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Title: Climate Change Impacts at Department of Defense

Abstract

This project is aimed at providing the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) with a comprehensive analysis of the uncertainty associated with generating climate projections at the regional scale that can be used by stakeholders and decision makers to quantify and plan for the impacts of future climate change at specific locations. The merits and limitations of commonly used downscaling models, ranging from simple to complex, are compared, and their appropriateness for application at installation scales is evaluated. Downscaled climate projections are generated at selected DoD installations using dynamic and statistical methods with an emphasis on generating probability distributions of climate variables and their associated uncertainties. The sites selection and selection of variables and parameters for downscaling was based on a comprehensive understanding of the current and projected roles that weather and climate play in operating, maintaining, and planning DoD facilities and installations.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [5]
  1. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
  2. Univ. of Illinois, Urbana, IL (United States)
  3. Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock, TX (United States)
  4. Univ. of Chicago, IL (United States)
  5. Northern Illinois Univ., DeKalb, IL (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) - Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP); USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1376907
Report Number(s):
ANL/EVS-17/9
137241
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Citation Formats

Kotamarthi, Rao, Wang, Jiali, Zoebel, Zach, Wuebbles, Don, Hayhoe, Katharine, Stein, Michael, and Changnon, David. Climate Change Impacts at Department of Defense. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1376907.
Kotamarthi, Rao, Wang, Jiali, Zoebel, Zach, Wuebbles, Don, Hayhoe, Katharine, Stein, Michael, & Changnon, David. Climate Change Impacts at Department of Defense. United States. doi:10.2172/1376907.
Kotamarthi, Rao, Wang, Jiali, Zoebel, Zach, Wuebbles, Don, Hayhoe, Katharine, Stein, Michael, and Changnon, David. Fri . "Climate Change Impacts at Department of Defense". United States. doi:10.2172/1376907. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1376907.
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title = {Climate Change Impacts at Department of Defense},
author = {Kotamarthi, Rao and Wang, Jiali and Zoebel, Zach and Wuebbles, Don and Hayhoe, Katharine and Stein, Michael and Changnon, David},
abstractNote = {This project is aimed at providing the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) with a comprehensive analysis of the uncertainty associated with generating climate projections at the regional scale that can be used by stakeholders and decision makers to quantify and plan for the impacts of future climate change at specific locations. The merits and limitations of commonly used downscaling models, ranging from simple to complex, are compared, and their appropriateness for application at installation scales is evaluated. Downscaled climate projections are generated at selected DoD installations using dynamic and statistical methods with an emphasis on generating probability distributions of climate variables and their associated uncertainties. The sites selection and selection of variables and parameters for downscaling was based on a comprehensive understanding of the current and projected roles that weather and climate play in operating, maintaining, and planning DoD facilities and installations.},
doi = {10.2172/1376907},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Jun 16 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Fri Jun 16 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}

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