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Earth Institute Research Projects

Multi-Scale Climate Information for Agricultural Planning in Southeastern South America for Coming Decades

Lead PI: Dr. Lisa Goddard , Dr. Richard Seager , Dr. Walter E. Baethgen

Unit Affiliation: International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI)

March 2011 - February 2016
Inactive
South America ; Uruguay ; Argentina
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: (1) Assess trends and variability of precipitation in the recent past and investigate quality of decadal scale predictions/projections for providing information on future precipitation; (2) Design proto-type information appropriate to agriculture at 10-20 year time horizon; (3) Assess sensitivity of agriculture to variability and change and develop management strategies to increase resiliency.

OUTCOMES: Trends and variability in the region can be considered realistic and trustworthy in the gridded precipitation analysis.

SPONSOR:

National Science Foundation (NSF)

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$919,153

RESEARCH TEAM:

Arthur Greene, Amor Ines, Alex Ruane, Claudia Tebaldi, Richard Goldberg

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY COLLABORATORS:

Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO), Ocean & Climate Physics (O&CP), Center for Climate Systems Research (CCSR)

EXTERNAL COLLABORATORS:

Climate Central, Inc

WEBSITE:

https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1049066&HistoricalAwards=false

KEYWORDS

decadal prediction agriculture sensitivity resilience climate and society projections precipitation patterns

THEMES

Modeling and Adapting to Future Climate