Changing climate in the Bolivian Altiplano: CMIP3 projections for extremes of temperature and precipitation

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2008
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This research compares projected changes in mean temperature and precipitation with projected changes in temperature and precipitation based extreme indices for the Altiplano using several global climate models from the fourth assessment report (AR4) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). It also examines how changes in the annual distribution of temperature and precipitation may result in higher frequencies of extreme events in the future.

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Modeling, Temperature, Precipitation, Extremes, Climate change, Cmip3, Ecosystem
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Presented at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, 15-19 April 2008