Using LARS –WG model for prediction of temperature in Columbia City, USA

Salah L. Zubaidi, Patryk Kot, Khalid Hashim, Rafid Alkhaddar, Mawada Abdellatif, Yousif Raad Muhsin
2019 IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering  
Climate change has placed considerable pressure on the residential environment in different areas of the world. These issues have increased the motivation of researchers to analyse and forecast the changes in critical climatic factors, such as temperature, in order to offer valuable reference outcomes for management and planning in the future. This study set out to determine to what extent global warming would affect Columbia City, Missouri, USA. The Long Ashton Research Station Weather
more » ... ion Weather Generator (LARS-WG) model is used for downscaling daily maximum temperatures based on the SRA1B scenario. Seven General Circulation Models (GCMs) outputs are employed for three selected periods, 2011-2030, 2046-2065 and 2080-2099. The findings show that (1) statistical analysis confirmed the skill and reliability of the LARS-WG model to downscale maximum temperature time series; (2) the ensemble mean of seven GCMs exhibited an increasing based on yearly and monthly data for all periods compared with baseline period 1980-1999. The findings can contribute to a better understanding of the impacts of climate change on the urban environment and encourage planners and stakeholders to find the best solution for mitigation of these impacts.
doi:10.1088/1757-899x/584/1/012026 fatcat:ljfprbxknneyrnrai66z2fg7ju