NCA Regional Input Reports

Assessment of Climate Change in the Southwest United States

A Report Prepared for the National Climate Assessment

Editors: Garfin, Gregg (Ed.)

  • Essential guidance for decision-makers seeking to better understand how climate variability and change impact the Southwest region of the United States and its communities
  • Rich in science and case studies, this report allows decision-and policymakers to prepare for climate change
  • The definitive input report on climate change in the Southwest region for the 2013 National Climate Assessment
  • Critical state of the art information from a broad range of climate change experts in academia, private industry, state and local governments, NGOs, professional societies, and impacted communities
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About this book

A landmark study in terms of its breadth and depth of coverage, this book provides the most comprehensive, and understandable, analysis to date about climate and its effects on the people and landscapes of Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah—including the U.S.-Mexico border region and the lands of Native Nations.

About the authors

Gregg Garfin is Deputy Director for Science Translation & Outreach, Institute of the Environment at the University of Arizona. He is a co-investigator and former Project Manager with the Climate Assessment for the Southwest (CLIMAS) project, a NOAA-funded integrated assessment designed to identify and evaluate climate impacts on human and natural systems in the Southwest.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Summary for Decision Makers

    Overpeck, Jonathan (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

  • Overview

    Garfin, Gregg (et al.)

    Pages 21-36

  • The Changing Southwest

    Theobald, David M. (et al.)

    Pages 37-55

  • Present Weather and Climate: Average Conditions

    Steenburgh, W. James (et al.)

    Pages 56-73

  • Present Weather and Climate: Evolving Conditions

    Hoerling, Martin P. (et al.)

    Pages 74-100

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Assessment of Climate Change in the Southwest United States
Book Subtitle
A Report Prepared for the National Climate Assessment
Editors
  • Gregg Garfin
Series Title
NCA Regional Input Reports
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Island Press/Center for Resource Economics
Copyright Holder
Institute of the Environment
eBook ISBN
978-1-61091-484-0
DOI
10.5822/978-1-61091-484-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 508
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