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Haiti-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM's Climate Change  

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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  

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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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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Regional Climate Change Initiative  

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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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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...

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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...

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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

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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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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]

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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]

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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]

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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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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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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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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

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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

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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

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Amazonian Deforestation and Regional Climate Change  

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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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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-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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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 Meteorological–Marine Reanalyses and Climate Change Projections  

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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

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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 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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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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Regional Climate Information & Modeling  

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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

50

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

51

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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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

53

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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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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Climatic Change  

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Carbon dioxide (CO2) sequestration has been proposed as a key component in technological portfolios for managing anthropogenic climate change, since it may provide a faster and cheaper route to significant reductions in atmospheric CO2 concentrations than abating CO2 production. However, CO2 sequestration is not a perfect substitute for CO2 abatement because CO2 may leak back into the atmosphere (thus imposing future climate change impacts) and because CO2 sequestration requires energy (thus producing more CO2 and depleting fossil fuel resources earlier). Here we use analytical and numerical models to assess the economic efficiency of CO2 sequestration and analyze the optimal timing and extent of CO2 sequestration. The economic efficiency factor of CO2 sequestration can be expressed as the ratio of the marginal net benefits of sequestering CO2 and avoiding CO2 emissions. We derive an analytical solution for this efficiency factor for a simplified case in which we account for CO2 leakage, discounting, the additional fossil fuel requirement of CO2 sequestration, and the growth rate of carbon taxes. In this analytical model, the economic efficiency of CO2 sequestration decreases as the CO2 tax growth rate, leakage rates and energy requirements for CO2 sequestration increase.

Klaus Keller; David Mcinerney; David F. Bradford

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

56

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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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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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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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

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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 System Model  

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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

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

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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

63

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

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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

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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

66

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

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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

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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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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

69

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

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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

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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

71

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

72

Regional Climate Research  

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

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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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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

75

Climate Change | Department of Energy  

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

Science & Innovation Climate Change Climate Change Learn about the effects climate change can have on our energy supplies and infrastructure and explore a...

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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

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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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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

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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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Detecting Climate Change  

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The likelihood ratio of the data for a hypothesis of some change, relative to the hypothesis of no change, is a suitable statistical measure for the detection of climate change. Likelihood ratios calculated on the basis of Angell and Korshover's (...

Edward S. Epstein

1982-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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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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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

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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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Climate change 2007 - mitigation of climate change  

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This volume of the Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) provides a comprehensive, state-of-the-art and worldwide overview of scientific knowledge related to the mitigation of climate change. It includes a detailed assessment of costs and potentials of mitigation technologies and practices, implementation barriers, and policy options for the sectors: energy supply, transport, buildings, industry, agriculture, forestry and waste management. It links sustainable development policies with climate change practices. This volume will again be the standard reference for all those concerned with climate change. Contents: Foreword; Preface; Summary for policymakers; Technical Summary; 1. Introduction; 2. Framing issues; 3. Issues related to mitigation in the long term context; 4. Energy supply; 5. Transport and its infrastructure; 6. Residential and commercial buildings; 7. Industry; 8. Agriculture; 9. Forestry; 10. Waste management; 11. Mitigation from a cross sectoral perspective; 12. Sustainable development and mitigation; 13. Policies, instruments and co-operative agreements. 300 figs., 50 tabs., 3 annexes.

Metz, B.; Davidson, O.; Bosch, P.; Dave, R.; Meyer, L. (eds.)

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The changing climate  

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The earth owes its hospitable climate to the greenhouse effect, but now the effect threatens to intensify, rapidly warming the planet. Rising concentrations of carbon dioxide and other gases are the cause. The danger of warming is serious enough to warrant prompt action. The paper examines data on atmospheric warming and attempts to project effects into the future using atmospheric models. Three kinds of response to the threat are described: technical measures to counteract climatic change; adaptation to the changing climate; and prevention.

Schneider, S.H.

1989-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Basic science of climate change  

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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

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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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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

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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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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

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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

94

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

95

Climate Change and National Security  

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Climate change is increasingly recognized as having national security implications, which has prompted dialogue between the climate change and national security communities—with resultant advantages and differences. Climate change research has ...

Elizabeth L. Malone

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Global Climate Change  

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When President Bush announced his Global Climate Change Initiative in February 2002, he committed the United States to a new strategy to cut greenhouse gas emissions over the next...

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Climate change risk and response  

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Climate Change and Electricity Demand: Applying the NewClimate Change and Electricity Demand in California. ”Extreme Heat, and Electricity Demand in California. ”

Kahrl, Fredrich; Roland-Holst, David

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Global Climate Change Links  

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Global Climate Change Links Global Climate Change Links This page provides links to web pages that we at CDIAC feel do a responsible job of presenting information and discussion pertinent to the science behind the global climate change ("global warming") debate. These sites include those on both sides of the debate; some asserting that global warming is a clear and present danger, and others that might be labeled global warming "skeptics." Some of these sites don't take a position per se; they exist to offer the public objective scientific information and results on our present understanding of the climate system. The list is not intended to be comprehensive, by any means. We hope it will be especially helpful for those who may be just beginning their research into global

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The Atlantic Climate Change Program  

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The Atlantic Climate Change Program (ACCP) is a component of NOAA's Climate and Global Change Program. ACCP is directed at determining the role of the thermohaline circulation of the Atlantic Ocean on global atmospheric climate. Efforts and ...

Robert L. Molinari; David Battisti; Kirk Bryan; John Walsh

1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of Soil Moisture on the Responses of Soil Temperatures to Climate Change in Cold Regions  

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At high latitudes, changes in soil moisture could alter soil temperatures independently of air temperature changes by interacting with the snow thermal rectifier. The authors investigated this mechanism with model experiments in the Community Land ...

Zachary M. Subin; Charles D. Koven; William J. Riley; Margaret S. Torn; David M. Lawrence; Sean C. Swenson

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate change cripples forests  

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Climate change cripples forests Climate change cripples forests Climate change cripples forests A team of scientists concluded that in the warmer and drier Southwest of the near future, widespread tree mortality will cause forest and species distributions to change substantially. October 1, 2012 A dead pinon at the edge of the Grand Canyon, harbinger of the future for trees in the Southwest United States. Photo courtesy A. Park Williams. A dead pinon at the edge of the Grand Canyon, harbinger of the future for trees in the Southwest United States. Photo courtesy A. Park Williams. Contact Nancy Ambrosiano Communications Office (505) 667-0471 Email "There will still be wet winters, but they will more often be followed by warm summers, putting stress on trees and limiting their ability to respond

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Climate change cripples forests  

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Climate Change Cripples Forests Climate Change Cripples Forests Climate change cripples forests A team of scientists concluded that in the warmer and drier Southwest of the near future, widespread tree mortality will cause forest and species distributions to change substantially. October 1, 2012 A dead pinon at the edge of the Grand Canyon, harbinger of the future for trees in the Southwest United States. Photo courtesy A. Park Williams. A dead pinon at the edge of the Grand Canyon, harbinger of the future for trees in the Southwest United States. Photo courtesy A. Park Williams. Contact Nancy Ambrosiano Communications Office (505) 667-0471 Email "There will still be wet winters, but they will more often be followed by warm summers, putting stress on trees and limiting their ability to respond

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Climate change cripples forests  

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Climate Change Cripples Forests Climate Change Cripples Forests Climate change cripples forests A team of scientists concluded that in the warmer and drier Southwest of the near future, widespread tree mortality will cause forest and species distributions to change substantially. October 1, 2012 A dead pinon at the edge of the Grand Canyon, harbinger of the future for trees in the Southwest United States. Photo courtesy A. Park Williams. A dead pinon at the edge of the Grand Canyon, harbinger of the future for trees in the Southwest United States. Photo courtesy A. Park Williams. Contact Nancy Ambrosiano Communications Office (505) 667-0471 Email "There will still be wet winters, but they will more often be followed by warm summers, putting stress on trees and limiting their ability to respond

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A Hierarchical Evaluation of Regional Climate Simulations  

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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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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

106

NIST Testimony on Climate Change  

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NIST Testimony on Climate Change. 2009. Monitoring, Measurement and Verification of Greenhouse Gas Emissions II: The ...

2010-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

107

Reduce Climate Change  

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Reduce Climate Change Reduce Climate Change Highway vehicles release about 1.5 billion metric tons of greenhouse gases (GHGs) into the atmosphere each year-mostly in the form of carbon dioxide (CO2)-contributing to global climate change. Each gallon of gasoline you burn creates 20 pounds of CO2. That's roughly 5 to 9 tons of CO2 each year for a typical vehicle. more... How can a gallon of gasoline create 20 pounds of carbon dioxide? It seems impossible that a gallon of gasoline, which weighs about 6.3 pounds, could produce 20 pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2) when burned. However, most of the weight of the CO2 doesn't come from the gasoline itself, but the oxygen in the air. When gasoline burns, the carbon and hydrogen separate. The hydrogen combines with oxygen to form water (H2O), and carbon combines with oxygen

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

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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

111

Vermont Climate Change Indicators  

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Climate change indicators are developed for Vermont in recent decades based on the trends in freeze dates, the length of the growing season, the frozen period of small lakes, and the onset of spring. These trends, which show a consistent pattern ...

Alan K. Betts

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

112

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

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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

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Climate Change | Department of Energy  

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Climate Change Climate Change November 19, 2013 Statement on U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz's Travel to Istanbul, Turkey U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz will travel to...

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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

116

Climate Change and Aluminum - TMS  

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Jun 25, 2008 ... Softcover book: Carbon Dioxide Reduction Metallurgy. Knowledge Product: Sustainability, Climate Change, and Greenhouse Gas Emissions ...

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Climate Change | Department of Energy  

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Climate Change Climate Change Climate Change The Office of Climate Change Policy and Technology (PI-50), located within the Office of Policy and International Affairs (PI), serves as the focal point within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for the development, coordination, and implementation of DOE-related aspects of climate change technical programs, policies, and initiatives. The mission of the Office of Climate Change Policy and Technology is to accelerate the development and deployment of advanced technologies and best practices to mitigate climate change. To the extent delegated by the Secretary, the Office provides planning, analysis, and technical advisory services to other Federal agencies, and to Cabinet and sub-Cabinet-level interagency committees, working on climate

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Formulating Climate Change Scenarios to Inform Climate - Resilient...  

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Formulating Climate Change Scenarios to Inform Climate - Resilient Development Strategies Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Formulating Climate Change Scenarios to...

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Climate Change Science Institute | Clean Energy | ORNL  

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Climate Change Science Institute SHARE Climate Change Science Institute To advance understanding of the Earth system, describe the consequences of climate change, and evaluate and...

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Climate Change | Department of Energy  

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Climate Change Climate Change Climate Change View our interactive climate vulnerability map to learn more about how climate change could impact energy supplies and delivery near your home. | Map by Daniel Wood, Energy Department. View our interactive climate vulnerability map to learn more about how climate change could impact energy supplies and delivery near your home. | Map by Daniel Wood, Energy Department. Addressing the effects of climate change is a top priority of the Energy Department. As global temperature rise, wildfires, drought and high electricity demand put stress on the nation's energy infrastructure. And severe weather -- the leading cause of power outages and fuel supply disruption in the United States -- is projected to worsen,

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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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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

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book review: Climate change mapped  

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6596  news and update  book review  Climate change mapped atlas is more than just a book of maps.  By  that criterion than  just  a  science  book.   It  also covers climate 

Shanahan, Mike

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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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

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Measurements and Standards for the Climate Change ...  

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Measurements and Standards for the Climate Change Science Program (+$5 million). ... Shutterstock. Challenge. The climate is changing. ...

2010-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate change impact assessment of air pollution levels in bulgaria  

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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

128

Renewable Energy and Climate Change  

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Renewable Energy and Climate Change Symposium in Honor of 2009 and 2010 ACS Fellows in the Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Division Helena Chum, NREL Research Fellow August...

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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

130

Connecting Changing Ocean Circulation with Changing Climate  

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The influence of changing ocean currents on climate change is evaluated by comparing an earth system model’s response to increased CO2 with and without an ocean circulation response. Inhibiting the ocean circulation response, by specifying a ...

Michael Winton; Stephen M. Griffies; Bonita L. Samuels; Jorge L. Sarmiento; Thomas L. Frölicher

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

Study Climate and Global Change  

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What We Study How We Study Prepare The Nation For Change Assess the U.S. Climate Make Our Science Accessible Link Climate Change & Health Provide Data and Tools Coordinate Internationally Study Climate and Global Change Print E-mail Deforestation What is global change? "Global change" refers to changes in the global environment that may alter the capacity of the Earth to sustain life. This includes alterations in: Climate Land productivity Oceans or other water resources Atmospheric chemistry Ecological systems Demographic and socioeconomic trends What is global change research? According to the Global Change Research Act of 1990, "Global change research" refers to the study, monitoring, assessment, prediction, and information management activities used to describe and understand the:

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climate change | OpenEI  

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climate change climate change Dataset Summary Description This dataset, made available by the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), presents summer and winter precipitation for England and Wales, and the percent change from the baseline (1961 - 1990 average). The original source of the data is the Hadley Centre. Source UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) Date Released March 12th, 2010 (4 years ago) Date Updated Unknown Keywords climate change precipitation UK Data application/vnd.ms-excel icon 1 Excel file: Precipitation, 1874 - 2009 (xls, 68.1 KiB) Quality Metrics Level of Review Some Review Comment (Does not have "National Statistics" status) Temporal and Spatial Coverage Frequency Time Period 1874 - 2009 License License Other or unspecified, see optional comment below

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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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Formulating Climate Change Scenarios to Inform Climate - Resilient  

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Formulating Climate Change Scenarios to Inform Climate - Resilient Formulating Climate Change Scenarios to Inform Climate - Resilient Development Strategies Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Formulating Climate Change Scenarios to Inform Climate - Resilient Development Strategies Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Topics: Low emission development planning Resource Type: Guide/manual Website: www.climatefinanceoptions.org/cfo/node/256 Language: English Formulating Climate Change Scenarios to Inform Climate - Resilient Development Strategies Screenshot References: Formulating Climate Change Scenarios to Inform Climate - Resilient Development Strategies[1] Tool Overview "This guidebook is part of a series of manuals, guidebooks, and toolkits that draw upon the experience and information generated by UNDP's support

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Tropical Cyclones and Climate Change  

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Whether the characteristics of tropical cyclones have changed or will change in a warming climate — and if so, how — has been the subject of considerable investigation, often with conflicting results. Large amplitude ...

Knutson, Thomas R.

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Climate Change Science Institute | Clean Energy | ORNL  

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Climate & Environment Climate & Environment Climate Change Science Institute Earth and Aquatic Sciences Ecosystem Science Environmental Data Science and Systems Energy, Water and Ecosystem Engineering Human Health Risk and Environmental Analysis Renewable Energy Systems Clean Energy Home | Science & Discovery | Clean Energy | Research Areas | Climate & Environment | Climate Change Science Institute SHARE Climate Change Science Institute To advance understanding of the Earth system, describe the consequences of climate change, and evaluate and inform policy on the outcomes of climate change responses. The Climate Change Science Institute is an inter-disciplinary, cross-directorate research organization created in 2009 to advance climate change science research. More than 100 researchers from the Computing and

137

DOE Climate Change Researchers  

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Mike (LLNL) Structure of the Tropical Lower Stratosphere as Revealed by Three Reanalysis Data Sets An Appraisal of Coupled Climate Model Simulations A B C D E F G H J K L M P R S...

138

Bayesian Climate Change Assessment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A Bayesian fingerprinting methodology for assessing anthropogenic impacts on climate was developed. This analysis considers the effect of increased CO2 on near-surface temperatures. A spatial CO2 fingerprint based on control and forced model ...

L. Mark Berliner; Richard A. Levine; Dennis J. Shea

2000-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

NICCR - National Institute for Climate Change Research  

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Loik Abstract Loik Abstract Climate Change Impacts on Shrub-Forest Ecotones in the Western US Principle Investigator: Michael E. Loik, University of California, Santa Cruz Co-PI: Daniel F. Doak, University of California, Santa Cruz (after Aug. 2007: University of Wyoming) Unfunded collaborator: Ronald P. Neilson, Pacific Northwest Forest Service Research Laboratory Abstract:: This research is motivated by (i) the importance of snow as a dominant form of precipitation for a large portion of arid and semi-arid regions of the western United States, (ii) uncertainty in how changes in snow climate will affect ecotones between terrestrial ecosystems of the West, and (iii) the need to better understand how climate change impacts recruitment of dominant organisms of range and forest lands of the West, in order to better predict climate change effects on distributions of terrestrial ecosystems.

140

Climate ChangeClimate Change and Runoff Managementand Runoff Management  

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% ) Radiated by atmosphere as heat (66%) Heat radiated by the earth Heat Troposphere Lower Stratosphere (ozone · Result: a statistical range of probable climate change GCM grid Downscaled (8x8 km) grid D. Vimont, UW

Sheridan, Jennifer

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141

Global fish production and climate change  

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Current global fisheries production of {approx}160 million tons is rising as a result of increases in aquaculture production. A number of climate-related threats to both capture fisheries and aquaculture are identified, but there is low confidence in predictions of future fisheries production because of uncertainty over future global aquatic net primary production and the transfer of this production through the food chain to human consumption. Recent changes in the distribution and productivity of a number of fish species can be ascribed with high confidence to regional climate variability, such as the El Nino-Southern Oscillation. Future production may increase in some high-latitude regions because of warming and decreased ice cover, but the dynamics in low-latitude regions are giverned by different processes, and production may decline as a result of reduced vertical mixing of the water column and, hence, reduced recycling of nutrients. There are strong interactions between the effects of fishing and the effects of climate because fishing reduces the age, size, and geographic diversity of populations and the biodiversity of marine ecosystems, making both more sensitive to additional stresses such as climate change. Inland fisheries are additionally threatened by changes in precipiation and water management. The frequency and intensity of extreme climate events is likely to have a major impact on future fisheries production in both inland and marine systems. Reducing fishing mortality in the majority of fisheries, which are currently fully exploited or overexploited, is the pricipal feasible means of reducing the impacts of climate change.

Brander, K.M. [International Council for the Exploration of the Sea, Copenhagen (Denmark)

2007-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

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UNEP-Southeast Asia Climate Change Network | Open Energy Information  

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Asia Climate Change Network Asia Climate Change Network Jump to: navigation, search Logo: UNEP-Southeast Asia Climate Change Network Name UNEP-Southeast Asia Climate Change Network Agency/Company /Organization United Nations Environment Programme Partner Government of Finland Sector Climate Topics Policies/deployment programs Website http://hqweb.unep.org/climatec Country Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam UN Region South-Eastern Asia References UNEP-Southeast Asia Climate Change Network[1] UNEP-Southeast Asia Climate Change Network Screenshot "Working primarily through the UNFCCC National Climate Change Focal Points designated in each country and mobilizing other key actors, the Southeast Asia Climate Change Network (SEAN-CC) - a UNEP initiative funded by the

143

Educational Global Climate Change Links  

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Educational Global Climate Change Links Educational Global Climate Change Links Evidence of the importance of global climate change to the future generation is reflected in the increasing number of queries CDIAC receives from students and educators, from a range of educational levels. We have compiled a listing of some sites that we hope will be of interest and of use to those looking for information, fun, ideas, and ways that they can make a difference. These links were chosen because we have found them useful in responding to those with inquiring minds. These links will take the user outside of CDIAC, and are by no means comprehensive. We are not responsible for the content or intent of these outside links. Tools you can use! NOAA's Global Climate Dashboard - The Global Climate Dashboard is

144

Abrupt Climate Change Scenario Technologies  

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Abrupt Climate Change Scenario Technologies Abrupt Climate Change Scenario Technologies Speaker(s): Tina Kaarsberg Date: April 27, 2006 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Jayant Sathaye This talk examines the potential for several types of technologies that hitherto have not been a focus of U.S. climate technology planning. It was inspired by the latest climate science data and modeling which suggest that an abrupt warming (+10oF in 10 years), is an increasingly plausible scenario. The technologies described in the session rapidly reduce the risk of climate change and increase our ability to respond quickly. All of the technologies also have other public benefits. (Summary follows): For more information about this seminar, please contact: JoAnne Lambert 510.486.4835, or send e-mail to JMLambert@lbl.gov

145

Modeled Impact of Anthropogenic Land Cover Change on Climate  

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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

146

America's Bottom-Up Climate Change Mitigation Policy  

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American policy con?ict in the greenhouse: divergent trends in federal, regional, state, and local green energy and climate change policy.

Lutsey, Nicholas P.; Sperling, Dan

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

Climate Change and China's Agricultural Sector: An Overview of...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

assessment Resource Type Publications Website http:ictsd.orgdownloads201 Country China UN Region Eastern Asia References China's Ag Impacts 1 Climate Change and China's...

