2: Overview

The Overview describes the basis for this book (as a technical report for the 2013 National Climate Assessment); explains the methods, goals, and background for the regional assessment; introduces the team of authors, editors, and sponsors who contributed to the assessment; and depicts the process and timeline followed to draft, review, synthesize, and complete the document.


Garfin, G. and A. Jardine. 2013. “Overview.” In Assessment of Climate Change in the Southwest United States: A Report Prepared for the National Climate Assessment, edited by G. Garfin, A. Jardine, R. Merideth, M. Black, and S. LeRoy, 21–36. A report by the Southwest Climate Alliance. Washington, DC: Island Press.

This book is the integrated knowledge of 121 experts from some 50 agencies, research centers, and organizations across the Southwest and beyond.
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