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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, 2015.

Liu, J., T. Hertel, N.S. Diffenbaugh, M. Delgado and M. Ashfaq, Future property damage from flooding: Sensitivities to economy and climate change, Climatic Change Letters, 132(4), 741-749, 2015.

LoPresti, A., A. Charland, D. Woodward, J. Randerson, N.S. Diffenbaugh and S.J. Davis, Rate and velocity of climate change caused by cumulative carbon emissions, Environmental Research Letters, 10, 095001, 2015.