148

Climate Change Science Program Issues Report on Climate Models | Department  

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

Climate Change Science Program Issues Report on Climate Models Climate Change Science Program Issues Report on Climate Models Climate Change Science Program Issues Report on Climate Models July 31, 2008 - 2:40pm Addthis WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) today announced the release of the report "Climate Models: An Assessment of Strengths and Limitations," the 10th in a series of 21 Synthesis and Assessment Products (SAPs) managed by U.S. federal agencies. Developed under the leadership of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), this report, SAP 3.1, describes computer models of the Earth's climate and their ability to simulate current climate change. "Complex climate models are tools that provide insights and knowledge into how future climate may evolve. To assure that future climate projections

149

Nature Climate Change features Los  

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Nature Climate Change features Los Alamos forest research February 27, 2013 New print edition of journal tags tree-stress project for cover story LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Feb. 27,...

150

Climate Change - The Way Forward  

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Carbon Sequestration Washington, DC May 14 -17, 2001 Concerns that the continued use of fossil fuels will in some way cause adverse changes to the world's climate can be...

151

Climate Impacts of Land-Cover and Land-Use Changes in Tropical Islands under Conditions of Global Climate Change  

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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

152

Is this climate porn? How does climate change communication  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Is this climate porn? How does climate change communication affect our perceptions and behaviour;1 Is this climate porn? How does climate change communication affect our perceptions and behaviour? Thomas D. Lowe 1 these kinds of messages (which have recently been dubbed `climate porn' (Ereaut and Segnit, 2006)), can

Watson, Andrew

153

Climate Change: The Sun's Role  

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The sun's role in the earth's recent warming remains controversial even though there is a good deal of evidence to support the thesis that solar variations are a very significant factor in driving climate change both currently and in the past. This precis lays out the background and data needed to understand the basic scientific argument behind the contention that variations in solar output have a significant impact on current changes in climate. It also offers a simple, phenomenological approach for estimating the actual-as opposed to model dependent-magnitude of the sun's influence on climate.

Marsh, Gerald E

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

Climate Change: The Sun's Role  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The sun's role in the earth's recent warming remains controversial even though there is a good deal of evidence to support the thesis that solar variations are a very significant factor in driving climate change both currently and in the past. This precis lays out the background and data needed to understand the basic scientific argument behind the contention that variations in solar output have a significant impact on current changes in climate. It also offers a simple, phenomenological approach for estimating the actual-as opposed to model dependent-magnitude of the sun's influence on climate.

Gerald E. Marsh

2007-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

155

Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation into Development Planning...  

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Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation into Development Planning: A Guide for Practitioners Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation...

156

Several Computational Opportunities and Challenges Associated with Climate Change Modeling  

SciTech Connect

One of the key factors in the improved understanding of climate science is the development and improvement of high fidelity climate models. These models are critical for projections of future climate scenarios, as well as for highlighting the areas where further measurement and experimentation are needed for knowledge improvement. In this paper, we focus on several computing issues associated with climate change modeling. First, we review a fully coupled global simulation and a nested regional climate model to demonstrate key design components, and then we explain the underlying restrictions associated with the temporal and spatial scale for climate change modeling. We then discuss the role of high-end computers in climate change sciences. Finally, we explain the importance of fostering regional, integrated climate impact analysis. Although we discuss the computational challenges associated with climate change modeling, and we hope those considerations can also be beneficial to many other modeling research programs involving multiscale system dynamics.

Wang, Dali [ORNL; Post, Wilfred M [ORNL; Wilson, Bruce E [ORNL

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

Rwanda-Developing a Strategic Climate Change Framework | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Rwanda-Developing a Strategic Climate Change Framework Rwanda-Developing a Strategic Climate Change Framework (Redirected from CDKN-Rwanda-Developing a Strategic Climate Change Framework) Jump to: navigation, search Name CDKN-Rwanda-Developing a Strategic Climate Change Framework and Design of a Climate Change and Environmental Fund Agency/Company /Organization Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), United Kingdom Department for International Development Partner REMA, Government of Rwanda Sector Climate, Energy, Land Topics Background analysis, Low emission development planning, Pathways analysis Website http://cdkn.org/project/a-stra Program Start 2010 Program End 2012 Country Rwanda UN Region Middle Africa References CDKN-Rwanda-Developing a Strategic Climate Change Framework[1] Rwanda's ambitious Green Growth and Climate Resilience Strategy was

158

MCA4Climate - Guidance for scientifically sound climate change planning |  

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MCA4Climate - Guidance for scientifically sound climate change planning MCA4Climate - Guidance for scientifically sound climate change planning Jump to: navigation, search LEDSGP green logo.png FIND MORE DIA TOOLS This tool is part of the Development Impacts Assessment (DIA) Toolkit from the LEDS Global Partnership. Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Multicriteria Analysis for Climate (MCA4climate) Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), World Bank Climate Smart Planning Platform Sector: Climate, Energy, Land Topics: Co-benefits assessment, Low emission development planning, Policies/deployment programs Resource Type: Guide/manual Complexity/Ease of Use: Moderate Website: www.mca4climate.info/ Program Start: 2011 Cost: Free Multicriteria Analysis for Climate (MCA4climate) Screenshot References: MCA4Climate - Guidance for scientifically sound climate change planning[1]

159

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

160

Considering Climate Change in U.S. Air Quality Management  

SciTech Connect

Despite the challenges in linking global and regional processes, evidence from recent studies suggests that the effects of a changing climate should not be neglected when planning for the future attainment of regional-scale ozone standards such as the U.S. NAAQS. Research underway should provide insight regarding the impact of climate change on Ozone and PM2.5 and of the complex interaction of climate, land-use, and technology change.

Hogrefe, C.; Leung, Lai R.; Mickley, L. J.; Hunt, Sherri W.; Winner, D. A.

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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161

Statistical Principles for Climate Change Studies  

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Statistical principles underlying “fingerprint” methods for detecting a climate change signal above natural climate variations and attributing the potential signal to specific anthropogenic forcings are discussed. The climate change problem is ...

Richard A. Levine; L. Mark Berliner

1999-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Achieving Climate Change Absolute Accuracy in Orbit  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Climate Absolute Radiance and Refractivity Observatory (CLARREO) mission will provide a calibration laboratory in orbit for the purpose of accurately measuring and attributing climate change. CLARREO measurements establish new climate change ...

Bruce A. Wielicki; D. F. Young; M. G. Mlynczak; K. J. Thome; S. Leroy; J. Corliss; J. G. Anderson; C.O. Ao; R. Bantges; F. Best; K. Bowman; H. Brindley; J. J. Butler; W. Collins; J. A. Dykema; D. R. Doelling; D. R. Feldman; N. Fox; X. Huang; R. Holz; Y. Huang; Z. Jin; D. Jennings; D. G. Johnson; K. Jucks; S. Kato; D. B. Kirk-Davidoff; R. Knuteson; G. Kopp; D. P. Kratz; X. Liu; C. Lukashin; A. J. Mannucci; N. Phojanamongkolkij; P. Pilewskie; V. Ramaswamy; H. Revercomb; J. Rice; Y. Roberts; C. M. Roithmayr; F. Rose; S. Sandford; E. L. Shirley; W.L. Smith; Sr.; B. Soden; P. W. Speth; W. Sun; P.C. Taylor; D. Tobin; X. Xiong

163

Climate change: State of knowledge  

SciTech Connect

Burning coal, oil and natural gas to heat our homes, power our cars, and illuminate our cities produces carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases as by-products. Deforestation and clearing of land for agriculture also release significant quantities of such gases. Records of past climate going as far back as 160,000 years indicate a close correlation between the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and global temperatures. Computer simulations of the climate indicate that global temperatures will rise as atmospheric concentrations of CO2 increase. As the risks of global climate change become increasingly apparent, there is a genuine need to focus on actions to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and minimize the adverse impacts of a changing climate.

1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

164

Analysis of Regional Climate Model Results for Simulations of Future Climates  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

165

Renewable Energy and Climate Change  

SciTech Connect

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued the Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation (SRREN) at http://srren.ipcc-wg3.de/ (May 2011 electronic version; printed form ISBN 978-1-107-60710-1, 2012). More than 130 scientists contributed to the report.* The SRREN assessed existing literature on the future potential of renewable energy for the mitigation of climate change within a portfolio of mitigation options including energy conservation and efficiency, fossil fuel switching, RE, nuclear and carbon capture and storage (CCS). It covers the six most important renewable energy technologies - bioenergy, direct solar, geothermal, hydropower, ocean and wind, as well as their integration into present and future energy systems. It also takes into consideration the environmental and social consequences associated with these technologies, the cost and strategies to overcome technical as well as non-technical obstacles to their application and diffusion.

Chum, H. L.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

Comments on climate change scenario development  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A short review is presented of progress in climate change scenario development. Sources of uncertainty are discussed. Critical assessment of climate models for their veracity in describing the present climate is considered essential. Methods of deriving ... Keywords: Climate change, Global climate models, Greenhouse effect, Scenarios

A. B. Pittock

1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

168

Global Climate Change Alliance Training Workshops on Mainstreaming Climate  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Global Climate Change Alliance Training Workshops on Mainstreaming Climate Global Climate Change Alliance Training Workshops on Mainstreaming Climate Change Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Global Climate Change Alliance Training Workshop on Mainstreaming Climate Change Agency/Company /Organization: Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA) Sector: Climate Topics: Low emission development planning, -LEDS Resource Type: Training materials, Workshop Website: www.gcca.eu/pages/75_2-OCT-Workshop.html Cost: Free References: GCCA Countries Training Workshop[1] A GCCA workshop for OCT countries took place 27-28 January 2012 immediately following the OCT-EU Forum meeting in Brussels, Belgium. The workshop aimed at sharing views, knowledge, tools and experiences on climate change mitigation and adaptation and at raising awareness on the benefits and

169

Climate Change | Department of Energy  

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

July 30, 2013 July 30, 2013 Secretary Moniz Speaks on Future of Fossil Energy Watch the video of Secretary Moniz speaking to NETL employees about how the clean energy technologies developed by our National Labs are helping combat climate change. July 29, 2013 Excerpts of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz's Remarks at National Energy Technology Laboratory in Morgantown On Monday, July 29, 2013, Secretary Moniz will visit the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) in Morgantown, W. Va. July 10, 2013 Climate Vulnerabilities July 3, 2013 EERE Announces Next Steps on President's Climate Action Plan On Friday, June 28, the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy hosted a webinar on the energy efficiency aspects of the President's Climate Action Plan. Rick Duke, Associate

170

Rwanda-Developing a Strategic Climate Change Framework | Open Energy  

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Rwanda-Developing a Strategic Climate Change Framework Rwanda-Developing a Strategic Climate Change Framework Jump to: navigation, search Name CDKN-Rwanda-Developing a Strategic Climate Change Framework and Design of a Climate Change and Environmental Fund Agency/Company /Organization Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), United Kingdom Department for International Development Partner REMA, Government of Rwanda Sector Climate, Energy, Land Topics Background analysis, Low emission development planning, Pathways analysis Website http://cdkn.org/project/a-stra Program Start 2010 Program End 2012 Country Rwanda UN Region Middle Africa References CDKN-Rwanda-Developing a Strategic Climate Change Framework[1] Rwanda's ambitious Green Growth and Climate Resilience Strategy was launched at a UNFCCC side event at CoP17 in Durban. Rwanda joins Korea,

171

Nepal Climate Change Support Programme | Open Energy Information  

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Climate Change Support Programme Climate Change Support Programme Jump to: navigation, search Name Nepal Climate Change Support Programme Agency/Company /Organization United Kingdom Department for International Development Sector Climate Focus Area Renewable Energy, People and Policy Topics Co-benefits assessment, - Environmental and Biodiversity, Low emission development planning Website http://projects.dfid.gov.uk/pr Program Start 2009 Program End 2015 Country Nepal Southern Asia References Nepal Climate Change Support Programme[1] Program Objective Ensure that three million of the poorest and most vulnerable women and men in Nepal are able to adapt to climate change effects through: a. Local and community based climate adaptation support in the most climate vulnerable regions of Nepal; b. Creation of Institutional and funding arrangements to

172

Associations between Climate Change and Natural Systems in Australia  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In the 2001 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Third Assessment Report numerous studies of processes and species associated with regional temperature change were listed for the Northern Hemisphere (107 in North America, 458 in ...

Lynda E. Chambers

2006-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

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

174

Greenhouse: Planning for climate change  

SciTech Connect

The author reviews the proceedings of a workshop held in Melbourne, Australia in 1987. Participants at the workshop were asked to investigate the impacts of the greenhouse effect on their own particular sector (e.g. energy policy, water resources, coastal engineering, agriculture). Most of the 54 chapters in the proceedings indicate that the climate scenario would not have catastrophic consequences for Australia. However, it could have serious implications for conservation management. In addition, international pressure for reduced use of hydrocarbons could cause severe problems because of the heavy demand for transport fuels. Increased public awareness is needed for developing a response to climate change.

Pearman, G.I.

1989-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

Climate change legislation: what the Senate might do  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Two of the speakers who spoke at the Coal-Gen conference, Charlotte, NC, USA on 19 August discussed climate change legislation currently under consideration in the US Congress. The so-called Waxman-Markey bill passed the House in June and is currently being considered by the Senate. The title of Thomas Hewson's talk was 'Climate change is likely to pass' and Neal Cabral discussed 'Geography and region influence climate change politics'.

NONE

2009-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

176

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

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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

177

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

178

Climate Change | Department of Energy  

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

September 17, 2013 September 17, 2013 SEAB Climate Action Plan A presentation on the Climate Action Plan presented by Dr. Jonathan Pershing, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Climate Change at the U.S. Department of Energy. September 17, 2013 #CleanTechNow: America's Clean Energy Revolution A new Energy Department report shows how cost reductions and product improvements have sparked a surge in consumer demand for wind turbines, solar panels, electric vehicles and LED lighting. September 17, 2013 Revolution Now: The Future Arrives for Four Clean Energy Technologies This report focuses on four technology revolutions that are here today. In the last five years they have achieved dramatic reductions in cost and this has been accompanied by a surge in consumer, industrial and commercial

179

Climate Change Development Policy Loan | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Development Policy Loan Development Policy Loan Jump to: navigation, search Name Climate Change Development Policy Loan Agency/Company /Organization World Bank Sector Energy, Land Topics Finance, Policies/deployment programs, Background analysis Website http://web.worldbank.org/WBSIT Country Indonesia UN Region South-Eastern Asia References Indonesia Climate Change Project[1] "The project will support the Government's policy agenda on climate change, an issue of growing global concern. Indonesia is highly vulnerable to climate change impacts - sea level rise, changing weather patterns, and increased uncertainty. Potential impacts include: increased threats to food security and agricultural productivity; impacts on productive coastal zones and community livelihoods; consequences for water storage; intensification

180

Changes in the Amplitude of the Temperature Annual Cycle in China and Their Implication for Climate Change Research  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Climate change is not only reflected in the changes in annual means of climate variables but also in the changes in their annual cycles (seasonality), especially in the regions outside the tropics. In this study, the ensemble empirical mode ...

Cheng Qian; Congbin Fu; Zhaohua Wu

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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181

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

182

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

183

Changes in dimethyl sulfide oceanic distribution due to climate change  

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Dimethyl sulfide (DMS) is one of the major precursors for aerosols and cloud condensation nuclei in the marine boundary layer over much of the remote ocean. Here we report on coupled climate simulations with a state-of-the-art global ocean biogeochemical model for DMS distribution and fluxes using present-day and future atmospheric CO{sub 2} concentrations. We find changes in zonal averaged DMS flux to the atmosphere of over 150% in the Southern Ocean. This is due to concurrent sea ice changes and ocean ecosystem composition shifts caused by changes in temperature, mixing, nutrient, and light regimes. The largest changes occur in a region already sensitive to climate change, so any resultant local CLAW/Gaia feedback of DMS on clouds, and thus radiative forcing, will be particularly important. A comparison of these results to prior studies shows that increasing model complexity is associated with reduced DMS emissions at the equator and increased emissions at high latitudes.

Elliott, Scott [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Erickson III, David J [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

Changes in Dimethyl Sulfide Oceanic Distribution due to Climate Change  

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Dimethyl sulfide (DMS) is one of the major precursors for aerosols and cloud condensation nuclei in the marine boundary layer over much of the remote ocean. Here they report on coupled climate simulations with a state-of-the-art global ocean biogeochemical model for DMS distribution and fluxes using present-day and future atmospheric CO{sub 2} concentrations. They find changes in zonal averaged DMS flux to the atmosphere of over 150% in the Southern Ocean. This is due to concurrent sea ice changes and ocean ecosystem composition shifts caused by changes in temperature, mixing, nutrient, and light regimes. The largest changes occur in a region already sensitive to climate change, so any resultant local CLAW/Gaia feedback of DMS on clouds, and thus radiative forcing, will be particularly important. A comparison of these results to prior studies shows that increasing model complexity is associted with reduced DMS emissions at the equator and increased emissions at high latitudes.

Cameron-Smith, P; Elliott, S; Maltrud, M; Erickson, D; Wingenter, O

2011-02-16T23:59:59.000Z

185

Detection of greenhouse-gas-induced climatic change  

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The aims of the US Department of Energy's Carbon Dioxide Research Program are to improve assessments of greenhouse-gas-induced climatic change and to define and reduce uncertainties through selected research. This project will address: The regional and seasonal details of the expected climatic changes; how rapidly will these changes occur; how and when will the climatic effects of CO[sub 2] and other greenhouse gases be first detected; and the relationships between greenhouse-gas-induced climatic change and changes caused by other external and internal factors. The present project addresses all of these questions. Many of the diverse facets of greenhouse-gas-related climate research can be grouped under three interlinked subject areas: modeling, first detection and supporting data. This project will include the analysis of climate forcing factors, the development and refinement of transient response climate models, and the use of instrumental data in validating General Circulation Models (GCMs).

Wigley, T.M.L.; Jones, P.D.

1992-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

186

Regional Climate Model Projections for the State of Washington  

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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

187

Radiative Forcing of Climate Change  

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Chapter 6 of the IPCC Third Assessment Report Climate Change 2001: The Scientific Basis. Sections include: Executive Summary 6.1 Radiative Forcing 6.2 Forcing-Response Relationship 6.3 Well-Mixed Greenhouse Gases 6.4 Stratospheric Ozone 6.5 Radiative Forcing By Tropospheric Ozone 6.6 Indirect Forcings due to Chemistry 6.7 The Direct Radiative Forcing of Tropospheric Aerosols 6.8 The Indirect Radiative Forcing of Tropospheric Aerosols 6.9 Stratospheric Aerosols 6.10 Land-use Change (Surface Albedo Effect) 6.11 Solar Forcing of Climate 6.12 Global Warming Potentials hydrocarbons 6.13 Global Mean Radiative Forcings 6.14 The Geographical Distribution of the Radiative Forcings 6.15 Time Evolution of Radiative Forcings Appendix 6.1 Elements of Radiative Forcing Concept References.

Ramaswamy, V.; Boucher, Olivier; Haigh, J.; Hauglustaine, D.; Haywood, J.; Myhre, G.; Nakajima, Takahito; Shi, Guangyu; Solomon, S.; Betts, Robert E.; Charlson, R.; Chuang, C. C.; Daniel, J. S.; Del Genio, Anthony D.; Feichter, J.; Fuglestvedt, J.; Forster, P. M.; Ghan, Steven J.; Jones, A.; Kiehl, J. T.; Koch, D.; Land, C.; Lean, J.; Lohmann, Ulrike; Minschwaner, K.; Penner, Joyce E.; Roberts, D. L.; Rodhe, H.; Roelofs, G.-J.; Rotstayn, Leon D.; Schneider, T. L.; Schumann, U.; Schwartz, Stephen E.; Schwartzkopf, M. D.; Shine, K. P.; Smith, Steven J.; Stevenson, D. S.; Stordal, F.; Tegen, I.; van Dorland, R.; Zhang, Y.; Srinivasan, J.; Joos, Fortunat

2001-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

188

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

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

189

Climate System Response to External Forcings and Climate Change...  

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Climate System Response to External Forcings and Climate Change Projections in CCSM4 Submitted by mkaczmar on March 8, 2012 - 11:03 Authors: Meehl, G.A., Washington, WM, Arblaster,...

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climate change | OpenEI Community  

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climate change climate change Home Graham7781's picture Submitted by Graham7781(1992) Super contributor 18 January, 2013 - 15:46 U.S. Global Change Research Program publishes "National Climate Assessment" report for United States climate change drought OpenEI sea level rise temperatures U.S. Global Climate Change program The U.S. Global Change Research Program, established under the Department of Commerce in 2010, and partnered with NOAA, released an extensive National Climate Assessment report, projecting future climate changes in the United States under different scenarios. The 1,200 page report highlights some rather grim findings about the future of climate change. Here are 5 of the more disconcerting graphics from the report: 1. U.S. Average Temperatures Syndicate content

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Climate Change Scenarios for New Zealand Rainfall  

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In terms of the effects of future climate change upon society, some of the most important parameters to estimate are associated with changing risks of extreme rainfall events, both floods and droughts. However, such aspects of the climate system ...

