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Report from S&T Project Number 1816: Assessment of Potential Future Changes in Atmospheric Rivers Over the Western Coast of the U.S.

Several of the NA-CORDEX RCMs project a decrease in cool season precipitation at high elevations across the west (e.g., across the Sierra Nevada) with an increase in the Great Basin. We explore the causes of this change in a subset of the RCMs through an examination of integrated water vapor transport (IVT) events. In the future precipitation across the Sierra Nevada generally increases during extreme IVT events and decreases during moderate IVT events. Data available: https://na-cordex.org/data-access.html
Generation Effort S&T Project 1816: Assessment of Potential Future Changes in Atmospheric Rivers Over the Western Coast of the U.S.
Location Western US
Themes Water
Tags Climate Change
Reclamation Project
Reclamation Program Science and Technology Program

Location Information

Location Name Western US
Location Description The 17 western states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming, California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona..
Location Tags Reclamation Domain
Location Parent
State(s) Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming
Unified Region(s) Missouri Basin, Arkansas-Rio Grande-Texas-Gulf, Upper Colorado Basin, Lower Colorado Basin, Columbia-Pacific Northwest, California-Great Basin
Timezone MT
Elevation [ N/A ]
Vertical Datum NAVD88
Coordinates (lat, long) See Location Details
Horizontal Datum WGS84