Event Title

Fine-Scale Climate Projections for Utah from Statistical Downscaling of Global Climate Models

Presenter Information

Thomas Reichler

Location

Eccles Conference Center

Event Website

http://water.usu.edu/

Start Date

4-2-2009 1:20 PM

End Date

4-2-2009 1:40 PM

Description

The current generation of global climate models is integrated at horizontal resolutions of about 200 km. This resolution is too coarse for studies of regional climate change. To overcome this problem, downscaling methods are developed to obtain regional-scale climate information from coarse-scale atmospheric variables that are provided by global models. In this talk, I will first discuss the strength and limitations of global climate models and explain some of the common techniques that are used to downscale global model data. Next, I will present fine-resolution (1/8°) climate change projections for Utah from a new data set. The data set was derived from statistical downscaling of sixteen model simulations that were performed in support of the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

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Apr 2nd, 1:20 PM Apr 2nd, 1:40 PM

Fine-Scale Climate Projections for Utah from Statistical Downscaling of Global Climate Models

Eccles Conference Center

The current generation of global climate models is integrated at horizontal resolutions of about 200 km. This resolution is too coarse for studies of regional climate change. To overcome this problem, downscaling methods are developed to obtain regional-scale climate information from coarse-scale atmospheric variables that are provided by global models. In this talk, I will first discuss the strength and limitations of global climate models and explain some of the common techniques that are used to downscale global model data. Next, I will present fine-resolution (1/8°) climate change projections for Utah from a new data set. The data set was derived from statistical downscaling of sixteen model simulations that were performed in support of the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

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