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Nolte et al. 2014

Nolte, C., T. Otto, R. Pinder, J. Bowden, J. Herwehe, G. Faluvegi, and D. Shindell, 2014: Influences of regional climate change on air quality across the continental U.S. projected from downscaling IPCC AR5 simulations. In Air Pollution Modeling and Its Application XXII. D.G. Steyn, P.J.H. Bultjes, and R.M.A. Timmermans, Eds., NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security. Springer, pp. 9-12, doi:10.1007/978-94-007-5577-2_2.

Projecting climate change scenarios to local scales is important for understanding, mitigating, and adapting to the effects of climate change on society and the environment. Many of the global climate models (GCMs) that are participating in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) do not fully resolve regional-scale processes and therefore cannot capture regional-scale changes in temperatures and precipitation. We use a regional climate model (RCM) to dynamically downscale the GCM's large-scale signal to investigate the changes in regional and local extremes of temperature and precipitation that may result from a changing climate. In this paper, we show preliminary results from downscaling the NASA/GISS ModelE IPCC AR5 Representative Concentration Pathway (RCP) 6.0 scenario. We use the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model as the RCM to downscale decadal time slices (1995-2005 and 2025-2035) and illustrate potential changes in regional climate for the continental U.S. that are projected by ModelE and WRF under RCP6.0. The regional climate change scenario is further processed using the Community Multiscale Air Quality modeling system to explore influences of regional climate change on air quality.

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BibTeX Citation

@inproceedings{no00100k,
  author={Nolte, C. and Otto, T. and Pinder, R. and Bowden, J. and Herwehe, J. and Faluvegi, G. and Shindell, D.},
  editor={Steyn, D. G. and Bultjes, P. J. H. and Timmermans, R. M. A.},
  title={Influences of regional climate change on air quality across the continental U.S. projected from downscaling IPCC AR5 simulations},
  booktitle={Air Pollution Modeling and Its Application XXII},
  year={2014},
  pages={9--12},
  publisher={Springer},
  address={Dordrecht, The Netherlands},
  series={NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security},
  doi={10.1007/978-94-007-5577-2_2},
}

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RIS Citation

TY  - CPAPER
ID  - no00100k
AU  - Nolte, C.
AU  - Otto, T.
AU  - Pinder, R.
AU  - Bowden, J.
AU  - Herwehe, J.
AU  - Faluvegi, G.
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ED  - Steyn, D. G.
ED  - Bultjes, P. J. H.
ED  - Timmermans, R. M. A.
PY  - 2014
TI  - Influences of regional climate change on air quality across the continental U.S. projected from downscaling IPCC AR5 simulations
BT  - Air Pollution Modeling and Its Application XXII
T3  - NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security
SP  - 9
EP  - 12
DO  - 10.1007/978-94-007-5577-2_2
PB  - Springer
CY  - Dordrecht, The Netherlands
ER  -

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