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Detection and Attribution of Climate Change


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Detection and attribution of climate change refers to the procedures used in assessing whether or not climate is changing, and if so, how to pinpoint the causes of any identified changes. Quantification of the uncertainty in attribution statements is of critical importance. Detection and attribution methods inform mankind’s current influence on climate and increase confidence in projections of future climate change. Detection and attribution studies aid climate policy decisions and suggest techniques for adaptation and/or remediation where needed. This summit is intended as a research workshop on current issues related to climate change detection and attribution, including changes in extreme events and the attribution of individual storms and other weather events and their impacts.


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Dorit Hammerling Colorado School of Mines
Robert Lund University of California, Santa Cruz
Michael Wehner Lawrence Berkeley National Lab


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