John Sansom; James A. Renwick

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

192

Climate Change and Wildfires: What's the Connection?  

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Climate Change and Wildfires: What's the Connection? Print E-mail What is the connection between climate change and wildfires Thursday, August 22, 2013 Featured by EPA, a member of...

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Committee on Climate Change | Open Energy Information  

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on Climate Change Jump to: navigation, search Name Committee on Climate Change Place United Kingdom Product String representation "As a key part o ... 2020 and 2050." is too long....

194

Climate Change Science Institute | Clean Energy | ORNL  

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Climate Change Science Institute Climate Change Science Institute SHARE Climate Change Science Institute To advance understanding of the Earth system, describe the consequences of climate change, and evaluate and inform policy on the outcomes of climate change responses. The Climate Change Science Institute is an inter-disciplinary, cross-directorate research organization created in 2009 to advance climate change science research. More than 100 researchers from the Computing and Computational Sciences and the Energy and Environmental Sciences Directorates at ORNL actively participate in CCSI research. CCSI aims to understand the fate of carbon in the climate system-the central issue of greenhouse-gas-induced warming-so we can develop the predictive infrastructure to help answer questions about low-probability, high-impact

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ClimateWorks-China Climate Change Research Center | Open Energy Information  

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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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The science of climate change.  

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A complex debate is underway on climate change linked to proposals for costly measures that would reshape our power grid. This confronts technical experts outside of the geophysical disciplines with extensive, but unfamiliar, data both supporting and refuting claims that serious action is warranted. For example, evidence is brought to the table from one group of astrophysicists concerned with sunspots--this group believes there is no issue man can manage; while another group of oceanographers concerned with the heat balance in the world's oceans are very alarmed at the loss of arctic ice. What is the evidence? In an effort to put some of these issues in perspective for a technical audience, without a background in geophysics, a brief survey will consider (1) an overview of the 300 years of scientific inquiry on man's relationship to climate; (2) a basic discussion of what is meant by the ''greenhouse'' and why there are concerns which include not only CO{sub 2}, but also CH{sub 4}, N{sub 2}O, and CFC's; (3) the geological record on CO{sub 2}--which likely was present at 1,000 times current levels when life began; (4) the solar luminosity and sunspot question; and (5) the current evidence for global climate change. We are at a juncture where we are attempting to understand the earth as an integrated dynamic system, rather than a collection of isolated components.

Doctor, R. D.

1999-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

197

Terrestrial ecosystems and climatic change  

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The structure and function of terrestrial ecosystems depend on climate, and in turn, ecosystems influence atmospheric composition and climate. A comprehensive, global model of terrestrial ecosystem dynamics is needed. A hierarchical approach appears advisable given currently available concepts, data, and formalisms. The organization of models can be based on the temporal scales involved. A rapidly responding model describes the processes associated with photosynthesis, including carbon, moisture, and heat exchange with the atmosphere. An intermediate model handles subannual variations that are closely associated with allocation and seasonal changes in productivity and decomposition. A slow response model describes plant growth and succession with associated element cycling over decades and centuries. These three levels of terrestrial models are linked through common specifications of environmental conditions and constrain each other. 58 refs.

Emanuel, W.R. (Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (USA)); Schimel, D.S. (Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO (USA). Natural Resources Ecology Lab.)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

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

199

Global Climate Change Alliance Training Workshops on Mainstreaming...  

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Global Climate Change Alliance Training Workshops on Mainstreaming Climate Change Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Global Climate Change Alliance Training Workshop on...

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DB Climate Change Advisors DBCCA | Open Energy Information  

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DB Climate Change Advisors DBCCA Jump to: navigation, search Name DB Climate Change Advisors (DBCCA) Place New York, New York Product New York-based climate change investement...

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Dominican Republic-Climate Change Mitigation and Agriculture in Latin  

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Dominican Republic-Climate Change Mitigation and Agriculture in Latin Dominican Republic-Climate Change Mitigation and Agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Dominican Republic-Climate Change Mitigation and Agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean Name Dominican Republic-Climate Change Mitigation and Agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean Agency/Company /Organization Inter-American Development Bank, The Regional Fund for Agricultural Technology, Government of New Zealand Sector Climate, Land Focus Area Agriculture Topics Background analysis, GHG inventory, Low emission development planning Website http://www.iadb.org/en/news/ne Program Start 2011 Country Dominican Republic Caribbean References IDB, FONTAGRO, Government of New Zealand sign agreement on climate change mitigation and agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean[1]

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Climate Change Advisory Ltd | Open Energy Information  

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Climate Change Advisory Ltd Climate Change Advisory Ltd Jump to: navigation, search Name Climate Change Advisory Ltd Place London, United Kingdom Zip W1K 3HP Sector Renewable Energy, Services Product CCA provides advisory services in relation to corporate and project finance to companies seeking to develop renewable energy projects and technologies. References Climate Change Advisory Ltd[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Climate Change Advisory Ltd is a company located in London, United Kingdom . References ↑ "Climate Change Advisory Ltd" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Climate_Change_Advisory_Ltd&oldid=343703" Categories: Clean Energy Organizations

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NICCR - National Institute for Climate Change Research  

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State University Northeastern Region Northern Arizona UNiversity Western Region Duke University Center on Global Change Southeastern Region Michigan Technological...

204

Implementing the Climate Change Policy Revolution in  

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Implementing the Climate Change Policy Revolution in British Columbia (BC) The Tansley Lecture Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy #12;Implementing the Climate Change Policy Revolution Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy Tansley Lecture 2010 #12;#12;Implementing the Climate

Peak, Derek

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Buildings and Climate Change | Open Energy Information  

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Buildings and Climate Change Buildings and Climate Change Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Buildings and Climate Change Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Environment Programme Sector: Energy Focus Area: Energy Efficiency, Buildings Topics: Policies/deployment programs, Pathways analysis Resource Type: Publications, Lessons learned/best practices Website: www.unep.org/sbci/pdfs/SBCI-BCCSummary.pdf Buildings and Climate Change Screenshot References: Buildings and Climate Change[1] "This report - Buildings & Climate Change: A Summary for Decision-makers draws together the findings of three years of research by UNEP's Sustainable Buildings & Climate Initiative (SBCI) and it's partners. It sets out priority actions that can be taken by policy makers and industry

206

Planning to Protect: Thinking About Climate Change  

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Planning to Protect: Thinking About Climate Change and Adaptation APA Lynne M. Carter, Ph.D. Associate Director, Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program, LSU Associate Director, Coastal Mitigation: reduce emissions; energy efficiency; alternative energies, etc. Implementation: NOW and save

207

The role of solar absorption in climate and climate change  

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1 The role of solar absorption in climate and climate change William Collins UC Berkeley alter the radiative energy budget of the climate. · We will focus on solar reflection, absorption.43 -0.84 CO2 0.31 0.04 -0.31 (CH4) 0.22 0.40 -0.53 Change in Shortwave Absorption (2000-1860) Solar CH4

208

Climate Change and Runoff Management  

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· Adaptation strategies #12;What is climate? "Climate is properly the long average of weather in a single place UV radiation Solar radiation Reflected by atmosphere (34% ) Radiated by atmosphere as heat (66%) Heat climate concerns us? Humans experience climate as weather #12;High water impacts June 1-15, 2008 38 River

Sheridan, Jennifer

209

The greenhouse effect and climate change  

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The physical basis of the projected changes in climate due to enhancement of the greenhouse effect is outlined. Gases important to the greenhouse effect are discussed as well as the expected changes in the concentration of greenhouse gases, potential climatic effects, and the ways of detecting changes in the climate. The potential warming due to man-made changes over the last 100 years is expected to be 1-2 K. 81 refs.

Mitchell, J.F.B. (Meteorological Office, Bracknell (England))

1989-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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...

211

Toward Low Carbon and Climate Change Resilient Territories | Open Energy  

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Toward Low Carbon and Climate Change Resilient Territories Toward Low Carbon and Climate Change Resilient Territories Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Toward Low Carbon and Climate Change Resilient Territories Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Environment Programme Topics: Low emission development planning, Pathways analysis Resource Type: Publications, Guide/manual, Training materials Website: www.undp.org/eu/documents/UNDP_low_carbon_regions_paper.pdf References: Toward Low Carbon and Climate Change Resilient Territories [1] Introduction "Climate change is today an undeniable reality, and the developing countries which have contributed the least to green house gas emissions will be the most vulnerable to its impacts. The 2007/2008 UNDP Human

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The Economics of Climate Change in Mexico | Open Energy Information  

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Economics of Climate Change in Mexico Economics of Climate Change in Mexico Jump to: navigation, search Name The Economics of Climate Change in Mexico Agency/Company /Organization Government of Mexico Sector Energy Topics Policies/deployment programs Resource Type Guide/manual Website http://www.cop16.mx/assets/001 Country Mexico UN Region Latin America and the Caribbean References The Economics of Climate Change in Mexico[1] The Economics of Climate Change in Mexico Screenshot "The study which the reader now holds, and which we are most pleased to present, will be of immense usefulness in orienting strategy and guidelines for public policy. We also hope that it will be the first of a number of serious and though roughly researched such studies undertaken in Mexico, with the backing and encouragement of a diversity of public and private,

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Using and Designing GCM–RCM Ensemble Regional Climate Projections  

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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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Indonesia-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states,  

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Indonesia-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, Indonesia-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Jump to: navigation, search Name Indonesia-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Agency/Company /Organization United Kingdom Department for International Development Sector Climate Focus Area Greenhouse Gas Topics Low emission development planning Country Indonesia South-Eastern Asia References Asia Regional [1] This programme will build capacity of central, state and local governments in the region to integrate low carbon, climate resilience objectives into policy, plans and programmes in various sectors. It will provide technical support in the preparation of plans, longer term institutional support to key govt agencies for implementation, and financing for pilot initiatives

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Myanmar-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states,  

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Myanmar-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, Myanmar-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Jump to: navigation, search Name Myanmar-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Agency/Company /Organization United Kingdom Department for International Development Sector Climate Focus Area Greenhouse Gas Topics Low emission development planning Country Myanmar South-Eastern Asia References Asia Regional [1] This programme will build capacity of central, state and local governments in the region to integrate low carbon, climate resilience objectives into policy, plans and programmes in various sectors. It will provide technical support in the preparation of plans, longer term institutional support to key govt agencies for implementation, and financing for pilot initiatives

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Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) | Open  

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Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Jump to: navigation, search Name Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Agency/Company /Organization United Kingdom Department for International Development Sector Climate Focus Area Greenhouse Gas Topics Low emission development planning Country Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Myanmar, Vietnam South-Eastern Asia, Eastern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, South-Eastern Asia References Asia Regional [1] This programme will build capacity of central, state and local governments in the region to integrate low carbon, climate resilience objectives into policy, plans and programmes in various sectors. It will provide technical support in the preparation of plans, longer term institutional support to

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Cambodia-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states,  

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Cambodia-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, Cambodia-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Jump to: navigation, search Name Cambodia-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Agency/Company /Organization United Kingdom Department for International Development Sector Climate Focus Area Greenhouse Gas Topics Low emission development planning Country Cambodia South-Eastern Asia References Asia Regional [1] This programme will build capacity of central, state and local governments in the region to integrate low carbon, climate resilience objectives into policy, plans and programmes in various sectors. It will provide technical support in the preparation of plans, longer term institutional support to key govt agencies for implementation, and financing for pilot initiatives

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Vietnam-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states,  

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Vietnam-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, Vietnam-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Jump to: navigation, search Name Vietnam-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Agency/Company /Organization United Kingdom Department for International Development Sector Climate Focus Area Greenhouse Gas Topics Low emission development planning Country Vietnam South-Eastern Asia References Asia Regional [1] This programme will build capacity of central, state and local governments in the region to integrate low carbon, climate resilience objectives into policy, plans and programmes in various sectors. It will provide technical support in the preparation of plans, longer term institutional support to key govt agencies for implementation, and financing for pilot initiatives

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CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS ON CALIFORNIA VEGETATION  

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CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS ON CALIFORNIA VEGETATION: PHYSIOLOGY, LIFE HISTORY, AND ECOSYSTEM many ecosystem services, including carbon storage, soil retention, and water cycling. One in dominant vegetation, often termed state change, will occur. The complex nature of state change requires

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Global climate change and international security  

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On May 8--10, 1991, the Midwest Consortium of International Security Studies (MCISS) and Argonne National Laboratory cosponsored a conference on Global Climate Change and International Security. The aim was to bring together natural and social scientists to examine the economic, sociopolitical, and security implications of the climate changes predicted by the general circulation models developed by natural scientists. Five themes emerged from the papers and discussions: (1) general circulation models and predicted climate change; (2) the effects of climate change on agriculture, especially in the Third World; (3) economic implications of policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; (4) the sociopolitical consequences of climate change; and (5) the effect of climate change on global security.

Rice, M.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

222

Chemistry implications of climate change  

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Since preindustrial times, the concentrations of a number of key greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}), methane (CH{sub 4}) and the nitric oxides (N{sub 2}O) have increased. Additionally, the concentrations of anthropogenic aerosols have also increased during the same time period. Increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases are expected to increase temperature, while the aerosols tend to have a net cooling effect. Taking both of these effects into account, the current best scientific estimate is that the global average surface temperature is expected to increase by 2{degrees}C between the years 1990 to 2100. A climate change if this magnitude will both directly and indirectly impact atmospheric chemistry. For example, many important tropospheric reactions have a temperature dependence (either Arrhenius or otherwise). Thus, if temperature increase, reaction rates will also increase.

Atherton, C.S.

1997-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

223

Storm Tracks and Climate Change  

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Extratropical and tropical transient storm tracks are investigated from the perspective of feature tracking in the ECHAM5 coupled climate model for the current and a future climate scenario. The atmosphere-only part of the model, forced by ...

Lennart Bengtsson; Kevin I. Hodges; Erich Roeckner

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate change: The IPCC scientific assessment  

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Book review of the intergovernmental panel on climate change report on global warming and the greenhouse effect. Covers the scientific basis for knowledge of the future climate. Presents chemistry of greenhouse gases and mathematical modelling of the climate system. The book is primarily for government policy makers.

Houghton, J.T.; Jenkins, G.J.; Ephraums, J.J. (eds.)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

Energy Crossroads: Global Climate Change | Environmental Energy  

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Global Climate Change Global Climate Change Suggest a Listing Best Global Warming Articles Global Warming Articles provides facts about the causes, effects and answers to global warming; the environment; energy conservation, climate change and more. Ecolytics As emissions requirements, climate change, financial markets, and risk management become increasingly interconnected, organizations are left with critical choices regarding greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions management. Ecolytics(tm), a comprehensive web-based software tool, can help organizations in the navigation of this complex area by providing an effective cataloging, strategic planning, economic analysis, and risk management solution. Enviro$en$e Funded by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Strategic

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NICCR - National Institute for Climate Change Research  

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Notaro Abstract Ecosystem response to future climate change and the impact of vegetation feedbacks in the Southwest United States Principle Investigator: Michael Notaro, University...

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NICCR - National Institute for Climate Change Research  

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North America. (abstract) Dr. Michael E. Loik - University of California, Santa Cruz Climate Change Impacts on Shrub-Forest Ecotones in the Western US (abstract) Dr. Russell...

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NICCR - National Institute for Climate Change Research  

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project proposes to develop an approach useful in the prediction of potential effects of climate change on semiarid pion-juniper woodlands. The study will assess tree mortality...

229

Mitigating Climate Change through Energy Efficiency: Implications...  

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Mitigating Climate Change through Energy Efficiency: Implications of China's 20 % Energy Intensity Reduction Target Speaker(s): Jiang Lin Date: March 13, 2007 - 12:00pm Location:...

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Assessing Climate Change Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation...  

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The Case of Pantabangan-Carranglan Watershed Jump to: navigation, search Name Assessing Climate Change Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation: The Case of Pantabangan-Carranglan...

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NICCR - National Institute for Climate Change Research  

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at treelines: addressing uncertainty in bio-climatic model forecasts of forest change Principle Investigator: Matthew Germino, Idaho State University Co-Principle...

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NETL: Climate Change Policy Support: Reference Shelf  

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Climate Change Policy Support Reference Shelf NETL-sponsored Symposia at the AAAS Annual Meeting Battery-Powered Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicle Projects to Reduce Greenhouse...

233

OpenEI Community - climate change  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

http:en.openei.orgcommunitytaxonomyterm1730 en U.S. Global Change Research Program publishes "National Climate Assessment" report for United States http:en.openei.org...

234

NICCR - National Institute for Climate Change Research  

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of the carbon flux of a drained thaw lake basin chronosequence, Potential affects of climate change on carbon balance of polygonized ground; Methane flux in three major land...

235

US Energy Sector Vulnerabilities to Climate Change  

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

corn field near Somers, Iowa; wind turbines in Texas. Photo credits: iStockphoto U.S. ENERGY SECTOR VULNERABILITIES TO CLIMATE CHANGE AND EXTREME WEATHER Acknowledgements This...

236

Climate Change - Center for Transportation Analysis  

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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

237

South Africa - Climate Change Risks and Opportunities for the Economy |  

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Risks and Opportunities for the Economy Risks and Opportunities for the Economy Jump to: navigation, search Name South Africa - Climate Change Risks and Opportunities for the Economy Agency/Company /Organization Camco Sector Energy, Climate Focus Area Energy Efficiency, Economic Development Topics Co-benefits assessment, Background analysis Resource Type Publications Website http://www.climateriskandoppor Country South Africa UN Region Southern Africa References South Africa - Climate Change[1] South Africa - Climate Change Risks and Opportunities for the Economy Screenshot "The analysis contained in this report is focused on providing a framework and overview for evaluating the economic implications of climate change for South Africa. A further objective of the report is to act as a precursor

238

Climate Change and Clean Energy Project (CEnergy) Toolkit | Open Energy  

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Climate Change and Clean Energy Project (CEnergy) Toolkit Climate Change and Clean Energy Project (CEnergy) Toolkit Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Climate Change and Clean Energy Project (CEnergy) Toolkit Agency/Company /Organization: Clean Air Asia, International Resources Group (IRG), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Ministry of Planning Sector: Land Focus Area: Greenhouse Gas, People and Policy, Transportation Topics: Background analysis, Baseline projection, Co-benefits assessment, - Environmental and Biodiversity, GHG inventory, Low emission development planning, -LEDS, Pathways analysis, Policies/deployment programs Website: cleanairinitiative.org/portal/toolkitLGUs Country: Philippines UN Region: South-Eastern Asia References: CEnergy Toolkit[1]

239

Link Climate Change and Human Health  

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Make Our Science Accessible Make Our Science Accessible Link Climate Change & Health Provide Data and Tools Coordinate Internationally Link Climate Change and Human Health Print E-mail Health News Check out the latest climate change and human health news and announcements in our Health News Feed. Climate change poses unique challenges to human health. Unlike health threats caused by a particular toxin or disease pathogen, there are many ways that climate change can lead to potentially harmful health effects. Direct health impacts may include increased illnesses and deaths from extreme heat events, injuries and deaths from extreme weather events, and respiratory illnesses due to changes in air quality Indirect health impacts include illnesses and deaths that may arise from

240

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..

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UK Climate Change Risk Assessment and National  

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change #12;Weather & climate impacts - economic, societal, environmental Water consumption per capita: Climate Change Risk Assessment Elevensectors(forinitial analysis) Health Energy Transport Built-24000 deaths avoided in winter) by 2050s Increases in drought and some pest and diseases could reduce timber

Wirosoetisno, Djoko

242

Climate Change Information Network | Open Energy Information  

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Network Network Jump to: navigation, search Name Climate Change Information Network Agency/Company /Organization United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Resource Type Training materials Website http://unfccc.int/cc_inet/item References CC:iNet[1] Sumamry "CC:iNet serves as a clearinghouse for information sources on public information, education and training in the field of climate change. It is designed to help governments, organizations and individuals gain rapid and easy access to ideas, strategies, contacts, experts and materials that can be used to motivate and empower people to take effective action on climate change." References ↑ "CC:iNet" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Climate_Change_Information_Network&oldid=328546

243

Initiatives Related to Climate Change in Ghana | Open Energy Information  

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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 » Initiatives Related to Climate Change in Ghana Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Initiatives Related to Climate Change in Ghana Agency/Company /Organization: Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) Sector: Energy, Land, Water, Climate Focus Area: Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Transportation, Forestry Topics: Background analysis Resource Type: Publications Website: cdkn.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Ghana-initiatives-mapping-climate- Country: Ghana Cost: Free UN Region: Western Africa

244

Indices of Climate Change for the United States  

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A framework is presented to quantify observed changes in climate within the contiguous United States through the development and analysis of two indices of climate change, a Climate Extremes Index (CEI) and a U.S. Greenhouse Climate Response ...

