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A Guide to Information on Greenhouse Gases and Ozone Depletion
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FROM VOLUME 6, NUMBER 12, DECEMBER 1993

PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATIONS...
IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE: METHODS


Item #d93dec125

"Development of an Airmass-Based Regional Climate Change Scenario," W.A.R. Brinkmann (Dept. Geog., Univ. Wisconsin, Madison WI 53706), Theor. Appl. Clim., 47(3), 129-136, 1993.

Describes a new approach that assigns each day in the observed and model-produced records to one of three classes defined by the upper-level steering flow for air masses. Application using a lake evaporative model shows a 19% reduction in the evaporative power of air flowing over Lake Superior, based on a GCM scenario.


Item #d93dec126

Two items from Clim. Change, 23(4), Apr. 1993:

"Assessing the Effects of Global Climate Change: The PAN-EARTH Project Series," M.A. Harwell (Rosenstiel Sch. Marine Sci., Univ. Miami, Miami FL 33149), 287-292. Introduces a series of articles to be published over the next several issues.

"Use of General Circulation Model Output in the Creation of Climate Change Scenarios for Impact Analysis," A. Robock (Dept. Meteor., Univ. Maryland, College Park MD 20741), R.P. Turco et al., 293-335. This first in the series of PAN-EARTH articles combines general circulation model output with knowledge of regional climate to predict the response to CO2 doubling. Applies the technique to China, Sub-Saharan Africa and Venezuela.


Item #d93dec127

"Trends in the Relationship between Monthly and Daily Temperatures across the United States," P.J. Robinson (Dept. Geog., Univ. North Carolina, Chapel Hill NC 27599), Phys. Geog., 13(3), 191-205, July-Sep. 1992.

Uses a linear regression approach to study this relationship for 126 stations in the U.S. for 1950-1986. Considers the implications of using extrapolations of past data for estimates of future conditions.

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