Temperature and Precipitation Working Group

  • Dr. Michel Boudrias, University of San Diego
  • Dr. Dan Cayan, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego; U.S. Geological Survey
  • Dr. Alexander Gershunov, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego
  • Dr. Charles Kennel, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego
  • Alex Tardy, National Weather Service

Temperature and Precipitation References

California Climate Action Team, 2013: Preparing California for Extreme Heat: Guidance and Recommendations. 24 pp, California Environmental Protection Agency, California Department of Public Health.

Das, T., M.D. Dettinger, D.R. Cayan, and H.G. Hidalgo, 2011: Potential increase in floods in California’s Sierra Nevada under future climate projectionsClimatic Change109, (Suppl 1):S71–S94, doi: 10.1007/s10584-011-0298-z.

Dettinger, M.D., F.M. Ralph, M. Hughes, T. Das, P. Neiman, D. Cox, G. Estes, D. Reynolds, R. Hartman, D. Cayan, and L. Jones, 2011: Design and quantification of an extreme winter storm scenario for emergency preparedness and planning exercises in CaliforniaNatural Hazards60, 1085-1111, doi: 10.1007/s11069-011-9894-5.

Dutzik, T., E. Ridlington, T. Van Heeke, and N. Wilcox, 2013: In the Path of the Storm: Global Warming, Extreme Weather and the Impacts of Weather-Related Disasters in the United States from 2007 to 2012. 54 pp, Environment California Research & Policy Center, Frontier Group.

Gershunov, A. and K. Guirguis: California heat waves in the present and future. 22 pp, University of California, San Diego, Scripps Institute of Oceanography.

Gershunov, A., D.R. Cayan, and S.F. Iacobellis, 2009: The Great 2006 Heat Wave over California and Nevada: Signal of an Increasing TrendJournal of Climate22, 6181-6203, doi: 10.1175/2009JCLI2465.1.

Gershunov, A., M. Dettinger, E. Maurer, M. Mastrandrea, A. Hall, N. Miller, L. Sloan, K. Redmond, G. Franco, R. Webb, D. Pierce, D. Cayan, and K. Guirguis. Expected changes in key weather-related extreme events in California. 13 pp.

Guirguis, K., A. Gershunov, R. Schwartz, and S. Bennett. Recent warm and cold daily winter temperature extremes in the Northern Hemisphere. 16 pp, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, doi: 10.1029/2011GL048762.

Madsen, T. and N. Wilcox, 2012: When it Rains, it Pours: Global Warming and the Increase in Extreme Precipitation from 1948 to 2011. 43 pp, Environment California Research & Policy Center, Frontier Group.

Mastrandrea, M.D., C. Tebaldi, C.P. Snyder, S.H. Schneider, 2009: Current and future impacts of extreme events in CaliforniaA White paper from the California Energy Commission's California Climate Change CenterPublication number: CEC-500-2009-026-F. 71 pp, California Energy Commission, California Environmental Protection Agency.

Pierce, D.W., T. Das, D.R. Cayan, E.P. Maurer, N.L. Miller, Y. Bao, M. Kanamitsu, K. Yoshimura, M.A. Snyder, L.C. Sloan, G. Franco, and M. Tyree, 2012: Probabilistic estimates of future changes in California temperature and precipitation using statistical and dynamical downscalingClimate Dynamics, doi: 10.1007/s00382-012-1337-9.

Polade, S.D., A. Gershunov, D.R. Cayan, M.D. Dettinger, and D.W. Pierce, 2013: Natural climate variability and teleconnections to precipitation over the Pacific-North American region in CMIP3 and CMIP5 modelsGeophysical Research Letters40, 1-6, doi: 10.1002/grl.50491.