Integrated Watershed-Scale Response to Climate Change in Selected Basins across the United States
To determine the sensitivity and potential impact of long-term climate change on the freshwater resources of the United States, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Global Change study "An integrated watershed scale response to global change in selected basins across the United States" was started in 2008. The long-term goal of this national study is to provide the foundation for hydrologically based climate-change studies across the nation.
This special collection presents results that were presented at the American Water Resources Association Spring Meeting, Managing Water Resources & Development in a Changing Climate: 4-6 May 2009, Anchorage, Alaska. The results from 14 basins across the United States are compared in 10 separate papers focusing on either different hydrological processes or alternative ways of presenting results of climate change on water resources.
John F. Walker
Lauren E. Hay
Steven L. Markstrom