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Regional Models + Peruvian Climate

Analysis

2013

To effectively link Climate to Society, one must not only understand the physical workings of the climate system. One must also be able to interpret climate information like forecasts and observational maps and determine the basis of forecasts as well as their uncertainties. This project demonstrates my understanding of climate variability in time and space and my ability to synthesize climate data, create and evaluate models, and write technical reports.

Looking At Peru's Climatologies

Looking At Peru's Climatologies

I helped develop a country specific climate report for Peru, South America in preparation for USAID (United State Agency for International Development) climate adaptation missions. The report discussed the past climatologies of three regions within the country, reviewed multi-model ensemble projections for future climate based on CMIP5, and evaluated the validity of these forecasts.

Running and Evaluating Climate Models

Running and Evaluating Climate Models

As part of this project I conducted a review of existing climate literature for this region, evaluated historical climatological data and calculated 3 regional climatologies, and generating projected climatologies for 3 regions using the CMIP5 model ensemble used by the UNFCC IPCC. I also conducted a qunatitative analysis of the model validity for all 3 regions by doinging hindcasts with the CMIP5 models which the image above shows.

(data source: Internatational Research Insititute for Climate and Society Data Library)