State Water Resources Research Institute Program

Project ID: 2011VI186B
Title: Lesser Antilles Specific Assessment of the IPCC AR5 Models for the Current Climate
Project Type: Research
Start Date: 3/01/2011
End Date: 2/28/2012
Congressional District: FL-02
Focus Categories: Climatological Processes, Drought, Floods
Keywords: Atlantic Warm Pool; droughts; floods
Principal Investigator: Misra, Vasubandhu
Federal Funds: $ 18981
Non-Federal Matching Funds: $ 0
Abstract: This project proposes to examine the International Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) Assessment Report 5 (AR5) models for their fidelity of the simulation of the 20th century climate and its variations, specific to the region of Lesser Antilles. Despite the anticipated coarse resolution of the AR5 models which will barely resolve any of the Isles of the Lesser Antilles, we contend based on our prior high resolution modeling work over the region that the large scale Atlantic warm pool (AWP) phenomenon has an important bearing on the local climate. Therefore, examining the simulation of the AWP and its variations in the 20th century would be of direct relevance to the Lesser Antilles.

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