Multi-model regional model simulations for future climate scenarios
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.
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