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.
- Fan, F.X., R.S. Bradley and M.A. Rawlins. 2014. Climate change in the northeastern U.S.: regional climate model validation and climate change projections. Climate Dynamics 43, 145-161.
Cook, T. L., B. C. Yellen, J. D. Woodruff, and D. Miller. 2015. Contrasting human versus climatic impacts on erosion. Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, 6680–6687
Fan, F., R.S. Bradley, M. A. Rawlins. 2015. Climate Change in the Northeast United States: An Analysis of the NARCCAP Multimodel Simulation. J. Geophysical Research-Atmospheres.
Karmalkar, A., R.S. Bradley, Contributions to the report: Integrating Climate Change into Northeast and Midwest State Wildlife Action Plans (chapter on Regional Climate Changes), 2015.
Ning, L., R.S. Bradley. Snow occurrence changes over the central and eastern United States under future warming scenarios. Scientific Reports, 2015.
Rawlins, M.A., R.S. Bradley, H.F. Diaz, J.S. Kimball and D.A. Robinson, 2016. Future decreases in freezing days across North America. J. Climate DOI: 10.1175/JCLI-D-15-0802.1
- Raymond Bradley to the MA State House Forum on Climate Change & Resiliency, Boston: March 25, 2015
- Ambarish Karmalkar on Global warming to the Water Supply Citizens Advisory Committee (WSCAC) to Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) meeting in Southborough, MA: May 12, 2015
- Ambarish Karmalkar to the Climate Change and Wetlands panel at the Annual Meeting 2015 of the Society of Wetland Scientists in Providence, RI: May 31-June 4, 2015
- Framework for selecting climate models for impact studies in the Northeast by Ambarish Karmalkar, NE CSC Webinar Series, UMass Amherst, Nov 16, 2016
- When Does Choice of Downscaling Method Matter in Decision Making? 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
- NE CSC News: New Study Points to Sharp Decline in Sub-Freezing Days September 16, 2016
- NE CSC News: State-level Climate Projections, April 20, 2016
- State Summaries of regional consequences of a 2 degree celsius global mean temperatrure rise
- Graduate level course: "Climate Modeling and Uncertainty" taught by Ambarish Karmalkar, attended by several NE CSC Fellows