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Horton et al. 2011

Horton, R., D.A. Bader, L. Tryhorn, A. DeGataetano, and C. Rosenzweig, 2011: Climate risks. In Responding to Climate Change in New York State: The ClimAID Integrated Assessment for Effective Climate Change Adaptation: Technical Report. C. Rosenzweig, W. Solecki, A. DeGaetano, M. O'Grady, S. Hassol, and P. Grabhorn, Eds. New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, pp. 15-48.

This chapter describes New York State's climate and the climate changes the state is likely to face during this century. The chapter contains: 1) an overview; 2) observed climate trends in means and extremes; 3) global climate model (GCM) validation, methods, and projections (based on long-term average changes, extreme events, and qualitative descriptions); and 4) conclusions and recommended areas for further research. To facilitate the linking of climate information to impacts in the eight ClimAID sectors, the state is divided into seven regions. Three appendices describe the projection methods, outline a proposed program for monitoring and indicators, and summarize the possible role of further downscaling climate model simulations for future assessments.

The climate hazards described in this chapter should be monitored and assessed on a regular basis. For planning purposes, the ClimAID projections focus on the 21st century. Although projections for the following centuries are characterized by even larger uncertainties and are beyond most current infrastructure planning horizons, they are briefly discussed in Appendix A because climate change is a multi-century concern.

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@inbook{ho04500f,
  author={Horton, R. and Bader, D. A. and Tryhorn, L. and DeGataetano, A. and Rosenzweig, C.},
  editor={Rosenzweig, C. and Solecki, W. and DeGaetano, A. and O'Grady, M. and Hassol, S. and Grabhorn, P.},
  title={Climate risks},
  booktitle={Responding to Climate Change in New York State: The ClimAID Integrated Assessment for Effective Climate Change Adaptation: Technical Report},
  year={2011},
  pages={15--48},
  publisher={New York State Energy Research and Development Authority},
  address={Albany, N.Y.},
}

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