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Detection and Attribution of Streamflow Timing Changes to Climate Change in the Western United States

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Hidalgo, Hugo G, Das, Tapash, Dettinger, Michael D, Cayan, Daniel R, Pierce, David W, Barnett, Timothy P, Bala, Govindasamy, Mirin, Arthur A, Wood, Andrew W, Bonfils, Celine, Santer, Benjamin D, and Nozawa, Toru, Detection and Attribution of Streamflow Timing Changes to Climate Change in the Western United States: .

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This article applies formal detection and attribution techniques to investigate the nature of observed shifts in the timing of streamflow in the western United States. Previous studies have shown that the snow hydrology of the western United States has changed in the second half of the twentieth century. Such changes manifest themselves in the form of more rain and less snow, in reductions in the snow water contents, and in earlier snowmelt and associated advances in streamflow ?center? timing (the day in the ?water-year? on average when half the water-year flow at a point has passed). However, with one exception over a more limited domain, no other study has attempted to formally attribute these changes to anthropogenic increases [...]

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