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Published July 1988 through June 1999
FROM VOLUME 1, NUMBER 6, DECEMBER 1988
OF GENERAL INTEREST
"The Rising Level of the Great Salt Lake: Impacts and Adjustments,"
P.M. Morrisette (NCAR, Boulder CO 80307), Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 69(9),
1034-1040, Sep. 1988.
Discusses the water level of the Great Salt Lake, its impacts and
adjustments, and an assessment of the long-term adjustment options. Illustrates
the difficulty that resource management institutions have in adjusting to
climatic functions. Policy makers rely on crisis management rather than
"Global Climate Changes as Forecast by Goddard Institute for Space
Studies Three-Dimensional Model," ), I. Fung et al., J. Geophys. Res.,
93(D8), 9341-9364, Aug. 20, 1988.
Studies the response of a 3D global model to realistic rates of change of
radiative forcing mechanisms from greenhouse gases. An important part of climate
change is the response of the oceans, for which adequate dynamical models are
not available. Principal results from experiments and three model scenarios are
1) the greenhouse warming should be clearly identifiable in the 1990s, 2) the
temperature changes are sufficiently large to have major impacts on people and
other parts of the biosphere, and 3) the model results suggest some near-term
regional climate variations, despite the fixed ocean heat transport which
suppresses many possible regional climate fluctuations. Principal uncertainties
in the predictions involve the equilibrium sensitivity of the model to climate
forcing such as assumptions regarding heat uptake and transport by the ocean.
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