20: Research Strategies for Addressing Uncertainties

Research Strategies for Addressing Uncertainties builds on descriptions of research needs presented elsewhere in the book; describes current research efforts and the challenges and opportunities to reduce the uncertainties of climate change; explores ways to improve the understanding of changes in climate and hydrology; and emphasizes the use of research to inform decision making.


Busch, D. E., L. D. Brekke, K. Averyt, A. Jardine, and L. Welling. 2013. “Research Strategies for Addressing Uncertainties.” 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, 462–482. A report by the Southwest Climate Alliance. Washington, DC: Island Press.

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