Regional climate change of precipitation in Northern California by dynamical downscaling

S. Jang, Shuichi Kure, N. Ohara, M. L. Kavvas, G. Matanga, K. Nelson

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Abstract

In this study, the assessment of future climate change impact on precipitation were carried by means of MM5 regional atmospheric model under two GCM scenarios (ECAHM5: A1B1, A1B2, A1B3, A2-1, A2-2, A2-3, B1-1, B1-2, B1-3 and CCSM3: A1B, B1, A2, A1FI). The future projections of precipitation based on the ECHAM5 and CCSM3 emission scenarios show that the magnitude of precipitation is significantly dryer or wetter at some months at both mid-century and end of the century for the three watersheds (Sacramento River, Shasta dam, and Trinity dam), especially during wet season (DJF: December, January, and February). The annual precipitation of future projections is slightly lower than the historical annual precipitation, but the annual precipitation by individual scenarios shows the climate change vulnerability on water resources and floods for watersheds in Northern California.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2012
Subtitle of host publicationCrossing Boundaries, Proceedings of the 2012 Congress
Pages1957-1965
Number of pages9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Sep 17
EventWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2012: Crossing Boundaries - Albuquerque, NM, United States
Duration: 2012 May 202012 May 24

Publication series

NameWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2012: Crossing Boundaries, Proceedings of the 2012 Congress

Other

OtherWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2012: Crossing Boundaries
CountryUnited States
CityAlbuquerque, NM
Period12/5/2012/5/24

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Water Science and Technology

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