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Evaluating the Relevance, Reliability, and Applicability of CMIP5 Climate Projections for Water Resources and Environmental Planning

Dates

Start Date
2013
End Date
2014

Contacts

Funding Agency :
Bureau of Reclamation
Principal Investigator :
Ian Ferguson
Co-Investigator :
USACE IWR, NOAA CIRES, NOAA ESRL, Reclamation MP

Purpose

This work proposed here addresses the following questions: How good are the model projection results from CMIP5 for water resources and environmental planning applications? What is the broadband of performance characteristics collectively relevant for these various applications? What are the components of a framework that structures this broadband of performance characteristics to support subsequent discussions on the applicability of CMIP5 projections in planning and assessment situations? How applicable are the CMIP model projections for water resources and environmental planning applications? How do we develop a general framework to judge information applicability that fletrueibly addresses unique aspects of a local planning and assessment situation? How do we determine relevant climate aspects within this framework? How do we evaluate the trustworthiness of projection information on these relevant climate aspects, leveraging the broadband performance characteristics framework developed under Question I?

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valueThis work proposed here addresses the following questions: How good are the model projection results from CMIP5 for water resources and environmental planning applications? What is the broadband of performance characteristics collectively relevant for these various applications? What are the components of a framework that structures this broadband of performance characteristics to support subsequent discussions on the applicability of CMIP5 projections in planning and assessment situations? How applicable are the CMIP model projections for water resources and environmental planning applications? How do we develop a general framework to judge information applicability that fletrueibly addresses unique aspects of a local planning and assessment situation? How do we determine relevant climate aspects within this framework? How do we evaluate the trustworthiness of projection information on these relevant climate aspects, leveraging the broadband performance characteristics framework developed under Question I?

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nameResponse of Physical Systems to Climate Change
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nameResponse of Biological Systems to Climate Change
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nameVulnerability and Adaptation
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nameMonitoring and Observation Systems
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nameData, Infrastructure, Analysis, and Modeling
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nameCommunication of Science Findings
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urlhttp://www.doi.gov/csc/northwest/upload/NW-CSC-Science-Agenda-2012-2015.pdf

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