Climate Change in Colorado: A Synthesis to Support Water Resources Management and Adaptation

This report is a synthesis of climate change science that is important for evaluating impacts on Colorado's water resources. This document provides scientific analyses to support state and regional efforts to develop a water adaptation plan, while presenting scientific analyses on observed trends, modeling, and projections of hydro-climatic variables - including temperature, precipitation, snowmelt, and runoff. This analysis includes a record of Colorado climate that covers trends in temperature, precipitation, snow and stream flow; a section describing climate models, emissions scenarios, and downscaling; followed by climate attributions, projections, and implications for the state.

Publication Date: 2008

Authors or Affiliated Users:

  • Andrea J. Ray
  • Joseph J. Barsugli
  • Kristen B. Averyt

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  • Climate science

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