Community Modeling and Long-Term Predictions of the Integrated Water Cycle

TitleCommunity Modeling and Long-Term Predictions of the Integrated Water Cycle
Publication TypeWorkshop Report
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsL Leung, Ruby, Collins Bill, and Famiglietti Jay
Report NumberDOE/SC-0155
Abstract / Summary

Water is essential for a wide range of life-sustaining human activities and is a major component underlying a suite of important climate processes and feedbacks that affect regional and global climates. As the hydrological cycle is projected to intensify in a warmer climate, the impacts on human and natural systems will be profound, in particular those on energy production and use, land use, and ultimately, feedbacks to the climate system. Today’s scientific uncertainties in predicting long-term changes in global and regional hydrologic cycles and the implications for water supplies and energy production fundamentally limit the Nation’s ability to develop sustainable energy solutions.

URLhttp://science.energy.gov/~/media/ber/pdf/workshop%20reports/Water_Cycle_Report_LR.pdf
Year of Publication: 2012
Report Number: DOE/SC-0155

Water is essential for a wide range of life-sustaining human activities and is a major component underlying a suite of important climate processes and feedbacks that affect regional and global climates. As the hydrological cycle is projected to intensify in a warmer climate, the impacts on human and natural systems will be profound, in particular those on energy production and use, land use, and ultimately, feedbacks to the climate system. Today’s scientific uncertainties in predicting long-term changes in global and regional hydrologic cycles and the implications for water supplies and energy production fundamentally limit the Nation’s ability to develop sustainable energy solutions.

Citation:
Leung, LR, B Collins, and J Famiglietti.  2012.  "Community Modeling and Long-Term Predictions of the Integrated Water Cycle."