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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, doi:10.1073/pnas.1422385112, 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.

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, in press.

Diffenbaugh, N.S., D.A. Stone, P. Thorne, F. Giorgi, B.C. Hewitson, R.G. Jones, and G.J. van Oldenborgh, Cross-chapter box on the regional climate summary figures. In: Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability. Part A: Global and Sectoral Aspects. Contribution of Working Group II to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [Field, C.B., V.R. Barros, D.J. Dokken, K.J. Mach, M.D. Mastrandrea, T.E. Bilir, M. Chatterjee, K.L. Ebi, Y.O. Estrada, R.C. Genova, B. Girma, E.S. Kissel, A.N. Levy, S. MacCracken, P.R. Mastrandrea, and L.L. White (eds.)]. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA, pp. 137-141, 2014.

Hawkins, E., B. Anderson, N. Diffenbaugh, I. Mahlstein, R. Betts, G. Hegerl, M. Joshi, R. Knutti, D. McNeall, S. Solomon, R. Sutton, J. Syktus and G. Vecchi, Uncertainties in the timing of unprecedented climates, Nature, 511, E3–E5, doi:10.1038/nature13523, 2014.