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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

Burke, M., W.M. Davis and N.S. Diffenbaugh, Large potential reduction in economic damages under UN mitigation targets, Nature, 557 (7706), 549–553, 2018.

Diffenbaugh, N.S., D. Singh and J.S. Mankin, Unprecedented climate events: historical changes, aspirational targets, and national commitments, Science Advances, 4(2), eaao3354, 2018.

Li, C., Y. Fang, K. Caldeira, X. Zhang, N.S. Diffenbaugh and A.M. Michalak, Widespread persistent changes to temperature extremes occurring earlier than predicted, Nature Scientific Reports, 8, 1007, doi:10.1038/s41598-018-19288-z, 2018.

Diffenbaugh, N.S., D. Singh, J.S. Mankin, D.E. Horton, D.L. Swain, D. Touma, A. Charland, Y. Liu, M. Haugen, M. Tsiang and B. Rajaratnam, Quantifying the influence of global warming on unprecedented extreme climate events, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114(19), 4881–4886, 2017.

Flint, M.M., O. Fringer, S.L. Billington, D. Freyberg, and N.S. Diffenbaugh, Historical analysis of hydraulic bridge collapses in the continental United States, Journal of Infrastructure Systems, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)IS.1943-555X.0000354, 2017.