Thomas R. Karl; Richard W. Knight; David R. Easterling; Robert G. Quayle

1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

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

246

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

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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

247

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

248

Mozambique-African Climate Change Resilience Alliance | Open Energy  

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Mozambique-African Climate Change Resilience Alliance Mozambique-African Climate Change Resilience Alliance Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Mozambique-African Climate Change Resilience Alliance Name Mozambique-African Climate Change Resilience Alliance Agency/Company /Organization Overseas Development Institute, Oxfam Topics Background analysis, Co-benefits assessment, Low emission development planning, -LEDS Website http://www.africa-adapt.net/aa Country Mozambique UN Region Eastern Africa References ACCRA[1] Overview "ACCRA is an exciting and ambitious consortium working to improve our understanding of adaptive capacity. It is made up of Oxfam GB, the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), Save the Children Alliance, Care International and World Vision International and funded by DFID. We have developed an

249

Financing Global Climate Change Mitigation | Open Energy Information  

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Financing Global Climate Change Mitigation Financing Global Climate Change Mitigation Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Financing Global Climate Change Mitigation Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Sector: Energy Focus Area: Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy Topics: Finance Resource Type: Publications, Guide/manual Website: www.unece.org/energy/se/pdfs/gee21/gee21_pub/GEE21_GlobalClimateChange UN Region: "Western & Eastern Europe" 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.

250

Benefits of Tropical Forest Management Under the New Climate Change  

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Benefits of Tropical Forest Management Under the New Climate Change Benefits of Tropical Forest Management Under the New Climate Change Agreement-A Case Study in Cambodia Jump to: navigation, search Name Benefits of Tropical Forest Management Under the New Climate Change Agreement-A Case Study in Cambodia Agency/Company /Organization United States Agency for International Development, Global Environment Facility, United Nations Development Programme Sector Land Focus Area Forestry Topics Policies/deployment programs, Background analysis Resource Type Lessons learned/best practices Website http://www.forestcarbonportal. Country Cambodia UN Region South-Eastern Asia References REDD Cambodia Case Study[1] Benefits of Tropical Forest Management Under the New Climate Change Agreement-A Case Study in Cambodia Screenshot

251

Aid for Trade and Climate Change Financing Mechanisms | Open Energy  

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Aid for Trade and Climate Change Financing Mechanisms Aid for Trade and Climate Change Financing Mechanisms Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Aid for Trade and Climate Change Financing Mechanisms: Best Practices and Lessons Learned for LDCs and SVEs in Africa Agency/Company /Organization: International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development Sector: Energy, Land Topics: Finance, Implementation Resource Type: Publications, Lessons learned/best practices Website: ictsd.org/downloads/2010/03/aft-and-climate-change-financing-mechanism 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.

252

Ethiopia-African Climate Change Resilience Alliance | Open Energy  

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Ethiopia-African Climate Change Resilience Alliance Ethiopia-African Climate Change Resilience Alliance Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Ethiopia-African Climate Change Resilience Alliance Name Ethiopia-African Climate Change Resilience Alliance Agency/Company /Organization Overseas Development Institute, Oxfam Topics Background analysis, Co-benefits assessment, Low emission development planning, -LEDS Website http://www.africa-adapt.net/aa Country Ethiopia UN Region Eastern Africa References ACCRA[1] Overview "ACCRA is an exciting and ambitious consortium working to improve our understanding of adaptive capacity. It is made up of Oxfam GB, the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), Save the Children Alliance, Care International and World Vision International and funded by DFID. We have developed an

253

Policy Agenda for Addressing Climate Change in Bangladesh: Copenhagen and  

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for Addressing Climate Change in Bangladesh: Copenhagen and for Addressing Climate Change in Bangladesh: Copenhagen and Beyond Jump to: navigation, search Name Policy Agenda for Addressing Climate Change in Bangladesh: Copenhagen and Beyond Agency/Company /Organization United Nations Environment Programme, Centre for Policy Dialogue Sector Energy, Land Topics Implementation, GHG inventory, Policies/deployment programs, Pathways analysis, Background analysis Resource Type Presentation Website http://www.indiaenvironmentpor Program Start 2009 Country Bangladesh UN Region South-Eastern Asia References Policy Agenda: Bangladesh[1] Overview "Dialogue and carbon dioxide from the atmosphere The Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change(IPCC) gives detailed projections for the 21st century These

254

Climate change mitigation and adaptation in strategic environmental assessment  

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Countries are implementing CO{sub 2} emission reduction targets in order to meet a globally agreed global warming limit of +2 Degree-Sign C. However, it was hypothesised that these national reduction targets are not translated to regional or state level planning, and are not considered through Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) in order to meet emission reduction obligations falling on the transport, energy, housing, agriculture, and forestry sectors. SEAs of land use plans in the German state of Saxony, and the English region of the East of England were examined for their consideration of climate change impacts based on a set of criteria drawn from the literature. It was found that SEAs in both cases failed to consider climate change impacts at scales larger than the boundary of the spatial plan, and that CO{sub 2} reduction targets were not considered. This suggests a need for more clarity in the legal obligations for climate change consideration within the text of the SEA Directive, a requirement for monitoring of carbon emissions, a need for methodological guidance to devolve global climate change targets down to regional and local levels, and a need for guidance on properly implementing climate change protection in SEA. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Strategic Environmental Assessments (SEA) of 12 land use plans from Germany and England have been examined. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer SEA failed to consider climate change impacts at scales larger than the boundary of the land use plans. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer SEA should be an important instrument for climate protection. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Concrete steps for climate protection mainstreaming into SEA at the European Union and national levels have been suggested.

Wende, Wolfgang, E-mail: W.Wende@ioer.de [Head of Research Area on Landscape Change and Management, Leibniz Institute of Ecological and Regional Development, Weberplatz 1, D-01217 Dresden (Germany); Bond, Alan, E-mail: alan.bond@uea.ac.uk [InteREAM, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, NR4 7TJ (United Kingdom); Bobylev, Nikolai, E-mail: nikolaibobylev@gmail.com [School of Innovation Science, Saint Petersburg State Polytechnical University, 195251, Politechnicheskaya, 29, St. Petersburg (Russian Federation); St. Petersburg Research Centre for Ecological Safety of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 197110, Korpusnaya, 18, St. Petersburg (Russian Federation); Stratmann, Lars, E-mail: l.stratmann@ioer.de [Leibniz Institute of Ecological and Regional Development, Weberplatz 1, D-01217 Dresden (Germany)

2012-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

255

Likely Ranges of Climate Change in Bolivia  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Bolivia is facing numerous climate-related threats, ranging from water scarcity due to rapidly retreating glaciers in the Andes to a partial loss of the Amazon forest in the lowlands. To assess what changes in climate may be expected in the future,...

Christian Seiler; Ronald W. A. Hutjes; Pavel Kabat

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

256

Time-Varying Climate Sensitivity from Regional Feedbacks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

257

Program on Technology Innovation: Interactions of Climate Change and Air Quality: Research Priorities and New Direction  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Regional air quality and global climate change are highly interrelated because emissions of many pollutants affect both air quality and climate change, and the fundamental chemistry affecting air quality and global climate is similar. There are major gaps in scientific understanding that limit the development of models that can be used to accurately assess impacts of the interactions between air quality and climate on global to regional scales. A two-day workshop was held to identify such gaps and develo...

2005-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

258

Development of a Regional Climate Model of the Western Arctic  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

259

Scale-Dependent Detection of Climate Change  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Spatially and temporally dependent fingerprint patterns of near-surface temperature change are derived from transient climate simulations of the second Hadley Centre coupled ocean–atmosphere GCM (HADCM2). Trends in near-surface temperature are ...

Peter A. Stott; Simon F. B. Tett

1998-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

260

Climate Forcing by Changing Solar Radiation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

By how much does changing radiation from the sun influence the earth’s climate, presently and in the recent past, compared with other natural and anthropogenic processes? Current knowledge of the amplitudes and timescales of solar radiative ...

Judith Lean; David Rind

1998-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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261

Climate Change and Bay Area Transportation  

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Climate Change and Bay Area Transportation Speaker(s): Bruce Riordan Date: April 5, 2007 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar HostPoint of Contact: Marcia Beck Bruce Riordan is a...

262

NICCR - National Institute for Climate Change Research  

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interact to influence carbon storage at landscape scales? 3. What is the potential for climate change over the next 50-100 years to strengthen the feedback between beetle...

263

Integrating Efficiency Into Climate Change Mitigation Policy  

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Integrating Efficiency Into Climate Change Mitigation Policy Speaker(s): Steven R. Schiller Date: December 8, 2008 - 12:00pm Location: 90-4133 Seminar HostPoint of Contact:...

264

EETD Distinguished Lecture -Climate Change Hits Home  

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EETD Distinguished Lecture -Climate Change Hits Home Speaker(s): John Spengler Date: June 18, 2012 - 12:00pm Location: 50 Auditorium Seminar HostPoint of Contact: Hugo Destaillats...

265

A Surface Energy Perspective on Climate Change  

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A surface forcing response framework is developed that enables an understanding of time-dependent climate change from a surface energy perspective. The framework allows the separation of fast responses that are unassociated with global-mean ...

Timothy Andrews; Piers M. Forster; Jonathan M. Gregory

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

266

A Multinational Course on Global Climate Change  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A novel multinational course on global climate change was developed by East Carolina University in collaboration with five international universities and the U.S. Department of State. This course was developed to help foster the global conversation needed ...

Rosana Nieto Ferreira; Andrew Herdman; Scott Curtis; Rosina Chia; Elmer Poe; Robert Thompson; Biwu Yang

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

267

Contemporary Climate Change in the Jordan Valley  

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This study examines the climate changes that have occurred in the 40 years since the publication of Jehuda Neumann's classic climatological studies of the energy and water balance of the natural water bodies of the Jordan Valley. The measurements ...

Shabtai Cohen; Gerald Stanhill

1996-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

268

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

269

CSLF, an international climate change init  

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CSLF, an international climate change initiative focused on cost- CSLF, an international climate change initiative focused on cost- effective CCUS technologies, officially recognized the projects at a recent meeting in Perth, Australia, for making contributions to the development of global carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) mitigation technologies. With the recognition, all three projects will appear on the CSLF website in a yearly project portfolio to keep the global community updated

270

Physical basis for climate change models  

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The objectives for this research were two-fold: To identify means of using measurements of the outgoing radiation stream from earth to identify mechanisms of climate change; and to develop a flexible radiation code based upon the correlated-k method to enable rapid and accurate calculations of the outgoing radiation. The intended products are three papers and a radiation code. The three papers are to be on Entropy fluxes and the dissipation of the climate system, Radiation fingerprints of climate change, and A rapid correlated-k code.

Goody, R.; Gerstell, M.

1993-10-18T23:59:59.000Z

271

ESTIMATING RISK TO CALIFORNIA ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE FROM PROJECTED CLIMATE CHANGE  

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Future Residential Electricity Demand." Energy Institute atClimate change and electricity demand in California. ”Climate change and electricity demand in California. ”

Sathaye, Jayant

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

Department of Energy Advances Commercialization of Climate Change...  

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

Department of Energy Advances Commercialization of Climate Change Technology Department of Energy Advances Commercialization of Climate Change Technology October 31, 2006 - 9:17am...

273

Federal-Tribal Partnership on Climate Change Action Rounds Corner...  

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

Federal-Tribal Partnership on Climate Change Action Rounds Corner, Shifts Into High Gear at 2013 Tribal Nations Conference Federal-Tribal Partnership on Climate Change Action...

274

Climate Change Taxes and Energy Efficiency in Japan  

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In 2003 Japan proposed a Climate Change Tax to reduce its CO2 emissions to the ... Key words: climate change policy, emission trading, energy efficiency, ...

275

Nature climate change features Los Alamos forest research  

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Nature climate change features forest research Nature climate change features Los Alamos forest research The print issue features as its cover story the tree-stress research of...

276

NETL: News Release - New Curriculum Promotes Climate Change Education  

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December 2, 2004 New Curriculum Promotes Climate Change Education Interactive Curriculum Teaches Middle School Students About Climate Change Options KEYSTONE, CO. - The Department...

277

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report...  

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Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (SREX) Print E-mail...

278

UNEP Climate Change Resource Kit | Open Energy Information  

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UNEP Climate Change Resource Kit Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: UNEP Climate Change Resource Kit AgencyCompany Organization: United Nations Environment Programme...

279

Climate Change Adaptation: Weighing Strategies for Heat-Related...  

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Climate Change Adaptation: Weighing Strategies for Heat-Related Health Challenges Print E-mail Climate Change Adaptation: Weighing Strategies for Heat-Related Health Challenges...

280

Mapping Climate Change Vulnerability and Impact Scenarios - A...  

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Mapping Climate Change Vulnerability and Impact Scenarios - A Guidebook for Sub-national Planners Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Mapping Climate Change...

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281

Event:UNFCCC Momentum for Change: Innovative Financing for Climate...  

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for Change: Innovative Financing for Climate-friendly Investment Jump to: navigation, search Calendar.png UNFCCC Momentum for Change: Innovative Financing for Climate-friendly...

282

Climate Change Simulations with CCSM and CESM Project at NERSC  

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Climate Change Simulations with CCSM & CESM Climate Change Simulations with CCSM & CESM Key Challenges: Perform fundamental research on the processes that influence the natural...

283

EPA's Science Matters Newsletter Puts Spotlight on Climate Change  

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EPA's Science Matters Newsletter Puts Spotlight on Climate Change Print E-mail EPA's Science Matters Newsletter Puts Spotlight on Climate Change Friday, July 26, 2013 Featured by...

284

Rwanda-National Adaptation Programs of Action to Climate Change...  

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Rwanda-National Adaptation Programs of Action to Climate Change Jump to: navigation, search Name Rwanda-National Adaptation Programs of Action to Climate Change AgencyCompany...

285

Temperature and Violent Crime: Implications of Climate Change...  

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Temperature and Violent Crime: Implications of Climate Change? Print E-mail Temperature and Violent Crime: Implications of Climate Change? Friday, September 20, 2013 Featured by...

286

USFS-Climate Change Resource Center | Open Energy Information  

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

287

Burundi-National Adaptation Plan of Action to Climate Change...  

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Burundi-National Adaptation Plan of Action to Climate Change Jump to: navigation, search Name Burundi-National Adaptation Plan of Action to Climate Change AgencyCompany...

288

Meeting President Bush's Climate Change Challenge to Business...  

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Meeting President Bush's Climate Change Challenge to Business and Industry Meeting President Bush's Climate Change Challenge to Business and Industry An article describing the...

289

Using Technology to Bring Climate Change Adaptation Research...  

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Using Technology to Bring Climate Change Adaptation Research to the Great Lakes Print E-mail Using Technology to Bring Climate Change Adaptation Research to the Great Lakes...

290

The Cost to Developing Countries of Adapting to Climate Change...  

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The Cost to Developing Countries of Adapting to Climate Change Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: The Cost to Developing Countries of Adapting to Climate Change Agency...

291

Changing the Climate: Looking Towards a More Cost Effective,...  

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

Changing the Climate: Looking Towards a More Cost Effective, Energy Efficient Future Changing the Climate: Looking Towards a More Cost Effective, Energy Efficient Future November...

292

Changing the Climate: Looking Towards a More Cost Effective,...  

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

Changing the Climate: Looking Towards a More Cost Effective, Energy Efficient Future, November 18, 2008 Changing the Climate: Looking Towards a More Cost Effective, Energy...

293

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...

294

Indonesia-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states...  

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Indonesia-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Jump to: navigation, search Name Indonesia-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states,...

295

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

296

The climate change and energy security nexus  

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The study of the impacts of climate change on national and interna-tional security has grown as a research field, particularly in the last five years. Within this broad field, academic scholarship has concentrated primarily on whether climate change is, or may become, a driver of violent conflict. This relationship remains highly contested. However, national security policy and many non-governmental organizations have identified climate change as a threat multiplier in conflict situations. The U.S. Department of Defense and the United Kingdom's Ministry of Defense have incorporated these findings into strategic planning documents such as the Quadrennial Defense Review and the Strategic Defence and Security Review. In contrast to the climate-conflict nexus, our analysis found that academic scholarship on the climate change and energy security nexus is small and more disciplinarily focused. In fact, a search of social science litera-ture found few sources, with a significant percentage of these works attribut-able to a single journal. Assuming that policymakers are more likely to rely on broader social science literature than technical or scientific journals, this leaves a limited foundation. This then begged the question: what are these sources? We identified a body of grey literature on the nexus of climate change and energy security of a greater size than the body of peer-reviewed social science literature. We reviewed fifty-eight recent reports, issue briefs, and transcripts to better understand the nexus of climate change and energy security, as well as to gain insight about the questions policymakers need answered by those undertaking the research. In this article, we describe the nature of the sources reviewed, highlight possible climate change and energy security linkages found within those sources, identify emerging risks, and offer conclusions that can guide further research.

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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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Natural and anthropogenic climate change  

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This report covers the project progress of grant DE-FG02-86ER60422 for the period March 1, 1990--October 1, 1990. The research program includes three tasks: General Circulation Models (GCM) intercomparison and improvement, climate data-model statistics, and China project science coordination. This work has been performed in collaboration with our subcontractor, Dr. Wei-Chyung Wang, SUNY/Albany. 8 refs.

Gutowski, W.J.; Portman, D.A.; Iacono, M.J. (Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc., Cambridge, MA (USA)); Wang, W.C. (State Univ. of New York, Albany, NY (USA). Atmospheric Sciences Research Center)

1990-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrating Efficiency Into Climate Change Mitigation Policy  

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Integrating Efficiency Into Climate Change Mitigation Policy Integrating Efficiency Into Climate Change Mitigation Policy Speaker(s): Steven R. Schiller Date: December 8, 2008 - 12:00pm Location: 90-4133 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Richard Diamond Steve will discuss policy options for deploying energy efficiency resources in electricity (non-transportation) end-use markets to meet needed GHG emission reduction levels. This discussion will include listing some barriers inherent to climate policy design, as well as energy markets, that inhibit efficiency investment as an emissions reduction strategy. However, the focus of the talk is on recommendations for effective mechanisms that incorporate end-use electricity energy efficiency into climate change mitigation efforts. In a recent ACEEE paper, Steve and his co-authors,

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Identification of Nonlinear Behavior in Transient Climate Change Projections of Soil Moisture over the United States  

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While most projections of climate change and its regional impacts focus on overall changes in the state of the climate system, useful information can also be found in the evolution of the climate system from one state to another. Here the authors ...

Bruce T. Anderson; Catherine Reifen; Ralf Toumi

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrological Climate Change Impact Analysis for the Figeh Spring near Damascus, Syria  

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A set of downscaled climate change data from transient experiments with regional climate models has been used to access the future climate change signal in the area of the Figeh spring system in Syria and its potential effects on future water ...

Gerhard Smiatek; Severin Kaspar; Harald Kunstmann

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

Climate change risk and response  

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electricity rates and expenditures that accompany these changes may not be as well. Most of the state’

Kahrl, Fredrich; Roland-Holst, David

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

Climate Change Projections for the Twenty-First Century and Climate Change Commitment in the CCSM3  

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Climate change scenario simulations with the Community Climate System Model version 3 (CCSM3), a global coupled climate model, show that if concentrations of all greenhouse gases (GHGs) could have been stabilized at the year 2000, the climate ...

Gerald A. Meehl; Warren M. Washington; Benjamin D. Santer; William D. Collins; Julie M. Arblaster; Aixue Hu; David M. Lawrence; Haiyan Teng; Lawrence E. Buja; Warren G. Strand

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

Planning for mitigating climate change risk to metropolitan areas (USA)  

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In the last couple of decades, there has been increasing evidence of changes in global climate. With urban areas identified as the primary contributors to the climate change, there is an impetus for initiatives to persuade major contributors of greenhouse gases to undertake policy measures for climate change mitigation. The support for such initiatives at the international level has been mixed with many nations, including the United States, not accepting the Kyoto protocol. In view of the evident disagreement at the international level, initiatives promoting local communities to adopt self regulating policies for climate change mitigation have gained importance. One such initiative is the Cities for Climate Protection (CCP) supported by the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives. This research explores the differences in the socio-economic and civic characteristics of metropolitan areas in the contiguous United States that have committed to CCP (as a policy measure for climate change mitigation) to those that have not. The data in this study has been primarily collected from the census documents and government publications. The indicators are grouped into risk, stress and civic variables. The differences amongst the metropolitan areas with CCP committed jurisdictions and those with non-committed jurisdictions have been analyzed through statistical t-tests and use of geographical information system (GIS). The research reveals that metropolitan areas with a higher degree of risk are more likely to commit to climate change mitigation policies whereas those with higher stress index are less likely to commit. The metropolitan areas with higher civic index were also found more likely to commit to policy measures for climate change mitigation. The results of the study are significant as they reveal that communities that are at risk are not necessarily adding to the climate stress and those contributing the most to the climatic stress are not committed to climate change mitigation. The results of the study support the need to discontinue the closed box approach and instead adopt an approach with vertical integration. Cooperation and coordination amongst the hierarchical aggregate levels of communities, from a place to a region, are imperative for effective implementation of climate mitigation initiatives.

