Beyond these advances, however, the climate modeling community aspires to make substantial further progress in the quality of climate projections, especially on regional space scales and decadal time scales, to deliver the types of climate projections with sufficient resolution and accuracy needed by users. For example, Figure 2 shows projected changes to water runoff for later this century.
FIGURE 2 Longer-time-scale climate projections can assist in long-term planning. The figure shows projected changes in annual average runoff by the middle of the 21st century. See Chapter 1 for more details.
SOURCE: USGCRP, 2009.
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