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Climate change may constrain future electricity generation capacity by increasing the incidence of extreme heat and drought events. We estimate reductions to generating capacity in the Western United States based

Climate change may constrain future electricity generation capacity by increasing the incidence of extreme heat and drought events. We estimate reductions to generating capacity in the Western United States based on long-term changes in streamflow, air temperature, water temperature, humidity and air density. We simulate these key parameters over the next half-century by joining downscaled climate forcings with a hydrologic modelling system.

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  • 2015-08-01
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    • Digital object identifier: 10.1038/NCLIMATE2648
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      1758-678X
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    Bartos, Matthew D., & Chester, Mikhail V. (2015). Impacts of climate change on electric power supply in the Western United States. NATURE CLIMATE CHANGE, 5(8), 748-752. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/NCLIMATE2648

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