Grover, Himanshu

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

Climate change risk and response  

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basket, changes in electricity rates can have far-reachingand assuming constant electricity rates, Auffhammer (2008)a rise (30 percent) in electricity rates in 2020 and 2040

Kahrl, Fredrich; Roland-Holst, David

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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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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

308

Toward economic evaluation of climate change impacts : a review and evaluation of studies of the impact of climate change  

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Efforts to access climate change have generally been unsuccessful in describing the economic damages (or benefits) associated with climate change or the functional relationship of damage (or benefits) to climate. Existing ...

Reilly, John M.

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

Ecuador-Quito City Climate Change Action Plan | Open Energy Information  

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Ecuador-Quito City Climate Change Action Plan Ecuador-Quito City Climate Change Action Plan Jump to: navigation, search Name Ecuador-Quito City Climate Change Action Plan Agency/Company /Organization Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), United Kingdom Department for International Development Partner Ministry of Environment Sector Climate Topics Background analysis, Low emission development planning, Pathways analysis Website http://resilient-cities.iclei. Country Ecuador UN Region South America References CDKN-Ecuador-Quito City Climate Change Action Plan[1] Ecuador-Quito City Climate Change Action Plan Screenshot In the last 100 years, Quito has experienced an average temperature increase of 1.2°C to 1.4°C. The change in the city's climate patterns affects ecosystems, infrastructure, water availability, human health,

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CDKN-Ecuador-Quito City Climate Change Action Plan | Open Energy  

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Quito City Climate Change Action Plan Quito City Climate Change Action Plan Jump to: navigation, search Name CDKN-Ecuador-Quito City Climate Change Action Plan Agency/Company /Organization Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), United Kingdom Department for International Development Partner Ministry of Environment Sector Climate Topics Background analysis, Low emission development planning, Pathways analysis Website http://resilient-cities.iclei. Country Ecuador UN Region South America References CDKN-Ecuador-Quito City Climate Change Action Plan[1] CDKN-Ecuador-Quito City Climate Change Action Plan Screenshot In the last 100 years, Quito has experienced an average temperature increase of 1.2°C to 1.4°C. The change in the city's climate patterns affects ecosystems, infrastructure, water availability, human health,

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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

312

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

313

Korea's Green Growth Strategy: Mitigating Climate Change and Developing New  

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Korea's Green Growth Strategy: Mitigating Climate Change and Developing New Korea's Green Growth Strategy: Mitigating Climate Change and Developing New Growth Engines Jump to: navigation, search Name Korea's Green Growth Strategy: Mitigating Climate Change and Developing New Growth Engines Agency/Company /Organization Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development Topics Policies/deployment programs, Pathways analysis, Background analysis Resource Type Publications, Guide/manual Website http://www.oecd.org/officialdo Country South Korea UN Region Eastern Asia References Korea's Green Growth Strategy[1] Overview "Korea's greenhouse gas emissions almost doubled between 1990 and 2005, the highest growth rate in the OECD area. Korea recently set a target of reducing emissions by 30% by 2020 relative to a "business as usual"

314

Assessing Climate Change Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation: The Case of  

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Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation: The Case of Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation: The Case of Pantabangan-Carranglan Watershed Jump to: navigation, search Name Assessing Climate Change Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation: The Case of Pantabangan-Carranglan Watershed Agency/Company /Organization World Agroforestry Centre Sector Land Focus Area Forestry Topics Adaptation, Background analysis, Co-benefits assessment Resource Type Publications Website http://www.worldagroforestry.o Country Philippines UN Region South-Eastern Asia References Assessing Climate Change Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation: The Case of Pantabangan-Carranglan Watershed[1] Assessing Climate Change Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation: The Case of Pantabangan-Carranglan Watershed Screenshot This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it.

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Climate Change and China's Agricultural Sector: An Overview of Impacts,  

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China's Agricultural Sector: An Overview of Impacts, China's Agricultural Sector: An Overview of Impacts, Adaptation and Mitigation Jump to: navigation, search Name Climate Change and China's Agricultural Sector: An Overview of Impacts, Adaptation and Mitigation Agency/Company /Organization International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development Sector Land Focus Area Agriculture Topics Adaptation, Background analysis, Co-benefits assessment Resource Type Publications Website http://ictsd.org/downloads/201 Country China UN Region Eastern Asia References China's Ag Impacts [1] Climate Change and China's Agricultural Sector: An Overview of Impacts, Adaptation and Mitigation Screenshot "The overall goal of this paper is to review and document the likely impacts of climate change on China's agricultural production, efforts

316

Implications of Climate Change for  

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in prevailing wind direction, wind force and mean sea levels. Some modern high-speed vessels cannot operate. Changes in rainfall, temperature, wind regime and sea level increase the risk of losses in almost every wind loadings on buildings and driving rain could lead to more structural damage Energy · increased use

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Mexico's Special Program on Climate Change | Open Energy Information  

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Mexico's Special Program on Climate Change Mexico's Special Program on Climate Change Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Mexico's Special Program on Climate Change Agency/Company /Organization: Government of Mexico, ClimateWorks, Project Catalyst, McKinsey and Company Sector: Energy, Land Focus Area: Transportation, Forestry, Agriculture Topics: Low emission development planning, Background analysis Resource Type: Publications, Case studies/examples Website: siteresources.worldbank.org/INTLAC/Resources/MEDEC_ExecutiveSummary_En Country: Mexico Central America References: Mexico's Special Program on Climate Change[1] Mexico's Special Program on Climate Change (Spanish) Annexes (Spanish) Excecutive Summary of Mexico's Special Program on Climate Change Goals and targets of the program

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The land use climate change energy nexus  

SciTech Connect

Landscape ecology focuses on the spatial patterns and processes of ecological and human interactions. These patterns and processes are being altered both by changing human resource-management practices and changing climate conditions associated, in part, with increases in atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases. Dominant resource extraction and land management activities involve energy, and the use of fossil energy is one of the key drivers behind increasing greenhouse gas emissions as well as land-use changes. Alternative energy sources (such as wind, solar, nuclear, and bioenergy) are being explored to reduce greenhouse gas emission rates. Yet, energy production, including alternative-energy options, can have a wide range of effects on land productivity, surface cover, albedo, and other factors that affect carbon, water and energy fluxes and, in turn, climate. Meanwhile, climate influences the potential output, relative efficiencies and sustainability of alternative energy sources. Thus climate change, energy choices, and land-use change are linked, and any analysis in landscape ecology that considers one of these factors should consider them all. This analysis explores the implications of those linkages and points out ecological patterns and processes that may be affected by these interactions.

Dale, Virginia H [ORNL; Efroymson, Rebecca Ann [ORNL; Kline, Keith L [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

Change in Pacific nitrogen content tied to climate change  

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4 4 For immediate release: 12/15/2013 | NR-13-12-04 High Resolution Image Living and fossilized coral are gathered from dives in the Hawaiian Islands. A Lawrence Livermore scientist and collaborators have studied coral to determine that a long-term shift in nitrogen content in the Pacific Ocean has occurred as a result of climate change. Image courtesy of NOAA Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory. Change in Pacific nitrogen content tied to climate change Anne M Stark, LLNL, (925) 422-9799, stark8@llnl.gov Using deep sea corals gathered near the Hawaiian Islands, a Lawrence Livermore scientist, in collaboration with UC Santa Cruz colleagues, has determined that a long-term shift in nitrogen content in the Pacific Ocean has occurred as a result of climate change.

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Business Case for Energy Efficiency in Support of Climate Change...  

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Business Case for Energy Efficiency in Support of Climate Change Mitigation, Economic and Societal Benefits in China Title Business Case for Energy Efficiency in Support of Climate...

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The Health Benefits of Tackling Climate Change: An Executive...  

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The Health Benefits of Tackling Climate Change: An Executive Summary for The Lancet Series Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: The Health Benefits of Tackling Climate...

322

Adaptation to Climate Variability and Change: A Guidance Manual...  

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Adaptation to Climate Variability and Change: A Guidance Manual for Development Planning Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Adaptation to Climate Variability and...

323

How to Integrate Climate Change Adaptation into National-Level...  

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How to Integrate Climate Change Adaptation into National-Level Policy and Planning in the Water Sector Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: How to Integrate Climate...

324

New NASA Visualizations Show Two Futures of Climate Change  

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News International News Health News New NASA Visualizations Show Two Futures of Climate Change Print E-mail Thursday, July 25, 2013 By Tara Failey Climate Scenarios...

325

Lightning, atmospheric electricity and climate change  

SciTech Connect

Temperature records indicate that a global warming of 0.5{minus}0.7{degrees}C has occurred over the past century (Hansen and Lebedeff, 1987). Whether this trend is a result of increased trace gas concentrations in the atmosphere, or simply a result of natural variability; is still not known. These temperature trends are derived from thousands of observations worldwide. However, these observations are concentrated largely over continental areas, and then mainly in the northern hemisphere`s populated regions. This northern hemisphere continental bias results in large uncertainties in estimates of global temperature trends. Due to the increasing evidence that the present buildup of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere may result in an additional global warming of 1-5{degrees}C by the year 2050 (IPCC, 1990), it is increasingly important to find afternative methods to monitor fluctuations in global surface temperatures. As shown by two recent studies (Williams, 1992; Price, 1993), the global atmospheric electric circuit may provide a promising afternative for monitoring future climate change.

Price, C.

1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

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

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NICCR - National Institute for Climate Change Research  

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Shuur Abstract Shuur Abstract The Effect of Moisture and Temperature Manipulation on Plant Allocation and Soil Carbon Dynamics in Black Spruce Forests: Using Radiocarbon to Detect Multiple Climate Change Impacts on Boreal Ecosystem Carbon Cycling Principle Investigator: Dr. Edward A.G. Schuur, University of Florida Co-Investigators: Dr. Jason G. Vogel, University of Florida Dr. Stith T. Gower, University of Wisconsin Abstract: Our primary research objective is to understand how the carbon (C) cycle of black spruce (Picea mariana) forests, the largest boreal forest type in North America, will respond to climate change. A second objective is to provide an explicit link between the extensive research conducted on this forest type in Alaska to ongoing international research conducted in Canada where climate and substrates can differ. These objectives will be achieved by connecting observational and experimental field measurements to a common modeling framework.

328

Regional Dynamic and Steric Sea Level Change in Response to the IPCC-A1B Scenario  

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This paper analyzes regional sea level changes in a climate change simulation using the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI) coupled atmosphere–ocean general circulation model ECHAM5/MPI-OM. The climate change scenario builds on observed ...

Felix W. Landerer; Johann H. Jungclaus; Jochem Marotzke

2007-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

World Bank-Climate Change Knowledge Portal | Open Energy Information  

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Portal Portal Jump to: navigation, search Logo: World Bank-Climate Change Knowledge Portal Name World Bank-Climate Change Knowledge Portal Agency/Company /Organization World Bank Sector Climate Resource Type Maps, Training materials, Lessons learned/best practices Website http://sdwebx.worldbank.org/cl References World Bank-Climate Change Knowledge Portal[1] Abstract The WB Climate Change Portal is intended to provide quick and readily accessible climate and climate-related data to policy makers and development practitioners. World Bank-Climate Change Knowledge Portal Screenshot "The WB Climate Change Portal is intended to provide quick and readily accessible climate and climate-related data to policy makers and development practitioners. The site also includes a mapping visualization tool (webGIS) that displays

330

Australian Government Department ofClimate Change  

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committed $20 million to the Australia-China Joint Coordination Group on Clean Coal Technology. The Australian Government also recognises the importance of renewable technologies in addressing the challenges of climate change. Renewable technologies will need to become a greater part of the world's energy mix

Hansen, James E.

331

Waste and Climate Change ISWA WHITE PAPER  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

recovery 18 Clean Development Mechanism 20 Policy and regulation 26 Greenhouse gas accounting 34 References fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas. Climate change has already had a measurable impact on many-site electrical generation. Landfill gas may also be upgraded to a substitute natural gas or compressed natural

Columbia University

332

CLIMATE CHANGE AND WATER SUPPLY SECURITY  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

of developing the infrastructure to produce and deliver recycled water, so it seems logical and fair because unlike recycled water, the water produced is considered to be of drinking water quality or better CLIMATE CHANGE AND WATER SUPPLY SECURITY: Reconfiguring Groundwater Management to Reduce

333

Climate Change, Nuclear Power and Nuclear  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Climate Change, Nuclear Power and Nuclear Proliferation: Magnitude Matters Rob Goldston MIT IAP biomass wind hydro coal CCS coal nat gas CCS nat gas nuclear Gen IV nuclear Gen III nuclear Gen II 5-1 Electricity Generation: CCS and Nuclear Power Technology Options Available Global Electricity Generation WRE

334

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

335

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

336

USDOT-Transportation and Climate Change Clearinghouse | Open Energy  

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USDOT-Transportation and Climate Change Clearinghouse USDOT-Transportation and Climate Change Clearinghouse Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: USDOT-Transportation and Climate Change Clearinghouse Agency/Company /Organization: United States Department of Transportation Sector: Climate Focus Area: Transportation Topics: GHG inventory, Market analysis Resource Type: Guide/manual, Publications, Software/modeling tools User Interface: Website Website: climate.dot.gov/methodologies/analysis-resources.html Cost: Free USDOT-Transportation and Climate Change Clearinghouse Screenshot References: USDOT-Transportation and Climate Change Clearinghouse[1] "Assessments of available models and analytical tools can be used to compare greenhouse gas measurement methods and analytical approaches. This

337

Detection of Greenhouse-Gas-Induced Climatic Change  

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The objective of this report is to assemble and analyze instrumental climate data and to develop and apply climate models as a basis for (1) detecting greenhouse-gas-induced climatic change, and (2) validation of General Circulation Models.

Jones, P.D.; Wigley, T.M.L.

1998-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

338

Theory of Optimal Weighting of Data to Detect Climatic Change  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A search for climatic change predicted by climate models can easily yield unconvincing results because of “climatic noise,” the inherent, unpredictable variability of time-averaged atmospheric data. We describe a weighted average of data that ...

Thomas L. Bell

1986-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

Assessing Snow Albedo Feedback in Simulated Climate Change  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, the two factors controlling Northern Hemisphere springtime snow albedo feedback in transient climate change are isolated and quantified based on scenario runs of 17 climate models used in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate ...

Xin Qu; Alex Hall

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

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...

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Biofuels: A Solution for Climate Change  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Our lives are linked to weather and climate, and to energy use. Since the late 1970s, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has invested in research and technology related to global climate change. DOE's Office Fuels Development (OFD) manages the National Biofuels Program and is the lead technical advisor on the development of biofuels technologies in the United States. Together with industry and other stakeholders, the program seeks to establish a major biofuels industry. Its goals are to develop and commercialize technologies for producing sustainable, domestic, environmentally beneficial, and economically viable fuels from dedicated biomass feedstocks.

Woodward, S.

1999-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

342

Biofuels: A Solution for Climate Change  

SciTech Connect

Our lives are linked to weather and climate, and to energy use. Since the late 1970s, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has invested in research and technology related to global climate change. DOE's Office Fuels Development (OFD) manages the National Biofuels Program and is the lead technical advisor on the development of biofuels technologies in the United States. Together with industry and other stakeholders, the program seeks to establish a major biofuels industry. Its goals are to develop and commercialize technologies for producing sustainable, domestic, environmentally beneficial, and economically viable fuels from dedicated biomass feedstocks.

Woodward, S.

1999-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

343

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

344

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

345

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

346

The impact of climate change on the U.S. wind energy resource  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

I propose to use the new North American Regional Climate Change Assessment Program climate projections to estimate the change of the wind power resource under various carbon dioxide loading scenarios and for a range of climate models. We will compare our assessment with both our assessment based on the IPCC AR4 model runs, to explore the extent to which improved model resolution changes the prediction for the wind power resource, and with present day estimates from reanalysis and scatterometer winds.

Daniel Kirk-Davidoff; Daniel Barrie

2013-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

347

Ghana-Support for Future National Climate Change Policy Framework | Open  

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Page Page Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Ghana-Support for Future National Climate Change Policy Framework Jump to: navigation, search Name CDKN-Ghana-Support for Future National Climate Change Policy Framework Agency/Company /Organization Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), United Kingdom Department for International Development Partner Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN), University of Ghana Sector Climate, Energy, Land Topics Background analysis, Low emission development planning, Pathways analysis Website http://cdkn.org/project/assist Program Start 2010 Program End 2011 Country Ghana UN Region Western Africa References CDKN-Ghana-Support for Future National Climate Change Policy Framework[1] Policy brief[2]

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Indonesia and Climate Change: Current Status and Policies | Open Energy  

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and Climate Change: Current Status and Policies and Climate Change: Current Status and Policies Jump to: navigation, search Name Indonesia and Climate Change: Current Status and Policies Agency/Company /Organization World Bank, Department for International Development Indonesia Sector Energy, Land Focus Area Renewable Energy, Forestry, Agriculture Topics Policies/deployment programs, Background analysis Resource Type Publications Website http://siteresources.worldbank Country Indonesia South-Eastern Asia References Indonesia and Climate Change: Current Status and Policies[1] Background References ↑ "Indonesia and Climate Change: Current Status and Policies" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Indonesia_and_Climate_Change:_Current_Status_and_Policies&oldid=328842

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Forests and Climate Change Toolbox | Open Energy Information  

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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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Argentina-Climate Change Mitigation and Agriculture in Latin America and  

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Argentina-Climate Change Mitigation and Agriculture in Latin America and Argentina-Climate Change Mitigation and Agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Argentina-Climate Change Mitigation and Agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean Name Argentina-Climate Change Mitigation and Agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean Agency/Company /Organization Inter-American Development Bank, The Regional Fund for Agricultural Technology, Government of New Zealand Sector Climate, Land Focus Area Agriculture Topics Background analysis, GHG inventory, Low emission development planning, -LEDS, Policies/deployment programs Website http://www.iadb.org/en/news/ne Program Start 2011 Country Argentina UN Region South America References IDB, FONTAGRO, Government of New Zealand sign agreement on climate change mitigation and agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean[1]

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

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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

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One-Way Nested Regional Climate Simulations and Domain Size  

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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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Technologies for Climate Change Mitigation: Transport Sector | Open Energy  

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Technologies for Climate Change Mitigation: Transport Sector Technologies for Climate Change Mitigation: Transport Sector Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Technologies for Climate Change Mitigation: Transport Sector Agency/Company /Organization: Global Environment Facility, United Nations Environment Programme Sector: Energy, Climate Focus Area: Transportation Topics: Low emission development planning Resource Type: Guide/manual Website: tech-action.org/Guidebooks/TNAhandbook_Transport.pdf Cost: Free Technologies for Climate Change Mitigation: Transport Sector Screenshot References: Technologies for Climate Change Mitigation: Transport Sector[1] "The options outlined in this guidebook are designed to assist you in the process of developing transport services and facilities in your countries

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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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BNL | Climate Change Experimental Facility Design  

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Climate Change Experimental Facility Design Climate Change Experimental Facility Design Free Air CO2 Enrichment (FACE) is a method and infrastructure used to experimentally enrich the atmosphere enveloping portions of a terrestrial ecosystem with controlled amounts of carbon dioxide (and in some cases, other gases), without using chambers or walls. Before FACE, much of what we knew about plant and ecosystem responses to rising carbon dioxide concentration came from studies conducted in enclosures where the response of plants is modified by their growth conditions. Results from FACE experiments have provided important field validation of findings from earlier work, but have also yielded results that are both qualitatively and quantitatively different from those obtained using field enclosures. We pioneered the use of FACE technology to study the impact of carbon

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CHANGE: A Place-Based Curriculum for Understanding Climate Change at Storm Peak Laboratory, Colorado  

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Curriculum in High Altitude Environments for Teaching Global Climate Change Education (CHANGE) uses place-based education to teach middle school students about meteorology and climate as a basis to improve climate science literacy. The curriculum provides ...

A. Gannet Hallar; Ian B. McCubbin; Jennifer M. Wright

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Global climate change and pedogenic carbonates  

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Global Climate Change summarizes what is known about soil inorganic carbon and develops strategies that could lead to the retention of more carbon in the soil. It covers basic concepts, analytical methods, secondary carbonates, and research and development priorities. With this book one will get a better understanding of the global carbon cycle, organic and inorganic carbon, and their roles, or what is known of them, in the greenhouse effect.

