokolnikov, Pavel I [ORNL; Estigneev, Yuri [Eleron; Bolton, Charles [U.S. Department of Energy; Ross, Larry [U.S. Department of Energy

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Potential Impact of Climate Change on Natural Resources in the Tennessee Valley Authority Region  

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This report addresses the impacts of changes in climate on water resources, agriculture, forests, outdoor recreation, ecological resources, and air quality in the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) region that could be reasonably anticipated to occur over the course of the 21st century assuming a medium greenhouse gas emissions projection. The emphasis is on those effects likely to occur in the next 10 to 40 years, which are likely to be modestlonger range predictions are much more uncertain.

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Regional climate consequences of large-scale cool roof and photovoltaic  

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climate consequences of large-scale cool roof and photovoltaic climate consequences of large-scale cool roof and photovoltaic array deployment Title Regional climate consequences of large-scale cool roof and photovoltaic array deployment Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication 2011 Authors Millstein, Dev, and Surabi Menon Journal Environmental Research Letters Volume 6 Start Page 1 Pagination 9 Date Published 07/2011 Keywords co2 offsets, cool roofs, photovoltaics, radiative forcing, urban environment Abstract Modifications to the surface albedo through the deployment of cool roofs and pavements (reflective materials) and photovoltaic arrays (low reflection) have the potential to change radiative forcing, surface temperatures, and regional weather patterns. In this work we investigate the regional climate and radiative effects of modifying surface albedo to mimic massive deployment of cool surfaces (roofs and pavements) and, separately, photovoltaic arrays across the United States. We use a fully coupled regional climate model, the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model, to investigate feedbacks between surface albedo changes, surface temperature, precipitation and average cloud cover. With the adoption of cool roofs and pavements, domain-wide annual average outgoing radiation increased by 0.16 ± 0.03 W m-2 (mean ± 95% C.I.) and afternoon summertime temperature in urban locations was reduced by 0.11-0.53 "C, although some urban areas showed no statistically significant temperature changes. In response to increased urban albedo, some rural locations showed summer afternoon temperature increases of up to +0.27 "C and these regions were correlated with less cloud cover and lower precipitation. The emissions offset obtained by this increase in outgoing radiation is calculated to be 3.3 ± 0.5 Gt CO2 (mean ± 95% C.I.). The hypothetical solar arrays were designed to be able to produce one terawatt of peak energy and were located in the Mojave Desert of California. To simulate the arrays, the desert surface albedo was darkened, causing local afternoon temperature increases of up to +0.4 "C. Due to the solar arrays, local and regional wind patterns within a 300 km radius were affected. Statistically significant but lower magnitude changes to temperature and radiation could be seen across the domain due to the introduction of the solar arrays. The addition of photovoltaic arrays caused no significant change to summertime outgoing radiation when averaged over the full domain, as interannual variation across the continent obscured more consistent local forcing.

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Regional climate consequences of large-scale cool roof and photovoltaic  

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climate consequences of large-scale cool roof and photovoltaic climate consequences of large-scale cool roof and photovoltaic array deployment Title Regional climate consequences of large-scale cool roof and photovoltaic array deployment Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication 2011 Authors Millstein, Dev, and Surabi Menon Journal Environmental Research Letters Volume 6 Start Page 1 Pagination 9 Date Published 07/2011 Keywords co2 offsets, cool roof, photovoltaics, radiative forcing, urban environment Abstract Modifications to the surface albedo through the deployment of cool roofs and pavements (reflective materials) and photovoltaic arrays (low reflection) have the potential to change radiative forcing, surface temperatures, and regional weather patterns. In this work we investigate the regional climate and radiative effects of modifying surface albedo to mimic massive deployment of cool surfaces (roofs and pavements) and, separately, photovoltaic arrays across the United States. We use a fully coupled regional climate model, the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model, to investigate feedbacks between surface albedo changes, surface temperature, precipitation and average cloud cover. With the adoption of cool roofs and pavements, domain-wide annual average outgoing radiation increased by 0.16 ± 0.03 W m-2 (mean ± 95% C.I.) and afternoon summertime temperature in urban locations was reduced by 0.11-0.53 "C, although some urban areas showed no statistically significant temperature changes. In response to increased urban albedo, some rural locations showed summer afternoon temperature increases of up to +0.27 "C and these regions were correlated with less cloud cover and lower precipitation. The emissions offset obtained by this increase in outgoing radiation is calculated to be 3.3 ± 0.5 Gt CO2 (mean ± 95% C.I.). The hypothetical solar arrays were designed to be able to produce one terawatt of peak energy and were located in the Mojave Desert of California. To simulate the arrays, the desert surface albedo was darkened, causing local afternoon temperature increases of up to +0.4 "C. Due to the solar arrays, local and regional wind patterns within a 300 km radius were affected. Statistically significant but lower magnitude changes to temperature and radiation could be seen across the domain due to the introduction of the solar arrays. The addition of photovoltaic arrays caused no significant change to summertime outgoing radiation when averaged over the full domain, as interannual variation across the continent obscured more consistent local forcing.

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Northwest Regional Technology Center, October 2011 Page 1 of 2 Around The Region In Homeland Security  

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management system to be piloted in a Los Angeles exercise New guidance on nuclear and chemical response then be vetted in other interested cities and states in the Northwest Region. The final concept and procedure will help transition this technology for use nationwide. DHHS Issues Guidance on Nuclear and Chemical

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Northwest Regional Technology Center, May 2011 Page 1 of 2 Around The Region In Homeland Security  

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national standards for disaster prepared- ness, response, and recovery systems. The county then documented by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), to support regional preparedness, resiliency, response Program, allows emergency response agencies to engage with each other and leverage their collective

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Northwest Regional Technology Center, November 2012 Page 1 of 2 Around The Region In Homeland Security  

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, operated by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), to support regional preparedness, resiliency Responders to effectively counter a potential threat to our Nation. PNNL, in collaboration with DHS S. To better determine the requirements and needs of First Responders in a daily operational context, PNNL held

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Northwest Regional Technology Center, May 2013 Page 1 of 2 Around The Region In Homeland Security  

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by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), to support regional preparedness, resiliency, response Events Next-Generation Communications Inoperability Virtual Workshop PNNL hosted a Next including Lync, LiveWall and Twitter. The purpose of the workshop, organized by PNNL's Jon Barr, Jessica

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Regional Climate Modeling for the Developing World: The ICTP RegCM3 and RegCNET  

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Regional climate models are important research tools available to scientists around the world, including in economically developing nations (EDNs). The Earth Systems Physics (ESP) group of the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical ...

Jeremy S. Pal; Filippo Giorgi; Xunqiang Bi; Nellie Elguindi; Fabien Solmon; Sara A. Rauscher; Xuejie Gao; Raquel Francisco; Ashraf Zakey; Jonathan Winter; Moetasim Ashfaq; Faisal S. Syed; Lisa C. Sloan; Jason L. Bell; Noah S. Diffenbaugh; Jagadish Karmacharya; Abourahamane Konaré; Daniel Martinez; Rosmeri P. da Rocha; Allison L. Steiner

2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Importance of Regional Climate Model Grid Spacing for the Simulation of Heavy Precipitation in the Colorado Headwaters  

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Summer and winter daily heavy precipitation events (events above the 97.5th percentile) are analyzed in regional climate simulations with 36-, 12-, and 4-km horizontal grid spacing over the headwaters of the Colorado River. Multiscale evaluations ...

Andreas F. Prein; Gregory J. Holland; Roy M. Rasmussen; James Done; Kyoko Ikeda; Martyn P. Clark; Changhai H. Liu

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Spatially Distributed Model to Simulate Water, Energy, and Vegetation Dynamics Using Information from Regional Climate Models  

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Studies seeking to understand the impacts of climate variability and change on the hydrology of a region need to take into account the dynamics of vegetation and its interaction with the hydrologic and energy cycles. Yet, most of the hydrologic ...

M. P. Maneta; N. L. Silverman

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Regional Climate Model Simulations of U.S. Precipitation and Surface Air Temperature during 1982–2002: Interannual Variation  

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The fifth-generation Pennsylvania State University–NCAR Mesoscale Model (MM5)-based regional climate model (CMM5) capability in simulating the interannual variations of U.S. precipitation and surface air temperature during 1982–2002 is evaluated ...

Jinhong Zhu; Xin-Zhong Liang

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrological Processes in Regional Climate Model Simulations of the Central United States Flood of June–July 1993  

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Thirteen regional climate model (RCM) simulations of June–July 1993 were compared with each other and observations. Water vapor conservation and precipitation characteristics in each RCM were examined for a 10° × 10° subregion of the upper ...

Christopher J. Anderson; Raymond W. Arritt; Zaitao Pan; Eugene S. Takle; William J. Gutowski Jr.; Francis O. Otieno; Renato da Silva; Daniel Caya; Jens H. Christensen; Daniel Lüthi; Miguel A. Gaertner; Clemente Gallardo; Filippo Giorgi; René Laprise; Song-You Hong; Colin Jones; H-M. H. Juang; J. J. Katzfey; John L. McGregor; William M. Lapenta; Jay W. Larson; John A. Taylor; Glen E. Liston; Roger A. Pielke Sr.; John O. Roads

2003-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Attribution of the Seasonality and Regionality in Climate Trends over the United States during 1950–2000  

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The observed climate trends over the United States during 1950–2000 exhibit distinct seasonality and regionality. The surface air temperature exhibits a warming trend during winter, spring, and early summer and a modest countrywide cooling trend ...

Hailan Wang; Siegfried Schubert; Max Suarez; Junye Chen; Martin Hoerling; Arun Kumar; Philip Pegion

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Assessment of Possible Climate Change in the Australian Region Based on an Intercomparison of General Circulation Modeling Results  

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To assist in estimating likely future climate change in the Australian region, the authors examine the results of four different general circulation modeling experiments run to assess the equilibrium impact of doubling greenhouse gases. The ...

P. H. Whetton; A. B. Pittock; M. R. Haylock; P. J. Rayner

1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Examining Interior Grid Nudging Techniques Using Two-Way Nesting in the WRF Model for Regional Climate Modeling  

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This study evaluates interior nudging techniques using the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model for regional climate modeling over the conterminous United States (CONUS) using a two-way nested configuration. NCEP–Department of Energy ...

Jared H. Bowden; Tanya L. Otte; Christopher G. Nolte; Martin J. Otte

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

259

A Bayesian Assessment of Climate Change Using Multimodel Ensembles. Part II: Regional and Seasonal Mean Surface Temperatures  

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A Bayesian approach is applied to the observed regional and seasonal surface air temperature (SAT) changes using single-model ensembles (SMEs) with the ECHO-G model and multimodel ensembles (MMEs) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (...

Seung-Ki Min; Andreas Hense

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of New Ensemble Methods Based on the Performance Skills of Regional Climate Models over South Korea  

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In this paper, the prediction skills of five ensemble methods for temperature and precipitation are discussed by considering 20 yr of simulation results (from 1989 to 2008) for four regional climate models (RCMs) driven by NCEP–Department of ...

M.-S. Suh; S.-G. Oh; D.-K. Lee; D.-H. Cha; S.-J. Choi; C.-S. Jin; S.-Y. Hong

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Grassland/atmosphere response to changing climate: Coupling regional and local scales. Final report  

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The objectives of the study were: to evaluate the response of grassland ecosystems to atmospheric change at regional and site scales, and to develop multiscaled modeling systems to relate ecological and atmospheric models with different spatial and temporal resolutions. A menu-driven shell was developed to facilitate use of models at different temporal scales and to facilitate exchange information between models at different temporal scales. A detailed ecosystem model predicted that C{sub 3} temperate grasslands wig respond more strongly to elevated CO{sub 2} than temperate C{sub 4} grasslands in the short-term while a large positive N-PP response was predicted for a C{sub 4} Kenyan grassland. Long-term climate change scenarios produced either decreases or increases in Colorado plant productivity (NPP) depending on rainfall, but uniform increases in N-PP were predicted in Kenya. Elevated CO{sub 2} is likely to have little effect on ecosystem carbon storage in Colorado while it will increase carbon storage in Kenya. A synoptic climate classification processor (SCP) was developed to evaluate results of GCM climate sensitivity experiments. Roughly 80% agreement was achieved with manual classifications. Comparison of lx and 2xCO{sub 2} GCM Simulations revealed relatively small differences.

Coughenour, M.B.; Kittel, T.G.F.; Pielke, R.A.; Eastman, J.

1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate change risk and response  

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Climate Change Center White Paper. Cayan, Dan, PeterClimate Change Center White Paper. Cayan, Daniel R. , EdwinClimate Change Center White Paper. duVair, Pierre, Douglas

Kahrl, Fredrich; Roland-Holst, David

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Changes in 20th century extreme temperature and precipitation over the western United States based on observations and regional climate model simulations  

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Trends in extreme temperature and precipitation in two regional climate model simulations forced by two global climate models are compared with observed trends over the western United States. The observed temperature extremes show substantial and ...

Valérie Dulière; Yongxin Zhang; Eric P. Salathé Jr.

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Assessment of Dynamical Downscaling in Near-Surface Fields with Different Spectral Nudging Approaches Using the Nested Regional Climate Model (NRCM)  

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Dynamic downscaling with regional-scale climate models is used widely for increasing the spatial resolution of global-scale climate model projections. One uncertainty in generating these projections is the choice of boundary forcing applied. In ...

Jiali Wang; Veerabhadra R. Kotamarthi

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Verification of GCM-Generated Regional Seasonal Precipitation for Current Climate and of Statistical Downscaling Estimates under Changing Climate Conditions  

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Empirical downscaling procedures relate large-scale atmospheric features with local features such as station rainfall in order to facilitate local scenarios of climate change. The purpose of the present paper is twofold: first, a downscaling ...

Aristita Busuioc; Hans von Storch; Reiner Schnur

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An assessment of regional climate trends and changes to the Mt. Jaya glaciers of Irian Jaya  

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Over the past century, glaciers throughout the tropics have predominately retreated. These small glaciers, which respond quickly to climate changes, are becoming increasingly important in understanding glacier-climate interactions. The glaciers on Mt. Jaya in Irian Jaya, Indonesia are the last remaining tropical glaciers in the Western Pacific region. Although considerable research exists investigating the climatic factors most affecting tropical glacier mass balance, extensive research on the Mt. Jaya glaciers has been lacking since the early 1970s. Using IKONOS satellite images, the ice extents of the Mt. Jaya glaciers in 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005 were mapped. The mapping indicates that the recessional trend which began in the mid-19th century has continued. Between 1972 (Allison, 1974; Allison and Peterson, 1976) and 2000, the glaciers lost approximately 67.6% of their area, representing a reduction in surface ice area from 7.2 km2 to 2.35 km2. From 2000 to 2005, the glaciers lost an additional 0.54 km2, representing approximately 24% of the 2000 area. Rates of ice loss, calculated from area measurements for the Mt. Jaya glaciers in 1942, 1972, 1987, and 2005, indicate that ice loss on Mt. Jaya has increased during each subsequent period. Preliminary modeling, using 600 hPa atmospheric temperature, specific humidity, wind speeds, surface precipitation, and radiation values, acquired from the NCEP Reanalysis dataset, indicates that the only climate variable having a statistically-significant change with a magnitude great enough to strongly affect ice loss on these glaciers was an increase in the mean monthly atmospheric temperature of 0.24�°C between 1972 and 1987. However, accelerated ice loss occurring from 1988-2005 without large observed changes in the weather variables indicates that a more complex explanation may be required. Small, though statistically-significant changes were found in regional precipitation, with precipitation decreasing from 1972-1987 and increasing from 1988-2005. While, individually, these changes were not of sufficient magnitude to have greatly affected ice loss on these glaciers, increased precipitation along with a rising freezing level may have resulted in a greater proportion of the glacier surface being affected by rain. This may account for the increased recession rate observed in the latter period.

Kincaid, Joni L.

2003-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate Collections  

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Regional/Global > Climate Collections Regional/Global > Climate Collections Climate Collections Overview Climate encompasses the statistics of temperature, humidity, atmospheric pressure, wind, rainfall, atmospheric particle count, and numerous other meteorological elements in a given region over long periods of time. Climate can be contrasted to weather, which is the present condition of these same elements over periods up to two weeks. The climate collections project includes data sets containing measured and modeled values for variables such as temperature, precipitation, humidity, radiation, wind velocity, and cloud cover and include station measurements as well as gridded mean values. The ORNL DAAC Climate Collections Data archive includes 10 data products from the following categories:

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Climate change and agriculture : global and regional effects using an economic model of international trade  

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Empirical estimates of the economic welfare implications of the impact of climate change on global agricultural production are made. Agricultural yield changes resulting from climate scenarios associated with a doubling ...

Reilly, John M.

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Regional Climate Projections of Extreme Heat Events in Nine Pilot Canadian Communities for Public Health Planning  

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Public health planning needs the support of evidence-based information on current and future climate, that could be used by health professionals and decision-makers to better understand and respond to the health impacts of extreme heat. Climate ...

Barbara Casati; Abderrahmane Yagouti; Diane Chaumont

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Consistency in Global Climate Change Model Predictions of Regional Precipitation Trends  

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Projections of human-induced climate change impacts arising from the emission of atmospheric chemical constituents such as carbon dioxide typically utilize multiple integrations (or ensembles) of numerous numerical climate change models to arrive ...

Bruce T. Anderson; Catherine Reifen; Ralf Toumi

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reproducible and Irreproducible Components in Ensemble Simulations with a Regional Climate Model  

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High-resolution limited-area models (LAMs) have been widely employed to downscale coarse-resolution climate simulations or objective analyses. The growing evidence that LAM climate statistics can be sensitive to initial conditions suggests that a ...

