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S&T Project Number 1816 Final Report: 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 a corresponding increase in the Great Basin. We explore the causes of this terrain-related precipitation 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.
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Generation Effort S&T Project 1816: Assessment of Potential Future Changes in Atmospheric Rivers Over the Western Coast of the U.S.
Location Name Western US
Type Uploaded file(s)
File Type PDF
Publisher Bureau of Reclamation
Publication Date Monday, August 31st, 2020
Update Frequency not planned
Last Update Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

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