Lal, R.; Kimble, J.M.; Stewart, B.A.; Eswaran, H. [eds.

1999-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tropical cyclones and climate change review article  

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Whether the characteristics of tropical cyclones have changed or will change in a warming climate — and if so, how — has been the subject of considerable investigation, often with conflicting results. Large amplitude fluctuations in the frequency and intensity of tropical cyclones greatly complicate both the detection of long-term trends and their attribution to rising levels of atmospheric greenhouse gases. Trend detection is further impeded by substantial limitations in the availability and quality of global historical records of tropical cyclones. Therefore, it remains uncertain whether past changes in tropical cyclone activity have exceeded the variability expected from natural causes. However, future projections based on theory and high-resolution dynamical models consistently indicate that greenhouse warming will cause the globally averaged intensity of tropical cyclones to shift towards stronger storms, with intensity increases of 2–11 % by 2100. Existing modelling studies also consistently project decreases in the globally averaged frequency of tropical cyclones, by 6–34%. Balanced against this, higher resolution modelling studies typically project substantial increases in the frequency of the most intense cyclones, and increases of the order of 20% in the precipitation rate within 100 km of the storm centre. For all cyclone parameters, projected changes for individual basins show large variations between different modelling studies. The challenge for climate change detection and attribution research with regard to tropical cyclones is to determine whether an observed change in tropical cyclone activity

Thomas R. Knutson; John L. Mcbride; Johnny Chan; Kerry Emanuel; Greg Holl; Chris L; Isaac Held; James P. Kossin; A. K. Srivastava; Masato Sugi

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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White House Conference on Global Climate Change  

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President Clinton has directed the White House office on Environmental Policy to coordinate an interagency process to develop a plan to fulfill the commitment he made in his Earth Day address on April 21, 1993. This plan will become the cornerstone of the Climate Change Plan that will be completed shortly after the Rio Accord enters into force. The Office on Environmental Policy established the Interagency Climate Change Mitigation Group to draw on the expertise of federal agencies including the National Economic Council; the Council of Economic Advisors; the Office of Science and Technology Policy; the Office of Management and Budget; the National Security Council; the Domestic Policy Council; the Environmental Protection Agency; and the Departments of Energy, Transportation, Agriculture, Interior, Treasury, Commerce, and State. Working groups have been established to examine six key policy areas: energy demand, energy supply, joint implementation, methane and other gases, sinks, and transportation. The purpose of the White House Conference on Global Climate Change was to ``tap the real-world experiences`` of diverse participants and seek ideas and information for meeting the President`s goals. During the opening session, senior administration officials defined the challenge ahead and encouraged open and frank conversation about the best possible ways to meet it.

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1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Global Climate Change: Risk to Bank Loans | Open Energy Information  

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Climate Change: Risk to Bank Loans Climate Change: Risk to Bank Loans Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Global Climate Change: Risk to Bank Loans Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Environment Programme Topics: Finance, Co-benefits assessment, Market analysis Resource Type: Publications, Guide/manual Website: www.unepfi.org/fileadmin/documents/global_climate_change_risk.pdf Global Climate Change: Risk to Bank Loans Screenshot References: Global Climate Change: Risk to Bank Loans[1] Summary "The purpose of this study is to evaluate the impact of climate change related risks on bank borrowers, utilizing as much data and analysis as possible. The first section of this report reviews the current climate change policies in place in Canada, Europe, and the US, in order to provide

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Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change IIGCC | Open Energy  

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Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change IIGCC Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change IIGCC Jump to: navigation, search Name Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) Place London, United Kingdom Zip EC1N 7WF Product The IIGCC is a forum for collaboration between pension funds and other institutional investors on issues related to climate change. References Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC)[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) is a company located in London, United Kingdom . References ↑ "Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC)" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Institutional_Investors_Group_on_Climate_Change_IIGCC&oldid=346996

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A National Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change | Open Energy  

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A National Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change A National Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: A National Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change Agency/Company /Organization: Coalition for Rainforest Nations Topics: Adaptation, Pathways analysis Resource Type: Guide/manual Website: www.rainforestcoalition.org/eng/ References: A National Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change[1] Logo: A National Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change Click here to view document A National Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change References ↑ "A National Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=A_National_Strategy_for_Adaptation_to_Climate_Change&oldid=382940" Category: Tools

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Improving understanding of climate change dynamics using interactive simulations  

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Global climate change is one of the most complex problems that human kind will face during the 21st century. Long delays in changing greenhouse gas emissions and in the response of the climate to anthropogenic forcing mean ...

Martin Aguirre, Juan Francisco

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Strengthening Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change in...  

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and Resilience to Climate Change in Kenya (StARCK) Jump to: navigation, search Name Strengthening Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change in Kenya (StARCK) AgencyCompany...

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Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report...  

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Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation Print E-mail Introduction As part of the U.S. Government...

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Tree Death Study's Climate Change Connection LANL researchers...  

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Questions about how plants die leads to climate change answers March 12, 2012 How trees die in drought key to plant, climate change questions How plants die during drought is one...

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Jack Fellows to Direct Climate Change Science Institute at Oak...  

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Dawn Levy 865.241.4630 Jack Fellows to Direct Climate Change Science Institute at Oak Ridge National Laboratory Jack Fellows has been appointed director of the Climate Change...

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New Papers Indicate Climate Change May Intensify Chemical Risks  

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New Papers Indicate Climate Change May Intensify Chemical Risks Print E-mail Climate Change and Chemical Risks Wednesday, February 27, 2013 Featured by NIEHS a member of the U.S....

369

Carbon Dioxide and Climate: Mechanisms of Changes in Cloud  

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Changes in cloud distribution may provide a major feedback on climate change. General circulation model simulations show an upward shift of high cloud and a general reduction of free-tropospheric cloud when climate warms. The shift of high cloud ...

J. F. B. Mitchell; W. J. Ingram

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

A Bayesian Approach to Statistical Inference about Climate Change  

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A Bayesian approach to statistical inference about climate change based on the two-phase regression model is presented. This approach is useful when nonobservational information is available about possible climate change. This information may ...

Andrew R. Solow

1988-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

Cross-cultural insights into climate change skepticism  

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With an eye towards developing more effective climate change education, social scientists have attempted to diagnose the reasons for lingering public skepticism of anthropogenic climate change. But rarely is the question addressed with the benefit of ...

Peter Rudiak-Gould

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Climate Change Scenarios for the U.S. National Assessment  

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In support of the U.S. National Assessment of the Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change, climate scenarios were prepared to serve as the basis for evaluating the vulnerability of environmental and societal systems to changes ...

Michael C. Maccracken; Eric J. Barron; David R. Easterling; Benjamin S. Felzer; Thomas R. Karl

2003-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Public Finance Mechanisms to Mobilize Investment in Climate Change...  

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Guidemanual Website: www.sefalliance.orgfileadminmediasefalliancedocsResourcesUNEPPu Public Finance Mechanisms to Mobilize Investment in Climate Change Mitigation...

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Introduction to Sustainability, Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas ...  

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Jun 25, 2008 ... Introduction to Sustainability, Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions Knowledge Package by Halvor Kvande ...

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Integrated Assessment of Global Climate Change | U.S. DOE Office of Science  

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Integrated Assessment of Global Integrated Assessment of Global Climate Change Biological and Environmental Research (BER) BER Home About Research Research Abstracts Searchable Archive of BER Highlights External link Biological Systems Science Division (BSSD) Climate and Environmental Sciences Division (CESD) ARM Climate Research Facility Atmospheric System Research (ASR) Program Data Management Earth System Modeling (ESM) Program William R. Wiley Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL) Integrated Assessment of Global Climate Change Regional & Global Climate Modeling (RGCM) Program Subsurface Biogeochemical Research Terrestrial Carbon Sequestration External link Terrestrial Ecosystem Science Facilities Science Highlights Benefits of BER Funding Opportunities Biological & Environmental Research Advisory Committee (BERAC)

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World Bank-Morocco Study on the Impact of Climate Change on the  

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Morocco Study on the Impact of Climate Change on the Morocco Study on the Impact of Climate Change on the Agricultural Sector Jump to: navigation, search Name World Bank-Morocco Study on the Impact of Climate Change on the Agricultural Sector Agency/Company /Organization World Bank Sector Land Focus Area Agriculture Topics Co-benefits assessment, Background analysis Resource Type Lessons learned/best practices Website http://www.fao.org/nr/climpag/ Country Morocco UN Region Northern Africa References Morocco Study on the Impact of Climate Change on the Agricultural Sector[1] Summary "The present document is an interim report on climate change impacts on crop yields in Morocco. It is part of a larger study led by the World Bank and the Government of Morocco on climate change and agriculture. The yield

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Mexico-Country Note on Climate Change Aspects in Agriculture | Open Energy  

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Mexico-Country Note on Climate Change Aspects in Agriculture Mexico-Country Note on Climate Change Aspects in Agriculture Jump to: navigation, search Name Mexico-Country Note on Climate Change Aspects in Agriculture Agency/Company /Organization World Bank Sector Land Focus Area Agriculture Topics Co-benefits assessment, Background analysis Resource Type Publications Website http://www-wds.worldbank.org/e Country Mexico UN Region Latin America and the Caribbean References Mexico-Country Note on Climate Change Aspects in Agriculture[1] Summary "Mexico is the only developing country to have submitted three national communications to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), indicating strong commitment by the government for addressing climate change across sectors. Agriculture contributes little, in relative

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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 ...

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

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Impacts of Future Climate Change on California Perennial Crop Yields: Model Projections with Climate and Crop Uncertainties  

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Most research on the agricultural impacts of climate change has focused on the major annual crops, yet perennial cropping systems are less adaptable and thus potentially more susceptible to damage. Improved assessments of yield responses to future climate are needed to prioritize adaptation strategies in the many regions where perennial crops are economically and culturally important. These impact assessments, in turn, must rely on climate and crop models that contain often poorly defined uncertainties. We evaluated the impact of climate change on six major perennial crops in California: wine grapes, almonds, table grapes, oranges, walnuts, and avocados. Outputs from multiple climate models were used to evaluate climate uncertainty, while multiple statistical crop models, derived by resampling historical databases, were used to address crop response uncertainties. We find that, despite these uncertainties, climate change in California is very likely to put downward pressure on yields of almonds, walnuts, avocados, and table grapes by 2050. Without CO{sub 2} fertilization or adaptation measures, projected losses range from 0 to >40% depending on the crop and the trajectory of climate change. Climate change uncertainty generally had a larger impact on projections than crop model uncertainty, although the latter was substantial for several crops. Opportunities for expansion into cooler regions are identified, but this adaptation would require substantial investments and may be limited by non-climatic constraints. Given the long time scales for growth and production of orchards and vineyards ({approx}30 years), climate change should be an important factor in selecting perennial varieties and deciding whether and where perennials should be planted.

Lobell, D; Field, C; Cahill, K; Bonfils, C

2006-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

380

DOE Science Showcase - Featured Climate Change Research from DOE Databases  

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Featured Climate Change Research from DOE Databases Featured Climate Change Research from DOE Databases Search Results from DOE Databases View research documents, citations, accomplishments, patents, and projects related to climate change, one of the primary scientific challenges addressed through the Incite Program. Climate Change Information Bridge Energy Citations Database DOE R&D Accomplishments Database DOE Data Explorer Climate Modeling Information Bridge Energy Citations Database DOE R&D Accomplishments Database DOE Data Explorer Ocean Turbulence and Climate Information Bridge Energy Citations Database DOE Accomplishments Database DOE Data Explorer Cloud Simulation and Models Information Bridge Energy Citations Database DOE Accomplishments Database DOE Data Explorer Global Warming Information Bridge Energy Citations Database

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FAO-Capacity Development on Climate Change | Open Energy Information  

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FAO-Capacity Development on Climate Change FAO-Capacity Development on Climate Change Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: FAO-Capacity Development on Climate Change Agency/Company /Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Sector: Land, Climate Focus Area: Forestry, Agriculture Resource Type: Training materials, Lessons learned/best practices, Case studies/examples Website: www.fao.org/climatechange/learning/en/ Cost: Free FAO-Capacity Development on Climate Change Screenshot References: FAO-Capacity Development on Climate Change[1] Logo: FAO-Capacity Development on Climate Change This portal provides a one-stop window for Member States, partners, UN staff and other development actors to access FAO climate change learning resources to facilitate experience-sharing.

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Climate Change: Effects on Our Energy | Department of Energy  

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Climate Change: Effects on Our Energy Climate Change: Effects on Our Energy Climate Change: Effects on Our Energy July 11, 2013 - 9:00am Addthis The Energy Sector's Vulnerabilities to Climatic Conditions x Impacts Due to... Increasing Temperatures Decreasing Water Availability Increasing Storms, Flooding, and Sea Level Rise See All Impacts Map locations are approximate. Find out more about this data here. Click and drag the map to read about each location. April Saylor April Saylor Former Digital Outreach Strategist, Office of Public Affairs Learn more about climate change Read the report to learn more about how climate change can impact our energy sources and electricity infrastructure. Learn more about the President's plan to address climate change. Read the press release about the climate change report.

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Climate Change: Effects on Our Energy | Department of Energy  

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Climate Change: Effects on Our Energy Climate Change: Effects on Our Energy Climate Change: Effects on Our Energy July 11, 2013 - 9:00am Addthis The Energy Sector's Vulnerabilities to Climatic Conditions x Impacts Due to... Increasing Temperatures Decreasing Water Availability Increasing Storms, Flooding, and Sea Level Rise See All Impacts Map locations are approximate. Find out more about this data here. Click and drag the map to read about each location. April Saylor April Saylor Former Digital Outreach Strategist, Office of Public Affairs Learn more about climate change Read the report to learn more about how climate change can impact our energy sources and electricity infrastructure. Learn more about the President's plan to address climate change. Read the press release about the climate change report.

384

Global climate change: Implications, challenges and mitigation measures  

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The present volume discusses topics in the fields of natural climatic fluctuations, the greenhouse effect, climate modeling, the biophysical and socioeconomic impacts of climate change, climate-change effect mitigation and adaptation strategies, and domestic (US) and international perspectives on regulation of climate-affecting activities. Attention is given to past climates as a guide to the future, the certainty of contemporary global warming, the physics of the greenhouse effect, the global carbon cycle, general circulation model studies of global warming, the implications of sea-level rise, forests' role in global climate change, the ecological effects of rapid climate change, predicted effects of climate change on agriculture, the impact of global warming on human health, energy supply technologies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and the U.N.'s 1992 Earth Summit Conference.

Majumdar, S.K.; Kalkstein, L.S.; Yarnal, B.M.; Miller, E.W.; Rosenfeld, L.M.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

Assessing the impacts of climate change on natural resource systems  

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This volume is a collection of papers addressing the theme of potential impacts of climatic change. Papers are entitled Integrated Assessments of the Impacts of Climatic Change on Natural Resources: An Introductory Editorial; Framework for Integrated Assessments of Global Warming Impacts; Modeling Land Use and Cover as Part of Global Environmental Change; Assessing Impacts of Climatic Change on Forests: The State of Biological Modeling; Integrating Climatic Change and Forests: Economic and Ecological Assessments; Environmental Change in Grasslands: Assessment using Models; Assessing the Socio-economic Impacts of Climatic Change on Grazinglands; Modeling the Effects of Climatic Change on Water Resources- A Review; Assessing the Socioeconomic Consequences of Climate Change on Water Resources; and Conclusions, Remaining Issues, and Next Steps.

Frederick, K.D.; Rosenberg, N.J. [eds.

1994-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

386

Learning about climate: an exploration of the socialisation of climate change  

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While the term ‘climate change’ is highly recognised by the non-scientific general public, understandings of its manifestations are varied, contrasting and complex. It is argued that this is because climate change has become simultaneously a ...

Debbie Hopkins

387

Learning about Climate: An Exploration of the Socialization of Climate Change  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

While the term “climate change” is highly recognized by the nonscientific general public, understandings of its manifestations are varied, contrasting, and complex. It is argued that this is because climate change has become simultaneously a ...

Debbie Hopkins

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

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

389

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

390

Colombia-Climate Change Mitigation and Agriculture in Latin America and the  

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Colombia-Climate Change Mitigation and Agriculture in Latin America and the Colombia-Climate Change Mitigation and Agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Colombia-Climate Change Mitigation and Agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean Name Colombia-Climate Change Mitigation and Agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean Agency/Company /Organization Inter-American Development Bank, The Regional Fund for Agricultural Technology, Government of New Zealand Sector Climate, Land Focus Area Agriculture Topics Background analysis, GHG inventory, Low emission development planning Website http://www.iadb.org/en/news/ne Program Start 2011 Country Colombia South America References IDB, FONTAGRO, Government of New Zealand sign agreement on climate change mitigation and agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean[1]

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DOE, USDA, and NSF Launch Joint Climate Change Prediction Research Program  

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DOE, USDA, and NSF Launch Joint Climate Change Prediction Research DOE, USDA, and NSF Launch Joint Climate Change Prediction Research Program DOE, USDA, and NSF Launch Joint Climate Change Prediction Research Program March 22, 2010 - 12:00am Addthis Washington, DC - The U.S. Departments of Energy and Agriculture and the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced the launch of a joint research program to produce high-resolution models for predicting climate change and its resulting impacts. Called Decadal and Regional Climate Prediction Using Earth System Models (EaSM), the program is designed to generate models that -- significantly more powerful than existing models -- can help decision-makers develop adaptation strategies addressing climate change. These models will be developed through a joint, interagency solicitation

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Rwanda-Project to Develop a National Strategy on Climate Change and Low  

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Rwanda-Project to Develop a National Strategy on Climate Change and Low Rwanda-Project to Develop a National Strategy on Climate Change and Low Carbon Development Jump to: navigation, search Name SSEE-Project to Develop a Rwandan National Strategy on Climate Change and Low Carbon Development Agency/Company /Organization United Kingdom Department for International Development, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Partner Smith School for Enterprise and Environment, University of Oxford Sector Climate, Energy, Land Topics Implementation, Low emission development planning, Policies/deployment programs Website http://www.smithschool.ox.ac.u Program Start 2010 Country Rwanda UN Region Middle Africa References SSEE-Project to Develop a Rwandan National Strategy on Climate Change and Low Carbon Development[1] SSEE-Project to Develop a Rwandan National Strategy on Climate Change and Low Carbon Development Screenshot

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Uruguay-Climate Change Mitigation and Agriculture in Latin America and the  

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Uruguay-Climate Change Mitigation and Agriculture in Latin America and the Uruguay-Climate Change Mitigation and Agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Uruguay-Climate Change Mitigation and Agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean Name Uruguay-Climate Change Mitigation and Agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean Agency/Company /Organization Inter-American Development Bank, The Regional Fund for Agricultural Technology, Government of New Zealand Sector Climate, Land Focus Area Agriculture Topics Background analysis, GHG inventory, Low emission development planning Website http://www.iadb.org/en/news/ne Program Start 2011 Country Uruguay South America References IDB, FONTAGRO, Government of New Zealand sign agreement on climate change mitigation and agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean[1]

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Chile-Climate Change Mitigation and Agriculture in Latin America and the  

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Chile-Climate Change Mitigation and Agriculture in Latin America and the Chile-Climate Change Mitigation and Agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Chile-Climate Change Mitigation and Agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean Name Chile-Climate Change Mitigation and Agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean Agency/Company /Organization Inter-American Development Bank, The Regional Fund for Agricultural Technology, Government of New Zealand Sector Climate, Land Focus Area Agriculture Topics Background analysis, GHG inventory, Low emission development planning Website http://www.iadb.org/en/news/ne Program Start 2011 Country Chile South America References IDB, FONTAGRO, Government of New Zealand sign agreement on climate change mitigation and agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean[1]

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African Climate Change Resilience Alliance | Open Energy Information  

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Resilience Alliance Resilience Alliance Jump to: navigation, search Logo: African Climate Change Resilience Alliance Name African Climate Change Resilience Alliance Agency/Company /Organization Overseas Development Institute, Oxfam Topics Background analysis, Co-benefits assessment, Low emission development planning, -LEDS Website http://www.africa-adapt.net/aa Country Ethiopia, Mozambique, Uganda UN Region Eastern Africa References ACCRA[1] Overview "ACCRA is an exciting and ambitious consortium working to improve our understanding of adaptive capacity. It is made up of Oxfam GB, the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), Save the Children Alliance, Care International and World Vision International and funded by DFID. We have developed an innovative adaptive capacity framework which we are currently consulting

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Prioritizing Climate Change Mitigation Alternatives: Comparing Transportation Technologies to Options in Other Sectors  

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Policies and Programs Update. American Council for an Energy-American policy conflict in the greenhouse: Divergent trends in federal, regional, state, and local green energy and climate change policy.