Leo Separovic; Ramon de Elía; René Laprise

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate Change Science and Impacts In the Western Lake Superior Region  

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· Adaptation strategies #12;What is climate? "Climate is properly the long average of weather in a single place in = Energy out Absorbed by ozone Absorbed by the earth Greenhouse effect UV radiation Solar radiation us? Humans experience climate as weather... ...and weather can be expensive. #12;High water impacts

Sheridan, Jennifer

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Bio-Climatic Analysis and Thermal Performance of Upper Egypt A Case Study Kharga Region  

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As a result of the change and development of Egyptian society, Egyptian government has focused its attention of comprehensive development to various directions. One of these attentions is housing, construction and land reclamation in desert and Upper Egypt. In the recent century the most attentions of the government is the creation of new wadi parallel to Nile wadi in the west desert. Kharga Oasis is 25 degrees 26'56?North latitude and 30 degrees 32'24?East longitude. This oasis, is the largest of the oases in the westren desert of Egypt. It required the capital of the new wadi (Al Wadi Al Gadeed Government). The climate of this oasis is caricaturized by; aridity, high summer daytime temperature, large diurnal temperature variation, low relative humidity and high solar radiation. In such conditions, man losses his ability to work and to contribute effectively in the development planning due to the high thermal stress affected on him. In designing and planning in this region, it is necessary not only to understand the needs of the people but to create an indoor environment which is suitable for healthy, pleasant, and comfortable to live and work in it. So, efforts have been motivated towards the development of new concepts for building design and urban planning to moderate the rate, direction and magnitudes of heat flow. Also, reduce or if possible eliminate the energy expenditure for environmental control. In order to achieve this, attention has to be focused on building design to improve its thermal performance, which is a function of building form, orientation, location, and materials used and produce comfortable environmental conditions without increasing of energy consumed. This can be valid in three stage, the first one by using the bio-climatic analysis, the 2nd one by the handle and simplified calculation methods (Uvalue, Thermal time constant, and Degree day), and the 3rd one is by the simulation method. The admittance procedure is a technique for estimating cooling/heating load and temperature changes under cyclic conditions by using the thermal characteristics (Y-value, lambda, phi, Sf) of the building structure. It dependent on determining the daily means value and the swing about the mean. The admittance method is used and a computer program is developed to predict the heating and cooling load as well as the environmental air temperature by the author. This study deals with the bio-climatic analysis and thermal performance of building in Kharga Oasis. The results show that, the air catcher, court and Passive cooling systems (evaporative cooling), maintained the indoor climate in the thermal human comfort zone during the hottest period under the effect of climatic conditions of Kharga. Also shading devices, and suitable orientation achieve a harmony building with environment. Using insulating materials in exposed walls and roof save energy by about 60%. The Thermal insulation thicknesses between 0.03-0.05m for exposed walls and 0.05m for exposed roofs are suitable to valid the required thermal resistance in Kharga Oasis according to the Egyptian Residential Buildings Energy Code, ECP 306-2005.

Khalil, M. H.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Regional Climate Model Simulation of U.S. Precipitation during 1982–2002. Part I: Annual Cycle  

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The fifth-generation PSU–NCAR Mesoscale Model (MM5)-based regional climate model (CMM5) capability in simulating the U.S. precipitation annual cycle is evaluated with a 1982–2002 continuous baseline integration driven by the NCEP–DOE second ...

Xin-Zhong Liang; Li Li; Kenneth E. Kunkel; Mingfang Ting; Julian X. L. Wang

2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

275

Development of a Regional Climate Model for U.S. Midwest Applications. Part I: Sensitivity to Buffer Zone Treatment  

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A regional climate model (RCM) is being developed for U.S. Midwest applications on the basis of the newly released Pennsylvania State University–NCAR Fifth-Generation Mesoscale Model (MM5), version 3.3. This study determines the optimal RCM ...

Xin-Zhong Liang; Kenneth E. Kunkel; Arthur N. Samel

2001-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

276

North American Climate in CMIP5 Experiments. Part I: Evaluation of Historical Simulations of Continental and Regional Climatology  

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This is the first part of a three-part paper on North American climate in CMIP5 that evaluates the historical simulations of continental and regional climatology with a focus on a core set of seventeen models. We evaluate the models for a set of ...

Justin Sheffield; Andrew Barrett; Brian Colle; D. Nelun Fernando; Rong Fu; Kerrie L. Geil; Qi Hu; Jim Kinter; Sanjiv Kumar; Baird Langenbrunner; Kelly Lombardo; Lindsey N. Long; Eric Maloney; Annarita Mariotti; Joyce E. Meyerson; Kingtse C. Mo; J. David Neelin; Sumant Nigam; Zaitao Pan; Tong Ren; Alfredo Ruiz-Barradas; Yolande L. Serra; Anji Seth; Jeanne M. Thibeault; Julienne C. Stroeve; Ze Yang; Lei Yin

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Assessment of the Regional Climate Model Version 3 over the Maritime Continent Using Different Cumulus Parameterization and Land Surface Schemes  

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This paper describes an assessment of the Regional Climate Model, version 3 (RegCM3), coupled to two land surface schemes: the Biosphere–Atmosphere Transfer System, version 1e (BATS1e), and the Integrated Biosphere Simulator (IBIS). The model’s ...

Rebecca L. Gianotti; Dongfeng Zhang; Elfatih A. B. Eltahir

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

Integration of Weather System Variability to Multidecadal Regional Climate Change: The West African Sudan–Sahel Zone, 1951–98  

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Since the late 1960s, the West African Sudan–Sahel zone (10°–18°N) has experienced persistent and often severe drought, which is among the most undisputed and largest regional climate changes in the last half-century. Previous documentation of ...

Michael A. Bell; Peter J. Lamb

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

279

Expanding Small Wind Turbine Certification Testing - Establishment of Regional Test Centers (Poster)  

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Presented at the WINDPOWER 2010 Conference & Exhibition, 23-26 May 2010, Dallas, Texas. The rapid growth of the small wind turbine (SWT) market is attracting numerous entrants. Small wind turbine purchasers now have many options but often lack information (such as third-party certification) to select a quality turbine. Most SWTs do not have third-party certification due to the expense and difficulty of the certification process. Until recently, the only SWT certification bodies were in Europe. In North America, testing has been limited to U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) subsidized tests conducted at the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) under the ongoing Independent Testing Project. The goal is to increase the number of certified turbines and gain greater consumer confidence in SWT technology. To reduce certification testing costs, DOE/NREL is assisting in establishing a network of Regional Test Centers (RTCs) to conduct SWT third-party certification testing. To jump-start these RTCs, DOE/NREL is providing financial and technical assistance for an initial round of tests. The goal is to establish a lower-cost U.S. small wind testing capability that will lead to increased SWT certification. This poster describes the project, describes how it fits within broader SWT certification activities, and provides current status.

Jimenez, A.; Bowen, A.; Forsyth, T.; Huskey, A.; Sinclair, K.; van Dam, J.; Smith, J.

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Implementation and evaluation of online gas-phase chemistry within a regional climate model (RegCM-CHEM4)  

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The RegCM-CHEM4 is a new online climate-chemistry model based on the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) regional climate model (RegCM4). Tropospheric gas-phase chemistry is integrated into the climate model using the condensed version of the Carbon Bond Mechanism (CBM-Z; Zaveri and Peters, 1999) with a fast solver based on radical balances. We evaluate the model over Continental Europe for two different time scales: (1) an event-based analysis of the ozone episode associated with the heat wave of August 2003 and (2) a climatological analysis of a sixyear simulation (2000-2005). For the episode analysis, model simulations show good agreement with European Monitoring and Evaluation Program (EMEP) observations of hourly ozone over different regions in Europe and capture ozone concentrations during and after the August 2003 heat wave event. For long-term climate simulations, the model captures the seasonal cycle of ozone concentrations with some over prediction of ozone concentrations in non-heat wave summers. Overall, the ozone and ozone precursor evaluation shows the feasibility of using RegCM-CHEM4 for decadal-length simulations of chemistry-climate interactions.

Shalaby, A. K.; Zakey, A. S.; Tawfik, A. B.; Solmon, F.; Giorgi, Filippo; Stordal, F.; Sillman, S.; Zaveri, Rahul A.; Steiner, A. L.

2012-05-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of the Summer Climate of the Contiguous United States and Mexico Using the Regional Atmospheric Modeling System (RAMS). Part I: Model Climatology (1950–2002)  

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Fifty-three years of the NCEP–NCAR Reanalysis I are dynamically downscaled using the Regional Atmospheric Modeling System (RAMS) to generate a regional climate model (RCM) climatology of the contiguous United States and Mexico. Data from the RAMS ...

Christopher L. Castro; Roger A. Pielke Sr.; Jimmy O. Adegoke

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

CHP REGIONAL APPLICATION CENTERS: A PRELIMINARY INVENTORY OF ACTIVITIES AND SELECTED RESULTS  

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Eight Regional CHP Application Centers (RACs) are funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to facilitate the development and deployment of Combined Heat and Power (CHP) technologies in all 50 states. The RACs build end-user awareness by providing CHP-related information to targeted markets through education and outreach; they work with the states and regulators to encourage the creation and adoption of favorable public policies; and they provide CHP users and prospective users with technical assistance and support on specific projects. The RACs were started by DOE as a pilot program in 2001 to support the National CHP Roadmap developed by industry to accelerate deployment of energy efficient CHP technologies (U.S. Combined Heat and Power Association 2001). The intent was to foster a regional presence to build market awareness, address policy issues, and facilitate project development. Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has supported DOE with the RAC program since its inception. In 2007, ORNL led a cooperative effort involving DOE and some CHP industry stakeholders to establish quantitative metrics for measuring the RACs accomplishments. This effort incorporated the use of logic models to define and describe key RAC activities, outputs, and outcomes. Based on this detailed examination of RAC operations, potential metrics were identified associated with the various key sectors addressed by the RACs: policy makers; regulatory agencies; investor owned utilities; municipal and cooperative utilities; financiers; developers; and end users. The final product was reviewed by a panel of representatives from DOE, ORNL, RACs, and the private sector. The metrics developed through this effort focus on major RAC activities as well as on CHP installations and related outcomes. All eight RACs were contacted in August 2008 and asked to provide data for every year of Center operations for those metrics on which they kept records. In addition, data on CHP installations and related outcomes were obtained from an existing DOE-supported data base. The information provided on the individual RACs was summed to yield totals for all the Centers combined for each relevant item.

Schweitzer, Martin [ORNL

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Final Technical Report for "Collaborative Research: Regional climate-change projections through next-generation empirical and dynamical models"  

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This project was a continuation of previous work under DOE CCPP funding in which we developed a twin approach of non-homogeneous hidden Markov models (NHMMs) and coupled ocean-atmosphere (O-A) intermediate-complexity models (ICMs) to identify the potentially predictable modes of climate variability, and to investigate their impacts on the regional-scale. We have developed a family of latent-variable NHMMs to simulate historical records of daily rainfall, and used them to downscale seasonal predictions. We have also developed empirical mode reduction (EMR) models for gaining insight into the underlying dynamics in observational data and general circulation model (GCM) simulations. Using coupled O-A ICMs, we have identified a new mechanism of interdecadal climate variability, involving the midlatitude oceans mesoscale eddy field and nonlinear, persistent atmospheric response to the oceanic anomalies. A related decadal mode is also identified, associated with the oceans thermohaline circulation. The goal of the continuation was to build on these ICM results and NHMM/EMR model developments and software to strengthen two key pillars of support for the development and application of climate models for climate change projections on time scales of decades to centuries, namely: (a) dynamical and theoretical understanding of decadal-to-interdecadal oscillations and their predictability; and (b) an interface from climate models to applications, in order to inform societal adaptation strategies to climate change at the regional scale, including model calibration, correction, downscaling and, most importantly, assessment and interpretation of spread and uncertainties in multi-model ensembles. Our main results from the grant consist of extensive further development of the hidden Markov models for rainfall simulation and downscaling specifically within the non-stationary climate change context together with the development of parallelized software; application of NHMMs to downscaling of rainfall projections over India; identification and analysis of decadal climate signals in data and models; and, studies of climate variability in terms of the dynamics of atmospheric flow regimes. Each of these project components is elaborated on below, followed by a list of publications resulting from the grant.

Robertson, A.W.; Ghil, M.; Kravtsov, K.; Smyth, P.J.

2011-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Final Technical Report for "Collaborative Research: Regional climate-change projections through next-generation empirical and dynamical models"  

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This project was a continuation of previous work under DOE CCPP funding in which we developed a twin approach of non-homogeneous hidden Markov models (NHMMs) and coupled ocean-atmosphere (O-A) intermediate-complexity models (ICMs) to identify the potentially predictable modes of climate variability, and to investigate their impacts on the regional-scale. We have developed a family of latent-variable NHMMs to simulate historical records of daily rainfall, and used them to downscale seasonal predictions. We have also developed empirical mode reduction (EMR) models for gaining insight into the underlying dynamics in observational data and general circulation model (GCM) simulations. Using coupled O-A ICMs, we have identified a new mechanism of interdecadal climate variability, involving the midlatitude oceansâ?? mesoscale eddy field and nonlinear, persistent atmospheric response to the oceanic anomalies. A related decadal mode is also identified, associated with the oceansâ?? thermohaline circulation. The goal of the continuation was to build on these ICM results and NHMM/EMR model developments and software to strengthen two key pillars of support for the development and application of climate models for climate change projections on time scales of decades to centuries, namely: (a) dynamical and theoretical understanding of decadal-to-interdecadal oscillations and their predictability; and (b) an interface from climate models to applications, in order to inform societal adaptation strategies to climate change at the regional scale, including model calibration, correction, downscaling and, most importantly, assessment and interpretation of spread and uncertainties in multi-model ensembles. Our main results from the grant consist of extensive further development of the hidden Markov models for rainfall simulation and downscaling specifically within the non-stationary climate change context together with the development of parallelized software; application of NHMMs to downscaling of rainfall projections over India; identification and analysis of decadal climate signals in data and models; and, studies of climate variability in terms of the dynamics of atmospheric flow regimes. Each of these project components is elaborated on below, followed by a list of publications resulting from the grant.

Kravtsov, S.; Robertson, A. W.; Ghil, M.; Smyth, P. J.

2011-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

285

Regional Climate Change in Tropical and Northern Africa due to Greenhouse Forcing and Land Use Changes  

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Human activity is supposed to affect the earth’s climate mainly via two processes: the emission of greenhouse gases and aerosols and the alteration of land cover. While the former process is well established in state-of-the-art climate model ...

Heiko Paeth; Kai Born; Robin Girmes; Ralf Podzun; Daniela Jacob

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

A New Homogenized Climate Division Precipitation Dataset for Analysis of Climate Variability and Climate Change  

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A new homogeneous climate division monthly precipitation dataset [based on full network estimated precipitation (FNEP)] was created as an alternative to the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) climate division dataset. These alternative climate ...

D. Brent McRoberts; John W. Nielsen-Gammon

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

Improvements in Quantitative Precipitation Forecasts with the Eta Regional Model at the National Centers for Environmental Prediction: The 48-km Upgrade  

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Since 9 June 1993, the eta coordinate regional model has been run twice daily at the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP, previously the National Meteorological Center) as the NCEP's “early” operational model. Its performance is ...

Fedor Mesinger

1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

The CIRCE Simulations: Regional Climate Change Projections with Realistic Representation of the Mediterranean Sea  

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In this article, the authors describe an innovative multimodel system developed within the Climate Change and Impact Research: The Mediterranean Environment (CIRCE) European Union (EU) Sixth Framework Programme (FP6) project and used to produce ...

S. Gualdi; S. Somot; L. Li; V. Artale; M. Adani; A. Bellucci; A. Braun; S. Calmanti; A. Carillo; A. Dell'Aquila; M. Déqué; C. Dubois; A. Elizalde; A. Harzallah; D. Jacob; B. L'Hévéder; W. May; P. Oddo; P. Ruti; A. Sanna; G. Sannino; E. Scoccimarro; F. Sevault; A. Navarra

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

Regional Climates in the GISS General Circulation Model: Surface Air Temperature  

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One of the more viable research techniques into global climate change for the purpose of understanding the consequent environmental impacts is based on the use of general circulation models (GCMs). However, GCMs are currently unable to reliably ...

Bruce Hewitson

1994-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

Regional Climates in the GISS Global Circulation Model: Synoptic-Scale Circulation  

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Model simulations of global climate change are seen as an essential component of any program at understanding human impact on the global environment. A major weakness of current general circulation models (GCMs), however, is their perceived ...

B. Hewitson; R. G. Crane

1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

Crop water stress under climate change uncertainty : global policy and regional risk  

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Fourty percent of all crops grown in the world today are grown using irrigation, and shifting precipitation patterns due to climate change are viewed as a major threat to food security. This thesis examines, in the framework ...

Gueneau, Arthur

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

The Effect of Eurasian Snow Cover on Regional and Global Climate Variations  

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The sensitivity of the global climate system to interannual variability of he Eurasian snow cover has been investigated with numerical models. It was found that heavier than normal Eurasian snow cover in spring leads to a “poor” monsoon over ...

T. P. Barnett; L. Dümenil; U. Schlese; E. Roeckner; M. Latif

1989-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

A Conterminous United States Multilayer Soil Characteristics Dataset for Regional Climate and Hydrology Modeling  

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Soil information is now widely required by many climate and hydrology models and soil–vegetation–atmosphere transfer schemes. This paper describes the development of a multilayer soil characteristics dataset for the conterminous United States (...

Douglas A. Miller; Richard A. White

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

Climate Change, Justice, and Adaptation among African American Communities in the Chesapeake Bay Region  

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In this paper, the authors present results from a study of climate change and community adaptation, focusing on two African American communities on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay. These two communities are representative of small, ...

Michael Paolisso; Ellen Douglas; Ashley Enrici; Paul Kirshen; Chris Watson; Matthias Ruth

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

Stochastic Characterization of Regional Circulation Patterns for Climate Model Diagnosis and Estimation of Local Precipitation  

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Two statistical approaches for linking large-scale atmospheric circulation patterns and daily local rainfall are applied to GCM (general circulation model) climate simulations. The ultimate objective is to simulate local precipitation associated ...

Eduardo Zorita; James P. Hughes; Dennis P. Lettemaier; Hans von Storch

1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

Dynamical Downscaling of Austral Summer Climate Forecasts over Southern Africa Using a Regional Coupled Model  

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The prediction skill of dynamical downscaling is evaluated for climate forecasts over southern Africa using the Advanced Research Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model. As a case study, forecasts for the December–February (DJF) season of ...

J. V. Ratnam; S. K. Behera; S. B. Ratna; C. J. de W. Rautenbach; C. Lennard; J.-J. Luo; Y. Masumoto; K. Takahashi; T. Yamagata

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

Simulation of Regional Climate Using a Limited Area Model Nested in a General Circulation Model  

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A Limited Area Model (LAM) is nested in a General Circulation Model (GCM) to simulate the January climate over the western United States. In the nesting procedure, the GCM output is used to provide the initial and lateral atmospheric boundary ...

Filippo Giorgi

1990-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

Predictability of SST in a Stochastic Climate Model and Its Application to the Kuroshio Extension Region  

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The influence of deterministic forcing on SST predictability is investigated in a zero-dimensional, stochastic, coupled atmosphere–ocean climate model. The SST anomaly predictability time is found to be very sensitive to the properties of the ...

