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Climate Change Reports by Topic: Drought

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Anthropogenic warming has increased drought risk in California
Description: "Our analyses show that California has historically been more likely to experience drought if precipitation deficits co-occur with warm conditions and that such confluences have increased in recent decades, leading to increases in the fraction of low-prec
Publication Date: Mar 2, 2015
Topics: California: Statewide / Drought /

Unprecedented 21st century drought risk in the American Southwest and Central Plains
Description: "In the Southwest and Central Plains of Western North America, climate change is expected to increase drought severity in the coming decades. These regions nevertheless experienced extended Medieval-era droughts that were more persistent than any historic
Publication Date: Feb 1, 2015
Topics: Drought /

Robust Hadley Circulation changes and increasing global dryness due to CO2 warming from CMIP5 model projections
Description: "In spite of increasing research efforts, global warming signals of the Hadley Circulation (HC) and its dynamical linkages to water cycle changes remain largely unknown. Here, from model projections, we find robust signals of both strengthening and weaken
Publication Date: Jan 22, 2015
Topics: Drought /

Managing Drought
Description: Videos from a PPIC conference. Topics: "Today's drought: harbinger of the future?" By state climatologist Mike Anderson, lessons from Australia, legislative priorities, managing urban and agricultural water scarcity, conserving ecosystems, allocating wat
Source: Public Policy Institute of California
Publication Date: Jan 12, 2015
Topics: California: Statewide / Drought /

Water Governance and Climate Change: Drought in California as a Lens on Our Climate Future
Description: Water officials from California and Australia discussed what's known about drought and climate change and how to prepare for the future.
Source: Stanford University
Publication Date: Dec 9, 2014
Topics: California: Statewide / Drought /

Causes and Predictability of the 2011-2014 California Drought: Assessment Report
Description: "The severe drought in California over the last 3 years (2011-14) is primarily due to natural climate variability, key features of which appear to be predictable from knowledge of how California precipitation reacts to tropical ocean temperatures. There h
Source: United States. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Publication Date: Dec 8, 2014
Topics: California: Statewide / Drought /

Global Warming and Changes in Risk of Concurrent Climate Extremes: Insights from the 2014 California Drought
Description: "Global warming and the associated rise in extreme temperatures substantially increase the chance of concurrent droughts and heatwaves. The 2014 California drought is an archetype of an event characterized by not only low precipitation but also extreme hi
Publication Date: Dec 4, 2014
Topics: California: Statewide / Drought / Temperature / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack / Wildfires /

How unusual is the 2012-2014 California drought?
Description: "For the past three years (2012-2014), California has experienced the most severe drought conditions in its last century. But how unusual is this event? Here we use two paleoclimate reconstructions of drought and precipitation for Central and Southern Cal
Publication Date: Dec 3, 2014
Topics: California: Statewide / Drought /

Benefits of greenhouse gas mitigation on the supply, management, and use of water resources in the United States
Description: "This paper estimates impacts and damages from five water resource-related models addressing runoff, drought risk, economics of water supply/demand, water stress, and flooding damages. The models differ in the water system assessed, spatial scale, and uni
Publication Date: Nov 29, 2014
Topics: Drought / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

Climate Change and California's Water: What Challenges Can We Anticipate?
Description: "Dr. Dan Cayan is the director of the Climate Change Center at Scripps and also concurrently holds a research position in the USGS Water Resources division. At the November meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council, he gave an overview of California's cl
Publication Date: Nov 20, 2014
Topics: Drought / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /


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