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BULLETIN OF THE AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY (2009)

The Northern Eurasia Earth Science Partnership: An Example of Science Applied to Societal Needs

Little is known about the biogeochemical, energy, and water cycles of the Northern Eurasian landmass, a carbon-rich region capable of significantly influencing global climate. In response to this deficiency, the Northern Eurasian Earth Science Partnership Initiative (NEESPI) was formed in 2004 to better understand and quantify feedbacks between Northern Eurasia and the global climate. This partn... View arrow
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UNITED STATES CLIMATE CHANGE SCIENCE PROGRAM (2008)

Weather and Climate Extremes in a Changing Climate

Changes to weather and climate extremes are likely to become the most vivid and disruptive manifestations of climate change over the course of this century. While it is already understood that human-induced global warming increases the intensity and occurrence of extreme temperatures and precipitation, evidence suggests that hurricanes will also become more ferocious as the world warms. This repo... View arrow
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EOS (2007)

A Strategy for Climate Change Stabilization Experiments

Much progress has been made in recent years to improve climate modeling, but a failure to fully incorporate variables such as the carbon cycle prevent the accurate projection of stabilization scenarios. As a result, a next-generation of climate models is needed. This article lays out a roadmap for a new stage of climate modeling efforts, suggesting that two timeframes be addressed—near-term (200... View arrow
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EOS (2007)

Northern Eurasia and the Global Earth System

In August 2007, a meeting was held at the Aspen Global Change Institute that addressed the role of the Northern Eurasian Landmass in the global Earth system. The meeting brought together members of the Northern Eurasia Earth Science Partnership Initiative (NEEPSI) to discuss how current and future research efforts in the region can better support global climate projections. One conclusion of the... View arrow
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AGCI ELEMENTS OF CHANGE REPORT (2006)

Climate Change and Aspen: An Assessment of Impacts and Potential Responses

As part of the Canary Initiative, AGCI contracted with the City of Aspen in May 2005 to author a study to determine the likely consequences of global warming on the City of Aspen. The results of study are detailed in this installment of AGCI's ongoing Elements of Change series. The report focuses on three major areas: 1. Changing climate trends and projections in Aspen and the surrounding are... View arrow
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AGCI ELEMENTS OF CHANGE REPORT (2006)

Climate Scenarios and Projections: The Known, Unknown and Unknowable as Applied to California

This report utilizes California as a regional case study to categorize and visualize scientific uncertainties and assess the state of the art emission and climate models with an emphasis on the regional scale. The report addresses the following key questions: 1) What are the range of possible SRES scenarios; how likely are they; how can subjective probabilities be assigned, and at what levels o... View arrow

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WORLD CLIMATE RESEARCH PROGRAMME REPORT (2006)

White Paper: A Strategy for Climate Change Stabilization Experiments with AOGCMS and ESMs

The conclusions of Aspen Global Change Institute's 2006 summer science session "Earth System Models: The Next Generation" were published in the May 2007 edition of the World Climate Research Programme Summary Report. The synopsis brings to light what models, scenarios and strategies researchers now must consider next in order to best track emissions on both the short- and long-term scales in light... View arrow
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A Strategy for Climate Change Stabilization Experiments with AOGCMSs and ESMs

The development of a new generation of climate models is underway with the expectation that future models will be able to incorporate carbon cycle dynamics and offer more accurately projected stabilization scenarios. This bulletin lays out a roadmap for a new stage of climate modeling efforts, suggesting that two timeframes be addressed—near-term (2005-2030) and long-term (2005-2100). The near-te... View arrow
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SCIENCE MAGAZINE (2005)

Confronting the Bogeyman of the Climate System

In recent years, the topic of abrupt climate change has risen to a place of prominence in both scientific and popular discourse. The subject of abrupt climate change was addressed at a meeting held at the Aspen Global Change Institute in 2005, and the proceedings of that meeting are summarized in this article. In short, the concern among scientists is that melting freshwater could drastically imp... View arrow
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BULLETIN OF THE AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY (2005)

Impacts of Extreme Weather and Climate on Terrestrial Biota

Climate plays a key role in biotic systems, and while it is easy to predict how living systems react to gradual changes in climate, less certainty exists about the effects of extreme weather events. This article presents research showing specific examples of how extreme weather events have brought about manifest changes to species populations, behavior, morphology, as well as ecosystem-level effe... View arrow
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