Robert B. Scott; Bo Qiu

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

Surface Energy Balances of Three General Circulation Models: Implications for Simulating Regional Climate Change  

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We examine surface energy balances simulated by three general circulation models for current climatic boundary conditions and for an atmosphere with twice current levels of CO2. Differences between model simulations provide a measure of ...

William J. Gutowski Jr.; David S. Gutzler; Wei-Chyung Wang

1991-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

300

Studies of regional-scale climate variability and change: Hidden Markov models and coupled ocean-atmosphere modes  

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In this project we developed further a twin approach to the study of regional-scale climate variability and change. The two approaches involved probabilistic network (PN) models (sometimes called dynamic Bayesian networks) and intermediate-complexity coupled ocean-atmosphere models (ICMs). We thus made progress in identifying the predictable modes of climate variability and investigating their impacts on the regional scale. In previous work sponsored by DOE�s Climate Change Prediction Program (CCPP), we had developed a family of PNs (similar to Hidden Markov Models) to simulate historical records of daily rainfall, and used them to downscale seasonal predictions of general circulation models (GCMs). Using an idealized atmospheric model, we had established a novel mechanism through which ocean-induced sea-surface temperature (SST) anomalies might in�uence large-scale atmospheric circulation patterns on interannual and longer time scales; similar patterns were found in a hybrid coupled ocean�atmosphere�sea-ice model. In this continuation project, we built on these ICM results and PN model development to address prediction of rainfall and temperature statistics at the local scale, associated with global climate variability and change, and to investigate the impact of the latter on coupled ocean�atmosphere modes. Our main project results consist of extensive further development of the hidden Markov models for rainfall simulation and downscaling together with the development of associated software; new intermediate coupled models; a new methodology of inverse modeling for linking ICMs with observations and GCM simulations, called empirical mode reduction (EMR); and observational studies of decadal and multi-decadal natural climate variability, informed by ICM simulations. A particularly timely by-product of this work is an extensive study of clustering of cyclone tracks in the extratropical Atlantic and the western Tropical Pacific, with potential applications to predicting landfall.

M. Ghil (UCLA), PI; S. Kravtsov (UWM); A. W. Robertson (IRI); P. Smyth (UCI)

2008-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Best Practices Series, Volume 7.1 - High-Performance Home Technologies: Guide to Determining Climate Regions by County  

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HOT-HUMID HOT-HUMID MIXED-HUMID COLD / VERY COLD HOT-DRY / MIXED-DRY MARINE PREPARED BY Pacific Northwest National Laboratory & Oak Ridge National Laboratory August 2010 August 2010 * PNNL-17211 CLIMATE REGIONS VOLUME 7.1 R HIGH-PERFORMANCE HOME TECHNOLOGIES Guide to Determining Climate Regions by County BUILDING AMERICA BEST PRACTICES SERIES BUILDING AMERICA BEST PRACTICES SERIES VOLUME 7.1 High-Performance Home Technologies: Guide to Determining Climate Regions by County PREPARED BY Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Michael C. Baechler Jennifer Williamson, Theresa Gilbride, Pam Cole, and Marye Hefty

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i Letter from Tim Brown Executive Director, Northwest Regional Data Center  

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and forecasting for both the customers and the Center alike. Business continuity, managed services and server of carrying the full load of the NWRDC Data Center and the NWRDC Building. NWRDC replaced the 20+ year old HVAC unit that served the mechanical rooms housing our electrical switch gear and UPS infrastructure

Weston, Ken

303

Parameterization-Induced Error Characteristics of MM5 and WRF Operated in Climate Mode over the Alpine Region: An Ensemble-Based Analysis  

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This study investigates the role of physical parameterization in regional climate model simulations. The authors also present a comprehensive assessment of errors arising from use of physical parameterization schemes, and their consequent impact ...

Nauman K. Awan; H. Truhetz; A. Gobiet

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

Investigation of the Sensitivity of Water Cycle Components Simulated by the Canadian Regional Climate Model to the Land Surface Parameterization, the Lateral Boundary Data, and the Internal Variability  

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This study investigates the sensitivity of components of the hydrological cycle simulated by the Canadian Regional Climate Model (CRCM) to lateral boundary forcing, the complexity of the land surface scheme (LSS), and the internal variability ...

Biljana Music; Daniel Caya

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

Diagnostics of Climate Model Biases in Summer Temperature and Warm-Season Insolation for the Simulation of Regional Paddy Rice Yield in Japan  

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This study quantifies the ranges of climate model biases in surface air temperature for July and August (summer temperature) and daily total insolation for May–October (warm-season insolation) that can give simulated regional paddy rice yields ...

Toshichika Iizumi; Motoki Nishimori; Masayuki Yokozawa

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

306

Cheap Artificial AB-Mountains, Extraction of Water and Energy from Atmosphere and Change of Regional Climate  

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Author suggests and researches a new revolutionary method for changing the climates of entire countries or portions thereof, obtaining huge amounts of cheap water and energy from the atmosphere. In this paper is presented the idea of cheap artificial inflatable mountains, which may cardinally change the climate of a large region or country. Additional benefits: The potential of tapping large amounts of fresh water and energy. The mountains are inflatable semi-cylindrical constructions from thin film (gas bags) having heights of up to 3 - 5 km. They are located perpendicular to the main wind direction. Encountering these artificial mountains, humid air (wind) rises to crest altitude, is cooled and produces rain (or rain clouds). Many natural mountains are sources of rivers, and other forms of water and power production - and artificial mountains may provide these services for entire nations in the future. The film of these gasbags is supported at altitude by small additional atmospheric overpressure and may be...

Bolonkin, Alexander

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

Metadata compiled and distributed by the Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center for global climate change and greenhouse gas-related data bases  

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The Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC) compiles and provides information to help international researchers, policymakers, and educators evaluate complex environmental issues associated with elevated levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) and other trace gases, including potential climate change. CDIAC is located within the Environmental Sciences Division of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Oak Ridge, Tennessee and is line funded by the U. S. Department of Energy`s (DOE) Global Change Research Program (GCRP). CDIAC is an information analysis center (IAC). In operation since 1982, CDIAC identifies sources of primary data at national and international levels; obtains, archives, evaluates and distributes data and computer models; fully documents select data sets and computer models and offers them as numeric data packages (NDPs) and computer model packages (CMPs); distributes data and computer models on a variety of magnetic and electronic medias including 9-track magnetic tapes; IBM-formatted floppy diskettes; CD-ROM; and over Internet, Omnet, and Bitnet electronic networks; develops derived, often multidisciplinary data products useful for carbon cycle and climate-change research; distributes reports pertinent to greenhouse effect and climate change issues; produces the newsletter, CDIAC Communications; and in general acts as the information focus for the GCRPs research projects. Since its inception, CDIAC has responded to thousands of requests for information, and since 1985 has distributed more than 70,000 reports, NDPs and CMPs to 97 countries worldwide.

Boden, T.A.

1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

308

East Asian Studies of Tropospheric Aerosols and their Impact on Regional Climate (EAST-AIRC): An Overview  

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As the most populated region of the world, Asia is a major source of aerosols with potential large impact over vast downstream areas. Papers published in this special section describe the variety of aerosols observed in China and their effects and interactions with the regional climate as part of the East Asian Study of Tropospheric Aerosols and Impact on Regional Climate (EAST-AIRC). The majority of the papers are based on analyses of observations made under three field projects, namely, the Atmospheric Radiation Measurements (ARM) Mobile Facility mission in China (AMF10 China), the East Asian Study of Tropospheric Aerosols: an International Regional Experiment (EAST-AIRE), and the Atmospheric Aerosols of China and their Climate Effects (AACCE). The former two are US-China collaborative projects and the latter is a part of the China’s National Basic Research program (or often referred to as “973 project”). Routine meteorological data of China are also employed in some studies. The wealth of general and specialized measurements lead to extensive and close-up investigations of the optical, physical and chemical properties of anthropogenic, natural, and mixed aerosols; their sources, formation and transport mechanisms; horizontal, vertical and temporal variations; direct and indirect effects and interactions with the East Asian monsoon system. Particular efforts are made to advance our understanding of the mixing and interaction between dust and anthropogenic pollutants during transport. Several modeling studies were carried out to simulate aerosol impact on radiation budget, temperature, precipitation, wind and atmospheric circulation, fog, etc. In addition, impacts of the Asian monsoon system on aerosol loading are also simulated.

Li, Zhanqing; Li, C.; Chen, H.; Tsay, S. C.; Holben, B. N.; Huang, J.; Li, B.; Maring, H.; Qian, Yun; Shi, Guangyu; Xia, X.; Yin, Y.; Zheng, Y.; Zhuang, G.

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

Building America Best Practices Series: Volume 4; Builders and Buyers Handbook for Improving New Home Efficiency, Comfort, and Durability in the Mixed-Humid Climate Climate Regions  

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This best practices guide is part of a series produced by Building America. The guide book is a resource to help builders large and small build high-quality, energy-efficient homes that achieve 30% energy savings in space conditioning and water heating in the mixed-humid climate region. The savings are in comparison with the 1993 Model Energy Code. The guide contains chapters for every member of the builder?s team?from the manager to the site planner to the designers, site supervisors, the trades, and marketers. There is also a chapter for homeowners on how to use the book to provide help in selecting a new home or builder.

Baechler, M. C.; Love, P. M.

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

Regional Cloud Cover Change Associated with Global Climate Change: Case Studies for Three Regions of the United States  

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Land-based observations of cloud cover, for the period 1900–87 and averaged over three geographical regions of the United States (coastal southwest, coastal northeast, and southern plains), show strong positive correlations with one estimate of ...

Meredith S. Croke; Robert D. Cess; Sultan Hameed

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

A County-Level Approach to Regional Resource Analysis Based on Climate Simulation  

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This paper describes the use of a county-level approximation of the grid cells of a general circulation model as an approach to using environmental and resource data in analyzing the effects of climate change. As a demonstration, the effects are ...

Susan L. Schuhardt; Robert M. Cushman; Thomas A. Boden

1989-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

Imbedding dynamic responses with imperfect information into static portraits of the regional impact of climate change  

SciTech Connect

It is becoming increasingly clear, at least on a theoretical level, that modelers of the potential impacts of climate change must impose that change upon the world as it will be configured sometime in the future rather than confine their attention to considerations of what would happen to the world as it looks now. Initial baselines which focus on current circumstances are certainly worthwhile points of departure in any study, of course, but the truth is that social, economic, and political systems will evolve as the future unfolds; and careful analysis of that evolution across a globe experiencing changes in its climate must be undertaken, as well. In the vernacular of the analysts' workroom, while it may be interesting to try to see what would happen to dumb farmers'' who continue to do things as they always have regardless of what happens, it is critically important to evaluate the need for any sort of policy response to climate change in a world of smart farmers'' who will have observed the ramifications of climate change and responded in their own best interest. 9 refs., 2 figs.

Yohe, G.W. (Wesleyan Univ., Middletown, CT (USA))

1990-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

Effects of Urban Surfaces and White Roofs on Global and Regional Climate  

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Land use, vegetation, albedo, and soil-type data are combined in a global model that accounts for roofs and roads at near their actual resolution to quantify the effects of urban surface and white roofs on climate. In 2005, ~0.128% of the ...

Mark Z. Jacobson; John E. Ten Hoeve

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

O Balanço do Carbono Regional R. A. Houghton Woods Whole Research Center, Falmouth, Massachusetts, EUA  

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09 a 428 09 a 428 1 O Balanço do Carbono Regional R. A. Houghton Woods Whole Research Center, Falmouth, Massachusetts, EUA Manuel Gloor and Jon Lloyd School of Geography, University of Leeds, Leeds, Reino Unido Christopher Potter Ecosystem Science and Technology Branch, NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, California, EUA Várias abordagens têm sido usadas para inferir se a Amazônia é uma fonte ou sumidouro de carbono. Abordagens descendentes baseadas em cálculos inversos com concentrações de CO 2 e modelos de transporte atmosférico são problemáticos devido à escassez de amostras de ar e delimitações insuficientes do transporte atmosférico regional. Medições diretas de mudanças na biomassa acima da terra sugerem um sumidouro

315

Climate Change Capacity Development (C3D+) | Open Energy Information  

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C3D+) C3D+) Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Climate Change Capacity Development (C3D+) Name Climate Change Capacity Development (C3D+) Agency/Company /Organization United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) Partner Caribbean Climate Change Community Centre (CCCCC), Climate System Analysis Group at UCT Cape Town (CSAG), Environment and Development Action in the Third World (ENDA-TM), University of Cape Town-Energy Research Centre, South Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), Munasinghe Institute (MIND), Center for International Forestry Research, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), Stockholm Environment Institute Sector Climate Topics Low emission development planning Resource Type Training materials

316

Impact of solar activity on climate changes in Athens region, Greece  

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The scope of this work is to study the role that the solar weather plays in terrestrial weather. For this reason we study the effect of the solar activity on the climate changes in Greece. In the current work we look for possible correlation between the solar activity data spanning the years from 1975 to 2000 and the meteorological data from two weather stations based inside the city of Athens, Greece (New Philadelphia) and in greater Athens in the north of Attica (Tatoi area). We examine the annual variations of the average values of six meteorological parameters: temperature, atmospheric pressure, direction and intensity of wind, rainfall and relative air humidity. The solar data include decade variations, within the above period, of the solar irradiance, mean sunspot number between two solar cycles, magnetic cycle influence, and solar UV driving of climate (radio flux).

Gizani, Nectaria A B; Vatikiotis, Leonidas; Zervas, Efthimios

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

Regional Community Forestry Training Center for Asia and the Pacific | Open  

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Training Center for Asia and the Pacific Training Center for Asia and the Pacific Jump to: navigation, search Logo: The Center for People and Forests Name The Center for People and Forests Address P.O. Box 1111, Kasetsart Post Office, Pahonyothin Road, Place Bangkok, Thailand Year founded 1987 Phone number (662) 940-5700 Website http://recoftc.org/site/ Coordinates 13.7234186°, 100.4762319° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":13.7234186,"lon":100.4762319,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

318

Cheap Artificial AB-Mountains, Extraction of Water and Energy from Atmosphere and Change of Regional Climate  

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Author suggests and researches a new revolutionary method for changing the climates of entire countries or portions thereof, obtaining huge amounts of cheap water and energy from the atmosphere. In this paper is presented the idea of cheap artificial inflatable mountains, which may cardinally change the climate of a large region or country. Additional benefits: The potential of tapping large amounts of fresh water and energy. The mountains are inflatable semi-cylindrical constructions from thin film (gas bags) having heights of up to 3 - 5 km. They are located perpendicular to the main wind direction. Encountering these artificial mountains, humid air (wind) rises to crest altitude, is cooled and produces rain (or rain clouds). Many natural mountains are sources of rivers, and other forms of water and power production - and artificial mountains may provide these services for entire nations in the future. The film of these gasbags is supported at altitude by small additional atmospheric overpressure and may be connected to the ground by thin cables. The author has shown (in previous works about the AB-Dome) that this closed AB-Dome allows full control of the weather inside the Dome (the day is always fine, the rain is only at night, no strong winds) and influence to given region. This is a realistic and cheap method of economical irrigation, getting energy and virtual weather control on Earth at the current time.

Alexander Bolonkin

2008-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

319

A Quarterly Bulletin of the Pacific El Nio/Southern Oscillation Applications Climate (PEAC) Center Providing Information on Climate Variability for the U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Islands  

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s 1 ) and 24-h rain ac- cumulations 250 mm on the island of Kauai. Ad- ditional details of both destruction of life and property in the region. Notable examples include Hurricane Iniki (Kauai, September into the Philippines and Southeast Asia regions (33%) or later recurve to- ward the northeast (25%). A significant

320

LEDSGP/about/African Climate and Development Society | Open Energy  

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African Climate and Development Society African Climate and Development Society < LEDSGP‎ | about(Redirected from African Climate and Development Society) Jump to: navigation, search LEDSGP Logo.png Advancing climate-resilient low emission development around the world Home About Tools Expert Assistance Events Publications Join Us About How We Work > Regional Platforms > Working Groups LEDS GP Members Steering Committee Guiding Structure Contacts African Climate Development Society A LEDS GP Regional Network Lead organizations: Africa Climate Policy Centre (ACPC), Kenya Ministry of State for Planning, National Development and Vision 2030 Member organizations: Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), Energy Center of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology of Ghana, European Commission, Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI),

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Climate Indices  

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Indices Indices Climate Indices Climate indices are diagnostic tools used to describe the state of the climate system and monitor climate. They are most often represented with a time series, where each point in time corresponds to one index value. An index can be constructed to describe almost any atmospheric event; as such, they are myriad. Therefore, CDIAC provides these links to other web sites to help guide users to the most widely used climate indices, which in many cases are updated monthly. Data Set Website/Name NOAA's Climate Prediction Center, Monitoring and Data Index Page NOAA's Earth Systems Research Laboratory, Monthly Atmospheric and Ocean Time Series Page (plot, analyze, and compare time series) The Monthly Teleconnection Indices Page from NOAA's National

322

Climate variability over the American monsoon and Amazonian regions during the last decades.  

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??This dissertation aims to identify the main changes in monsoon activity observed over the American monsoon and Amazonian regions during the last decades and the… (more)

Arias-Gómez, Paola Andrea, 1979-

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

Climate Action Plan (Manitoba, Canada)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Manitoba's Climate Action Plan centers around energy efficiency, although it includes mandates and initiatives for renewable sources of energy.

324

Center for Environmental Biotechnology  

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Technology Program, the Energy Resources Program, and the Climate Change and Carbon Management Program. The Center for Environmental Biotechnology, houses all of the Ecology...

325

Regional Impacts of Future Land-Cover Changes on the Amazon Basin Wet-Season Climate  

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State-of-the-art socioeconomic scenarios of land-cover change in the Amazon basin for the years 2030 and 2050 are used together with the Regional Atmospheric Modeling System (RAMS) to simulate the hydrometeorological changes caused by ...

Renato Ramos da Silva; David Werth; Roni Avissar

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

Modeling Regional Vegetation NPP Variations and Their Relationships with Climatic Parameters in Wuhan, China  

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Net primary productivity (NPP) is an important component of the carbon cycle and a key indicator of ecosystem performance. The aim of this study is to construct a more accurate regional vegetation NPP estimation model and explore the relationship ...

Lunche Wang; Wei Gong; Yingying Ma; Miao Zhang

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

A Semiempirical Downscaling Approach for Predicting Regional Temperature Impacts Associated with Climatic Change  

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A statistical downscaling approach is developed for generating regional temperature change predictions from GCM results. The approach utilizes GCM free atmosphere output and surface observations in a framework conceptually similar to the model ...

