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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. 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.

Mankin, J.S., D. Vivrioli, M.M. Mekonnen, A.J. Hoekstra, R.M. Horton, J.E. Smerdon and N.S. Diffenbaugh, Influence of internal variability on population exposure to hydroclimatic changes, Environmental Research Letters, 12(4), 044007, 2017.

Paull, S.H., D.E. Horton, M. Ashfaq, D. Rastogi, L.D. Kramer and N.S. Diffenbaugh, Drought and immunity determine the intensity of West Nile virus epidemics and climate change impacts, Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 284, 1848, DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2016.2078, 2017.

Skinner C.B., C.J. Poulsen, R. Chadwick, N.S. Diffenbaugh and R.P. Fiorella, The role of plant CO2 physiological forcing in shaping future daily-scale precipitation, Journal of Climate, 30(7), 2319–2340, 2017.