Regional Impacts of Global Climate Change
We are using global climate models to ascertain the local impacts of climate change in the central United States. We do this by coupling GCM output with regional climate models and local observations. This line of research focuses on changes both in the magnitude of quantities (e.g. precipitation, temperature, etc.) but also on alteration of processes (e.g. soil moisture-precipitation feedbacks). We also maintain and operate several eddy covariance stations and a large aperture scintillometer to validate and assess changes in the regional cycling of mass and energy fluxes between the surface and the atmosphere.