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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Multi-model regional model simulations for future climate scenarios

Project Leader:
Project Investigators:
Michael Rawlins
Partners:
Status:
Completed

Overview

General circulation models and high resolution regional climate models (RCMs) are being used to simulate climate of the recent past and to project future climate change across the northeastern US.  We are interested in the timing of changes regionally, as compared to the changes occcurring nationally and globally, and the patterns of key parameters that are of relevance to natural systems (frost occcurrence, snow cover, drought, fire hazard conditions, etc).  We are also assessing the consistency of climate models in simulating recent climate changes, in order to improve confidence in future scenarios.

Presentations

Bradley, R.S., "Climate change projections for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts", Climate Resiliency Symposium, UMass Amherst. Apr 18, 2018  ​
Bradley, R.S., "Climate change projections for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts", NE CASC Webinar, UMass Amherst. Mar 28, 2018
Karmalkar, A et al:  Interpreting results from the NARCCAP and NA-CORDEX ensembles in the context of uncertainty in regional climate change projections; AGU Annual meeting, New Orleans, Dec 2017.
A Case Study with Maple Syrup Production: A.M. Bryan, E. Kearney, J.M. Rapp, A. Karmalkar, T.L. Morelli, AGU Fall Meeting 2016, San Fancisco. Dec 2016
Karmalkar, A., Framework for selecting climate models for impact studies in the Northeast, NE CSC Webinar Series, UMass Amherst, Nov 16, 2016
Bradley, R.S., When Does Choice of Downscaling Method Matter in Decision Making? , MA State House Forum on Climate Change & Resiliency, Boston: March 25, 2015
Karmalkar, A., Global warming, Water Supply Citizens Advisory Committee (WSCAC) to Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) meeting in Southborough, MA: May 12, 2015
Karmalkar, A., Climate Change and Wetlands panel at the Annual Meeting 2015 of the Society of Wetland Scientists in Providence, RI: May 31-June 4, 2015
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News

Interpreting results from the NARCCAP and NA-CORDEX ensembles in the context of uncertainty in regional climate change projections  Nov. 9, 2018

New Study Points to Sharp Decline in Sub-Freezing Days September 16, 2016

State-level Climate Projections, April 20, 2016

Report: State Summaries of regional consequences of a 2 degree celsius global mean temperature rise

Bradley, R.S., "Climate change projections for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts", Climate Resiliency Symposium, UMass Amherst. Apr 18, 2018  ​

Bradley, R.S., "Climate change projections for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts", NE CASC Webinar, UMass Amherst. Mar 28, 2018

Karmalkar, A., Framework for selecting climate models for impact studies in the Northeast, NE CSC Webinar Series, UMass Amherst, Nov 16, 2016