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Title:Annual temperature and precipitation trends in the United States
Author(s):Stoklosa, Matthew M
Advisor(s):Kalita, Prasanta
Contributor(s):Bhattarai, Rabin; Wall, Wade
Department / Program:Engineering Administration
Discipline:Agricultural & Biological Engr
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:M.S.
Genre:Thesis
Subject(s):Climate Change
Abstract:With rising global temperatures and clear trends in changing weather patterns, it is important to develop a framework for regional changes in climate since not all regions experience the same changes. As these regions begin to experience shifts in their climate, it is important to analyze not only general rising trends in temperature and precipitation, but more precise patterns that help flesh out how drastic these changes are. By utilizing indices created by the Expert Team on Climate Change Detection and Indices (ETCCDI), this project aims to better understand regional climate shifts in terms of annual temperature and precipitation trends in the United States. By first applying these indices to climate data from Agricultural Research Service the and then to the future projection based on Global Climate Model simulations available, we can determine what direction climate change has been headed in various parts of the United States and see if those trends will continue.
Issue Date:2017-04-27
Type:Thesis
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/97480
Rights Information:Copyright 2017 Matthew Stoklosa
Date Available in IDEALS:2017-08-10
Date Deposited:2017-05


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