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Present weather and climate: evolving conditions

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Abstract

This chapter assesses weather and climate variability and trends in the Southwest, using observed climate and paleoclimate records. It analyzes the last 100 years of climate variability in comparison to the last 1,000 years, and links the important features of evolving climate conditions to river flow variability in four of the region’s major drainage basins. The chapter closes with an assessment of the monitoring and scientific research needed to increase confidence in understanding when climate episodes, events, and phenomena are attributable to human-caused climate change.

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Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Present weather and climate: evolving conditions
Year Published 2013
Language English
Publisher Southwest Climate Alliance
Publisher location Washington, D.C.
Description 27 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Title Assessment of climate change in southwest United States: a report prepared for the National Climate Assessment
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N