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Climate Change Reports by Topic: Drought

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Probable causes of the abnormal ridge accompanying the 2013-14 California drought: ENSO precursor and anthropogenic warming footprint
Description: "The 2013-14 California drought was accompanied by an anomalous high-amplitude ridge system. The anomalous ridge was investigated using reanalysis data and the Community Earth System Model (CESM). It was found that the ridge emerged from continual sources
Publication Date: Apr 14, 2014
Topics: California: Statewide / Drought /

What We Know: The Reality, Risks, and Response to Climate Change
Description: "Based on the evidence, more than 97% of climate experts have concluded that human-caused climate change is happening. What We Know helps us understand the science behind the realities, risks and response to the climate challenge." (American Association
Publication Date: Mar 18, 2014
Topics: Drought / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species / Flooding / Global issues, human impacts / Greenhouse gas (GHG) increases / Greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction, mitigation / Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Sea and Polar ice / Sea level rise / Temperature / Wildfires /

Global Warming and 21st Century Drying
Description: "Global warming is expected to increase the frequency and intensity of droughts in the twenty-first century, but the relative contributions from changes in moisture supply (precipitation) versus evaporative demand (potential evapotranspiration; PET) have
Publication Date: Mar 1, 2014
Topics: Drought / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

Extreme Weather Events: Limiting Federal Fiscal Exposure and Increasing the Nation's Resilience
Description: "The federal government has opportunities to limit its exposure and increase the nation's resilience to extreme weather events. Since 1980, the U.S. has experienced 151 weather disasters with damages exceeding 1 billion dollars each. This testimony focuse
Source: United States. Government Accountability Office
Publication Date: Feb 12, 2014
Topics: Drought / Flooding / Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Sea-Level and Flood Risks: FEMA or Insurance Industry Responses /

Global warming and changes in drought
Description: "Several recently published studies have produced apparently conflicting results of how drought is changing under climate change. The reason is thought to lie in the formulation of the Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI) and the data sets used to determi
Publication Date: Dec 20, 2013
Topics: Drought /

Climate science: The challenge of hot drought
Description: "An analysis of North American drought variability over the past millennium shows that it is not unusual for widespread drought to persist for years, prompting fresh thinking about our ability to deal with such climate conditions." (Overpeck, J. T., 2013
Publication Date: Nov 20, 2013
Topics: Adaptation / Drought / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

Climate Change and Water Supply Research
Description: Presentation by Michael Anderson, state climatologist, DWR. 27-minute video
Source: California. Dept. of Water Resources
Publication Date: Oct 8, 2013
Topics: California: Statewide / Drought / Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

Colorado River Myths and Realities: The Coming Conflict
Description: Presentation by Bradley Udall, University of Colorado Law School. "Climate change is water change." Discussion of predicted shortfall of Colorado River water, recent floods, problems of modeling and prediction.
Publication Date: Sep 16, 2013
Topics: Drought / Flooding / Models and Tools / Streamflow / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

America's Water Risk: Water Stress and Climate Variability
Description: "By utilizing a new water research metric called the Normalized Deficit Cumulated (NDC) index in the America's Water Risk: Water Stress and Climate Variability study, Columbia was able to estimate measures of water risk to the nation's major cities and ag
Publication Date: May 15, 2013
Topics: Drought / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

Assessment of Climate Change in the Southwest United States
Description: "[T]he report blends the contributions of 120 experts in climate science, economics, ecology, engineering, geography, hydrology, planning, resource management, and other disciplines to provide the most comprehensive, and understandable, analysis to date a
Publication Date: Apr 21, 2013
Topics: Adaptation / Agriculture / Drought / Energy management and conservation / Flooding / Global issues, human impacts / Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Sea level rise / Streamflow / Temperature / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack / Wildfires /


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