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Increasing the Global Climate Change Team's Technical Support Capacity to Global Climate Change, Adaptation, and Development Issues

Lead PI: Dr. Carolyn Zehnder Mutter Dr. Stephen E. Zebiak

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

August 2011 - August 2014
Inactive
Global ; Washington, DC ; New York City, NY ; New York ; United States
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: IRI and Center for Climate Systems Research (CCSR) collaborated to improve characterization of agricultural systems and the near-term climate scenarios that are likely to stress them. The effort aimed to improve capabilities of developing country scientists to simulate major agricultural systems and improved exploration of likely near-term climate impacts by scientists and stakeholders through scenario analysis of decadal-scale climate variability and trends. It also advanced work on the development of improved near-term climate scenarios.

OUTCOMES: Center for Climate Systems Research (CCSR)’s role included database development, DSSAT and APSIM crop model simulations, contributions to near-term climate scenario development and analysis, the development of simulation tools to broaden user capabilities, and interactions with the AgMIP community, including through organization of workshops and participation in conferences.

SPONSOR:

International Resources Group

ORIGINATING SPONSOR:

U.S. Agency for International Development

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$1,019,717

RESEARCH TEAM:

Haresh Bhojwani, Catherine Vaughan, Erica Allis, Ashley Curtis, Remi Cousin, Tufa Dinku, Alessandra Giannini, Walter Baethgen, John del Corral, Lori Scally, Lisa Muenichsdorfer, Simon Mason, Allyza Lustig

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY COLLABORATORS:

Center for Climate Systems Research (CCSR)

EXTERNAL COLLABORATORS:

International Resources Group

PUBLICATIONS:

Greene, A.M., L. Goddard, P.L.M. Gonzalez, A.V.M. Ines, and J. Chryssanthacopoulos, 2015: A climate generator for agricultural planning in southeastern South America. Agric. Forest Meteorol., 203, 217-228, doi:10.1016/j.agrformet.2015.01.008.

KEYWORDS

agricultural systems climate change climate adaptation climate scenarios

THEMES

Modeling and Adapting to Future Climate