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dc.contributorUniversity of Connecticut
dc.contributorUniversidad Mayor de San Andres
dc.contributor.authorSeth, Anji
dc.contributor.authorThibeault, J.M.
dc.contributor.authorGarcía, Magali
dc.coverage.spatialAltiplano
dc.coverage.spatialBolivia
dc.coverage.spatialPerú
dc.coverage.spatialSouth America
dc.coverage.temporal2007
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-19T19:19:11Z
dc.date.available2016-04-19T19:19:11Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier2286
dc.identifier.citationPresented at the American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 17-21 April 2007
dc.identifier.other2286_poster_handout.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/66786
dc.description.abstractThe Altiplano region of Bolivia and Peru is vulnerable to both climate variability and climate change. Its proximity to El Niño and the Southern Oscillation (ENSO) yields changes in the rainy season from year-to-year. In addition, the region depends on snowpack and glacial meltwater for water resources during the long dry season, which are diminishing due to global warming. As part of a larger study to understand how market forces and climate change are affecting highland agriculture, this research explores recent and future climate variability and change in the region. The observed 20th century climate and recent trends are evaluated using global gridded datasets, and station data. In addition, several global climate models employed in the Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) are evaluated for the recent period. Preliminary analysis of the 21st century scenarios for the highland region are also presented.
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dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectClimate change
dc.subjectClimate variability
dc.subjectAndean highlands
dc.subjectAltiplano
dc.subjectEcosystem
dc.titleClimate variability and change in the Andean highlands
dc.title.alternativeVariabilidad y cambio del clima en Los Andes
dc.typePoster
dc.description.notesavailable in SANREM office, ESIILTRA-4 (Practices and Strategies for Vulnerable Agro-Ecosystems)
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