David J. Sailor; Xiangshang Li

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

328

Energy Implications of Economizer Use in California Data Centers  

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data centers in several climate zones in California. Resultsdifferent California climate zones. The modeling results andeffectiveness in different climate zones. The equipment

Shehabi, Arman

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

Biosphere-atmosphere interactions over semi-arid regions : modeling the role of mineral aerosols and irrigation in the regional climate system  

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This dissertation describes the role of land surface processes in shaping semi-arid climates, namely those of Southwest Asia and Northwest Africa. The interactions between dust emissions, irrigation, and climate processes ...

Marcella, Marc Pace

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

330

The Columbia Regional Geospatial Service Center System: A Proven Model for the United States  

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During the past 20 years, the role of geospatial technology in society has increased dramatically. However, the impact of these technologies in rural areas remains minimal. In Texas, a federally funded project called the Columbia Regional Geospatial ... Keywords: Distributed, Emergency, Geospatial, Response, Technology

P. R. Blackwell; Darrel McDonald

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

A Case Study of the Adequacy of GCM Simulations for Input to Regional Climate Change Assessments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Sacramento Basin is used as the focus for a case study testing whether general circulation models (GCMS) are capable of simulating the large-scale and synoptic-scale processes important in studies of regional water resources. Output from a ...

James S. Risbey; Peter H. Stone

1996-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

332

Final Technical Report for Collaborative Research: Regional climate-change projections through next-generation empirical and dynamical models, DE-FG02-07ER64429  

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This is the final report for a DOE-funded research project describing the outcome of research on non-homogeneous hidden Markov models (NHMMs) and coupled ocean-atmosphere (O-A) intermediate-complexity models (ICMs) to identify the potentially predictable modes of climate variability, and to investigate their impacts on the regional-scale. The main results consist of extensive development of the hidden Markov models for rainfall simulation and downscaling specifically within the non-stationary climate change context together with the development of parallelized software; application of NHMMs to downscaling of rainfall projections over India; identification and analysis of decadal climate signals in data and models; and, studies of climate variability in terms of the dynamics of atmospheric flow regimes.

Smyth, Padhraic [University of California, Irvine

2013-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

333

Ecosystem feedbacks to climate change in California: Development, testing, and analysis using a coupled regional atmosphere and land-surface model (WRF3-CLM3.5)  

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A regional atmosphere model [Weather Research and Forecasting model version 3 (WRF3)] and a land surface model [Community Land Model, version 3.5 (CLM3.5)] were coupled to study the interactions between the atmosphere and possible future California land-cover changes. The impact was evaluated on California's climate of changes in natural vegetation under climate change and of intentional afforestation. The ability of WRF3 to simulate California's climate was assessed by comparing simulations by WRF3-CLM3.5 and WRF3-Noah to observations from 1982 to 1991. Using WRF3-CLM3.5, the authors performed six 13-yr experiments using historical and future large-scale climate boundary conditions from the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory Climate Model version 2.1 (GFDL CM2.1). The land-cover scenarios included historical and future natural vegetation from the Mapped Atmosphere-Plant-Soil System-Century 1 (MC1) dynamic vegetation model, in addition to a future 8-million-ha California afforestation scenario. Natural vegetation changes alone caused summer daily-mean 2-m air temperature changes of -0.7 to +1 C in regions without persistent snow cover, depending on the location and the type of vegetation change. Vegetation temperature changes were much larger than the 2-m air temperature changes because of the finescale spatial heterogeneity of the imposed vegetation change. Up to 30% of the magnitude of the summer daily-mean 2-m air temperature increase and 70% of the magnitude of the 1600 local time (LT) vegetation temperature increase projected under future climate change were attributable to the climate-driven shift in land cover. The authors projected that afforestation could cause local 0.2-1.2 C reductions in summer daily-mean 2-m air temperature and 2.0-3.7 C reductions in 1600 LT vegetation temperature for snow-free regions, primarily because of increased evapotranspiration. Because some of these temperature changes are of comparable magnitude to those projected under climate change this century, projections of climate and vegetation change in this region need to consider these climate-vegetation interactions.

Subin, Z.M.; Riley, W.J.; Kueppers, L.M.; Jin, J.; Christianson, D.S.; Torn, M.S.

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

334

Climatic Impact of Vegetation Change in the Asian Tropical Region. Part I: Case of the Northern Hemisphere Summer  

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Several numerical simulations were performed, using a global climate model that includes a realistic land surface model, to investigate the impact of Asian tropical vegetation changes on the climate. The control simulation, under conditions of ...

Kazuo Mabuchi; Yasuo Sato; Hideji Kida

2005-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

A Statistical Adjustment of Regional Climate Model Outputs to Local Scales: Application to Platja de Palma, Spain  

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Projections of climate change effects for the System of Platja de Palma (SPdP) are derived using a novel statistical technique. Socioeconomic activities developed in this settlement are very closely linked to its climate. Any planning for ...

A. Amengual; V. Homar; R. Romero; S. Alonso; C. Ramis

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

Climate Change Middle School Level: 7-9  

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5. The future 6. Renewable energy 7. Discussion Courtesy of the Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research Image from Ruddiman 2000. Earth's Climate: Past and Future. W.H. Freeman and Co. #12 and Regional Environmental Research #12;CO2 is not the only Green House Gas · Methane · Water vapor Courtesy

Stanier, Charlie

337

Household energy and consumption and expenditures, 1990. [Contains Division, Census Region, and Climate Zone maps  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The purpose of this supplement to the Household Energy Consumption and Expenditures 1990 report is to provide information on the use of energy in residential housing units, specifically at the four Census regions and nine Census division levels. This report includes household energy consumption, expenditures, and prices for natural gas, electricity, fuel oil, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), and kerosene as well as household wood consumption. For national-level data, see the main report, Household Energy Consumption and Expenditures 1990.

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1993-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

338

ENSO anomalies over the Western United States: present and future patterns in regional climate simulations  

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Surface temperature, precipitation, specific humidity and wind anomalies associated with the warm and cold phases of ENSO simulated by WRF and HadRM are examined for the present and future decades. WRF is driven by ECHAM5 and CCSM3, respectively, and HadRM is driven by HadCM3. For the current decades, all simulations show some capability in resolving the observed warm-dry and coolwet teleconnection patterns over the PNW and the Southwest U.S. for warm and cold ENSO. Differences in the regional simulations originate primarily from the respective driving fields. For the future decades, the warm-dry and cool-wet teleconnection patterns in association with ENSO are still represented in ECHAM5-WRF and HadRM. However, there are indications of changes in the ENSO teleconnection patterns for CCSM3-WRF in the future, with wet anomalies dominating in the PNW and the Southwest U.S. for both warm and cold ENSO, in contrast to the canonical patterns of precipitation anomalies. Interaction of anomalous wind flow with local terrain plays a critical role in the generation of anomalous precipitation over the western U.S. Anomalous dry conditions are always associated with anomalous airflow that runs parallel to local mountains and wet conditions with airflow that runs perpendicular to local mountains. Future changes in temperature and precipitation associated with the ENSO events in the regional simulations indicate varying responses depending on the variables examined as well as depending on the phase of ENSO.

Zhang, Yongxin; Qian, Yun; Duliere, Valerie; Salathe, E.; Leung, Lai-Yung R.

2012-01-03T23:59:59.000Z

339

Summer Land–Atmosphere Coupling Strength over the United States: Results from the Regional Climate Model RegCM4–CLM3.5  

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This study investigates the land–atmosphere coupling strength during summer over the United States using the Regional Climate Model version 4 (RegCM4)–Community Land Model version 3.5 (CLM3.5). First, a 10-yr simulation driven with reanalysis ...

Rui Mei; Guiling Wang; Huanghe Gu

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

Development of a Second-Generation Regional Climate Model (RegCM2). Part II: Convective Processes and Assimilation of Lateral Boundary Conditions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper we continue the description of a second-generation regional climate model (RegCM2) initiated in the companion paper by Giorgi et al. We first discuss the inclusion in the model of the cumulus cloud scheme developed by Grell (...

Filippo Giorgi; Maria Rosaria Marinucci; Gary T. Bates; Gerardo De Canio

1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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341

The Effect of Grid Spacing and Domain Size on the Quality of Ensemble Regional Climate Downscaling over South Asia during the Northeasterly Monsoon  

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The performance of an ensemble-based dynamical regional climate downscaling system is evaluated over southern Asia in a northeasterly monsoon season for different choices in grid spacing and domain size. A seven-member ensemble of the ECHAM4.5 ...

Jian-Hua Qian; Lareef Zubair

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

Recent Progress in the Joint Agreements on "Global and Regional Climate Change" Studies between the United States and the People's Republic of China  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report summarizes the progress since 1991 of two agreements on "global and regional climate change" studies between the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and two state agencies of the People's Republic of China. The first agreement is the DOE—...

Michael R. Riches; Wei-Chyung Wang; Panqin Chen; Shiyan Tao; Shuguang Zhou; Yihui Ding

2000-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

Regional forest-ABL coupling: influence on CO{sub 2} and climate. Progress to date  

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A National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Integrated Sounding System (ISS) was deployed about 5 km east of the WLEF-TV tower in Chequamegon National Forest, Wisconsin. The tower is instrumented for high-precision, high-accuracy CO{sub 2} mixing ratio measurements at six levels up to 396 m above ground and continuous eddy-covariance flux measurements at three levels up to 396 km. The ISS, including boundary layer radar profile, radio acoustic sounding system, and rawinsonde system was operated from March through October of 1998 and 1999. The NCAR ISS was also deployed at the Walker Branch flux tower in Oak Ridge, Tennessee from March through November of 1999. Continuous observations of atmospheric structure including radar reflectivity and horizontal wind profiles were collected at each site, and rawinsondes were launched at midday once per week. Boundary layer depths were derived from the radar reflectivity data. A combination of tall tower and radar boundary layer depths was us ed to describe the seasonal evolution of the diurnal mixing depth and its relationship to local turbulent forcing and synoptic conditions. These depths were compared with model predictions from a General Circulation Model (GCM). The proposed method of computing the jump in CO{sub 2} mixing ratio across the convective boundary layer top was tested on data from September, 1995; a journal publication is in preparation. A paper describing the comparison between GCM boundary layer depths and the observations, as well as the covariance between mixing depth and surface fluxes (the forcing for the rectifier effect) has been drafted.

Davis, Kenneth J.

2001-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

344

Thermal Comfort Study in a Naturally Ventilated Residential Building in a Tropical Hot-Humid Climate Region  

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This paper presents a thermal comfort study in a naturally ventilated residential building located in a tropical hot-humid climate region. The specific objective of this study is to investigate whether thermal comfort in this house can be achieved through a passive system only. The methods used in this study included conducting hourly monitoring of the temperature and relative humidity; measuring the air velocities; and assessing occupants' thermal sensations through questionnaires and interview. The data from the questionnaires were matched to the monitored data to assess the acceptable range of comfortable condition. Then using an hourly simulation program, some components of the building were also "modified" to investigate whether the building can be made "more comfortable". This study shows that it is possible to provide a thermally comfortable space in this region without using mechanical air-conditioning systems. The occupants' acceptable range of comfortable condition is different than that of people in the northern latitudes. The occupants sensed "neutrality" when the operative temperature in the house was about 27 degree Celsius (80°F). The occupants could also tolerate slightly warm conditions, that is up to 29 degree Celsius (84OF), and still never wanted to install any air-conditioning systems. The simulation showed that using light wall materials would result in cooler indoor temperature at night but warmer during the day. If all windows were opened (25% the total floor area) the house could be more comfortable at night but less comfortable during the day. Findings of this study are important for architects and engineers in designing comfortable living spaces in these regions.

Soebarto, V. I.; Handjarinto, S.

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

345

The Dynamical Basis of Regional Vertical Motion Fields Surrounding Localized Tropical Heating  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A series of real-data integrations of the National Center for Atmospheric Research Community Climate Model with tropical heat anomalies display regions of pronounced subsidence and drying surrounding the anomaly. The present emphasis is upon ...

Julio Buchmann; Lawrence E. Buja; Julia Nogués-Paegle; Jan Paegle

1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

Design calculation procedure for passive solar houses at Navy installations in regions with cold climate. Volume I. Preliminary report, April 1980-September 1981  

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A 'worksheet' approach is used in that the user may work through an example passive solar design by following the text in the report. Included are tables for heating degree days, solar heat gains, building R factors, orientation factors, roof overhang designs, etc. Performance is calculated on a monthly basis. The reports are presented for five geographical regions with content and text format similar, differing only in the appropriate regional factors. Appropriate designs are given for Navy installations in regions with cold climate.

Lumsdaine, M.; Lumsdaine, E.

1981-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

Regional Energy Baselines and Measurement and Verification Protocols: Subtask 3.1 for the Southern Energy Efficiency Center  

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The Southern Energy Efficiency Center (SEEC) was established to substantially increase the deployment of high-performance “beyond-code” buildings across the southern region of the U.S. It is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building Technologies Program, and administered by the National Energy Technology Laboratory. The goal of the first 18-month phase was to address efficiency goals of states, utilities, and various energy-efficiency programs. In order to achieve this goal, the project efforts included defining the baseline energy patterns within the project region, as well as the measurement and verification (M&V) protocols for use in determining the efficiency improvements SEEC, state and USDOE efforts with respect to that baseline. This work is defined under the SEEC Subtask 3.1 Define Regional Baselines and Measurement & Verification Protocols. This report presents preliminary deliverables of this subtask developed and documented by the Energy Systems Laboratory (ESL) for use by the SEEC member state region. The primary goal of this subtask is to provide the state energy offices with a comparison tool of energy use either by total or per-capita. This tool is expected to allow the state energy offices to compare their energy use pattern against other states’ and the national average energy use by end-use sector. In addition, they can use this tool for a comparison of energy use within their states by end-use and by fuel-source. Another goal of this subtask is to demonstrate the usability of public-available data such as the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Agency (DOE EIA) data sets and the U.S. Census Bureau data sets. This approach has been successfully demonstrated by ESL as part of the Comptroller of Public Accounts and the State Energy Conservation Office report on Texas Energy Future. Limited preliminary analysis of the data was made since it was not a project goal. The data provides the basis by which extensive state by state analysis can begin. In addition, the recommended measurement and verification (M&V) protocols for an individual building or facility, ASHRAE/CIBSE/USGBC Performance Measurement Protocols (PMP) for Commercial Buildings, can be used as a bottom-up approach for energy efficiency improvements of buildings within the SEEC 12-state region.

Kim, Hyojin; Haberl, Jeff S.; Verdict, Malcolm

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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1 What is the impact of bioenergy deployment on land use and associated emissions? We have examined the interplay between bioenergy and indirect landuse emissions in the context of climate stabilization in a recent

Presented Allison Thomson; Marshall Wise; Kate Calvin; Allison Thomson; Leon Clarke; Ben Bond; Ron S; Steve Smith; Tony Janetos; Jae Edmonds; Global Regions

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Climate Change and San Francisco Bay-Delta Tidal Wetlands  

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Energy, National Institute for Climate Change Research, Coastal Center. DECEMBER 2011 REFERENCES Charles H, Dukes

Parker, V. Thomas; Callaway, John C.; Schile, Lisa M.; Vasey, Michael C.; Herbert, Ellen R.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamical Downscaling over the Great Lakes Basin of North America Using the WRF Regional Climate Model: The Impact of the Great Lakes System on Regional Greenhouse Warming  

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The Weather Research and Forecasting model (WRF) is employed to dynamically downscale global warming projections produced using the Community Climate System Model (CCSM). The analyses are focused on the Great Lakes Basin of North America and the ...

Jonathan Gula; W. Richard Peltier

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On Climate Prediction in the Tropics  

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Climatic disasters are common in many tropical regions, and rainfall anomalies in particular have a severe human impact. Accordingly, both the World Climate Programme and the U.S. National Climate Program have identified climate prediction as a ...

Stefan Hastenrath

1986-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Indian Summer Monsoon Precipitation Climatology in a High-Resolution Regional Climate Model: Impacts of Convective Parameterization on Systematic Biases  

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In an attempt to develop a better simulation of the climatology of monsoon precipitation in climate models, this paper investigates the impacts of different convective closures on systematic biases of an Indian monsoon precipitation climatology ...

P. Mukhopadhyay; S. Taraphdar; B. N. Goswami; K. Krishnakumar

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Role of Regional SST Warming Variations in the Drying of Meso-America in Future Climate Projections  

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This paper addresses several hypotheses designed to explain why AOGCM simulations of future climate in the third phase of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP3) feature an intensified reduction of precipitation over the Meso-America (MA)...

Sara A. Rauscher; Fred Kucharski; David B. Enfield

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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State of the Climate in 2005  

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The State of the Climate 2005 report summarizes global and regional climate conditions and places them, where possible, into the context of historical records. Descriptions and analyses of notable climatic anomalies, both global and regional, ...

K. A. Shein

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Climates of the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries Simulated by the NCAR Climate System Model  

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The Climate System Model, a coupled global climate model without “flux adjustments” recently developed at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, was used to simulate the twentieth-century climate using historical greenhouse gas and sulfate ...

Aiguo Dai; T. M. L. Wigley; B. A. Boville; J. T. Kiehl; L. E. Buja

2001-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of Regional Climate Simulations of the 1998 and 1999 East Asian Summer Monsoon Using the GAME/HUBEX Observational Data  

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A regional climate model based on the Penn State/NCAR Mesoscale Model (MM5) was used to simulate the 1998 and 1999 East Asian summer monsoon conditions. Simulations were performed for 1 April – 31 August of each year, with initial and lateral boundary conditions provided by the ECMWF analysis. Observations from the 1998 and 1999 GAME/HUBEX experiments were used to evaluate the regional climate simulations. Based on observations, large differences can be found between the 1998 and 1999 meteorological conditions and surface energy budgets at the Shouxian station during the IOPs, with much higher rain intensity but only slightly higher rain frequency in 1998 than 1999. For 1998, although the regional climate model was able to reproduce the general spatial distribution of monthly mean rainfall quite well during the summer monsoon season, large discrepancies can be found in comparing the observed and simulated surface climate and energy fluxes in the HUBEX region. By using Four Dimensional Data Assimilation (FDDA) technique, which constrains the simulated large-scale circulation with observations from 21 soundings in the HUBEX ?-scale region, both the root mean square error and mean bias in rainfall were greatly reduced. The improvements in simulating rainfall were related to both reduction in errors of precipitation amount and timing. In the control simulation, a mean bias of -63 W/m2 (-36%) was found in the simulated surface net radiation at Shouxian, which suggest large errors in simulating clouds in the region. With FDDA, the bias was significantly reduced to -23 W/m2 (-13%), with corresponding reduction of bias in the latent heat flux. This suggests that at least part of the model bias in simulating net radiation is related to errors in simulating the large-scale circulation, which can affect cloud amount and vertical distribution. Comparing the 1998 and 1999 simulations, both without FDDA, smaller biases were found in the surface fluxes during 1999. Percentage biases in the net radiation and latent heat flux were -18% and -33% in 1999 and -36% and -50% in 1998 respectively. Based on observations, large differences in the net surface radiation, and small differences in cloud fraction between the two years suggest that cloud optical depth and/or vertical distribution were very different, with more cloudy conditions observed during 1999. Although the 1999 simulations were sensitive to the cumulus convective parameterizations (Grell scheme versus Kain-Fritsch scheme) as shown by the sensitivity experiments, the large differences in simulation skill between the 1998 and 1999 cases, regardless of the convection schemes used, suggest possible dependence of model errors on cloud properties that deserve further investigations.

