Experts Advisory: National Climate Assessment Provides United States with Analysis of Potential Impact of Global Climate Change

ALBANY, N.Y. (May 6, 2014) -- With the rollout of the third National Climate Assessment, researchers, policymakers and individual citizens will be provided with a framework for the potential impact of climate change on the United States today and for the foreseeable future. University at Albany atmospheric scientists can provide expert analysis of the report, including its impact for New York as well as the nation.

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The National Climate Assessment provides a framework to explore how climate change will impact the United States.

Everette Joseph, director of UAlbany’s Atmospheric Sciences Research Center (ASRC), is an internationally recognized leader in the field of atmospheric sciences. Joseph played a significant role in the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) Aerosol and Ocean Science Expeditions. He has conducted extensive research observing the role of aerosols and certain gases on climate and weather from field observations in the Mid-Atlantic to marine expeditions across the Atlantic Ocean.

Craig Ferguson, research associate, ASRC, has done extensive research on the application of satellite remote sensing in the areas of soil moisture and terrestrial evapotranspiration, land-atmosphere interactions, and the global hydrological response to climate change, among other climate-relevant topics.

Aiguo Dai, associate professor of UAlbany’s Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences (DAES), examines a broad array of climate and water-cycle related topics, including climate variability and change, future climate change, the global water cycle, hydroclimate, drought and climate data analysis. He studies precipitation, variability, ocean circulation, the carbon cycle and methane emissions.

Jiping Liu, assistant professor, DAES, focuses on atmosphere-ice-ocean interactions, and the application of remote sensing in the world's oceans. He teaches courses on climate variability and predictability, as well as oceans and climate.

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