Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences News
Research by Winguth cited in Fourth National Climate Assessment report
Research conducted by Arne Winguth, associate professor of earth and environmental sciences, and colleagues was cited in the recently released second volume of the Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4), a congressionally mandated report by the U.S. Global Change Research Program.
The first volume was released in October 2017; volume two was released November 23. The report took two years to complete and included input from 13 federal agencies. The NCA assesses the science of climate change and variability and its impacts across the United States, now and throughout this century. It states that “human health and safety” and American “quality of life” is “increasingly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change”.
Among the works cited in Chapter 23 of the report is a 2013 article co-authored by Winguth in the Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology titled, “The urban heat island of the north-central Texas region and its relation to the 2011 severe Texas drought,” and a 2015 report co-authored by Winguth for the North Central Texas Council of Governments and Federal Highway Administration titled, “Climate change/extreme weather vulnerability and risk assessment for transportation infrastructure in Dallas and Tarrant counties.”
Read the NCA4 report here