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California Climate Scenarios Assessment

Provides a fascinating glimpse into the possible ecological futures of one of America's most well-known states
The research for this books takes in various views on environmental threats: climate warming, wildfire, forest growth, sea levels, air quality etc
Offers clear government and policy actions and points towards future reaearch directions

Series: Springer Atmospheric Sciences

By: Daniel R Cayan (Editor), Susanne C Moser (Editor), Guido Franco (Editor), Michael Hanemann (Editor), Myoung-Ae Jones (Editor)

544 pages, 45 colour & 100 b/w illustrations

Springer-Verlag

Paperback | Sep 2014 | #218458 | ISBN-13: 9789400791985
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Hardback | Aug 2012 | #205735 | ISBN-13: 9789400740136
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About this book

Reprinted from Climatic Change, Vol. 109: Supplement 1 (2011)

In response to Executive Order S-3-05, an evaluation of the implications to California of possible climate changes was undertaken using a scenario-based approach. The "Scenarios Project" in California Climate Scenarios Assessment investigated projected impacts of climate change on six sectors in the California region. The investigation considered the early, middle and later portions of the twenty-first century, guided by a set of IPCC Fourth Assessment global climate model runs forced by higher and lower greenhouse gas emission scenarios. Each of these climate simulations produce substantial impacts in California that would require adaptations from present practices or status. The most severe impacts could be avoided, however, if emissions can be held near the lower end of global greenhouse gas emissions scenarios.


Contents

- Second California Assessment: Integrated Climate Change Impacts Assessment of Natural and Managed Systems. Guest Editorial
- Projecting long-run socioeconomic and demographic  trends in California under the SRES A2 and B1 scenarios
- Current and Future Impacts of Extreme Events in California
- Potential increase in floods in California’s Sierra Nevada under future climate projections
- Simulating the Cold Season Snowpack: The Impact of Snow Albedo and  Multi-layer Snow Physics
- Human-induced changes in Wind, Temperature and Relative Humidity during Santa Ana events
- Adapting California's water system to warm vs. dry climates
- The Impact of Price on Residential Demand for Electricity and Natural Gas
- Simulating California's future residential electricity demand under different scenarios of climate change, electricity prices and population electricity demand
- Effects of Climate Change and Wave Direction Longshore Sediment Transport Patterns in Southern California
- Potential Impacts of Increased Coastal Flooding in California Due to Sea-Level Rise
- A Methodology for Predicting Future Coastal Hazards due to Sea-level Rise on the California Coast
- Estimating the potential economic impacts of climate change on Southern California beaches
- Modifying Agricultural Water Management to Adapt to Climate Change in California's Central Valley
- California Perennial Crops in a Changing Climate
- Effect of climate change on field crop production in California's Central Valley
- Climate Extremes in California Agriculture
- Economic Impacts of Climate Change on California Agriculture
- Economic Impacts of Climate-Related Agricultural Yield Changes in California
- Case study on potential agricultural responses to climate change in a California landscape
-  The impact of climate change on California timberlands
- Climate Change and Growth Scenarios for California Wildfire
- The impact of climate change on California's ecosystem services
- The Climate Gap: Environmental Health and Equity Implications of Climate Change and Mitigation Policies in California - A Review of the Literature
- Climate change-related Impacts in the San Diego region by 2050


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Biography

Dr. Daniel R. Cayan is a Research Meteorologist at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO), University of California, San Diego, and is also a Researcher at the U.S. Geological Survey. His work is aimed at understanding climate variability and changes over the Pacific Ocean and North America. Specific interests concern impacts of climate changes on water resources and other sectors in western North America. Cayan heads the California Nevada Applications Program and the California Climate Change Center, climate research programs to improve climate information and forecasts for decision makers in the California region. Cayan received a BS degree in Meteorology and Oceanography in 1971 from the University of Michigan. He received a Ph.D. in Oceanography in 1990 from the University of California, San Diego. He has been employed by Scripps since 1977 and by the U. S. Geological Survey Water Resources Division since 1991.

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