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1 Session 5: Applications Studies UK activities Julia Slingo

2 UK-India Collaboration DEFRA Phase I UK-India Programme on Impacts of Climate Change in India completed in 2005: Report available from DEFRA Phase 2 Programme will commence in 2007 focusing on: Water resources Agriculture Forestry Human health UK India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI) Major Project on Science of Regional Climate Change, Variability and Impacts. 4- year programme of PhD Studentships, Visits and Workshops addressing: Improving our understanding of monsoon processes, variability and change; developing a world class monsoon simulation in the UKs climate model, HadGEM; sharing operational monthly and seasonal predictions for India and assessing their skill; developing downscaling methodologies for all time-scales to produce tailored products for applications and impact assessments in India.

3 DEFRA Phase I: Mean Annual Cycles of All-India Rainfall and Temperature for end of 21 st century A2: High Emissions B2: Low Emissions

4 DEFRA Phase 1: Impacts on Water Resources Hydrological cycle is projected to be more intense, with increase in extremes and daily intensities. Change in no. of rainy days Change in rainfall over major catchments

5 Hadley Centre PRECIS Regional Model Current: Future: The impact of water and temperature stress at anthesis on groundnut yields: A2 (high emission) scenario Current risk is dominated by water stress Future climate is dominated by temperature stress in the north. DEFRA Phase 1: Impacts on Agriculture


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