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Climate and Earth System Dynamics Group

The Stanford University Climate and Earth System Dynamics group seeks to understand the dynamics and impacts of climate variability and change, including the role of humans as a coupled component of the climate system.
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Recent Publications

Diffenbaugh, N.S., D.L. Swain and D. Touma, Anthropogenic warming has increased drought risk in California, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112(13), 3931-3936, 2015.

Horton, D.E., N.C. Johnson, D. Singh, D.L. Swain, B. Rajaratnam and N.S. Diffenbaugh, Contribution of changes in atmospheric circulation patterns to extreme temperature trends, Nature, 522, 465–469, 2015.

Kao, S.-C., M.J. Sale, M. Ashfaq, N.S. Diffenbaugh, R. Martinez, D. Kaiser, and Y. Wei, The potential climate change impacts on U.S. federal hydropower generation, Energy, 80, 239-250.

Swain, D.L., B. Lebassi-Habtezion, and N.S.
Diffenbaugh, Evaluation of non-hydrostatic simulations of Northeast Pacific
atmospheric rivers and comparison to in-situ observations,Monthly Weather Review, in press.

Touma, D., M. Ashfaq, M. Nayak, S.-H. Kao, and N.S. Diffenbaugh, A multi-model and multi-index evaluation of drought characteristics in the 21st century, Journal of Hydrology, 526, 196-207, 2015.