A spatial population downscaling model for integrated human-environment analysis in the United States

Hamidreza Zoraghein, Brian C. O’Neill DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.4054/DemRes.2020.43.54 Abstract: Background: Spatial population models are important to inform understanding of historical demographic development patterns and to project possible future changes, especially for use in anticipating environmental interactions. Objective: We document, calibrate, and evaluate a high-resolution gravity-based population downscaling model for each US…

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The Greater Mekong’s climate‐water‐energy nexus: how ENSO‐triggered regional droughts affect power supply and CO2 emissions

AFM Kamal Chowdhury, Thanh Duc Dang, Hung Tan Thai Nguyen, Rachel Koh, Stefano Galelli DOI: https://doi.org/10.1029/2020EF001814 Abstract: The Greater Mekong Subregion is a transnational area bound together by the Mekong River basin and its immense hydropower resources, historically seen as the backbone of regional economic development. The basin is now…

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hectorui: A web-based interactive scenario builder and visualization application for the Hector climate model

Jason Evanoff, Chris R. Vernon, Stephanie Waldhoff, Abigail Snyder, and Corinne Hartin DOI: https://doi.org/10.21105/joss.02782 Abstract: In a world of increasingly online, distributed, and diverse interdisciplinary research, there is a need to provide accessible and user-friendly interactive visualization tools that elucidate complex models and their output products. hectorui is an R…

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Evaluating cross-sectoral impacts of climate change and adaptations on the energy-water nexus: a framework and California case study

Julia K Szinai, Ranjit Deshmukh, Daniel M Kammen and Andrew D Jones DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/abc378 Abstract: Electricity and water systems are inextricably linked through water demands for energy generation, and through energy demands for using, moving, and treating water and wastewater. Climate change may stress these interdependencies, together referred to as…

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Bridging global socioeconomic scenarios with policy adaptations to examine energy-water tradeoffs

Absar, S.M., McManamay, R.A., Preston, B.L., Taylor, A.M. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2020.111911 Abstract: Scenarios are commonly used to evaluate the environmental implications of future alternative energy pathways – they provide a benchmark for policy-makers to evaluate social, economic or environmental tradeoffs of various policies and their benefits to society. However, scenarios may…

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