Interpretation of Recent Temperature Trends in California Metadata

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  • Main Title Interpretation of Recent Temperature Trends in California


  • Author: Duffy, P B
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Bonfils, C
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Lobell, D
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization


  • Name: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
    Place of Publication: Livermore, California
    Additional Info: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, CA


  • Creation: 2007-09-21


  • English


  • Content Description: Regional-scale climate change and associated societal impacts result from large-scale (e.g. well-mixed greenhouse gases) and more local (e.g. land-use change) 'forcing' (perturbing) agents. It is essential to understand these forcings and climate responses to them, in order to predict future climate and societal impacts. California is a fine example of the complex effects of multiple climate forcings. The State's natural climate is diverse, highly variable, and strongly influenced by ENSO. Humans are perturbing this complex system through urbanization, irrigation, and emission of multiple types of aerosols and greenhouse gases. Despite better-than-average observational coverage, we are only beginning to understand the manifestations of these forcings in California's temperature record.
  • Physical Description: 7 p. (0.2 MB)


  • Keyword: Aerosols
  • Keyword: Land Use
  • Keyword: Greenhouse Gases
  • STI Subject Categories: 58 Geosciences
  • Keyword: Irrigation
  • Keyword: California
  • Keyword: Climates
  • STI Subject Categories: 54 Environmental Sciences


  • Journal Name: Eos, vol. 88, no. 41, October 9, 2007, pp. 409-410; Journal Volume: 88; Journal Issue: 41


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Article


  • Text


  • Report No.: UCRL-JRNL-234868
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 943816
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc899789


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