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Climate Change – Refining the Impacts for Ireland: STRIVE Report (2001-CD-C3-M1) ISBN: 978-1-84095-297-1

Sweeney, John and Albanito, Fabrizio and Brereton, Anthony and Caffarra, Amelia and Charlton, Rosemary and Donnelly, Alison and Fealy, Rowan and Fitzgerald, Joanne and Holden, Nicholas and Jones, Mike and Murphy, Conor (2008) Climate Change – Refining the Impacts for Ireland: STRIVE Report (2001-CD-C3-M1) ISBN: 978-1-84095-297-1. Technical Report. Environmental Protection Agency, Wexford, Ireland.

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Abstract

International Context: As a mid-latitude country Ireland can expect its future temperature changes to mirror quite closely those of the globe as a whole. Best estimates of global temperature change by the end of the present century are currently in the region 1.8–4.0°C1. Regional Context: Weighted Ensemble Downscaling from Global Climate Models Global climate models (GCMs) have greatly improved in reliability and resolution as computing power has increased and better inputs from earth observation have become available. Despite this, they remain too coarse in terms of their grid size to enable climate scenarios at the scale necessary for impact analysis to be achieved. This study employs a statistical downscaling approach to overcome these difficulties and also to provide new information on model uncertainty with a view to reducing uncertainty in key sectors such as water resource management, agriculture and biodiversity.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Additional Information: This report is published as part of the Science, Technology, Research and Innovation for the Environment (STRIVE) Programme 2007–2013. The programme is financed by the Irish Government under the National Development Plan 2007–2013. It is administered on behalf of the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government by the Environmental Protection Agency which has the statutory function of co-ordinating and promoting environmental research. All OSI maps used throughout are given with permission of Ordnance Survey Ireland/Government of Ireland (Copyright Permit No. EN0059208).
Keywords: Climate change; Ireland; STRIVE Report (2001-CD-C3-M1); Environmental Protection Agency; EPA;
Subjects: Social Sciences > Geography
Item ID: 2682
Identification Number: STRIVE report (2001-CD-C3-M1)
Depositing User: Rowan Fealy
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2011 13:35
Publisher: Environmental Protection Agency
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