Global climate models do not easily downscale for regional predictions

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- One size does not always fit all, especially when it comes to global climate models, according to Penn State climate researchers, Fuqing Zhang and Michael Mann.
August 1, 2016

"The impacts of climate change rightfully concern policy makers and stakeholders who need to make decisions about how to cope with a changing climate," said Fuqing Zhang, professor of meteorology and director, Center for Advanced Data Assimilation and Predictability Techniques, Penn State. "They often rely upon climate model projections at regional and local scales in their decision making."

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