Multi-model regional model simulations for future climate scenarios

Project Type: 
Core Research Project
Project Leader: 
Research Partners: 
Michael Rawlins
Project Fellows: 
Status: 
Ongoing
Science Themes: 

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.

Publications: 
Presentations: 
  • 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
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