Leung, Lai R.; Zhong, Shiyuan; Qian, Yun; Liu, Yiming

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comments on “Temperature and Violent Crime in Dallas, Texas: Relationships and Implications of Climate Change”  

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et al. Regional Climate Projections. In: Solomon S, Qin D,of regional climate projections for central North America. 5

Williams, Matt N.; Hill, Stephen R.; Spicer, John

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improvement of Multimodel Ensemble Seasonal Prediction Skills over East Asian Summer Monsoon Region Using a Climate Filter Concept  

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The authors propose the use of a “climate filter” concept to enhance prediction skill of a multimodel ensemble (MME) suite for the East Asian summer monsoon (EASM) precipitation and temperature at 850 hPa. The method envisages grading models on ...

Doo Young Lee; Joong-Bae Ahn; Karumuri Ashok

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Regional Impacts of Climate Change and Atmospheric CO2 on Future Ocean Carbon Uptake: A Multimodel Linear Feedback Analysis  

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The increase in atmospheric CO2 over this century depends on the evolution of the oceanic air–sea CO2 uptake, which will be driven by the combined response to rising atmospheric CO2 itself and climate change. Here, the future oceanic CO2 uptake is ...

Tilla Roy; Laurent Bopp; Marion Gehlen; Birgit Schneider; Patricia Cadule; Thomas L. Frölicher; Joachim Segschneider; Jerry Tjiputra; Christoph Heinze; Fortunat Joos

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Maine Laws and Incentives for...  

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Climate Change Energy Initiatives to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Maine Laws and Incentives for Climate Change Energy Initiatives on Facebook Tweet...

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Some Issues in Uncertainty Quantification and Parameter Tuning: A Case Study of Convective Parameterization Scheme in the WRF Regional Climate Model  

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The current tuning process of parameters in global climate models is often performed subjectively, or treated as an optimization procedure to minimize the difference between model fields and observations. The later approach may be generating a set of tunable parameters that approximate the observed climate but via an unrealistic balance of physical processes and/or compensating errors over different regions in the globe. In this study, we run the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) regional model constrained by the reanalysis data over the Southern Great Plains (SGP) where abundant observational data from various resources are available for calibration of the input parameters and validation of the model results. Our goal is to quantify the uncertainty ranges and identify the optimal values of five key input parameters in a new Kain-Frisch (KF) convective parameterization scheme incorporated in the WRF model. A stochastic sampling algorithm, Multiple Very Fast Simulated Annealing (MVFSA), is employed to efficiently sample the input parameters in KF scheme based on the skill score so that the algorithm progressively moves toward regions of the parameter space that minimize model errors. The results based on the WRF simulations with 25-km grid spacing over the SGP show that the model bias for precipitation can be significantly reduced by using five optimal parameters identified by the MVFSA algorithm. The model performance is very sensitive to downdraft and entrainment related parameters and consumption time of Convective Available Potential Energy (CAPE). Simulated convective precipitation decreases as the ratio of downdraft to updraft flux increases. Larger CAPE consumption time results in less convective but more stratiform precipitation. The simulation using optimal parameters obtained by only constraining precipitation generates positive impact on the other output variables, such as temperature and wind. By using the optimal parameters obtained at 25 km simulation, both the magnitude and spatial pattern of simulated precipitation are improved at 12-km spatial resolution. The optimal parameters identified from the SGP region have also improved the simulation of precipitation when moving model domain to another region with a different climate regime (i.e. North America monsoon region). These results suggest the improvement of precipitation simulation by using the optimal parameters remains when the model domain or spatial resolution is changed.

Yang, Ben; Qian, Yun; Lin, Guang; Leung, Lai-Yung R.; Zhang, Yaocun

2012-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

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NICCR - National Institute for Climate Change Research  

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1) migration, 2) adaptation to new climates, and 3) local to regional extinctions. Climate change impact studies have taken two general approaches: 1) statistically modeling...

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National Climate Assessment: Production Team  

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NCA & Development Advisory Committee NCA & Development Advisory Committee Production Team Indicators System Coastal Resilience Resources Make Our Science Accessible Link Climate Change & Health Provide Data and Tools Coordinate Internationally National Climate Assessment: Production Team Print E-mail National Climate Assessment Staff (USGCRP National Coordination Office) Current NCA Staff Dr. Fabien Laurier, Director, Third National Climate Assessment Dr. Glynis Lough, Chief of Staff for the National Climate Assessment Emily Therese Cloyd, Engagement Coordinator for the National Climate Assessment Bryce Golden-Chen, Program Coordinator for the National Climate Assessment Alison Delgado, Scientist Dr. Ilya Fischhoffkri, Scientist Melissa Kenney, Indicators Coordinator Dr. Fred Lipschultz, Regional Coordinator for the National Climate Assessment

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Little Climates -- Part One  

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Part One Part One Nature Bulletin No. 478-A January 27, 1973 Forest Preserve District of Cook County George W. Dunne, President Roland F. Eisenbeis, Supt. of Conservation LITTLE CLIMATES -- Part One: Weather in the Soi. Climate vitally affects our lives. Wherever we live, climate has largely determined the plant and animal life in that region, the development of civilization there and what people do. The climate of any region represents its overall weather picture: the sum of its weather today, tomorrow, and during past centuries. We are accustomed to think of climate as a set of conditions occurring entirely in the atmosphere above the earth's surface, and it may sound silly when we say that there are climates underground -- little climates just as real as those above -- but it's true, There are special kinds of weather in the soil.

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Effects of soot-induced snow albedo change on snowpack and hydrological cycle in western United States based on Weather Research and Forecasting chemistry and regional climate simulations  

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Radiative forcing induced by soot on snow is a major anthropogenic forcing affecting the global climate. However, it is uncertain how the soot-induced snow albedo perturbation affects regional snowpack and the hydrological cycle. In this study we simulated the deposition of soot aerosol on snow and investigated the resulting impact on snowpack and the surface water budget in the western United States. A yearlong simulation was performed using the chemistry version of the Weather Research and Forecasting model (WRF-Chem) to determine an annual budget of soot deposition, followed by two regional climate simulations using WRF in meteorology-only mode, with and without the soot-induced snow albedo perturbations. The chemistry simulation shows large spatial variability in soot deposition that reflects the localized emissions and the influence of the complex terrain. The soot-induced snow albedo perturbations increase the net solar radiation flux at the surface during late winter to early spring, increase the surface air temperature, reduce snow water equivalent amount, and lead to reduced snow accumulation and less spring snowmelt. These effects are stronger over the central Rockies and southern Alberta, where soot deposition and snowpack overlap the most. The indirect forcing of soot accelerates snowmelt and alters stream flows, including a trend toward earlier melt dates in the western United States. The soot-induced albedo reduction initiates a positive feedback process whereby dirty snow absorbs more solar radiation, heating the surface and warming the air. This warming causes reduced snow depth and fraction, which further reduces the regional surface albedo for the snow covered regions. Our simulations indicate that the change of maximum snow albedo induced by soot on snow contributes to 60% of the net albedo reduction over the central Rockies. Snowpack reduction accounts for the additional 40%.

Qian, Yun; Gustafson, William I.; Leung, Lai-Yung R.; Ghan, Steven J.

2009-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Regional climate consequences of large-scale cool roof and photovoltaic array deployment This article has been downloaded from IOPscience. Please scroll down to see the full text article.  

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reflection) have the potential to change radiative forcing, surface temperatures, and regional weather arrays across the United States. We use a fully coupled regional climate model, the Weather Research to be 3.3 ± 0.5 Gt CO2 (mean ± 95% C.I.). The hypothetical solar arrays were designed to be able

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National Climate Assessment: Workshop and Meeting Reports  

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2011 Northwest Regional Technical Input Team Meeting October 2011 Northeast Regional Organizational Team Meeting February 2012 Climate Change and Health Workshops Regional...

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Second National Climate Assessment: Climate Change Impacts By...  

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Climate Change Impacts By Region Print E-mail alt An affiliated website was created specifically for the 2009 National Climate Assessment so that the report would be more...

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Disbursement of $65 million to the State of Texas for construction of a Regional Medical Technology Center at the former Superconducting Super Collider Site, Waxahachie, Texas  

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As part of a settlement agreement between the US DOE and the State of Texas, DOE proposes to transfer $65 million of federal funds to the Texas National Research Laboratory Commission (TNLRC) for construction of the Regional Medical Technology Center (RMTC) to be located in Ellis County, Texas. The RMTC would be a state-of-the-art medical facility for proton cancer therapy, operated by the State of Texas in conjunction with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. The RMTC would use the linear accelerator assets of the recently terminated DOE Superconducting Super Collider Project to accelerate protons to high energies for the treatment of cancer patients. The current design provides for treatment areas, examination rooms, support laboratories, diagnostic imaging equipment, and office space as well as the accelerators (linac and synchrotron) and beam steering and shaping components. The potential environmental consequences of the proposed action are expected to be minor.

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Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre | Open Energy Information  

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Logo: Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre Name Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre Agency/Company /Organization Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre Sector Climate Topics Policies/deployment programs Resource Type Training materials, Lessons learned/best practices Website http://www.caribbeanclimate.bz References Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre[1] Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre Screenshot "The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre coordinates the Caribbean region's response to climate change. Officially opened in August 2005, the Centre is the key node for information on climate change issues and on the region's response to managing and adapting to climate change in the Caribbean. It is the official repository and clearing house for regional climate

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A Pacific Interdecadal Climate Oscillation with Impacts on Salmon Production  

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Evidence gleaned from the instrumental record of climate data identifies a robust, recurring pattern of ocean–atmosphere climate variability centered over the midlatitude North Pacific basin. Over the past century, the amplitude of this climate ...

Nathan J. Mantua; Steven R. Hare; Yuan Zhang; John M. Wallace; Robert C. Francis

1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The REDTI and MSI: Two New National Climate Impact Indices  

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Two climate indices that are useful for monitoring the impact of weather and climate on energy usage and crop yields in the United States have been developed at the National Climatic Data Center. The residential energy-demand temperature index (...

Richard R. Heim Jr.; Jay H. Lawrimore; David B. Wuertz; Anne M. Waple; Trevor W. R. Wallis

2003-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

Development of an Antarctic Regional Climate System Model. Part I: Sea Ice and Large-Scale Circulation  

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A coupled atmosphere–ice regional model previously used for simulations in the Arctic has been implemented in the Antarctic. Three 14-month simulations were performed for 1988–89, with different oceanic specifications. The year 1988 was ...

David A. Bailey; Amanda H. Lynch

2000-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal angular window for observing Dark Matter annihilation from the Galactic Center region: the case of gamma-ray lines  

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Although the emission of radiation from dark matter annihilation is expected to be maximized at the Galactic Center, geometric factors and the presence of point-like and diffuse backgrounds make the choice of the angular window size to optimize the chance of a signal detection a non-trivial problem. Contrarily to what is often assumed, we find that the best strategy is to focus on a window size around the Galactic Center of ~ 1 deg to >~ 30 deg, where the optimal size depends on the angular distribution of the signal and the backgrounds. Although our conclusions are general, we illustrate this point in the particular case of annihilation into two monochromatic photons in the phenomenologically most interesting range of energy 45 GeV < E < 80 GeV, which is of great interest for the GLAST satellite. We find for example that Dark Matter models with sufficiently strong line annihilation signals, like the Inert Doublet Model, may be detectable without or with very moderate boost factors.

Pasquale D. Serpico; Gabrijela Zaharijas

2008-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

376

Building Technologies Office: Climate Zones  

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Climate Zones to Climate Zones to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Climate Zones on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Climate Zones on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Climate Zones on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Climate Zones on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Climate Zones on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Climate Zones on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Solar Decathlon Building America Research Innovations Research Tools Building Science Education Climate-Specific Guidance Solution Center Partnerships Meetings Publications Home Energy Score Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Challenge Home Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals

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Climate mitigation’s impact on global and regional electric power sector water use in the 21st Century  

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Over the course of this coming century, global electricity use is expected to grow at least five fold and if stringent greenhouse gas emissions controls are in place the growth could be more than seven fold from current levels. Given that the electric power sector represents the second largest anthropogenic use of water and given growing concerns about the nature and extent of future water scarcity driven by population growth and a changing climate, significant concern has been expressed about the electricity sector’s use of water going forward. In this paper, the authors demonstrate that an often overlooked but absolutely critical issue that needs to be taken into account in discussions about the sustainability of the electric sector’s water use going forward is the tremendous turn over in electricity capital stock that will occur over the course of this century; i.e., in the scenarios examined here more than 80% of global electricity production in the year 2050 is from facilities that have not yet been built. The authors show that because of the large scale changes in the global electricity system, the water withdrawal intensity of electricity production is likely to drop precipitously with the result being relatively constant water withdrawals over the course of the century even in the face of the large growth in electricity usage. The ability to cost effectively reduce the water intensity of power plants with carbon dioxide capture and storage systems in particular is key to constraining overall global water use.

Dooley, James J.; Kyle, G. Page; Davies, Evan

2013-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Study of the Mn-binding sites in photosystem II using antibodies raised against lumenal regions of the D1 and D2 reaction center proteins  

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The experiments discussed in this thesis focus on identifying the protein segments or specific amino acids which provide ligands to the Mn cluster of photosystem II (PS II). This Mn cluster plays a central role in the oxygen-evolving complex (OEC) of PS II. The Mn cluster is thought to be bound by lumenal regions of the PS II reaction center proteins known as D1 and D2. First, several peptides were synthesized which correspond to specific lumenal segments of the D1 and D2 proteins. Next, polyclonal antibodies were successfully elicited using three of these peptides. The peptides recognized by these antibodies correspond to protein segments of the spinach reaction center proteins: Ile-321 to Ala-344 of D1 (D1-a), Asp-319 to Arg-334 of D1 (D1-b), and Val-300 to Asn-319 of D2 (D2-a). These antibodies were then used in assays which were developed to structurally or functionally probe the potential Mn-binding regions of the D1 and D2 proteins.

Dalmasso, E.A.

1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Kyrgyzstan-Integrated Approaches to the Development of Climate Friendly  

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Kyrgyzstan-Integrated Approaches to the Development of Climate Friendly Kyrgyzstan-Integrated Approaches to the Development of Climate Friendly Economies in Central Asia Jump to: navigation, search Name Kyrgyzstan-Integrated Approaches to the Development of Climate Friendly Economies in Central Asia Agency/Company /Organization German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) Partner Central Asian Regional Environmental Center (CAREC) Sector Climate Focus Area Renewable Energy, Agriculture, Buildings, Energy Efficiency, Food Supply, Industry, People and Policy Topics - Energy Access, - Energy Security, Implementation, Low emission development planning, -LEDS, Market analysis, Pathways analysis Website http://www.diw-econ.de/en/exam Program Start 2011 Program End 2013 Country Kyrgyzstan Central Asia References DIW - Berlin[1]

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Kazakhstan-Integrated Approaches to the Development of Climate Friendly  

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Kazakhstan-Integrated Approaches to the Development of Climate Friendly Kazakhstan-Integrated Approaches to the Development of Climate Friendly Economies in Central Asia Jump to: navigation, search Name Kazakhstan-Integrated Approaches to the Development of Climate Friendly Economies in Central Asia Agency/Company /Organization German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) Partner Central Asian Regional Environmental Center (CAREC) Sector Climate Focus Area Renewable Energy, Agriculture, Buildings, Energy Efficiency, Food Supply, Industry, People and Policy Topics - Energy Access, - Energy Security, Implementation, Low emission development planning, -LEDS, Market analysis, Pathways analysis Website http://www.diw-econ.de/en/exam Program Start 2011 Program End 2013 Country Kazakhstan Central Asia References DIW - Berlin[1]

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Integrated Approaches to the Development of Climate Friendly Economies in  

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Approaches to the Development of Climate Friendly Economies in Approaches to the Development of Climate Friendly Economies in Central Asia Jump to: navigation, search Name Integrated Approaches to the Development of Climate Friendly Economies in Central Asia Agency/Company /Organization German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) Partner Central Asian Regional Environmental Center (CAREC) Sector Climate Focus Area Renewable Energy, Agriculture, Buildings, Energy Efficiency, Food Supply, Industry, People and Policy Topics - Energy Access, - Energy Security, Implementation, Low emission development planning, -LEDS, Market analysis, Pathways analysis Website http://www.diw-econ.de/en/exam Program Start 2011 Program End 2013 Country Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan Central Asia, Central Asia, Central Asia, Central Asia, Central Asia

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Turkmenistan-Integrated Approaches to the Development of Climate Friendly  

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Turkmenistan-Integrated Approaches to the Development of Climate Friendly Turkmenistan-Integrated Approaches to the Development of Climate Friendly Economies in Central Asia Jump to: navigation, search Name Turkmenistan-Integrated Approaches to the Development of Climate Friendly Economies in Central Asia Agency/Company /Organization German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) Partner Central Asian Regional Environmental Center (CAREC) Sector Climate Focus Area Renewable Energy, Agriculture, Buildings, Energy Efficiency, Food Supply, Industry, People and Policy Topics - Energy Access, - Energy Security, Implementation, Low emission development planning, -LEDS, Market analysis, Pathways analysis Website http://www.diw-econ.de/en/exam Program Start 2011 Program End 2013 Country Turkmenistan Central Asia References DIW - Berlin[1]

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Tajikistan-Integrated Approaches to the Development of Climate Friendly  

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Tajikistan-Integrated Approaches to the Development of Climate Friendly Tajikistan-Integrated Approaches to the Development of Climate Friendly Economies in Central Asia Jump to: navigation, search Name Tajikistan-Integrated Approaches to the Development of Climate Friendly Economies in Central Asia Agency/Company /Organization German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) Partner Central Asian Regional Environmental Center (CAREC) Sector Climate Focus Area Renewable Energy, Agriculture, Buildings, Energy Efficiency, Food Supply, Industry, People and Policy Topics - Energy Access, - Energy Security, Implementation, Low emission development planning, -LEDS, Market analysis, Pathways analysis Website http://www.diw-econ.de/en/exam Program Start 2011 Program End 2013 Country Tajikistan Central Asia References DIW - Berlin[1]

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Uzbekistan-Integrated Approaches to the Development of Climate Friendly  

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Uzbekistan-Integrated Approaches to the Development of Climate Friendly Uzbekistan-Integrated Approaches to the Development of Climate Friendly Economies in Central Asia Jump to: navigation, search Name Uzbekistan-Integrated Approaches to the Development of Climate Friendly Economies in Central Asia Agency/Company /Organization German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) Partner Central Asian Regional Environmental Center (CAREC) Sector Climate Focus Area Renewable Energy, Agriculture, Buildings, Energy Efficiency, Food Supply, Industry, People and Policy Topics - Energy Access, - Energy Security, Implementation, Low emission development planning, -LEDS, Market analysis, Pathways analysis Website http://www.diw-econ.de/en/exam Program Start 2011 Program End 2013 Country Uzbekistan Central Asia References DIW - Berlin[1]

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Dynamic Aspects of the Impact of the Use of Perfect Climate Forecasts in the Corn Belt Region  

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A general equilibrium model is linked to a decision model to determine the impact of perfect growing season forecasts for corn produced in the Corn Belt region over a 10-yr period. Five different timing scenarios are examined to determine the ...

