Climate Change Impacts for the Conterminous USA

An Integrated Assessment

  • Norman J. Rosenberg
  • James A. Edmonds

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Steven J. Smith, Allison M. Thomson, Norman J. Rosenberg, R. Cesar Izaurralde, Robert A. Brown, Tom M. L. Wigley
    Pages 7-25
  3. Allison M. Thomson, Norman J. Rosenberg, R. Cesar Izaurralde, Robert A. Brown
    Pages 27-41
  4. Allison M. Thomson, Robert A. Brown, Norman J. Rosenberg, R. Cesar Izaurralde, Verel Benson
    Pages 43-65
  5. Allison M. Thomson, Robert A. Brown, Norman J. Rosenberg, Raghavan Srinivasan, R. Cesar Izaurralde
    Pages 67-88
  6. Allison M. Thomson, Norman J. Rosenberg, R. Cesar Izaurralde, Robert A. Brown
    Pages 89-105
  7. R. César Izaurralde, Allison M. Thomson, Norman J. Rosenberg, Robert A. Brown
    Pages 107-126
  8. Ronald D. Sands, James A. Edmonds
    Pages 127-150
  9. James A. Edmonds, Norman J. Rosenberg
    Pages 151-162

About this book

Introduction

In this volume, an improved Integrated Assessment methodology is used to analyse climate change impacts on agriculture, water resources, unmanaged ecosystems, irrigation, and land use in the United States and the economic implications of these impacts. This book contains a series of papers documenting the methods, models, analysis and results of this integrated assessment for a wide ranging set of scenarios describing future climate change.

Innovations described include the integration of water resource and agricultural modeling and the refinement of an agriculture and land-use economics model to incorporate results from process-level ecosystem models of agriculture, water and natural ecosystem resources. Scenarios selected for this study address a range of uncertainties associated with choice of climate model, presence or absence of a ‘CO2-fertilization effect’, impacts on international trade in agricultural commodities and their consequences for producers and consumers.

This book will be useful to natural and social scientists who use integrated assessment methods. The analyses and conclusions will be of particular interest to policy makers needing to know what the specific impacts of climatic change could be and to those charged with developing strategies for mitigation and adaptation to climate change and climate variability.

 

 

Reprinted from Climatic Change Vol. 69, No. 1, 2005

Keywords

Climatic Change Economic Impacts Simulation modelling Unmanaged ecosystems Water resources climate change ecosystem

Editors and affiliations

  • Norman J. Rosenberg
    • 1
  • James A. Edmonds
    • 1
  1. 1.Joint Global Change Research Institute, Pacific Northwest National LaboratoryUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-3876-3
  • Copyright Information Springer 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-3255-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-3876-1
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