Lutsey, Nicholas P.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Agreement between Observed Rainfall Trends and Climate Change Simulations in the Southwest of Europe  

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The lowest spatial scale at which current climate models are considered to be skillful is on the order of 1000 km because of resolution and computer capabilities. The estimation of the regional changes caused by anthropogenic emissions of ...

J. F. González-Rouco; H. Heyen; E. Zorita; F. Valero

2000-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

Climate change and water supply, management and use: A literature review  

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There is evidence that atmospheric concentrations Of C0{sub 2}, tropospheric 0{sub 3}, and CH{sub 4}, among other gases that contribute to the greenhouse effect, have increased in recent decades, and that these changes may induce changes in global air temperatures and regional climate features in coming years. A literature review was conducted to sample the literature base on which our understanding of the water resource impacts of climate change rests. Water resource issues likely to be important include hydrologic response to climate change, the resilience of water supply systems to changing climatic and hydrologic conditions, and the effects of climate change on water quality and water uses (such as navigation and energy generation). A computer-assisted search of literature on the effects of climate change on these subjects was conducted. All studies were classified by type of paper (e.g., review, discussion, case study), region, water resource variable studied, and source of climate scenario. The resulting bibliography containing more than 200 references was largely annotated. Case studies of potential hydrologic impacts have been more common than studies of impacts on water management or water use, but this apparent research gap is decreasing. Case studies demonstrating methods of incorporating potential risks of climate change into water project planning and management have been performed. Considerable variability in regional coverage exists; the Great Lakes basin and California receive relatively more attention than such regions as New England and the Missouri River basin. General circulation model-based and hypothetical climate scenarios have been the dominant sources of climate scenarios used in case studies, although a variety of other methods for developing climate scenarios have been developed.

Chang, L.H.; Draves, J.D.; Hunsaker, C.T.

1992-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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IISD Climate Change and Agriculture Research | Open Energy Information  

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IISD Climate Change and Agriculture Research IISD Climate Change and Agriculture Research Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: IISD Climate Change and Agriculture Research Agency/Company /Organization: International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) Sector: Land Focus Area: Forestry, Agriculture Topics: Policies/deployment programs Resource Type: Publications References: IISD Climate Change and Agriculture Research[1] "IISD's work related to climate change and agriculture has been supported by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada." It include the two following publications: Expanding Agriculture's Role in a Post-2012 Regime (PDF - 712 kb) and Climate Change Mitigation through Land-Use Measures in the Agriculture and Forestry Sectors References ↑ "IISD Climate Change and Agriculture Research"

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Changing climate and energy modeling: a review  

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A review of a 1983 National Academy of Sciences report on the greenhouse effect focuses on the link between energy and carbon dioxide (CO/sub 2/) emissions, which is examined in Chapter 2 of the report. While in substantial agreement with the major qualitative conclusions and appreciative of the literature review, the authors note a bias toward low carbon emissions in the year 2000 in the model structure. They suggest introducing some process model characteristics, such as conversion processes. They also note the need to broaden research to other atmospheric constituents with potential to effect climatic change. 24 references.

Reilly, J.; Edmonds, J.

1985-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Couplings between changes in the climate system and biogeochemistry  

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The Earth's climate is determined by a number of complex connected physical, chemical and biological processes occurring in the atmosphere, land and ocean. The radiative properties of the atmosphere, a major controlling factor of the Earth's climate, are strongly affected by the biophysical state of the Earth's surface and by the atmospheric abundance of a variety of trace constituents. These constituents include long-lived greenhouse gases (LLGHGs) such as carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}), methane (CH{sub 4}) and nitrous oxide (N{sub 2}O), as well as other radiatively active constituents such as ozone and different types of aerosol particles. The composition of the atmosphere is determined by processes such as natural and anthropogenic emissions of gases and aerosols, transport at a variety of scales, chemical and microphysical transformations, wet scavenging and surface uptake by the land and terrestrial ecosystems, and by the ocean and its ecosystems. These processes and, more generally the rates of biogeochemical cycling, are affected by climate change, and involve interactions between and within the different components of the Earth system. These interactions are generally nonlinear and may produce negative or positive feedbacks to the climate system. An important aspect of climate research is to identify potential feedbacks and assess if such feedbacks could produce large and undesired responses to perturbations resulting from human activities. Studies of past climate evolution on different time scales can elucidate mechanisms that could trigger nonlinear responses to external forcing. The purpose of this chapter is to identify the major biogeochemical feedbacks of significance to the climate system, and to assess current knowledge of their magnitudes and trends. Specifically, this chapter will examine the relationships between the physical climate system and the land surface, the carbon cycle, chemically reactive atmospheric gases and aerosol particles. It also presents the current state of knowledge on budgets of important trace gases. Large uncertainties remain in many issues discussed in this chapter, so that quantitative estimates of the importance of the coupling mechanisms discussed in the following sections are not always available. In addition, regional differences in the role of some cycles and the complex interactions between them limit our present ability to provide a simple quantitative description of the interactions between biogeochemical processes and climate change.

Menon, Surabi; Denman, Kenneth L.; Brasseur , Guy; Chidthaisong, Amnat; Ciais, Philippe; Cox, Peter M.; Dickinson, Robert E.; Hauglustaine, Didier; Heinze, Christoph; Holland, Elisabeth; Jacob , Daniel; Lohmann, Ulrike; Ramachandran, Srikanthan; Leite da Silva Dias, Pedro; Wofsy, Steven C.; Zhang, Xiaoye

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation into Development Planning: A Guide  

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Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation into Development Planning: A Guide Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation into Development Planning: A Guide for Practitioners Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation into Development Planning: A Guide for Practitioners Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Sector: Climate Focus Area: Economic Development Topics: Co-benefits assessment, Pathways analysis Resource Type: Guide/manual Website: www.unpei.org/component/docman/doc_download/79-pei-mainstreaming-clima Cost: Free Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation into Development Planning: A Guide for Practitioners Screenshot References: Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation into Development Planning: A Guide for Practitioners[1] Logo: Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation into Development Planning: A Guide for Practitioners

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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

407

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

408

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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Climate Change 2001: The Scientific Basis  

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Climate Change 2001: Climate Change 2001: Working Group I: The Scientific Basis Get Javascript Other reports in this collection 4. Atmospheric Chemistry and Greenhouse Gases Contents Executive Summary 4.1 Introduction 4.1.1 Sources of Greenhouse Gases 4.1.2 Atmospheric Chemistry and Feedbacks 4.1.3 Trace Gas Budgets and Trends 4.1.4 Atmospheric Lifetimes and Time-Scales 4.2 Trace Gases: Current Observations, Trends and Budgets 4.2.1 Non-CO2 Kyoto Gases 4.2.1.1 Methane (CH4) 4.2.1.2 Nitrous oxide (N2O) 4.2.1.3 Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) 4.2.1.4 Perfluorocarbons (PFCs) and sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) 4.2.2 Montreal Protocol Gases and Stratospheric Ozone (O3) 4.2.3 Reactive Gases 4.2.3.1 Carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrogen (H2) 4.2.3.2 Volatile organic compounds (VOC) 4.2.3.3 Nitrogen oxides (NOx)

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New NASA Visualizations Show Two Futures of Climate Change  

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NASA Visualizations Show Two Futures of Climate Change Print E-mail NASA Visualizations Show Two Futures of Climate Change Print E-mail Thursday, July 25, 2013 By Tara Failey Climate Scenarios Project Temperature and Precipitation in the U.S. through 2100 Curious to 'see' how different greenhouse gas emission scenarios are expected to impact the United States? Two recently released animated NASA visualizations developed to support the forthcoming third US National Climate Assessment show projections of Earth's temperature and precipitation patterns from today through the year 2100-revealing how "low" versus "high" emission scenarios would impact the planet's climate. "These visualizations communicate a picture of the impacts of climate change in a way that words do not," said Allison Leidner, Ph.D., a scientist who coordinates NASA's involvement in the National Climate Assessment. "When I look at the scenarios for future temperature and precipitation, I really see how dramatically our Nation's climate could change."

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Students' plausibility perceptions of human-induced climate change  

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Overcoming students' misconceptions may be a challenge when teaching about global climate change because students tend to confuse short-term weather effects with long-term climate transformations, which may stem from misunderstandings about deep time. ...

Doug Lombardi; Gale M. Sinatra

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

Projection of Climate Change onto Modes of Atmospheric Variability  

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Two possible interpretations of forced climate change view it as projecting, either linearly or nonlinearly, onto the dominant modes of variability of the climate system. An evaluation of these two interpretations is performed using annual mean ...

DáithíA. Stone; Andrew J. Weaver; Ronald J. Stouffer

2001-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

Terrestrial Carbon Cycle Dynamics under Recent and Future Climate Change  

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The behavior of the terrestrial carbon cycle under historical and future climate change is examined using the University of Victoria Earth System Climate Model, now coupled to a dynamic terrestrial vegetation and global carbon cycle model. When ...

H. Damon Matthews; Andrew J. Weaver; Katrin J. Meissner

2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

Where to Look for Anthropogenic Climate Change in the Ocean  

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A coupled climate model has been used to provide preliminary guidance on which ocean observations will be most useful for early detection of anthropogenic climate change. Given the sparsity of historical ocean measurements, early detection may ...

Helene Banks; Richard Wood

2002-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving Policy for Stormwater Management: Implications for Climate Change Adaptation  

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Lack of local information on climate change impacts is increasingly recognized as an important barrier to progress in adaptation. However, simply providing decision makers with higher-resolution climate information will not ensure successful ...

Lee Tryhorn

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Climate Change Impact on Rice Insurance Payouts in Japan  

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The authors constructed the framework for a preliminary assessment of climate change impact on the rice insurance payout in Japan. The framework consisted of various models ranging from climate projection downscaling, rice yield estimation, yield ...

Toshichika Iizumi; Masayuki Yokozawa; Yousay Hayashi; Fujio Kimura

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

Controls of Global Snow under a Changed Climate  

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This study assesses the ability of a newly developed high-resolution coupled model from the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory to simulate the cold-season hydroclimate in the present climate and examines its response to climate change forcing. ...

Sarah B. Kapnick; Thomas L. Delworth

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CDKN-Ghana-Support for Future National Climate Change Policy Framework |  

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Support for Future National Climate Change Policy Framework Support for Future National Climate Change Policy Framework Jump to: navigation, search Name CDKN-Ghana-Support for Future National Climate Change Policy Framework Agency/Company /Organization Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), United Kingdom Department for International Development Partner Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN), University of Ghana Sector Climate, Energy, Land Topics Background analysis, Low emission development planning, Pathways analysis Website http://cdkn.org/project/assist Program Start 2010 Program End 2011 Country Ghana UN Region Western Africa References CDKN-Ghana-Support for Future National Climate Change Policy Framework[1] Policy brief[2] "CDKN responded to a request by the Government of Ghana to help develop a

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CDKN-Kenya-Action Plan for National Climate Change Response Strategy | Open  

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Kenya-Action Plan for National Climate Change Response Strategy Kenya-Action Plan for National Climate Change Response Strategy Jump to: navigation, search Name CDKN-Kenya-Action Plan for National Climate Change Response Strategy Agency/Company /Organization Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), United Kingdom Department for International Development Partner Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources on behalf of the National CC Task Force, HTSPE, IDLA, LTS International/ ACCLIMATISE, IISD, Adam Smith International +subcontractors Sector Climate, Energy, Land Topics Background analysis, Low emission development planning, Market analysis, Pathways analysis Website http://cdkn.org/2011/04/an-act Program Start 2010 Program End 2012 Country Kenya UN Region Eastern Africa References CDKN-Kenya-Action Plan for National Climate Change Response Strategy[1]

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U.S.-Vietnam Climate Change Working Group | Open Energy Information  

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Vietnam Climate Change Working Group Vietnam Climate Change Working Group Jump to: navigation, search Name U.S.-Vietnam Climate Change Working Group Agency/Company /Organization United States Geological Survey, Government of Vietnam Sector Energy, Land Topics Policies/deployment programs, Background analysis Website http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/CCWG/ Program Start 2008 Country United States, Vietnam UN Region South-Eastern Asia, Northern America References U.S.-Vietnam Climate Change Working Group[1] "The U.S.-Vietnam Climate Change Working Group (CCWG) met in Hanoi from 31 March to 2 April 2010 and developed a program of cooperative work and projects. Priorities for cooperation included: I. To establish benchmark Surface Elevation Table (SET) devices on the Vietnam coast to measure coastal elevation change, the first step in

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Climate VISION: News - DOE Releases Climate Change Technology...  

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and Climate, Methane to Markets Partnership, and the International Partnership for a Hydrogen Economy. The Plan sets six complementary goals: (1) reducing emissions from energy...

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Climate Change: building the resilience of poor rural communities | Open  

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Climate Change: building the resilience of poor rural communities Climate Change: building the resilience of poor rural communities Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Climate Change: building the resilience of poor rural communities Agency/Company /Organization: International Fund for Agricultural Development Focus Area: Renewable Energy, Agriculture Topics: Policies/deployment programs Resource Type: Publications Website: www.ifad.org/climate/factsheet/e.pdf References: Climate Change: building the resilience of poor rural communities[1] Background "Adaptation to climate variability has been a de facto part of IFAD's work for decades, through its efforts to build the resilience of poor rural people to difficult conditions. More recently, in response to the growing magnitude of climate change, IFAD is increasingly integrating adaptation

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Singapore National Climate Change Strategy | Open Energy Information  

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Singapore National Climate Change Strategy Singapore National Climate Change Strategy Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Singapore National Climate Change Strategy Agency/Company /Organization: Singapore Ministry of Environment and Water Resources Sector: Energy, Land Topics: Low emission development planning Resource Type: Publications, Case studies/examples Website: app.mewr.gov.sg/web/Contents/ContentsNCC.aspx?ContId=452 Country: Singapore UN Region: South-Eastern Asia Coordinates: 1.352083°, 103.819836° 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":1.352083,"lon":103.819836,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Role of aerosols in radiative forcing of climate change: Global mean and uncertainties  

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Anthropogenically induced climate change is of great current interest because of increases in atmospheric loading of infrared active (greenhouse) gases over the past 150 years and the inferred resultant increase in infrared radiation flux in the troposphere. However, the climate change ascribed to such increases, not to mention predictions of future climate change in response to prospective changes in the earth`s radiation budget, is based virtually entirely on climate model simulations of how the earth`s climate would respond to changes in radiation rather than on empirically established relationships between changes in the earth`s radiation budget and climate change. There is thus an urgent need to evaluate the performance of climate models to ascertain the accuracy with which they represent the changes in temperature and other indicia of climate that have been observed over the industrial period. Such an evaluation, however, requires an accurate assessment of the totality of changes in the earth`s radiation budget in both the longwave (thermal infrared) and shortwave (solar) spectral regions, not just of changes in the longwave due to increased concentrations of long-lived greenhouse gases.

Schwartz, S.E.

1998-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

Berkeley Lab Scientific Programs: Climate Change and Environmental Science  

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Climate Change and Environmental Science Climate image Earth scientists study global climate with the help of computational models At Berkeley Lab, climate scientists, geologists, microbiologists, computer scientists, and engineers tackle some of the planet's most pressing issues. Climate modeling Lab scientists are creating a new kind of climate model that integrates cutting-edge climate science, such as the pioneering work on the carbon cycle conducted at Berkeley Lab. The goal is not to predict climate alone but interactions among climate, water, and energy on a global scale. It will be able to incorporate fresh data and generate new scenarios at any point: energy demand and carbon emissions; changes in the composition of the atmosphere and the heat entering and leaving it; impacts on ecosystems

426

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

427

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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Understanding the regional impacts of climate change  

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the development of: figure 1. The microgrid laboratory facilities at ISET (source: ISET). Public Grid U=10 k its service territory. A microgrid is under development that again utilizes control- lable primeLBNL-62937 Microgrids: An Overview of Ongoing Research, Development, and Demonstration Projects

Watson, Andrew

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Event:Second Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa | Open  

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Change and Development in Africa Change and Development in Africa Jump to: navigation, search Calendar.png Second Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa: on 2012/10/19 "The Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA) conference will be the second of its kind as part of the Climate for Development in Africa (Clim-Dev Africa) work programme and provides a forum for dialogue and engagement with various stakeholders involved in addressing climate and development issues in Africa. The programme has been mandated at regional meetings of African Heads of State and Government, as well as by Africa's Ministers of Finance, Planning and Environment, and responds to the urgent challenge that climate change poses to the advancement of Africa's development objectives. More concretely, it seeks to address the need for

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The Role of Asia in Mitigating Climate Change: Results from the Asia Modeling Exercise  

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In 2010, Asia accounted for 60% of global population, 39% of Gross World Product, 44% of global energy consumption and nearly half of the world’s energy system CO2 emissions. Thus, Asia is an important region to consider in any discussion of climate change or climate change mitigation. This paper explores the role of Asia in mitigating climate change, by comparing the results of 23 energy-economy and integrated assessment models. We focus our analysis on seven key areas: base year data, future energy use and emissions absent climate policy, the effect of urban and rural development on future energy use and emissions, the role of technology in emissions mitigation, regional emissions mitigation, and national climate policies

Calvin, Katherine V.; Clarke, Leon E.; Krey, Volker; Blanford, Geoffrey J.; Jiang, Kejun; Kainuma, M.; Kriegler, Elmar; Luderer, Gunnar; Shukla, Priyadarshi R.

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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China-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts)  

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China-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) China-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Jump to: navigation, search Name China-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Agency/Company /Organization United Kingdom Department for International Development Sector Climate Focus Area Greenhouse Gas Topics Low emission development planning Country China Eastern Asia References Asia Regional [1] This programme will build capacity of central, state and local governments in the region to integrate low carbon, climate resilience objectives into policy, plans and programmes in various sectors. It will provide technical support in the preparation of plans, longer term institutional support to key govt agencies for implementation, and financing for pilot initiatives

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Effects of solar UV radiation and climate change on biogeochemical cycling: Interactions and feedbacks  

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Solar UV radiation, climate and other drivers of global change are undergoing significant changes and models forecast that these changes will continue for the remainder of this century. Here we assess the effects of solar UV radiation on biogeochemical cycles and the interactions of these effects with climate change, including feedbacks on climate. Such interactions occur in both terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. While there is significant uncertainty in the quantification of these effects, they could accelerate the rate of atmospheric CO{sub 2} increase and subsequent climate change beyond current predictions. The effects of predicted changes in climate and solar UV radiation on carbon cycling in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems are expected to vary significantly between regions. The balance of positive and negative effects on terrestrial carbon cycling remains uncertain, but the interactions between UV radiation and climate change are likely to contribute to decreasing sink strength in many oceanic regions. Interactions between climate and solar UV radiation will affect cycling of elements other than carbon, and so will influence the concentration of greenhouse and ozone-depleting gases. For example, increases in oxygen-deficient regions of the ocean caused by climate change are projected to enhance the emissions of nitrous oxide, an important greenhouse and ozone-depleting gas. Future changes in UV-induced transformations of aquatic and terrestrial contaminants could have both beneficial and adverse effects. Taken in total, it is clear that the future changes in UV radiation coupled with human-caused global change will have large impacts on biogeochemical cycles at local, regional and global scales.

Erickson III, David J [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Access to Climate Change Technology by Developing Countries | Open Energy  

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Access to Climate Change Technology by Developing Countries Access to Climate Change Technology by Developing Countries Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Access to Climate Change Technology by Developing Countries Agency/Company /Organization: International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development Sector: Energy, Land Focus Area: Renewable Energy Topics: Finance, Implementation Resource Type: Publications, Guide/manual Website: ictsd.org/downloads/2009/11/access-to-climate-change-technology-by-dev Access to Climate Change Technology by Developing Countries Screenshot References: Developing Country-Access to CC Tech[1] "The paper critically examines various approaches that have been suggested for achieving greater access to climate change technology by developing countries, including compulsory licensing, patent pools, patent databases

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Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in the Tourism Sector | Open  

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Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in the Tourism Sector Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in the Tourism Sector Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in the Tourism Sector Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Environment Programme Topics: Adaptation, Co-benefits assessment Resource Type: Publications Website: www.unep.fr/shared/publications/pdf/DTIx1047xPA-ClimateChange.pdf Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in the Tourism Sector Screenshot References: Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in the Tourism Sector[1] Summary "This document forms part of the " UNEP Manuals on Sustainable Tourism" and the UNWTO sustainable tourism policy guidebooks publication series, aiming to provide guidance to tourism stakeholders to integrate

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NICCR - National Institute for Climate Change Research  

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News News November 5, 2007. The NICCR National office will release the 2008/2009 RFP on March 1st, 2008. Other important dates will be announced in the near future. July 17, 2006. The selection of the new NICCR Coastal Center has been completed. Seven competitive applications were submitted in April, and reviewed by a panel of technical experts shortly thereafter. As a result of the competitive review, the application from Tulane University was selected by DOE. It is expected that a cooperative agreement between Tulane University and the DOE will be in place to manage the new Coastal Center by September 1, 2006. The next NICCR request for proposals is expected to include a research focus on potential effects of climatic change and/or sea level rise on the structure and functioning of coastal terrestrial ecosystems. All coastal ecosystem research to be supported by NICCR will be in the United States.