James W. Mjelde; John B. Penson Jr.; Clair J. Nixon

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Center for Geospatial Analysis [EVS Program Area  

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Resources Ecological Resources and Systems Radiation and Chemical Risk Management Environmental Security and Restoration Atmospheric Science and Climate Research Center for...

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Global Hydrology Resource Center | Data.gov  

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Climate Center. It encompasses the data and information management, supporting product generation, archival, and distribution of research quality and operational datasets for a...

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Seasonal Simulation of Tropospheric Ozone over the Midwestern and Northeastern United States: An Application of a Coupled Regional Climate and Air Quality Modeling System  

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The impacts of air pollution on the environment and human health could increase as a result of potential climate change. To assess such possible changes, model simulations of pollutant concentrations need to be performed at climatic (seasonal) ...

Ho-Chun Huang; Xin-Zhong Liang; Kenneth E. Kunkel; Michael Caughey; Allen Williams

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Synoptic-Statistical Approach to Regional Downscaling of IPCC Twenty-First-Century Climate Projections: Seasonal Rainfall over the Hawaiian Islands  

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A linear statistical downscaling technique is applied to the projection of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) climate change scenarios onto Hawaiian rainfall for the late twenty-first century. ...

Oliver Timm; Henry F. Diaz

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Bolocam Galactic Plane Survey IV: 1.1 and 0.35 mm Dust Continuum Emission in the Galactic Center Region  

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The Bolocam Galactic Plane Survey (BGPS) data for a six square degree region of the Galactic plane containing the Galactic center is analyzed and compared to infrared and radio continuum data. The BGPS 1.1 mm emission consists of clumps interconnected by a network of fainter filaments surrounding cavities, a few of which are filled with diffuse near-IR emission indicating the presence of warm dust or with radio continuum characteristic of HII regions or supernova remnants. New 350 {\\mu}m images of the environments of the two brightest regions, Sgr A and B, are presented. Sgr B2 is the brightest mm-emitting clump in the Central Molecular Zone and may be forming the closest analog to a super star cluster in the Galaxy. The Central Molecular Zone (CMZ) contains the highest concentration of mm and sub-mm emitting dense clumps in the Galaxy. Most 1.1 mm features at positive longitudes are seen in silhouette against the 3.6 to 24 {\\mu}m background observed by the Spitzer Space Telescope. However, only a few clumps ...

Bally, John; Battersby, Cara; Bradley, Eric Todd; Cyganowski, Claudia; Dowell, Darren; Drosback, Meredith; Dunham, Miranda K; Evans, Neal J; Ginsburg, Adam; Glenn, Jason; Harvey, Paul; Mills, Elisabeth; Merello, Manuel; Rosolowsky, Erik; Schlingman, Wayne; Shirley, Yancy L; Stringfellow, Guy S; Walawender, Josh; Williams, Jonathan; 10.1088/0004-637X/721/1/137

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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climate | OpenEI  

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climate climate Dataset Summary Description The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Services (NESDIS), in conjunction with the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) publish monthly and annual climate data by state for the U.S., including, cooling degree days (total number of days per month and per year). The average values for each state are weighted by population, using 2000 Census data. The base temperature for this dataset is 65 degrees F. Source NOAA Date Released Unknown Date Updated June 24th, 2005 (9 years ago) Keywords climate cooling degree days NOAA Data application/vnd.ms-excel icon hcs_51_avg_cdd.xls (xls, 215.6 KiB) Quality Metrics Level of Review Some Review Comment Temporal and Spatial Coverage

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Gamble and Hess Reply to Williams et al regarding Temperature and Violent Crime in Dallas, Texas: Relationships and Implications of Climate Change  

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et al. Regional Climate Projections. In: Solomon S, Qin D,of regional climate projections for central North America. 5

Gamble, Janet L; Hess, Jeremy J

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

Climate Assessment for 1999  

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The global climate during 1999 was impacted by Pacific cold episode (La Niña) conditions throughout the year, which resulted in regional precipitation and atmospheric circulation patterns across the Pacific Ocean and the Americas that are ...

Gerald D. Bell; Michael S. Halpert; Russell C. Schnell; R. Wayne Higgins; Jay Lawrimore; Vernon E. Kousky; Richard Tinker; Wasila Thiaw; Muthuvel Chelliah; Anthony Artusa

2000-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Evolution of Climate Sensitivity and Climate Feedbacks in the Community Atmosphere Model  

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The major evolution of the National Center for Atmospheric Research Community Atmosphere Model (CAM) is used to diagnose climate feedbacks, understand how climate feedbacks change with different physical parameterizations, and identify the ...

A. Gettelman; J. E. Kay; K. M. Shell

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

Creating Climate Reference Datasets: CARDS Workshop on Adjusting Radiosonde Temperature Data for Climate Monitoring  

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Homogeneous upper-air temperature time series are necessary for climate change detection and attribution.About 20 participants met at the National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, North Carolina on 11-12 October 2000 to discuss methods of ...

Melissa Free; Imke Durre; Enric Aguilar; Dian Seidel; Thomas C. Peterson; Robert E. Eskridge; James K. Luers; David Parker; Margaret Gordon; John Lanzante; Stephen Klein; John Christy; Steven Schroeder; Brian Soden; Larry M. McMillin; Elizabeth Weatherhead

2002-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Massachusetts Laws and Incentives for  

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Climate Change / Energy Initiatives to someone by E-mail Climate Change / Energy Initiatives to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Massachusetts Laws and Incentives for Climate Change / Energy Initiatives on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Massachusetts Laws and Incentives for Climate Change / Energy Initiatives on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Massachusetts Laws and Incentives for Climate Change / Energy Initiatives on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Massachusetts Laws and Incentives for Climate Change / Energy Initiatives on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Massachusetts Laws and Incentives for Climate Change / Energy Initiatives on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Massachusetts Laws and Incentives for Climate Change / Energy Initiatives

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: North Carolina Laws and Incentives for  

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Climate Change / Energy Initiatives to someone by E-mail Climate Change / Energy Initiatives to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: North Carolina Laws and Incentives for Climate Change / Energy Initiatives on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: North Carolina Laws and Incentives for Climate Change / Energy Initiatives on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: North Carolina Laws and Incentives for Climate Change / Energy Initiatives on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: North Carolina Laws and Incentives for Climate Change / Energy Initiatives on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: North Carolina Laws and Incentives for Climate Change / Energy Initiatives on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: North Carolina Laws and Incentives for Climate Change / Energy Initiatives on

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: New Hampshire Laws and Incentives for  

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Climate Change / Energy Initiatives to someone by E-mail Climate Change / Energy Initiatives to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: New Hampshire Laws and Incentives for Climate Change / Energy Initiatives on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: New Hampshire Laws and Incentives for Climate Change / Energy Initiatives on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: New Hampshire Laws and Incentives for Climate Change / Energy Initiatives on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: New Hampshire Laws and Incentives for Climate Change / Energy Initiatives on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: New Hampshire Laws and Incentives for Climate Change / Energy Initiatives on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: New Hampshire Laws and Incentives for Climate Change / Energy Initiatives on

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: West Virginia Laws and Incentives for  

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Climate Change / Energy Initiatives to someone by E-mail Climate Change / Energy Initiatives to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: West Virginia Laws and Incentives for Climate Change / Energy Initiatives on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: West Virginia Laws and Incentives for Climate Change / Energy Initiatives on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: West Virginia Laws and Incentives for Climate Change / Energy Initiatives on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: West Virginia Laws and Incentives for Climate Change / Energy Initiatives on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: West Virginia Laws and Incentives for Climate Change / Energy Initiatives on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: West Virginia Laws and Incentives for Climate Change / Energy Initiatives on

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Berkeley Lab Earth Sciences Division - Research - Programs - Climate &  

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research > programs > climate_carbon_sciences research > programs > climate_carbon_sciences Climate & Carbon Sciences Program Research Areas The Carbon Cycle Better Models for Robust Climate Projection Climate Science for a Sustainable Energy Future Projects Contacts Facilities & Centers Publications Climate & Carbon Sciences Program Climate & Carbon Sciences Program The global carbon cycle strongly regulates earth's climate, while anthropogenic disturbance of the carbon cycle is the main cause of current and predicted climate change. At the same time, humans depend on the terrestrial carbon cycle for food, fiber, energy, and pharmaceuticals. The Climate and Carbon Sciences Program of the Earth Sciences Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory encompasses both atmospheric and

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Global Climate Data  

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Data Data The climate data at the ORNL DAAC are used primarily as driving variables in terrestrial biogeochemistry models. These models typically use data on temperature (min,max), precipitation, humidity (relative humidity, vapor pressure deficit, dew point), radiation (PFD in PAR, shortwave, direct/diffuse, and UV radiation, daylength), and wind velocity. Climate / meteorology data are required at hourly to monthly time scales, either point or gridded, at spatial scales ranging from regional to continental to global. The ORNL DAAC currently distributes climate data from several related projects: VEMAP-1 Hydroclimatology, and Global Historical Climatology Network. We are also now distributing climate data developed at the East Anglia Climate Research Unit and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Research.

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Climate Zones | Department of Energy  

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Residential Buildings » Building America » Climate Zones Residential Buildings » Building America » Climate Zones Climate Zones Building America determines building practices based on climate zones to achieve the most energy savings in a home. This page offers some general guidelines on the definitions of the various climate regions based on heating degree-days, average temperatures, and precipitation. You can also view the Guide to Determining Climate Regions by County. Hot-Humid A hot-humid climate is generally defined as a region that receives more than 20 in. (50 cm) of annual precipitation and where one or both of the following occur: A 67°F (19.5°C) or higher wet bulb temperature for 3,000 or more hours during the warmest 6 consecutive months of the year; or A 73°F (23°C) or higher wet bulb temperature for 1,500 or more

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Climate Data Online (CDO) | Data.gov  

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Climate Data Online (CDO) Climate Data Online (CDO) Agriculture Community Menu DATA APPS EVENTS DEVELOPER STATISTICS COLLABORATE ABOUT Agriculture You are here Data.gov » Communities » Agriculture » Data Climate Data Online (CDO) Dataset Summary Description Climate Data online or CDO provides access to climate data products through a simple, searchable online web mapping service. Users can find a variety of NCDC products via CDO including the Global Historical Climatology Network-Daily and the new 1981-2010 Annual, Monthly and Daily 30-year Normals. Tags {"climate data","climatological data","weather data",temperature,precipitation,drought,wind,dewpoint,satellite,hurricane,storm,snow,"climate center","climate research","NCDC National Climatic Data Center","natural resources",environment,water,air,soil,"weather "}

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Impacts of Comprehensive Climate Legislation on the U.S. Economy | Open  

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Impacts of Comprehensive Climate Legislation on the U.S. Economy Impacts of Comprehensive Climate Legislation on the U.S. Economy Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Impacts of Comprehensive Climate Legislation on the U.S. Economy Agency/Company /Organization: Johns Hopkins University and Center for Climate Strategies Sector: Energy Topics: Co-benefits assessment, Implementation, Policies/deployment programs Resource Type: Guide/manual, Lessons learned/best practices Website: www.climatestrategies.us/ewebeditpro/items/O25F23463.PDF Country: United States UN Region: Northern America References: Impacts of Comprehensive Climate Legislation on the U.S. Economy[1] Summary "This Annex provides brief descriptions of the 23 super options that are the basis of this study. To provide some context on the selection of the

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The Climate Response to Stratospheric Sulfate Injections and Implications for Addressing Climate Emergencies  

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Stratospheric sulfate aerosol injection has been proposed to counteract anthropogenic greenhouse gas warming and prevent regional climate emergencies. Global warming is projected to be largest in the polar regions, where consequences to climate ...

Kelly E. McCusker; David S. Battisti; Cecilia M. Bitz

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Response of the Polar Regions to Increased CO2 in a Global Climate Model with Elastic–Viscous–Plastic Sea Ice  

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A global atmosphere–ocean–sea ice general circulation model (GCM) is used in simulations of climate with present-day atmospheric CO2 concentrations, and with CO2 increasing to double the present-day values. The Parallel Climate Model includes the ...

John W. Weatherly; Yuxia Zhang

2001-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

Climate Vision: Presidential Statements  

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Remarks by the President at the Morning Plenary Session of the United Remarks by the President at the Morning Plenary Session of the United Nations Climate Change Conference Bella Center Copenhagen, Denmark December 18, 2009 (Read the White House Press page.) THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. It is an honor for me to join this distinguished group of leaders from nations around the world. We come here in Copenhagen because climate change poses a grave and growing danger to our people. All of you would not be here unless you -- like me -- were convinced that this danger is real. This is not fiction, it is science. Unchecked, climate change will pose unacceptable risks to our security, our economies, and our planet. This much we know. The question, then, before us is no longer the nature of the challenge -- the question is our capacity to meet it. For while the reality of climate

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Der Klimawandel trifft die Menschen global ebenso wie regional. So erforscht Pankaj Kumar, Mitarbeiter am Climate-Service-Center und am Max-Planck-Institut fr Meteorologie in  

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Strahlenausbrüche Das Kraftwerk der kurzen Gammablitze Seit Jahren geben sie Rätsel auf: Jene kurzen Blitze im

Spang, Rainer

409

Oncology Center  

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Efforts by the Hollings Cancer Center to earn a designation as a National Cancer Center are outlined.

Kraft, Andrew S.

2009-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Alameda County Medical Center Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston MA  

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Alameda County Medical Center Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston MA California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco Cedar Sinai Medical Center Los Angeles Children's Hospital Orange Co. City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte CA Community Regional Medical Center, Fresno Desert Regional

Tsien, Roger Y.

411

Does Grazing Affect Regional Climate?  

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Before European settlement, the Great Plains of the United States contained vast herds of bison. These bison altered the landscape through their grazing. Measurement data of the disturbance that such grazing could produce, when scaled for the ...

Joseph L. Eastman; Mike B. Coughenour; Roger A. Pielke Sr.

2001-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Locating Climate Insecurity: Where Are the Most Vulnerable Places in  

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Locating Climate Insecurity: Where Are the Most Vulnerable Places in Locating Climate Insecurity: Where Are the Most Vulnerable Places in Africa? Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Locating Climate Insecurity: Where Are the Most Vulnerable Places in Africa? Agency/Company /Organization: The Robert Strauss Center Topics: Co-benefits assessment, Background analysis Resource Type: Publications Website: ccaps.strausscenter.org/system/research_items/pdfs/19/original.pdf?128 UN Region: "Sub-Saharan Africa" is not in the list of possible values (Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa, Caribbean, Central America, South America, Northern America, Central Asia, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Western Asia, Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia, Latin America and the Caribbean) for this property.

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Reconnaissance survey of site 7 of the proposed Three Rivers Regional Landfill and Technology Center, Savannah River Site, Aiken County, South Carolina  

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This report documents the archaeological investigation of Site 7 of the proposed Three Rivers Regional Landfill and Technology Center in Aiken County on the United States Department of Energy`s Savannah River Site (SRS) in Aiken and Barnwell Counties, South Carolina. Pedestrian and subsurface survey techniques were used to investigate the 1,403-acre project area. Survey resulted in the discovery of 23 previously unrecorded sites and 11 occurrences; six previously recorded sites were also investigated. These sites consist of six prehistoric sites, nine historic sites, and 14 sites with both prehistoric and historic components. Sites locations and project area boundaries are provided on a facsimile of a USGS 7.5 topographic map. The prehistoric components consist of very small, low-density lithic and ceramic scatters; most contain less than 10 artifacts. Six of the prehistoric components are of unknown cultural affiliation, the remaining prehistoric sites were occupied predominately in the Woodland period. The historic sites are dominated by postbellum/modem home places of tenant and yeoman farmers but four historic sites were locations of antebellum house sites (38AK136, 38AK613, 38AK660, and 38AK674). The historic sites also include an African-American school (38AK677).

Cabak, M.A.; Beck, M.L.; Gillam, C.; Sassaman, K.E.

1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

Climate Divisions for Alaska Based on Objective Methods  

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Alaska encompasses several climate types because of its vast size, high-latitude location, proximity to oceans, and complex topography. There is a great need to understand how climate varies regionally for climatic research and forecasting ...

Peter A. Bieniek; Uma S. Bhatt; Richard L. Thoman; Heather Angeloff; James Partain; John Papineau; Frederick Fritsch; Eric Holloway; John E. Walsh; Christopher Daly; Martha Shulski; Gary Hufford; David F. Hill; Stavros Calos; Rudiger Gens

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

Decadal Climate Prediction: An Update from the Trenches  

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Capsule: The rapidly evolving field of decadal climate prediction, using initialized climate models to produce time-evolving predictions of regional climate, is producing new results for predictions, predictability, and prediction skill for the next few ...

