Future changes in weather extremes derived from statistically downscaled climate projections for the Great Lakes region

Scheduled completion date: December 2013
LCC funding: $59,750
Steve Vavrus, University of Wisconsin

Researchers are analyzing projected changes in the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events across the Great Lakes region, namely heat waves, cold spells, heavy precipitation events, and droughts, using a new statistically downscaled climate product produced by the Climate Working Group of the Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts (WICCI). Researchers will perform a probabilistic exploration of weather extremes, ideally tailored toward decision-makers who are developing impact assessments at a regional scale across the Great Lakes region. The project will conclude and present results during a workshop with natural resource managers.

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