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  • Washington, D.C. 20250-0003
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Climate Change Impacts on Ecosystem Services: water, carbon, and biodiversity

Snapshot : SRS is enhancing one of its models that examines the potential impacts of climate change, land use, and population changes on water supplies. The researchers are building this integrated, water-centered modeling on previous water supply and demand research that resulted in a Water Supply Stress Index (WaSSI) model.

Principal Investigators(s) :
Ge Sun 
Research Location : Global
Research Station : Southern Research Station (SRS)
Year : 2010
Highlight ID : 296

Summary

SRS is enhancing one of its models that examines the potential impacts of climate change, land use, and population changes on water supplies.�The researchers are building this integrated, water-centered modeling on previous water supply and demand research that resulted in a Water Supply Stress Index (WaSSI) model. Scientists have used the WaSSI model to examine potential impacts of climate, land use, and population changes individually or in combination. Scientists are developing the new model, known as WaSSI-Carbon and Biodiversity, or WaSSI-CB, by literature synthesis of international carbon fluxes network data and regional relationships among climate and ecosystem processes. The new model will be developed and applied in the United States and internationally in Asia and South America.

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Priority Areas

  • Water, Air, and Soil
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