Originally posted 09/07/2016
As the new school year in Arizona Begins (project year 3), we are beginning to complete the inputs of the integrated model. To date, These inputs Have Been developed as stand alone products. Last week, Dr. Enrique Vivoni (ASU) and his student Kristen Whitney (ASU) presented Their work on the hydrological input piece of the model. Over the summer, hydrological dataset They Examined Which would best serve the MEGADAPT project in terms of resolution and for Developing climate scenarios for the model. Because climate models are based on scenario historical data, we must think critically About the rationale used for Selecting the input data so we can justify the That reliability of / Appropriately interpret the model outputs. As the end product for esta piece of the integrated model, we plan to have two hydrological climate scenarios. As We think about combining These biophysical / ecological datasets With our sociological data We Have to Think About the time step for the model as a whole. Hydrological data can be modeled on a daily time step, but sociological data, decision-making: such as policy and Changes, Takes place over many Typically different kinds of time steps- monthly, yearly, or even decadally. We will continue to mull over These questions (and we welcome reader comments!) … .but Check in with us again soon for an update from the team working on the land change modeling piece of the project!
A collaborative project seeking to improve capacities for risk management in Mexico City and to serve as a model for climate-change adaptation in developing countries.