Long-Term Perspectives on the Effects of Climate ...

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Long-Term Perspectives on the Effects of Climate Change On Wyoming’s Water Resources

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Pribyl, Paul
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Shuman, Dr Bryan
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Laramie, Wyoming

University of Wyoming
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2009-05-15

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An increasing global concern is the availability and allocation of water. In western states, such as Wyoming, the policy deciding the current and future allocation of water has been based on weather data primarily from the past 30 to 100 yrs. This time span does not cover the full range of weather events that can occur. By reconstructing past changes, I intend to improve understanding of the sensitivity of water resources to climate change. Project goals include gaining a greater understanding of past climate changes, their patterns, and their impacts on hydrology. I aim to establish a record of drought that extends back 15,000 years and encompasses a broad range of possible climate variation. Through collection and analysis of lake sediment my research shows fluctuation climate and water events including periods of significant drought lasting over 5000 years as recent as only 3500 years ago.
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From - Undergraduate Research Day 2009 - Celebration of Research - Abstracts
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water allocation policy

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climate fluctuation

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Undergrauate Research Day 2009

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