Future climate: Projected extremes

Alexander Gershunov, Balaji Rajagopalan, Jonathan Overpeck, Kristen Guirguis, Dan Cayan, Mimi Hughes, Michael Dettinger, Chris Castro, Rachel E. Schwartz, Michael Anderson, Andrea J. Ray, Joe Barsugli, Tereza Cavazos, Michael Alexander, Francina Dominguez

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This chapter summarizes the current understanding about how and why specific weather and climate extremes are expected to change in the Southwest with climate warming over the course of the current century. Summertime heat waves and wintertime cold snaps are among the extremes most directly affected by climate change as well as the ones with the greatest impacts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAssessment of Climate Change in the Southwest United States
Subtitle of host publicationA Report Prepared for the National Climate Assessment
PublisherIsland Press-Center for Resource Economics
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781610914840
ISBN (Print)9781597264204
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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Gershunov, A., Rajagopalan, B., Overpeck, J., Guirguis, K., Cayan, D., Hughes, M., Dettinger, M., Castro, C., Schwartz, R. E., Anderson, M., Ray, A. J., Barsugli, J., Cavazos, T., Alexander, M., & Dominguez, F. (2013). Future climate: Projected extremes. In Assessment of Climate Change in the Southwest United States: A Report Prepared for the National Climate Assessment (pp. 126-147). Island Press-Center for Resource Economics . https://doi.org/10.5822/978-1-61091-484-0_7