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21st Century Changes in U.S. Heavy Precipitation Frequency Based on Resolved Atmospheric Patterns
(MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, 2016-10)
Gridded precipitation-gauge observations and global atmospheric reanalysis are combined to develop an analogue method for detecting the occurrence of heavy precipitation events based on the prevailing large-scale atmospheric ...
A Framework for Analysis of the Uncertainty of Socioeconomic Growth and Climate Change on the Risk of Water Stress: a Case Study in Asia
(MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, 2014-11)
The sustainability of future water resources is of paramount importance and is affected by many factors, including population, wealth and climate. Inherent in how these factors change in the future is the uncertainty of ...
Permafrost, Lakes, and Climate-Warming Methane Feedback: What is the Worst We Can Expect?
(MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, 2012-05)
Permafrost degradation is likely enhanced by climate warming. Subsequent landscape subsidence and hydrologic changes support expansion of lakes and wetlands. Their anaerobic environments can act as strong emission sources ...
Application of the Analogue Method to Modeling Heat Waves: A Case Study With Power Transformers
(MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, 2017-08)
Large power transformers (LPTs) are critical yet increasingly vulnerable components of the power grid. More frequent and intense heat waves or high temperatures can degrade their operational lifetime and thereby increase ...
The Future Water Risks Under Global Change in Southern and Eastern Asia: Implications of Mitigation
(MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, 2017-07)
Understanding and predicting the future vulnerability of freshwater resources is a major challenge with important societal implications. Many studies have identified Asia as a hotspot of severe water stress in the coming ...
Modeling Water Resource Systems under Climate Change: IGSM-WRS
(MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, 2012-12)
Through the integration of a Water Resource System (WRS) component, the MIT Integrated Global System Model (IGSM) framework has been enhanced to study the effects of climate change on managed water-resource systems. ...