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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Downscaling of GCM output; studies of climate extremes

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Project Investigators:
Casey Brown, (UMass Amherst)
Kevin McGarigal (UMass Amherst)
Joanna Grand (UMass Amherst)
Benjamin Letcher (USGS)
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Completed

Overview

A statistical downscaling method (bias-correction and spatial disaggregation: BCSD) is applied to general circulation models (GCMs) from the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5 (CMIP5) to generate high-resolution downscaled precipitation, maximum temperature, and minimum temperature estimates under historical and three future emission scenarios over the Northeastern United States.

Presentations

Karmalkar, A., "What happened to global warming?", Water Supply Citizens Advisory Committee (WSCAC) to Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA). Southborough, MA. 12 May 2015. http://www.mwra.com/monthly/wscac/presentations.htm

Karmalkar, A., Annual Meeting 2015 of the Society of Wetland Scientists in Providence, RI, on the Climate Change and Wetlands panel. 3 June 2015. http://swsannualmeeting.org/Program/special-events.html

Ning, L., 8th Annual NOAA Crest Symposium 2013, New York City: Vlimat and Extreme Weather Impacts on Urban Costal Communities: "Winter climate extremes over the northeast United States and teleconnections"