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Water Resources on GuamPotential Impacts of and Adaptive Response to Climate Change

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Technical Report,30 Sep 2019,31 Dec 5095

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USGS Pacific Islands Water Science Center Portland United States

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The goals of this joint U.S. Geological Survey, University of Hawaii, University of Guam, University of Texas, and East-West Center study were to 1 provide basic understanding about water resources for U.S. Department of Defense installations on Guam and 2 assess the resulting effect of sea-level rise and a changing climate on freshwater availability, on the basis of historic information, sea-level rise projections, and global-climate model temperature and rainfall projections. Downscaled regional climate models, informed by a multimodel ensemble of global climate models provided projections of future climate conditions for Guam. These projected climate conditions provided input to surface-water and groundwater models developed for Guams hydrology. Guams water resources in a future climate condition 208099 are projected to diminish relative to the recent climate condition.

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  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Water Pollution and Control

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