Gerald A. Meehl; Lisa Goddard; George Boer; Robert Burgman; Grant Branstator; Christophe Cassou; Susanna Corti; Gokhan Danabasoglu; Francisco Doblas-Reyes; Ed Hawkins; Alicia Karspeck; Masahide Kimoto; Arun Kumar; Daniela Matei; Juliette Mignot; Rym Msadek; Holger Pohlmann; Michele Rienecker; Tony Rosati; Edwin Schneider; Doug Smith; Rowan Sutton; Haiyan Teng; Geert Jan van Oldenborgh; Gabriel Vecchi; Stephen Yeager

416

Changing climate  

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This article reviews a book written by a committee of the National Research Council. The book discussed the Greenhouse Effect which is a warming of the earth's atmosphere caused by the doubling of the atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration. The excess carbon dioxide is pollution derived from the burning of fossil fuels. The report suggested that the warming of the atmosphere would cause thawing of the polar regions which in turn would cause a rise in sea levels and flooding of the coastal lowlands. In addition to the flooding, the report predicted climate changes that would effect the productivity of croplands in the west. The authors of the report stressed that there was no way to avoid this warming of the earth. They suggested that people should start preparing for the inevitable.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

The role of solar absorption in climate and climate change  

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role of solar absorption in climate and role of solar absorption in climate and climate change William Collins UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley Lab with Andrew Conley, David Fillmore, and Phil Rasch National Center for Atmospheric Research Boulder, Colorado, USA 2 Prior Research on Absorption and Climate Field Experiments: * Central Equatorial Pacific Experiment * Indian Ocean Experiment Modeling studies of clouds: * The color of the planet * Climate with enhanced cloud absorption Synthesis of models and aerosol observations: * Development of aerosol assimilation * Application to aerosol/climate interactions 3 Natural and anthropogenic aerosols India, March 2000 California, October 2003 Africa, March 2003 4 Historical and projected sulfate emissions * Emissions from India have tripled in last 20 years of 20 th century..

418

New, efficient regional architecture  

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Recent trends in the design of solar homes are discussed with particular emphasis on the particular climate in which the house will be located. Regional climatic conditions will effect design strategies including insulation, ventilation, shading, site planning, window area, etc. The important effects of local climate have been established over the past 5 years. Sources of information concerning solar architecture are cited.

Stains, L.R.

1984-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

Toward Seamless Prediction: Calibration of Climate Change Projections Using Seasonal Forecasts  

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Trustworthy probabilistic projections of regional climate are essential for society to plan for future climate change, and yet, by the nonlinear nature of climate, finite computational models of climate are inherently deficient in their ability ...

T. N. Palmer; F. J. Doblas-Reyes; A. Weisheimer; M. J. Rodwell

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

Stochastic rainfall downscaling of climate models  

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Precipitation extremes and small-scale variability are essential drivers in many climate change impact studies. However, the spatial resolution currently achieved by Global (GCM) and Regional (RCM) Climate Models is still insufficient to correctly ...

D. D’Onofrio; E. Palazzi; J. von Hardenberg; A. Provenzale; S. Calmanti

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SciDAC's Earth System Grid Center for Enabling Technologies Semi-Annual Progress Report for the Period October 1, 2009 through March 31, 2010  

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This report summarizes work carried out by the ESG-CET during the period October 1, 2009 through March 31, 2009. It includes discussion of highlights, overall progress, period goals, collaborations, papers, and presentations. To learn more about our project, and to find previous reports, please visit the Earth System Grid Center for Enabling Technologies (ESG-CET) website. This report will be forwarded to the DOE SciDAC program management, the Office of Biological and Environmental Research (OBER) program management, national and international collaborators and stakeholders (e.g., the Community Climate System Model (CCSM), the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 5th Assessment Report (AR5), the Climate Science Computational End Station (CCES), the SciDAC II: A Scalable and Extensible Earth System Model for Climate Change Science, the North American Regional Climate Change Assessment Program (NARCCAP), and other wide-ranging climate model evaluation activities).

Williams, D N; Foster, I T; Middleton, D E; Ananthakrishnan, R; Siebenlist, F; Shoshani, A; Sim, A; Bell, G; Drach, R; Ahrens, J; Jones, P; Brown, D; Chastang, J; Cinquini, L; Fox, P; Harper, D; Hook, N; Nienhouse, E; Strand, G; West, P; Wilcox, H; Wilhelmi, N; Zednik, S; Hankin, S; Schweitzer, R; Bernholdt, D; Chen, M; Miller, R; Shipman, G; Wang, F; Bharathi, S; Chervenak, A; Schuler, R; Su, M

2010-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Research Facilities & Centers | Clean Energy | ORNL  

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Clean Energy Clean Energy Research Areas Research Highlights Facilities and Centers BioEnergy Science Center Building Technologies Research and Integration Center Carbon Fiber Technology Facility Center For Structural Molecular Biology Climate Change Science Institute Joint Institute for Biological Sciences Manufacturing Demonstration Facility National Transportation Research Center Tools & Resources News and Awards Supporting Organizations Clean Energy Home | Science & Discovery | Clean Energy | Facilities and Centers SHARE Facilities, Centers Welcome Industry, Academia Oak Ridge National Laboratory facilities and capabilities together provide a unique environment for Clean Energy research. For example, as the lead institution for DOE's BioEnergy Science Center, ORNL is pioneering

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Long-Term Daily Climate Records from Stations Across the Contiguous...  

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National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) in collaboration with the Department of Energy's Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC). The USHCN project dates to the mid-1980s...

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NETL - ARRA Training Centers Course Calendar  

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ARRA Training Centers Course Calendar The Regional Carbon Sequestration Training Centers, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), support the...

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Climate & Environment | More Science | ORNL  

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Climate & Environment Climate & Environment SHARE Climate and Environment Climate and environmental scientists at ORNL conduct research, develop technology and perform analyses to understand and predict how environmental systems respond to global and regional changes - including climate change, environmental stress and energy production and use. By integrating field and laboratory methods with new theory, modeling, data systems and policy analysis, we develop solutions to complex environmental challenges. ORNL has an increasing programmatic focus on climate change and subsurface biogeochemical research. Current priorities in the area of climate and environmental research are focused on understanding biogeochemical cycling in terrestrial ecosystems by creating new databases and models to inform

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Climate & Environmental Sciences | More Science | ORNL  

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Climate & Environment Climate & Environment SHARE Climate and Environmental Sciences Climate and environmental scientists at ORNL conduct research, develop technology and perform analyses to understand and predict how environmental systems respond to global and regional changes - including climate change, environmental stress and energy production and use. By integrating field and laboratory methods with new theory, modeling, data systems and policy analysis, we develop solutions to complex environmental challenges. ORNL has an increasing programmatic focus on climate change and subsurface biogeochemical research. Current priorities in the area of climate and environmental research are focused on understanding biogeochemical cycling in terrestrial ecosystems by creating new databases and models to inform

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Climate & Environmental Sciences | More Science | ORNL  

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Climate & Environment Climate & Environment SHARE Climate and Environmental Sciences Climate and environmental scientists at ORNL conduct research, develop technology and perform analyses to understand and predict how environmental systems respond to global and regional changes - including climate change, environmental stress and energy production and use. By integrating field and laboratory methods with new theory, modeling, data systems and policy analysis, we develop solutions to complex environmental challenges. ORNL has an increasing programmatic focus on climate change and subsurface biogeochemical research. Current priorities in the area of climate and environmental research are focused on understanding biogeochemical cycling in terrestrial ecosystems by creating new databases and models to inform

428

Visualizing Spatial Heterogeneity of Western U.S. Climate Variability  

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Monthly climatologies (1971–2000 monthly averages) for stations in the western United States, obtained from the NOAA/National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), are used to illustrate the spatial variations in the annual cycle of climate. Animated map ...

Jacqueline J. Shinker

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

Antarctic Clouds and Radiation within the NCAR Climate Models  

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To evaluate and improve the treatment of clouds and radiation by the climate models of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), simulations by the NCAR Community Climate Model version 3 (CCM3), as well as the recently released ...

Keith M. Hines; David H. Bromwich; Philip J. Rasch; Michael J. Iacono

2004-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM - News Center  

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Center Center Media Contact Lynne Roeder lynne-dot-roeder-at-pnnl-dot-gov @armnewsteam Field Notes Blog Topics Field Notes89 AGU 3 AMIE 10 ARM Aerial Facility 2 ARM Mobile Facility 1 6 ARM Mobile Facility 2 47 BAECC 1 BBOP 4 MAGIC 12 MC3E 17 SGP 2 STORMVEX 29 TCAP 3 Search News Search Blog News Center All Categories What's this? Social Media Guidance News Center All Categories Features and Releases Facility News Field Notes Blog feed Events feed Employment Research Highlights Data Announcements Education News Archive What's this? Social Media Guidance News Center Forecast Calls for Better Models: Examining the Core Components of Arctic Clouds to Clear Their Influence on Climate Jan 07, 2014 [ Research Highlights ] Predicting how atmospheric aerosols influence cloud formation and the resulting feedback to climate is a challenge that limits the accuracy of atmospheric models. This is especially true in the Arctic, where mixed-phase (both ice- and liquid-based) clouds are frequently observed, but the processes that determine their composition are poorly understood. To obtain a closer look [...]

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Real-Time Green--Making Urban Climate Protection Matter in a Recession  

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Real-Time Green--Making Urban Climate Protection Matter in a Recession Real-Time Green--Making Urban Climate Protection Matter in a Recession Speaker(s): Scott Bernstein Date: September 16, 2011 - 11:30am Location: 90-3075 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Mark Levine In the 1980s, the number of cities or regions that assembled an energy or carbon baseline could be counted on one hand; today that number is in the thousands. But much of the excitement about an aggressive approach to effective climate protection has been sobered by the economic situation. While a greener economy is necessary to a full recovery, maintaining commitments made while the larger economy was growing is difficult. Scott Bernstein of the Center for Neighborhood Technology, who was directly involved in the crafting of the Chicago Climate Action Plan, will present a

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Tropical Cyclone Intensity Increase near Australia as a Result of Climate Change  

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Idealized tropical cyclones are inserted into a regional climate model and the resulting intensity evolution of the storms is examined under current and enhanced greenhouse climates. The regional climate model is implemented over a model domain ...

Kevin J. E. Walsh; Brian F. Ryan

2000-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

AMO Industrial Distributed Energy: Clean Energy Application Centers  

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this topic. DOE's Regional Clean Energy Application Centers (CEACs), formerly called the Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Regional Application Centers (RACs), promote and assist in...

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National Carbon Capture Center Launches Post-Combustion Test Center |  

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National Carbon Capture Center Launches Post-Combustion Test Center National Carbon Capture Center Launches Post-Combustion Test Center National Carbon Capture Center Launches Post-Combustion Test Center June 7, 2011 - 1:00pm Addthis Washington, D.C. - The recent successful commissioning of an Alabama-based test facility is another step forward in research that will speed deployment of innovative post-combustion carbon dioxide (CO2) capture technologies for coal-based power plants, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Technologies tested at the Post-Combustion Carbon Capture Center (or PC4) are an important component of Carbon Capture and Storage, whose commercial deployment is considered by many experts as essential for helping to reduce human-generated CO2 emissions that contribute to potential climate change.

435

Evaluation of the Sensitivity of the Weather Research and Forecasting Model to Parameterization Schemes for Regional Climates of Europe over the Period 1990–95  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Weather Research and Forecasting model (WRF) is used to downscale interim ECMWF Re-Analysis (ERA-Interim) data for the climate over Europe for the period 1990–95 with grid spacing of 0.44° for 12 combinations of physical parameterizations. Two ...

P. A. Mooney; F. J. Mulligan; R. Fealy

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

Climatic Pattern Analysis of Three- and Seven-Day Summer Rainfall in the Central United States: Some Methodological Considerations and a Regionalization  

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This paper presents the results of climatic pattern analyses of three- and seven-day summer (May–August) rainfall totals for the central United States. A range of eigenvectorial methods is applied to 1949–80 data for a regularly spaced network of ...

Michael B. Richman; Peter J. Lamb

1985-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

Surface Radiation Budget and Climate Classification  

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The surface radiation budget of a region is strongly tied to its climate. An 8-yr climatology of surface radiation budget components for 2.5° regions over the earth is examined in order to learn how the regional climate and surface radiation are ...

G. Louis Smith; Anne C. Wilber; Shashi K. Gupta; Paul W. Stackhouse Jr.

2002-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Examining the Interaction of Growing Crops with Local Climate Using a Coupled Crop–Climate Model  

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This paper examines to what extent crops and their environment should be viewed as a coupled system. Crop impact assessments currently use climate model output offline to drive process-based crop models. However, in regions where local climate is ...

Tom Osborne; Julia Slingo; David Lawrence; Tim Wheeler

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

Climate Science Overview  

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NIST Home > Climate Science Overview. NIST Greenhouse Gas Measurements and Climate Research Program Overview. Earth's climate is ...

2010-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

440

Examples of Climate Information Provided by a State Climate Center  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An understanding of applied climatology and its information-generating research requires recognition of the total cause-and-effect spectrum including the issue detection, the research effort pursued, the type of product, the users, and their ...

Stanley A. Changnon Jr.

1982-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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441

NICCR - National Institute for Climate Change Research  

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to advance quantitative understanding of the feedbacks between net carbon exchange and climate variabilitychange for all of the NICCR regions (RFP Focus 3). We improve upon...

442

First National Climate Assessment: Key Findings  

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in the next 100 years. A wider range of outcomes is possible. Differing regional impacts Climate change will vary widely across the US. Temperature increases will vary somewhat...

443

Solar influences on Climate PROFESSOR JOANNA HAIGH  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Solar influences on Climate PROFESSOR JOANNA HAIGH Executive summary THE SUN PROVIDES THE ENERGY THAT DRIVES THE EARTH'S CLIMATE system. Variations in the composition and intensity of incident solar and additional to those from man-made climate change. In the current epoch, solar variation impacts on regional

444

Climatic Aspects of Droughts  

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Drought is an inevitable part of climate, even in regions of usually ample rainfall. Because of the effects of drought on food supply, long time series of occurrence exist in many parts of the world. Incidence is dominated by the long wave ...

H. E. Landsberg

1982-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

Developments in Operational Long-Range Climate Prediction at CPC  

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The science, production methods, and format of long-range forecasts (LRFs) at the Climate Prediction Center (CPC), a part of the National Weather Service’s (NWS’s) National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP), have evolved greatly since ...

Edward A. O’Lenic; David A. Unger; Michael S. Halpert; Kenneth S. Pelman

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

National Climate Assessment: Indicators System  

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Indicators System Print E-mail Indicators System Print E-mail What are the goals for the NCA indicators? The vision for the National Climate Assessment (NCA) is to create a system of indicators that will help inform policy-makers and citizens understand key aspects of our changing climate. Scientific information about physical climate conditions, climate impacts, vulnerabilities, and preparedness will be tracked and compiled. These measures are called indicators. The goals of the Indicators System are to: Provide meaningful, authoritative climate-relevant measures about the status, rates, and trends of key physical, ecological, and societal variables and values Inform decisions on management, research, and education at regional to national scales Identify climate-related conditions and impacts to help develop effective mitigation and adaptation measures

447

VIDEO: Moniz Talks Energy and Climate Policy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Catch the Secretary's speech from Columbia University's Center on Global Energy Policy, where he spoke about the need for strong, common-sense policies that will minimize the risks of a changing climate.

448

Value Centers  

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Value centers identify the over-reaching themes, initiatives, and opportunities in alignment with the strategic goals of AOCS. Value Centers AOCS History and Governance about us aocs committees contact us division council fats governing board hist

449

Alternative Fuels Data Center: Emissions Reduction Requirements  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Emissions Reduction Emissions Reduction Requirements to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Emissions Reduction Requirements on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Emissions Reduction Requirements on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Emissions Reduction Requirements on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Emissions Reduction Requirements on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Emissions Reduction Requirements on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Emissions Reduction Requirements on AddThis.com... More in this section... Federal State Advanced Search All Laws & Incentives Sorted by Type Emissions Reduction Requirements Recognizing the impact of carbon-emitting fuels on climate change and to

450

Evaluating climate models: Should we use weather or climate observations?  

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Calling the numerical models that we use for simulations of climate change 'climate models' is a bit of a misnomer. These 'general circulation models' (GCMs, AKA global climate models) and their cousins the 'regional climate models' (RCMs) are actually physically-based weather simulators. That is, these models simulate, either globally or locally, daily weather patterns in response to some change in forcing or boundary condition. These simulated weather patterns are then aggregated into climate statistics, very much as we aggregate observations into 'real climate statistics'. Traditionally, the output of GCMs has been evaluated using climate statistics, as opposed to their ability to simulate realistic daily weather observations. At the coarse global scale this may be a reasonable approach, however, as RCM's downscale to increasingly higher resolutions, the conjunction between weather and climate becomes more problematic. We present results from a series of present-day climate simulations using the WRF ARW for domains that cover North America, much of Latin America, and South Asia. The basic domains are at a 12 km resolution, but several inner domains at 4 km have also been simulated. These include regions of complex topography in Mexico, Colombia, Peru, and Sri Lanka, as well as a region of low topography and fairly homogeneous land surface type (the U.S. Great Plains). Model evaluations are performed using standard climate analyses (e.g., reanalyses; NCDC data) but also using time series of daily station observations. Preliminary results suggest little difference in the assessment of long-term mean quantities, but the variability on seasonal and interannual timescales is better described. Furthermore, the value-added by using daily weather observations as an evaluation tool increases with the model resolution.

Oglesby, Robert J [ORNL; Erickson III, David J [ORNL

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

Regional Programme for LAC - Support for the preparation of National...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

preparation of National Climate Change Strategy Jump to: navigation, search Name UNDP-Argentina Regional Programme for LAC - Support for the preparation of National Climate Change...

452

Climate Change Modeling:Computational Opportunities and Challenges  

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High- delity climate models are the workhorses of modern climate change sciences. In this article, the authors focus on several computational issues associated with climate change modeling, covering simulation methodologies, temporal and spatial modeling restrictions, the role of high-end computing, as well as the importance of data-driven regional climate impact modeling.

Wang, Dali [ORNL; Post, Wilfred M [ORNL; Wilson, Bruce E [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

Regional Extreme Monthly Precipitation Simulated by NARCCAP RCMs  

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This paper analyzes the ability of the North American Regional Climate Change Assessment Program (NARCCAP) ensemble of regional climate models to simulate extreme monthly precipitation and its supporting circulation for regions of North America, ...

