Title Quantification of Extreme Events in Climate Model Projections
Type Research Project
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Abstract Use General Circulation Models' output to validate their ability of reproducing "extreme climate indicators" (accounting for their coarse scale) and to analyze the projected changes in these indicators, under different SRES scenarios of future anthropogenic emissions.
Participants Claudia Tebaldi
Start Date November 2002
Funders Weather and Climate Impacts Assessment Science Initiative at NCAR
Keywords quantification of extreme events
frost days
heat waves
Frich indices of extremes
Parallel Climate Model
Business As Usual scenario
SRES scenarios
multi-model ensembles
Research Themes Vulnerability, Adaptation, Thresholds and Resilience


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