Articles | Volume 23, issue 11
Research article
18 Nov 2019
Research article |  | 18 Nov 2019

High-resolution regional climate modeling and projection over western Canada using a weather research forecasting model with a pseudo-global warming approach

Yanping Li, Zhenhua Li, Zhe Zhang, Liang Chen, Sopan Kurkute, Lucia Scaff, and Xicai Pan

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High-resolution regional climate modeling that resolves convection was conducted over western Canada for the current climate and a high-end greenhouse gas emission scenario by 2100. The simulation demonstrates its good quality in capturing the temporal and spatial variation in the major hydrometeorological variables. The warming is stronger in the northeastern domain in the cold seasons. It also shows a larger increase in high-intensity precipitation events than moderate and light ones by 2100.