Earth’s climate trajectory over the next few decades will be influenced both by human-induced climate change and by internally generated variability in the climate system. This lecture highlights the substantial contribution of internal variability to projected climate trends over North America in the next 50 years.
About the Speaker
Clara Deser, Ph.D. is the head of the Climate Analysis Section within the Climate and Global Dynamics Division at NCAR. Her research interests include diagnostic analysis of observed climate variability in the coupled atmosphere-ocean-ice system, as well as future climate change. She is also a co-chair of the CESM Climate Variability and Change Working Group.