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The Climate Change Action Plan: Technical supplement  

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This Technical Annex documents the assumptions and parameters used in developing the supporting analysis for the Climate Change Action Plan (the Plan) issued by President Clinton on October 19, 1993. The Annex is intended to meet the needs of independent energy and environmental analysts who wish to better understand the Plan, its analytical underpinnings, and the events that need to transpire for the emissions reductions called for in the Plan to be realized. The Plan documented in this Annex reflects the outcome of a wide-ranging effort by Government agencies and interested members of the public to develop and implement actions that can reduce net greenhouse gas emissions in the year 2000 to their aggregate 1990 level. Based on agency and public input, the Climate Change Mitigation Group, chaired by the White House Office on Environmental Policy, developed the Plan`s content. Many of the actions called for in the Plan are now underway, while others are in advanced planning pending congressional action on the fiscal year 1995 budget. The analysis supporting the Plan represents the results of an interagency effort. The US Department of Energy (DOE) was responsible for the integrated analysis of energy-related options, based on the analysis of individual energy-related options by DOE, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the US Department of Transportation (DOT). EPA led in providing analysis for actions related to methane, hydrofluorocarbons, and perfluorocarbons. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) led the analysis of carbon sequestration actions and cooperated with EPA in the analysis of actions to reduce nitrous oxide emissions.

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1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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Global climate change and infectious diseases  

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The effects of global climate change on infectious diseases are hypothetical until more is known about the degree of change in temperature and humidity that will occur. Diseases most likely to increase in their distribution and severity have three-factor (agent, vector, and human being) and four-factor (plus vertebrate reservoir host) ecology. Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes may move northward and have more rapid metamorphosis with global warming. These mosquitoes transmit dengue virus, and Aedes aegypti transmits yellow fever virus. The faster metamorphosis and a shorter extrinsic incubation of dengue and yellow fever viruses could lead to epidemics in North America. Vibrio cholera is harbored persistently in the estuaries of the U.S. Gulf Coast. Over the past 200 years, cholera has become pandemic seven times with spread from Asia to Europe, Africa, and North America. Global warming may lead to changes in water ecology that could enhance similar spread of cholera in North America. Some other infectious diseases such as LaCrosse encephalitis and Lyme disease are caused by agents closely dependent on the integrity of their environment. These diseases may become less prominent with global warming because of anticipated modification of their habitats. Ecological studies will help as to understand more fully the possible consequences of global warming. New and more effective methods for control of vectors will be needed. 12 refs., 1 tab.

Shope, R. (Yale Univ. School of Medicine, New Haven, CT (United States))

1991-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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African Climate Change: Taking the Shorter Route  

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Numerous factors are associated with poverty and underdevelopment in Africa, including climate variability. Rainfall, and climate more generally, are implicated directly in the United Nations “Millennium Development Goals” to eradicate extreme ...

Richard Washington; Gillian Kay; Mike Harrison; Declan Conway; Emily Black; Andrew Challinor; David Grimes; Richard Jones; Andy Morse; Martin Todd

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate Feedbacks in CCSM3 under Changing CO2 Forcing. Part II: Variation of Climate Feedbacks and Sensitivity with Forcing  

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Are equilibrium climate sensitivity and the associated radiative feedbacks a constant property of the climate system, or do they change with forcing magnitude and base climate? Using the radiative kernel technique, feedbacks and climate ...

Alexandra K. Jonko; Karen M. Shell; Benjamin M. Sanderson; Gokhan Danabasoglu

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A daily weather generator for use in climate change studies  

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This paper describes the development of a weather generator for use in climate impact assessments of agricultural and water system management. The generator produces internally consistent series of meteorological variables including: rainfall, temperature, humidity, ... Keywords: Climate change, Climate scenario, Rainfall model, Stochastic, Weather generator

C. G. Kilsby; P. D. Jones; A. Burton; A. C. Ford; H. J. Fowler; C. Harpham; P. James; A. Smith; R. L. Wilby

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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IDB-Climate Change Mitigation and Agriculture in Latin America...  

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Agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean Jump to: navigation, search Logo: IDB-Argentina-Climate Change Mitigation and Agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean Name...

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Impact of climate change on Indian forests: a dynamic vegetation ...  

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Sep 1, 2010 ... Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010 .... and implement adaptation strategies to enhance the resilience of forests to climate change.

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Methods for Climate Change Technology Transfer Needs Assessments...  

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| Sign Up Search Page Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon Methods for Climate Change Technology Transfer Needs Assessments and Implementing Activities:...

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Thoughts on Energy Projections Used in Climate Change Analysis  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

U.S. Energy Information Administration Independent Statistics & Analysis www.eia.gov Thoughts on Energy Projections Used in Climate Change Analysis

447

Ecosystem Management and Local Governance in the Climate Change...  

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Ecosystem Management and Local Governance in the Climate Change Agenda: Evidence from Mexico's Forestry Sector Speaker(s): Camille Antinori Date: November 20, 2003 - 12:00pm...

448

Economic Evaluation of Climate Change Adaptation Projects: Approaches...  

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Economic Evaluation of Climate Change Adaptation Projects: Approaches for the Agricultural Sector and Beyond Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Economic Evaluation of...

449

Ethiopia-Climate Change National Adaptation Programme of Action...  

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Adaptation Programme of Action Jump to: navigation, search Name Ethiopia-Climate Change National Adaptation Programme of Action AgencyCompany Organization United Nations...

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Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Working Group...  

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Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Working Group 1, 1994: Modelling Results Relating Future Atmospheric CO2 Concentrations to Industrial Emissions DB1009 data Data...

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U.S. Global Change Research Program publishes "National Climate...  

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U.S. Global Change Research Program publishes "National Climate Assessment" report for United States Home > Groups > OpenEI Community Central Graham7781's picture Submitted by...

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National Institutes of Health Explore Impact of Climate Change...  

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National Institutes of Health Explore Impact of Climate Change on Human Health Print E-mail National Institutes of Health Research Portfolio Monday, April 22, 2013 Featured by...

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Development of Sea Level Rise Scenarios for Climate Change Assessments...  

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Development of Sea Level Rise Scenarios for Climate Change Assessments of the Mekong Delta, Vietnam Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Development of Sea Level Rise...

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Water resources planning under climate change and variability  

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Scenario to Climatic Changes. Water Resources Management 19:2006) Quantifying the Urban Water Supply Impacts of Climateto the Shape of Supply? Water Demand Under Heterogeneous

O'Hara, Jeffrey Keith

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

455

Business Case for Energy Efficiency in Support of Climate Change...  

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Us Department Contacts Media Contacts Business Case for Energy Efficiency in Support of Climate Change Mitigation, Economic and Societal Benefits in the United States Title...

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Business Case for Energy Efficiency in Support of Climate Change...  

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Us Department Contacts Media Contacts Business Case for Energy Efficiency in Support of Climate Change Mitigation, Economic and Societal Benefits in India Title Business Case for...

457

Beyond the ABC (Attitude, Behavior, Choice) of Climate Change...  

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Us Department Contacts Media Contacts Beyond the ABC (Attitude, Behavior, Choice) of Climate Change Policy: Conceptualising and Promoting Transitions in Social Practice...

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Adaptation for Nature: Ecological Impacts of Climate Change and...  

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Models CyberGIS for Geospatial Discovery and Innovation Ecological Impacts of Climate Change Aerosol and Cloud Microphysics in CAM5 Adaptation for Nature: Ecological...

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The Interaction of Water and Energy in California: Climate Change...  

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Us Department Contacts Media Contacts The Interaction of Water and Energy in California: Climate Change and Price Impacts Title The Interaction of Water and Energy in California:...

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A study of climate change effect on power generation.  

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??Global climate change has emerged as a major concern in 21st century and it has become a threat to all living beings on earth, creating… (more)

Khan, K

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Adapting Urban Transport to Climate Change- Module 5f - Sustainable...  

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Urban Transport to Climate Change- Module 5f - Sustainable transport: a sourcebook for policy-makers in developing cities Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Adapting...

462

Analysis of The Climate Change Technology Initiative: Fiscal Year ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Fossil Fuel Technologies. DOE's Office of Fossil Energy (FE) requested $38 million in 2000 and $56 million for 2001 for climate change funding (Table 40).

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United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change | Open...  

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developing countries in adjusting to climate changes. 2008 - Poznan COP 14 in Poznan, Poland 2009 - Copenhagen Expert Group on Technology Transfer(EGTT) Terms of reference of the...

464

Climate change and buildings | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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Climate change and buildings Climate change and buildings Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In this section How can we help you? Find out who's partnered with ENERGY STAR Become an ENERGY STAR partner Find ENERGY STAR certified buildings and plants ENERGY STAR certification Featured research and reports Facts and stats Climate change and buildings Climate change and buildings

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Climate Change Simulations with CCSM and CESM Project at NERSC  

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Climate Change Climate Change Simulations with CCSM & CESM Climate Change Simulations with CCSM & CESM Key Challenges: Perform fundamental research on the processes that influence the natural variability of Earth's climate system and relate those processes to possible future manifestations of anthropogenic climate change. This work utilizes an emerging class of Earth System Models that include detailed physical, chemical, and biological processes as well as interactions and feedbacks in the atmosphere, oceans, and land surface, to carry out policy-relevant adaptation/mitigation scenarios. This involves using CCSM3.5 and CCSM4 at resolutions higher than ever possible before. Why it Matters: These studies will provide data for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Assessment Report (IPCC AR5). The 2007 IPCC

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Interactions Between Energy Security and Climate Change: A Focus on  

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Interactions Between Energy Security and Climate Change: A Focus on Interactions Between Energy Security and Climate Change: A Focus on Developing Countries Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Interactions Between Energy Security and Climate Change: A Focus on Developing Countries Agency/Company /Organization: Morgan Bazilian, Benjamin F. Hobbs, Will Blyth, Iain MacGill, Mark Howells Partner: Energy Policy Sector: Energy, Climate Topics: Co-benefits assessment, - Energy Security Resource Type: Publications Website: www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=MImg&_imagekey=B6V2W-52SN633-5-1&_cd Cost: Free Interactions Between Energy Security and Climate Change: A Focus on Developing Countries Screenshot References: Interactions Between Energy Security and Climate Change: A Focus on Developing Countries[1]

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Adaptation to Climate Variability and Change: A Guidance Manual for  

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Adaptation to Climate Variability and Change: A Guidance Manual for Adaptation to Climate Variability and Change: A Guidance Manual for Development Planning Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Adaptation to Climate Variability and Change: A Guidance Manual for Development Planning Agency/Company /Organization: United States Agency for International Development Sector: Climate, Energy, Land, Water Topics: Adaptation Resource Type: Guide/manual Website: pdf.usaid.gov/pdf_docs/PNADJ990.pdf References: Adaptation to Climate Variability and Change: A Guidance Manual for Development Planning[1] "This Adaptation Guidance Manual is the first of several tools we are developing to assist planners and stakeholders as they cope with a changing climate. As we work with Missions to apply the methods described here, we

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Climate Change: Risks and Opportunities for the Finance Sector Online  

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Climate Change: Risks and Opportunities for the Finance Sector Online Climate Change: Risks and Opportunities for the Finance Sector Online Course Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Climate Change: Risks and Opportunities for the Finance Sector Online Course Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Sector: Climate Topics: Finance Resource Type: Training materials, Video, Webinar Website: www.unepfi.org/training/index.html Cost: Free Language: English References: Climate Change: Risks and Opportunities for the Finance Sector Online Course[1] "To equip representatives of financial institutions - including banks, insurers, and fund managers - as well as other stakeholders with the necessary knowledge and skills to address climate change risks and capitalise on its opportunities. The course has been running since 2007,

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Third Climate Change Science Program Report Issued; Report Details Effects  

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Third Climate Third Climate Change Science Program Report Issued; Report Details Effects of Climate Change on Energy Production and Use in the United States News Featured Articles Science Headlines 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 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 10.18.07 Third Climate Change Science Program Report Issued; Report Details Effects of Climate Change on Energy Production and Use in the United States Print Text Size: A A A Subscribe FeedbackShare Page WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) today announced the release of its third in a series of 21 Synthesis and Assessment Products (SAPs). Coordinated by the U.S. Department of Energy

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Rigorous evaluation of a soil heat transfer model for mesoscale climate change impact studies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The influence of Climate Change on plant development as well as on carbon and nitrogen cycling in soils is an important research topic for Global Change impact assessment at the regional scale. These changes affect the availability and quality of ground ... Keywords: Energy balance, GLOWA-Danube, Land surface, Mesoscale, Soil temperature

Markus Muerth; Wolfram Mauser

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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SEESM: Scalable Extensible Earth System Model for Climate Change Science |  

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SEESM: Scalable Extensible Earth System Model for Climate Change Science SEESM: Scalable Extensible Earth System Model for Climate Change Science SEESM: Scalable Extensible Earth System Model for Climate Change Science This SciDAC project will transform an existing, state-of-the-science, third-generation global climate model, the Community Climate System Model (CCSM3), into a first-generation Earth system model that fully simulates the relationships between the physical, chemical, and bio-geochemical processes in the climate system. The model will incorporate new processes necessary to predict future climates based on the specification of greenhouse gas emissions rather than specification of atmospheric concentrations, as is done in present models, which make assumptions about the carbon cycle that are likely not valid. This project will include comprehensive treatments of the processes

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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

474

SSEE-Project to Develop a Rwandan National Strategy on Climate Change and  

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SSEE-Project to Develop a Rwandan National Strategy on Climate Change and SSEE-Project to Develop a Rwandan National Strategy on Climate Change and Low Carbon Development Jump to: navigation, search Name SSEE-Project to Develop a Rwandan National Strategy on Climate Change and Low Carbon Development Agency/Company /Organization United Kingdom Department for International Development, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Partner Smith School for Enterprise and Environment, University of Oxford Sector Climate, Energy, Land Topics Implementation, Low emission development planning, Policies/deployment programs Website http://www.smithschool.ox.ac.u Program Start 2010 Country Rwanda UN Region Middle Africa References SSEE-Project to Develop a Rwandan National Strategy on Climate Change and Low Carbon Development[1]

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A Strategy to Engage the Private Sector in Climate Change Adaptation in  

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Strategy to Engage the Private Sector in Climate Change Adaptation in Strategy to Engage the Private Sector in Climate Change Adaptation in Bangladesh Jump to: navigation, search Name A Strategy to Engage the Private Sector in Climate Change Adaptation in Bangladesh Agency/Company /Organization Asian Development Bank, World Bank Topics Adaptation, Finance, Implementation Website http://prod-http-80-800498448. Country Bangladesh UN Region South-Eastern Asia References A Strategy to Engage the Private Sector in Climate Change Adaptation in Bangladesh[1] Overview "There is a growing scientific consensus on the impact of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on global warming as well agreement that it is causing increased weather volatility with the effects increasing in intensity in coming years. Warming may induce sudden shifts in regional weather patterns

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Temperature and Violent Crime: Implications of Climate Change?  

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Temperature and Violent Crime: Implications of Climate Change? Print E-mail Temperature and Violent Crime: Implications of Climate Change? Print E-mail Temperature and Violent Crime: Implications of Climate Change? Friday, September 20, 2013 Featured by EPA, a member of the U.S. Global Change Research Program Is there a link between climate change and violent crimes? Scientists at EPA and the Emory University School of Medicine are investigating whether hotter temperatures affect violent crimes, such as assault, robbery, rape, and murder. In a recent paper published in the Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, Temperature and Violent Crime in Dallas, Texas: Relationships and Implications of Climate Change, researchers examined the relationship between daily temperature and daily incidence of violent crime in Dallas from 1993 to 1999.

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Mitigation of Climate Change in Agriculture (MICCA) Project | Open Energy  

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Climate Change in Agriculture (MICCA) Project Climate Change in Agriculture (MICCA) Project Jump to: navigation, search Name Mitigation of Climate Change in Agriculture (MICCA) Project Agency/Company /Organization Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Sector Land Focus Area Agriculture Topics Policies/deployment programs Website http://www.fao.org/climatechan Program Start 2010 References Mitigation of Climate Change in Agriculture (MICCA) Project[1] "The main goal of this project is to support efforts to mitigate climate change through agriculture in developing countries and move towards carbon friendly agricultural practices. The aim of the project is to help realise the substantial mitigation potential of agriculture, especially that of smallholders in developing countries. If the right changes are implemented in production systems,

478

Selected Translated Abstracts of Chinese-Language Climate Change Publications  

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This report contains English-translated abstracts of important Chinese-language literature concerning global climate change for the years 1995-1998. This body of literature includes the topics of adaptation, ancient climate change, climate variation, the East Asia monsoon, historical climate change, impacts, modeling, and radiation and trace-gas emissions. In addition to the biological citations and abstracts translated into English, this report presents the original citations and abstracts in Chinese. Author and title indexes are included to assist the reader in locating abstracts of particular interest.

Cushman, R.M.; Burtis, M.D.

1999-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electricity, Renewables and Climate Change Draft Final Report  

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the authors. Discussion papers are research materials circulated by their authors for purposes of information and discussion. They have not necessarily undergone formal peer review or editorial treatment. Electricity, Renewables and Climate Change Karen Palmer and Dallas Burtraw The electricity sector is a major source of carbon dioxide emissions that contribute to global climate change. Switching from fossil fuels to renewable fuels such as geothermal, biomass or wind would help to reduce carbon emissions from electricity generation. This research analyzes the costs and carbon emission consequences of three policies to promote the use of renewables to generate electricity: (1) a renewable portfolio standard (RPS) set at various levels between 5 and 20%, (2) a renewable energy production credit (REPC) in the form of a tax credit for wind and biomass and (3) a climate policy, which allocates carbon emission allowances to electricity generators, including renewables, on the basis of electricity generation. We find that the RPS raises electricity prices, lowers total generation, reduces gas-fired generation and lowers carbon emissions, with the size of these effects growing in the stringency of the portfolio standard. The regional effects of the RPS depend on the stringency of the policy. The REPC policy produces a large increase in renewables generation, but also produces a lower electricity price, which limits its effectiveness in reducing carbon emissions. The RPS policy appears to be more cost-effective than the REPC with respect to achieving both an increase in renewables generation and a drop in carbon emissions. However, depending on how emission allowances are allocated, a climate policy can be cost-effective at achieving reductions in carbon emissions and promoting renewables.

Karen Palmer; Dallas Burtraw

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable biochar to mitigate global climate change  

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Production of biochar (the carbon-rich solid formed by pyrolysis of biomass), in combination with its storage in soils, has been suggested as a means to abate anthropogenic climate change, while simultaneously increasing crop yields. The climate mitigation potential stems primarily from the highly recalcitrant nature of biochar, which slows the rate at which photosynthetically fixed carbon is returned to the atmosphere. Significant uncertainties exist, however, regarding the impact, capacity, and sustainability of biochar for carbon capture and storage when scaled to the global level. Previous estimates, based on simple assumptions, vary widely. Here we show that, subject to strict environmental and modest economic constraints on biomass procurement and biochar production methods, annual net emissions of CO2, CH4 and N2O could be reduced by 1.1 - 1.9 Pg CO2-C equivalent (CO2-Ce)/yr (7 - 13% of current anthropogenic CO2-Ce emissions; 1Pg = 1 Gt). Over one century, cumulative net emissions of these gases could be reduced by 72-140 Pg CO2-Ce. The lower end of this range uses currently untapped residues and wastes; the upper end requires substantial alteration to global biomass management, but would not endanger food security, habitat or soil conservation. Half the avoided emissions are due to the net C sequestered as biochar, one-quarter to replacement of fossil-fuel energy by pyrolysis energy, and one-quarter to avoided emissions of CH4 and N2O. The total mitigation potential is 18-30% greater than if the same biomass were combusted to produce energy. Despite limited data for the decomposition rate of biochar in soils and the effects of biochar additions on soil greenhouse-gas fluxes, sensitivity within realistic ranges of these parameters is small, resulting in an uncertainty of ±8% (±1 s.d.) in our estimates. Achieving these mitigation results requires, however, that biochar production be performed using only low-emissions technologies and feedstocks obtained sustainably, with minimal carbon debt incurred from land-use change.

Woolf, Dominic; Amonette, James E.; Street-Perrott, F. A.; Lehmann, Johannes C.; Joseph, Stephen

2010-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

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