William J. Gutowski Jr.; Raymond W. Arritt; Sho Kawazoe; David M. Flory; Eugene S. Takle; Sébastien Biner; Daniel Caya; Richard G. Jones; René Laprise; L. Ruby Leung; Linda O. Mearns; Wilfran Moufouma-Okia; Ana M. B. Nunes; Yun Qian; John O. Roads; Lisa C. Sloan; Mark A. Snyder

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

Building America Climate-Specific Guidance | Department of Energy  

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America » Building America America » Building America Climate-Specific Guidance Building America Climate-Specific Guidance Building America Climate-Specific Guidance Building America's Best Practices guides and case studies demonstrate real world solutions for improving the energy performance and quality of new and existing homes in five major climate regions. Find examples of proven high-performance home building and remodeling in your area by selecting a climate zone below. In addition, you may view technology-specific building solutions that work across all climates. Cold and Very Cold Climates Hot-Dry and Mixed-Dry Climates Hot-Humid Climates Marine Climates Mixed-Humid Climates All Climates For additional, updated information on hundreds of building science topics that can help you build or retrofit to the most recent high-performance

455

Climate and Climate Change over North America as Simulated by the Canadian RCM  

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An analysis of several multidecadal simulations of the present (1971–90) and future (2041–60) climate from the Canadian Regional Climate Model (CRCM) is presented. The effects on the CRCM climate of model domain size, internal variability of the ...

D. A. Plummer; D. Caya; A. Frigon; H. Côté; M. Giguère; D. Paquin; S. Biner; R. Harvey; R. de Elia

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

456

Climate Technology Initiative Feed | Open Energy Information  

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Initiative Feed Initiative Feed Jump to: navigation, search Home | About | Inventory | Partnerships | Capacity Building | Webinars | Reports | Events | News | List Serve CLEAN Member Feeds Center for Environment and National Security at Scripps Centro de Energías Renovables (CER) The Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) Climate Technology Initiative (CTI) ClimateWorks Foundation Coalition for Rainforest Nations (CfRN) Ecofys Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) Energy Sector Management Assistance Program of the World Bank (ESMAP) Environment and Development Action in the Third World (ENDA-TM) German Aerospace Center (DLR) German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) Global Village Energy Partnership (GVEP)

457

Habitable Climates  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

According to the standard liquid-water definition, the Earth is only partially habitable. We reconsider planetary habitability in the framework of energy-balance models, the simplest seasonal models in physical climatology, to assess the spatial and temporal habitability of Earth-like planets. We quantify the degree of climatic habitability of our models with several metrics of fractional habitability. Previous evaluations of habitable zones may have omitted important climatic conditions by focusing on close Solar System analogies. For example, we find that model pseudo-Earths with different rotation rates or different land-ocean fractions have fractional habitabilities that differ significantly from that of the Earth itself. Furthermore, the stability of a planet's climate against albedo-feedback snowball events strongly impacts its habitability. Therefore, issues of climate dynamics may be central in assessing the habitability of discovered terrestrial exoplanets, especially if astronomical forcing conditions are different from the moderate Solar System cases.

David S. Spiegel; Kristen Menou; Caleb A. Scharf

2007-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

458

Climate change and forests in India: note from the guest editors  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Forestry is one of the most important sectors in the context of climate change. It lies at the center-stage of global mitigation and adaptation efforts. Yet, it is one of the least understood sectors, especially in tropical zones, which constitute a significant portion of the global forests. Recently, there has been a growing interest in forests in addressing global climate change. The IPCC Assessment Report 4 (2007) Chapters related to forests have highlighted the limited number of studies on the impact of climate change on forests at the regional, national and sub-national level, while policy makers need information at these scales. Further, implication of projected climate change on mitigation potential of forest sector is only briefly mentioned in the IPCC report, with limited literature to support the conclusions. India is one among the top ten nations in the world in terms of forest cover. It is also sixth among the tropical countries in terms of forested area. As IPCC Assessment Report 5 work is about to be initiated soon, studies on the impact of climate change on forests as well as the mitigation potential of the forest sector, particularly at regional and national level, will be of great interest to the scientific and policy community. In order to conserve the carbon stored in forests and to reduce CO2 emissions from the forest sector, the Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) mechanism is now being finalized under the UNFCCC. In this context, climate change itself may affect the mitigation potential significantly, and it is important to understand how vulnerable the forest carbon stock (biomass and soil) in the tropics is to the projected climate change. In fact, there is a need to study the impact of climate change on forests for all the major forested countries

Ravindtranath, N.H.; Aaheim, Asbjporn

2010-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

459

Structure and Energetics of Standing Eddies in the Winter Northern Hemisphere Simulated by the NCAR Community Climate Model and the GLA Climate Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Community Climate Model (CCM) and the Goddard Laboratory for Atmospheres (GLA) Climate Model (CM) differ from each other both in numerical structure and in forcing scheme. Since a proper ...

Yen-Huei Lee; Tsing-Chang Chen

1986-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

460

ClimateWorks Feed | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

ClimateWorks Feed ClimateWorks Feed Jump to: navigation, search Home | About | Inventory | Partnerships | Capacity Building | Webinars | Reports | Events | News | List Serve CLEAN Member Feeds Center for Environment and National Security at Scripps Centro de Energías Renovables (CER) The Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) Climate Technology Initiative (CTI) ClimateWorks Foundation Coalition for Rainforest Nations (CfRN) Ecofys Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) Energy Sector Management Assistance Program of the World Bank (ESMAP) Environment and Development Action in the Third World (ENDA-TM) German Aerospace Center (DLR) German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) Global Village Energy Partnership (GVEP)

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461

South Asia Regional Initiative for Energy Cooperation and Development  

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Initiative for Energy Cooperation and Development Initiative for Energy Cooperation and Development (SARI/Energy) Jump to: navigation, search Logo: South Asia Regional Initiative for Energy Cooperation and Development (SARI/Energy) Name South Asia Regional Initiative for Energy Cooperation and Development (SARI/Energy) Agency/Company /Organization U.S. Agency for International Development, National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sector Energy, Land Focus Area Energy Efficiency Topics Background analysis Website http://www.usaid.gov/our_work/ Country Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bhutan, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Maldives Southern Asia, Southern Asia, Southern Asia, Southern Asia, Southern Asia, Southern Asia, Southern Asia, Southern Asia References USAID Regional Climate Programs[1] Abstract SARI/Energy is at the center of efforts to strengthen public-private sector partnerships and regional economic cooperation. By promoting rational use of regional energy supplies, SARI/Energy contributes to energy security, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, and overall improvements in environmental quality and human health in the region.

462

Mesoscale Simulations of the Land Surface Effects of Historical Logging in a Moist Continental Climate Regime  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An enhanced knowledge of the feedbacks from land surface changes on regional climates is of great importance in the attribution of climate change. To explore the effects of deforestation on a midlatitude climate regime, two sets of two five-...

Nicholas P. Klingaman; Jason Butke; Daniel J. Leathers; Kevin R. Brinson; Elsa Nickl

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

463

Impact of Climate Change on Crop Yield: A Case Study of Rainfed Corn in Central Illinois  

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This paper assesses the effect of climate change on crop yield from a soil water balance perspective. The uncertainties of regional-scale climate models, local-scale climate variability, emissions scenarios, and crop growth models are combined to ...

Ximing Cai; Dingbao Wang; Romain Laurent

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

464

Kenya-UNDP Climate Activities | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

UNDP Climate Activities UNDP Climate Activities Agency/Company /Organization United Nations Development Programme Sector Energy, Land Topics Background analysis UN Region Eastern Africa References UNDP Climate Projects Map [1] UNDP Climate Projects in Kenya Coping with Drought & Climate Change Coping with Drought & Climate Change Coping with drought and climate change Coping with Drought and Climate Change Coping with Drought and Climate Change (4KEN05410) Development and Implementation of a Standards and Labelling Programme in Kenya Kenya Sustainable Transport Development: "Road Bypass Constructions" on Major Urban Centres along the Northern Corridor in Kenya Regional Project Building capacity in sub-Saharan Africa to respond to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change UNFCCC (Completed)

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CDKN-CARICOM-A Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Regional  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

CARICOM-A Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Regional CARICOM-A Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Regional Climate Change Resilience Framework Jump to: navigation, search Name CDKN-CARICOM-A Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Regional Climate Change Resilience Framework Agency/Company /Organization Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), United Kingdom Department for International Development Partner Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), Caribbean Community Heads of State (CARICOM) Sector Climate, Energy, Land Topics Background analysis, Market analysis, Pathways analysis Website http://cdkn.org/project/planni Program Start 2010 Country Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago

466

U.S. climate tilts toward the greenhouse  

SciTech Connect

Thomas Karl and his colleagues at the National Climatic Data Center in NC have found indications that the US climate has turned toward a greenhouse regime in the past 15 years. By combining data on summer droughts, wet winters, drenching rainstorms, and other weather extreams, expected to grow more common in a warmer climate, the researchers have developed a Greenhouse Climate Response Index. This short article describes the Index and comments of other scientists about its ability to predict Greenhouse responses.

Kerr, R.A.

1995-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

467

Climate Drift in a Multicentury Integration of the NCAR Climate System Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The National Center for Atmospheric Research’s Climate System Model is a comprehensive model of the physical climate system. A 300-yr integration of the model has been carried out without flux correction. The solution shows very little drift in ...

Frank O. Bryan

1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

468

Regional Opportunities in New Mexico  

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Regional Opportunities in New Mexico Regional Opportunities in New Mexico The Richard P. Feynman Center for Innovation (FCI) facilitates a number of programs designed to stimulate...

469

Basic science of climate change  

SciTech Connect

Anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases are enhancing the natural greenhouse effect. There is almost universal agreement in the scientific community that this will lead to a warming of the lower atmosphere and of the earth's surface. However, the exact timing, magnitude, and regional distribution of this future warming are very uncertain. Merely taking account of changes in the global mean climate is not enough, especially when considering the impacts of climate change. Man also have to consider the rate and regional distribution of climate change and changes in the frequency of events. An increase in the frequency of extremes, such as droughts and storms, and rapid climate change are two factors which could have dramatic effects on human society and natural ecosystems. However, systems already under stress or close to their climate limits are likely to experience the greatest difficulty in adapting to change. Although human activity has been increasing greenhouse gas concentrations for a hundred years, man cannot yet detect unequivocally a greenhouse gas induced signal in climate records. However, increases in greenhouse gas concentrations are almost bound to continue and are likely to emerge as the dominant perturbation of the earth's climate in the coming decades.

Maskell, K.; Callander, B.A. (Hadley Centre, Bracknell (United Kingdom)); Mintzer, I.M. (Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD (United States))

1993-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

470

Forests and Climate Change Toolbox | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Forests and Climate Change Toolbox Forests and Climate Change Toolbox Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Forests and Climate Change Toolbox Agency/Company /Organization: Center for International Forestry Research Sector: Land Focus Area: Forestry Topics: Implementation, Policies/deployment programs, Pathways analysis Resource Type: Presentation, Publications Website: www.cifor.cgiar.org/fctoolbox/ Forests and Climate Change Toolbox Screenshot References: CIFOR Toolbox[1] Summary "This Forests and Climate Change Toolbox has been developed to build understanding and technical proficiency on issues of climate change and forests including mitigation, adaptation, carbon accounting and markets, and biofuels." References ↑ "CIFOR Toolbox" Retrieved from

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Preliminary assessment report for Grubbs/Kyle Training Center, Smyrna/Rutherford County Regional Airport, Installation 47340, Smyrna, Tennessee. Installation Restoration Program  

SciTech Connect

This report presents the results of the preliminary assessment (PA) conducted by Argonne National Laboratory at the Tennessee Army National Guard (TNARNG) property near Smyrna, Tennessee. Preliminary assessments of federal facilities are being conducted to compile the information necessary for completing preremedial activities and to provide a basis for establishing corrective actions in response to releases of hazardous substances. The principal objective of the PA is to characterize the site accurately and determine the need for further action by examining site activities, quantities of hazardous substances present, and potential pathways by which contamination could affect public health and the environment. This PA satisfies, for the Grubbs/Kyle Training Center property, the requirement of the Department of Defense Installation Restoration Program.

Dennis, C.; Stefano, J.

1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

472

Global Climate Change Impacts & Activities  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Shop Floor to Top Floor: Best Business Shop Floor to Top Floor: Best Business Practices in Energy Efficiency From Shop Floor to Top Floor: Best Business Practices in Energy Efficiency Andre de Fontaine Pew Center on Global Climate Change DOE ITP Webinar April 1, 2010 Andre de Fontaine Pew Center on Global Climate Change DOE ITP Webinar April 1, 2010 Introduction to Pew Center Introduction to Pew Center * Established in 1998 as an independent, non- partisan climate organization * Three-fold structure - a "do" tank: - Research - 100+ reports over 10 years - Actively advise on policy - state, federal, international - Business Environmental Leadership Council (BELC) o 46 companies o $2 trillion in revenues o Nearly 4 million employees Introduction to BELC Introduction to BELC 3 Efficiency Project Overview

473

Modeled Impact of Anthropogenic Land Cover Change on Climate  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Equilibrium experiments with the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory’s climate model are used to investigate the impact of anthropogenic land cover change on climate. Regions of altered land cover include large portions of Europe, India, ...

Kirsten L. Findell; Elena Shevliakova; P. C. D. Milly; Ronald J. Stouffer

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

474

Climate change impact assessment of air pollution levels in bulgaria  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The presented work is aiming at climate change impacts and vulnerability assessment in Bulgaria Climate change may affect exposures to air pollutants by affecting weather and thereby local and regional pollution concentrations Local weather patterns ...

D. Syrakov; M. Prodanova; N. Miloshev; K. Ganev; G. Jordanov; V. Spiridonov; A. Bogatchev; E. Katragkou; D. Melas; A. Poupkou; K. Markakis

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

475

The Effects of Orography on Midlatitude Northern Hemisphere Dry Climates  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The role of mountains in maintaining extensive midlatitude arid regions in the Northern Hemisphere was investigated using simulations from the GFDL Global Climate Model with and without orography. In the integration with mountains, dry climates ...

A. J. Broccoli; S. Manabe

1992-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

476

How important is vegetation phenology for European climate and heatwaves?  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

It has been hypothesized that vegetation phenology may play an important role for the mid-latitude climate. In this study, we investigate the impact of interannual and intraseasonal variations in phenology on European climate using Regional ...

Ruth Lorenz; Edouard L. Davin; David M. Lawrence; Reto Stöckli; Sonia I. Seneviratne

477

Supplement to State of the Climate in 2006  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The State of the Climate in 2006 report summarizes the year's weather and climate conditions, both globally and regionally. In addition, the year is placed into a long-term climatological context. Furthermore, notable events are also discussed.

A. Arguez

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

478

The Development of Impact-Oriented Climate Scenarios  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Appropriate scenarios of future climate must be developed prior to any assessment of the impacts of climate change. Information needed was examined in consultation with those having experience in scenario use. Most assessors require regional ...

P. J. Robinson; P. L. Finkelstein

1991-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

479

Impact of Climate on Energy Sector in Economic Analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Assessments of economic conditions by region or sector attempt to include relevant climatic variability through residual adjustment techniques. There is no direct consideration of climatic fluctuations. Three recent severe winters combined with ...

Henry E. Warren; Sharon K. LeDuc

1981-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

480

An enhanced archive facilitating climate impacts and adaptation analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Capsule: We describe an expanded archive of downscaled model-based projections of future changes in regional climate, with a user-friendly web interface, to facilitate analysis of climate change impacts and adaptation.

Maurer; E.P.Brekke; L.Pruitt; T.Thrasher; B.Long; J.Duffy; P.Dettinger; M.Cayan; D.Arnold; J.

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481

The 1960s Drought and the Subsequent Shift to a Wetter Climate in the Catskill Mountains Region of the New York City Watershed  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The precipitation history over the last century in the Catskill Mountains region that supplies water to New York City is studied. A severe drought occurred in the early to mid-1960s followed by a wet period that continues. Interannual variability ...

Richard Seager; Neil Pederson; Yochanan Kushnir; Jennifer Nakamura; Stephanie Jurburg

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

482

Ecosystem Feedbacks to Climate Change in California: Development, Testing, and Analysis Using a Coupled Regional Atmosphere and Land Surface Model (WRF3–CLM3.5)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A regional atmosphere model [Weather Research and Forecasting model version 3 (WRF3)] and a land surface model [Community Land Model, version 3.5 (CLM3.5)] were coupled to study the interactions between the atmosphere and possible future ...

Z. M. Subin; W. J. Riley; J. Jin; D. S. Christianson; M. S. Torn; L. M. Kueppers

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

483

Alternative Fuels Data Center  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Wisconsin Incentives and Laws Wisconsin Incentives and Laws The following is a list of expired, repealed, and archived incentives, laws, regulations, funding opportunities, or other initiatives related to alternative fuels and vehicles, advanced technologies, or air quality. Regional Biofuels Promotion Plan Archived: 01/01/2012 Wisconsin joined Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and South Dakota in adopting the Energy Security and Climate Stewardship Platform Plan (Platform), which establishes shared goals for the Midwest region, including increased biofuels production and use. Download Adobe Reader. Specifically, the Platform sets the following goals: Produce commercially available cellulosic ethanol and other low carbon fuels in the region by 2012; Increase E85 availability at retail fueling stations in the region

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Climate Impacts of Land-Cover and Land-Use Changes in Tropical Islands under Conditions of Global Climate Change  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Land-cover and land-use (LCLU) changes have significant climate impacts in tropical coastal regions with the added complexity of occurring within the context of a warming climate. The individual and combined effects of these two factors in ...

Daniel E. Comarazamy; Jorge E. González; Jeffrey C. Luvall; Douglas L. Rickman; Robert D. Bornstein

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of Enhanced Shortwave Absorption on Coupled Simulations of the Tropical Climate System  

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The effects of enhanced shortwave absorption on coupled simulations of the tropical climate have been tested using the National Center for Atmospheric Research Climate System Model. The enhancement in cloudy-sky shortwave absorption is consistent ...

William D. Collins

2001-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Model Estimates of Land-Driven Predictability in a Changing Climate from CCSM4  

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The climate system model of the National Center for Atmospheric Research is used to examine the predictability arising from the land surface initialization of seasonal climate ensemble forecasts in current, preindustrial, and projected future ...

Paul A. Dirmeyer; Sanjiv Kumar; Michael J. Fennessy; Eric L. Altshuler; Timothy DelSole; Zhichang Guo; Benjamin A. Cash; David Straus

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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