Climate Change Impacts for the Conterminous USA: An Integrated Assessment

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Norman J. Rosenberg, James A. Edmonds
Springer Science & Business Media, Dec 5, 2005 - Science - 162 pages
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In this volume, an improved Integrated Assessment methodology is used to analyze climate change impacts on agriculture, water resources, unmanaged ecosystems, irrigation, and land use in the United States and the economic implications of these impacts. This book contains a series of papers documenting the methods, models, analysis, and results of this integrated assessment for a wide-ranging set of scenarios describing future climate change.

Innovations described include the integration of water resource and agricultural modeling and the refinement of an agriculture and land-use economics model to incorporate results from process-level ecosystem models of agriculture, water, and natural ecosystem resources. Scenarios selected for this study address a range of uncertainties associated with choice of climate model, presence or absence of a ‘CO2-fertilization effect’, impacts on international trade in agricultural commodities, and their consequences for producers and consumers.

 

Reprinted from Climatic Change, Vol. 69, No. 1, 2005

 

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Contents

THOMSON NORMAN J ROSENBERG R CESAR IZAURRALDE
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THOMSON ROBERT A BROWN NORMAN J ROSENBERG
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THOMSON ROBERT A BROWN NORMAN J ROSENBERG
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THOMSON NORMAN J ROSENBERG R CESAR IZAURRALDE
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R CESAR IZAURRALDE ALLISON M THOMSON NORMAN J ROSENBERG
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SANDS and JAMES A EDMONDS Climate Change Impacts for
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JAMES A EDMONDS and NORMAN J ROSENBERG Climate Change Impacts
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The author is Regent's Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Meteorology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Laboratory Fellow Emeritus at the Joint Global Change Research Institute, a collaboration of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of Maryland-College Park.

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