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PROJECTED CHANGES IN AIR TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION CLIMATOLOGY IN TURKEY BY USING RegCM 4.3

, Murat Türkeş and 1,3 2 1 Tugba Ozturk M. Levent Kurnaz 1 Department of Physics, Faculty of Science and Arts, Boğaziçi University, 34342, Istanbul, Turkey 2 Affiliated Faculty, Department of Statistics, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey 3 Department of Physics, Faculty of Science and Arts, Işık University, 34980, Istanbul, Turkey Abstract In this work, projected future changes for the period of 2070-2100 in mean air temperature and precipitation climatology and variability over Turkey with respect to present climate (1970 to 2000) were studied. Regional Climate Model (RegCM4.3) of ICTP (International Centre for Theoretical Physics) was used for projections of future and present climate conditions. HadGEM2 (Hadley Global Environment Model 2) global climate model of Met Office Hadley Centre was downscaled for Turkey and its surrounding region. In this study, RCP 4.5 and RCP 8.5 emission scenarios were studied in order to investigate future changes of some climate variables in Turkey. For full article Ozturk et al._2013_Projec temp and precip climatol in Turkey by RegCM 4.3_EGU-2013_Vienna
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