Additional Participants

Graduate Student

John Chandler
Avirup Sen Gupta

Undergraduate Student

Samuel Foster
Zev Eisenberg
Sarah Skiold-Hanlin
Nathan Pepin
Seth Smith
Jonathan Simpson
Timothy Baker
Kyle Hendrickson

Technician, Programmer

Jon Eischeid

Organizational Partners

NOAA/Climate Diagnostics Center

Project Period

July 21, 2006-June 30, 2010

Level of Access

Open-Access Report

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Submission Date



Hydroclimatic variations and change directly impact the freshwater supplies in western North America. Streamflow in this region has shown increased variability of annual flow volumes and increasing synchroneity in the largest basins in the west towards the end of last century. As land-use change seems to play a lesser role, the PI will study the sensitivity of the western North American winter precipitation and related streamflow to El Nino-Southern Oscillation variations. The PI will use observations and multi-model ensemble integrations to study the decadal variations. The broader impact of this project will be an increase of the scientific knowledge required in water resources management.

Included in

Hydrology Commons