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Potential regional impacts of global warming on precipitation in the western United States

Verne Leverson

Potential regional impacts of global warming on precipitation in the western United States

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Published by U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Denver Office, National Technical Information Services, [distributor in Denver, Colo, Springfield, Va .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Global warming -- Environmental aspects -- West (U.S.),
  • Water-supply -- Environmental aspects -- West (U.S.),
  • Snow -- Effect of temperature on -- West (U.S.),
  • Precipitable water -- Environmental aspects -- West (U.S.)

  • Edition Notes

    StatementVerne Leverson.
    ContributionsUnited States. Bureau of Reclamation. Denver Office. Technical Service Center., Global Climate Change Response Program (U.S.)
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, [31] p. :
    Number of Pages31
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17806189M
    OCLC/WorldCa36561119

    The numerical value is the percent change over the entire period, either — or — Increases in heavy precipitation events would not increase water supply, but instead result in increased flooding, except in river basins with large dams able to hold excess water until it is needed. Using data from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization as well as other public sources, the authors analyzed different staple foods, such as wheatricemaizevegetablesroots and fruits. Special publication, Ecological Society of American.

    Horton, and M. Environmental scientists need to take a much longer view of climate change and land-use history impacts when they assess the current condition of forests How have the results been disseminated to communities of interest? There are increases in all regions, with the largest increases again in the northeastern United States. From the human perspective, all ocean rain represents wasted freshwater. Warming in context of Earth's past One of the methods scientists use to predict the effects of human-caused climate change, is to investigate past natural changes in climate. Q: Is global warming too big of a problem for me to help tackle?

    Jouzel, V. Historical variations in precipitation, as observed from both instrumental and proxy records, establish the context around which future projected changes can be interpreted, because it is within that context that systems have evolved. Another proposed solution is to utilize biological control agents. Individual studies[ edit ] Projections by Cline [60] Cline [60] looked at how climate change might affect agricultural productivity in the s. At mid-day hours solar time gas exchange measurements were conducted on three fully expanded leaves.


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Potential regional impacts of global warming on precipitation in the western United States book

VIEW Index of the number of 2-day precipitation events exceeding the station-specific threshold for a 5-year recurrence interval in the contiguous United States, expressed as a percentage difference from the — mean. Other processes also play a role: stratification may lead to increases in respiration rates of organic matter, further decreasing oxygen content.

Mature and old-growth hardwood and conifer forests in the mid-Atlantic region will be used for dendroecological study. Disruption of habitats such as coral reefs and Alpine meadows could drive many plant and animal species to extinction. If a primary impact of an artificially warmed world is to make land in Canada, Greenland, Russia, Scandinavia, and the United States more valuable, this could have three powerful effects on the 21st-century global situation.

This is a difficult region, so future research will point out if we were right, and to what extent. In coastal areas and small islands, saltwater from rising sea level and storm surges threaten water supplies.

We found that leaf litter of invasive species has higher nitrogen concentrations than native species, implying a long-term impact on nitrogen cycling in invaded forests. Ren, M. Close, D. That has significant implications for regional policymakers, explained Kapnick.

Regional effects of global warming

Inwind employment grew by 32 percent and solar jobs increased by 25 percent. Existing stresses include poverty, political conflicts, and ecosystem degradation.

The slight drop from — to — reflects a below-average number during the widespread severe meteorological drought year ofwhile the other years in this pentad were well above average. This reflects the trend toward earlier spring snowmelt, particularly at high latitudes.

InHurricane Katrina—the costliest hurricane in U. All those factors will damage or destroy agriculture and fisheries.

Patterson, and B. Abrams et al. Q: Where does the United States stand in terms of global-warming contributors? Everyone wonders what warming might do to the environment—but what might it do to the global distribution of money and power?

The annual values are averaged over 5-year periods, with the pentad label indicating the ending year of the period. Global warming has the capacity to alter both precipitation and temperature, resulting in significant changes to ice cover. Depending on conditions during August, more crop failures could rise global food prices.

In summary, based on available studies, it is concluded that for the continental United States there is high confidence in the detection of extreme precipitation increases, while there is low confidence in attributing the extreme precipitation changes purely to anthropogenic forcing.

These are just a few of many possible examples. Age class, longevity and growth rate relationships: protracted growth increases in old trees in the eastern United States. But this concern surely raises a red flag about investments in India, Bangladesh, and Indonesia, where monsoon rains are already a leading social problem.

Alley, T. Rapid population growth and changes in precipitation and temperature, among other factors, are already affecting crop yields. Over the next century, these areas will likely experience decreases in water resources, especially in areas that are already water-stressed due to droughts, population pressures, and water resource extraction.

Mesoscale convective systems MCSswhich contribute substantially to warm season precipitation in the tropics and subtropics, 23 account for about half of rainfall in the central United States.

Maximum daily precipitation totals were calculated for consecutive 5-year blocks from —, —, —, …, — for individual long-term [email protected]{osti_, title = {Global Climate Change Response Program: Potential regional impacts of global warming on precipitation in the western United States.

Final report}, author = {Leverson, V.}, abstractNote = {This study was designed to build upon a previous Global Climate Change Response Program investigation in which an initial `first guess` climate change scenario was derived for.

Apr 04,  · Regional Evidence of Global Warming. Authors; Authors and affiliations and circulation changes are the main causes of the inconsistencies between simulated and observed changes in regional precipitation in winter.

Nozawa T, Mirin AA, Cayan DR, Dettinger MD () Human-induced changes in the hydrology of the western United States Cited by: 1. Apr 10,  · The United States Drought Monitor has been producing weekly maps of drought conditions throughout the country since Climate change affects a variety of factors associated with drought When considering the relationship of drought to climate change, it is important to make the distinction between weather and climate.

Global Warming & Water. An Annotated Bibliography. Updated 11/18/ Contents. This book reviews the potential effects of global warming on river flows and water Barnett et al. “Human-Induced Changes in the Hydrology of the Western United States.” Science Volume (): Feb 01,  · Impacts of Climate Change At first global warming sounded like a good idea, especially to people in Northern climes.

But starting in the s, scientists recognized long-range problems, concentrating at first on sea-level rise and a threat to food supplies.

Read NCA4 Vol. II: Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States, USGCRP’s quadrennial assessment of the impacts of climate change in the U.S.