Texas Tech Atmospheric Scientist Awarded $1.1 Million Grant by NSF for Localized Climate
October 1, 2007
Team of researchers to study how global climate change will affect populated areas.
An atmospheric scientist at Texas Tech University is participating with a collaboration
of statisticians and other atmospheric scientists to study global climate change at
the regional and local levels through a $1.1 million three-year grant from the National
Katharine Hayhoe, one of three lead investigators for the study and a research professor
in the Department of Geosciences at Texas Tech, will join five other researchers from
the University of Chicago, University of Illinois and Harvard University to develop
better estimates of how climate change affects the places we live.
"That’s the key part of this study," Hayhoe said. "Most climate change research has
focused on a global scale. But the hardest thing to do with climate change is to predict
what might happen on a more localized scale, such as a city or certain agricultural
regions of a state – where it really matters."
Hayhoe said the study will focus on developing new statistical techniques to determine
the likely impacts of climate change on individual cities and states in the United
CONTACT: Katharine Hayhoe, research associate professor, Department of Geosciences,
Texas Tech University, (806) 392-1900, or firstname.lastname@example.org