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Precipitation: Decadal Averages Map
Entry ID: cal-adap_precip_decadal
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Summary
Abstract: Precipitation is notoriously variable in California. View a map displaying the projected precipitation for each decade from 1950-2099 using a variety of climate models and scenarios. On average, the projections show little change in total annual precipitation in California. Furthermore, among several models, precipitation projections do not show a consistent trend during the next century.

The Mediterranean seasonal precipitation pattern is expected to continue, with most precipitation falling during winter from North Pacific storms. One of the four climate models projects slightly wetter winters, and another projects slightly drier winters with a 10 to 20 percent decrease in total annual precipitation. However, even modest changes would have a significant impact because California ecosystems are conditioned to historical precipitation levels and water resources are nearly fully utilized.

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Description: Access the Precipitation: Decadal Averages Map tool.

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Description: Climate data provided by the California Nevada Applications Program (CNAP), Scripps Institution of Oceanography, California Nevada Applications Program (CNAP)

Data Set Contributed: Projected Precipitation

Projected monthly precipitation. These data layers were downscaled using a bias correction and spatial downscaling (bcsd) approach and include data for four different models (PCM1, CCSM3, GFDL, CNRM) for two different scenarios (A2, B1).
Service Citation
Title: Precipitation: Decadal Averages Map
Provider: Cal-Adapt
ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Access Constraints
None
Use Constraints
This product is provided for informational purposes only. Users of this information agree by their use to hold blameless the State of California, and its respective officers, employees, agents, contractors, and subcontractors for any liability associated with its use in any form. Specifically, this work shall not be used to assess actual hazards, insurance requirements, or property values.
Service Provider


Service Provider Personnel
Name: CAL-ADAPT SUPPORT
Email: support at cal-adapt.org
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: Online
Fees: No fees
Personnel
CAL-ADAPT SUPPORT
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: support at cal-adapt.org

TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2012-10-01
SERF Last Revision Date: 2012-10-01
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