The Practitioner's Dilemma: How to Assess the Credibility of Downscaled Climate Projections Journal Article uri icon



  • Suppose you are a city planner, regional water manager, or wildlife conservation specialist who is asked to include the potential impacts of climate variability and change in your risk management and planning efforts. What climate information would you use? The choice is often regional or local climate projections downscaled from global climate models (GCMs; also known as general circulation models) to include detail at spatial and temporal scales that align with those of the decision problem. A few years ago this information was hard to come by. Now there is Web‐based access to a proliferation of high‐resolution climate projections derived with differing downscaling methods.

publication date

  • November 12, 2013

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Date in CU Experts

  • June 30, 2021 6:08 AM

Full Author List

  • Barsugli JJ; Guentchev G; Horton RM; Wood A; Mearns LO; Liang X; Winkler JA; Dixon K; Hayhoe K; Rood RB

author count

  • 14

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International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0096-3941

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2324-9250

Additional Document Info

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  • 424

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