By Jonathan Overpeck, Gregg Garfin, Angela Jardine, David E. Busch, Dan Cayan (auth.), Dr. Gregg Garfin, Angela Jardine, Robert Merideth, Mary Black, Sarah LeRoy (eds.)
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Cayan, and M. Dettinger. 2005. Changes towards earlier streamflow timing across western North America. Journal of Climate 18:1136–1155. Endnotes i Much of the text in this summary is taken directly, or with minor modification, from the full report, Assessment of Climate Change in the Southwest United States, and where this is the case, chapter citations appear in brackets at the end of each paragraph or bullet. ii Confidence estimates cited in this document (high, medium-high, medium-low, or low) are explained in more detail in the main report.
8). Among those disturbances are increases in wildfire and outbreak of forest pests and disease. Death of plants in some areas of the Southwest also is associated with increases in temperature and decreases in precipitation (high confidence). -Mexico border. Potential changes to ecosystems that transect the international border are often not explicitly considered in the public policy exposing these sensitive ecosystems to climate change impacts (high confidence). 5 Projected temperature changes for the high (A2) and low (B1) GHG emission scenario models.
Chapter 13: Urban Areas describes the unique characteristics of Southwest cities and the ways they will be affected by and contribute to future climate changes. The chapter draws particular attention to six large urban areas: Albuquerque, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, and Salt Lake City. Chapter 13 addresses ways in which cities may contribute to climate change through their urban metabolisms—flows of water, energy, materials, nutrients, air, water, and soil impacts. The chapter also examines key pathways through which cities will be affected, including fire, water resources, flooding, urban infrastructure, and sea-level rise.
Assessment of Climate Change in the Southwest United States: A Report Prepared for the National Climate Assessment by Jonathan Overpeck, Gregg Garfin, Angela Jardine, David E. Busch, Dan Cayan (auth.), Dr. Gregg Garfin, Angela Jardine, Robert Merideth, Mary Black, Sarah LeRoy (eds.)