Springer Atmospheric Sciences

California Climate Scenarios Assessment

Editors: Cayan, D.R., Moser, S., Franco, G., Hanemann, M., Jones, M.-A. (Eds.)

  • Provides a fascinating glimpse into the possible ecological futures of one of America's most well-known states
  • The research for this books takes in various views on environmental threats: climate warming, wildfire, forest growth, sea levels, air quality etc
  • Offers clear government and policy actions and points towards future reaearch directions
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About this book

In response to Executive Order S-3-05, an evaluation of the implications to California of possible climate changes was undertaken using a scenario-based approach. The “Scenarios Project” investigated projected impacts of climate change on six sectors in the California region. The investigation considered the early, middle and later portions of the twenty-first century, guided by a set of IPCC Fourth Assessment global climate model runs forced by higher and lower greenhouse gas emission scenarios. Each of these climate simulations produce substantial impacts in California that would require adaptations from present practices or status. The most severe impacts could be avoided, however, if emissions can be held near the lower end of global greenhouse gas emissions scenarios.

Reprinted from Climatic Change, Vol. 109: Supplement 1 (2011)

About the authors

Dr. Daniel R. Cayan is a Research Meteorologist at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO), University of California, San Diego, and is also a Researcher at the U.S. Geological Survey. His work is aimed at understanding climate variability and changes over the Pacific Ocean and North America. Specific interests concern impacts of climate changes on water resources and other sectors in western North America.
Cayan heads the California Nevada Applications Program and the California Climate Change Center, climate research programs to improve climate information and forecasts for decision makers in the California region.
Cayan received a BS degree in Meteorology and Oceanography in 1971 from the University of Michigan. He received a Ph.D. in Oceanography in 1990 from the University of California, San Diego. He has been employed by Scripps since 1977 and by the U. S. Geological Survey Water Resources Division since 1991.

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  • Due: April 14, 2014
  • ISBN 978-94-007-4014-3
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  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
California Climate Scenarios Assessment
Editors
  • Daniel R. Cayan
  • Susanne Moser
  • Guido Franco
  • Michael Hanemann
  • Myoung-Ae Jones
Series Title
Springer Atmospheric Sciences
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-4014-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-4013-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9198-5
Series ISSN
2194-5217
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 554
Additional Information
Reprinted from the journal Climatic Change, Vol. 109: Supplement 1 (2011)
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