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dc.contributor.supervisor Hanesiak, John (Environment and Geography) en_US
dc.contributor.author Bruneau, Jennifer
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-07T21:48:46Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-07T21:48:46Z
dc.date.issued 2019-01-02 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2019-01-03T15:22:34Z en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/33637
dc.description.abstract Thunderstorms are a common atmospheric phenomenon in North America that may yield extreme weather like hail, tornadoes, heavy rain, and lightning and can have significant societal and economic impacts. As global mean surface temperature has increased, regional climate models (RCMs) have been used to examine the relationship between thunderstorms and global climate change. This thesis examined this relationship using precipitation and severe weather parameter data from three model pairings produced by the North American Regional Climate Change Assessment Program (NARCCAP) over western Canada and the central U.S. Plains. Over parts of western Canada, the pairings show significant increases in convective precipitation and CAPE, suggesting increased frequency and/or intensity of thunderstorms over this region. In the central U.S. Plains, the results suggested future increases in severe thunderstorms and/or increased potential for severe thunderstorms over certain regions whereas others suggested an increase in non-severe thunderstorms due to decreased wind shear. en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Regional climate modelling en_US
dc.subject Severe weather en_US
dc.subject Climate change en_US
dc.title Future changes in convective precipitation and severe weather environment in western Canada and the central U.S. Plains en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.type master thesis en_US
dc.degree.discipline Environment and Geography en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Stewart, Ronald (Environment and Geography) en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Brimelow, Julian (Environment and Climate Change Canada) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en_US
dc.description.note February 2019 en_US


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