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Climate Change and Los Angeles: A Close-up View of the Future
Alex Hall, Ph.D., Professor, University of California, Los Angeles
Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 12 Noon PDT
Cal EPA Headquarters, 1001 "I" Street, Sacramento, CA
Dr. Hall will present results from The Climate Change in the Los Angeles Region Project, an ongoing series of studies to predict regional climate at the middle and end of the 21st century under "mitigation" and "business-as-usual" greenhouse gas emissions scenarios. Using a combination of dynamical and statistical techniques, Dr. Hall and his team developed very high resolution regional models that "downscale" more than 30 global models. This allowed the team to zoom in on the LA region, producing climate change projections at a 2-kilometer (1.2 mile) resolution. In this presentation, Dr. Hall will discuss his downscaling methods, summarize what his team discovered about temperature, snowfall, and other aspects of climate in the LA region, and explore the implications of his work for policymakers and the public.
Dr. Hall is a professor in UCLA’s Department of
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and a member of UCLA’s Institute of
the Environment and Sustainability, where he is the faculty director of
the UCLA Center for Climate Change Solutions. Dr. Hall is an
internationally recognized climate scientist and a lead author of the
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 5th Assessment Report
chapter on Climate Phenomena and their Relevance for Future Regional
Climate Change. His previous work on the 2007 IPCC report includes
helping to develop the global climate models used by the IPCC.
Professor Hall is a recipient of the NSF Graduate Fellowship
(1993-1996), the NASA Earth System Science Fellowship (1996-1998), the
Lamont Fellowship (1999-2001), and the National Science Foundation
Career Award (2002-2007).
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