Monday, April 22, 2013
Forthcoming Southwest Climate Assessment
After a very long road, Assessment of Climate Change in the Southwest United States, developed as part of the 2013 National Climate Assessment, will finally be released on May 2nd. The book contains 20 chapters authored by more than 50 scientists from wide-ranging disciplines. Along with several other atmospheric and cryospheric scientists, including some from the University of Utah and Utah State University, I helped prepare Chapter 4, which serves as a foundational chapter and describes the current weather and climate of the Southwest.
Copies of the book may be ordered from Island Press at http://www.islandpress.org/nca. Full color PDF and an archive of all the figures used in the book will be available at http://www.swcarr.arizona.edu on May 2nd. You can get a sneak peak of the Summary for Decision Makers at http://www.swcsc.arizona.edu/sites/default/files/SWCA_Decision_Makers.pdf.