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Human-Induced Changes in the Hydrology of the Western United States

Overview of attention for article published in Science, February 2008
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1 news outlet
blogs
4 blogs
policy
4 policy sources
twitter
2 tweeters

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447 Mendeley
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Title
Human-Induced Changes in the Hydrology of the Western United States
Published in
Science, February 2008
DOI 10.1126/science.1152538
Pubmed ID
Authors

T. P. Barnett, D. W. Pierce, H. G. Hidalgo, C. Bonfils, B. D. Santer, T. Das, G. Bala, A. W. Wood, T. Nozawa, A. A. Mirin, D. R. Cayan, M. D. Dettinger, Tim P. Barnett, David W. Pierce, Hugo G. Hidalgo, Celine Bonfils, Benjamin D. Santer, Tapash Das, Govindasamy Bala, Andrew W. Wood, Toru Nozawa, Arthur A. Mirin, Daniel R. Cayan, Michael D. Dettinger, Barnett TP, Pierce DW, Hidalgo HG, Bonfils C, Santer BD, Das T, Bala G, Wood AW, Nozawa T, Mirin AA, Cayan DR, Dettinger MD

Abstract

Observations have shown that the hydrological cycle of the western United States changed significantly over the last half of the 20th century. We present a regional, multivariable climate change detection and attribution study, using a high-resolution hydrologic model forced by global climate models, focusing on the changes that have already affected this primarily arid region with a large and growing population. The results show that up to 60% of the climate-related trends of river flow, winter air temperature, and snow pack between 1950 and 1999 are human-induced. These results are robust to perturbation of study variates and methods. They portend, in conjunction with previous work, a coming crisis in water supply for the western United States.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 48 11%
United Kingdom 5 1%
Germany 4 <1%
South Africa 4 <1%
Canada 4 <1%
Switzerland 4 <1%
Mexico 2 <1%
Brazil 2 <1%
France 1 <1%
Other 8 2%
Unknown 365 82%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 128 29%
Student > Ph. D. Student 117 26%
Student > Master 59 13%
Professor > Associate Professor 30 7%
Professor 24 5%
Other 89 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Earth and Planetary Sciences 151 34%
Environmental Science 129 29%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 68 15%
Engineering 40 9%
Unspecified 25 6%
Other 34 8%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 53. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 22 October 2017.
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#5,887
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of 42,621 outputs
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