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Data Release for The dependence of hydroclimate projections in snow-dominated regions of the western U.S. on the choice of statistically downscaled climate data

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Publication Date
Start Date
1950-01-01
End Date
2099-12-31

Citation

Alder, J.R., and Hostetler, S.W., 2019, Data Release for The dependence of hydroclimate projections in snow-dominated regions of the western U.S. on the choice of statistically downscaled climate data: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9O9EB1C.

Summary

Climate change information simulated by global climate models is downscaled using statistical methods to translate spatially course regional projections to finer resolutions needed by researchers and managers to assess local climate impacts. Several statistical downscaling methods have been developed over the past fifteen years, resulting in multiple datasets derived by different methods. We apply a simple monthly water-balance model (MWBM) to demonstrate how the differences among these datasets result in disparate projections of snow loss and future changes in runoff. We apply the MWBM to six statistically downscaled datasets for 14 general circulation models (GCMs) from the Climate Model Intercomparison Program Phase 5 (CMIP5) for [...]

Contacts

Point of Contact :
Jay R Alder
Originator :
Jay R Alder, Steven W Hostetler
Metadata Contact :
Jay R Alder
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
SDC Data Owner :
Climate and Land Use Research & Development Program
USGS Mission Area :
Land Resources

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Purpose

The dataset contains snow and runoff projections simulated by the monthly water-balance model (MWBM) when driven by temperature and precipitation time series from six commonly used statistically downscaled datasets. Differences in hydroclimate projections highlight uncertainty stemming from both the GCMs and statistically downscaling methods.

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