Global Warming Climate Change Map – This map shows the global change in a measure called “fire risk index” (FWI) predicted by the study’s analysis for the year 2045 (red: greater extreme fire climate; blue: less) . FWI captures a combination of conditions, including low precipitation and strong winds, that together increase a region’s extreme fire weather condition.
Analysis by NASA Earth Exchange of high-resolution projections concludes that if global temperatures continue to rise and reach 2 degrees above pre-industrial levels, people around the world could face multiple impacts of change simultaneously, with serious consequences. Credit: NASA/Taejin Park
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If global temperatures continue to rise and reach 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels, people around the world could face multiple impacts of change simultaneously. This is according to a study led by NASA that analyzed the projected impacts of such warming to understand how they could combine different effects. An increase of 2 degrees in the global temperature is considered a critical threshold above which dangerous and cascading effects of human-generated change occur.
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The researchers found that more than a quarter of the world’s population could experience an additional month of severe heat stress per year compared to the middle of the 20th century (1950-1979). High temperatures and drought could combine dangerously in places like the Amazon, increasing the risk of wildfires. In the American West, extreme fire weather will likely be more intense and last longer.
To investigate the potentially compounding effects of rising temperatures, the authors of the study worked with a set of specially developed forecasts. The forecasts were originally generated by 35 of the world’s leading models – specifically, contributors to the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP), which includes models developed by NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies. CMIP provides projections that help the Intergovernmental Panel on Change and other international and national groups understand historical, current and future changes.
NASA Earth Exchange (NEX) researchers took the output from the CMIP6 models and used advanced statistical techniques to “scale” them, improving the resolution significantly. NEX uses supercomputers at NASA’s Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley to analyze large amounts of data collected by aircraft and satellites or, in this case, projections produced by models. The resulting NEX dataset supporting this research is publicly available and can be found online.
With the new dataset in hand, NEX researchers in Ames analyzed the reduced projections to assess expected changes for six key variables. They examined changes in air temperature, precipitation, relative humidity, short- and long-wave solar radiation, and wind speed at a point when heat passes 2°C.
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“We wanted to study how these aspects of the environment are projected to change and what their combined impacts could mean for people around the world,” said Taejin Park, first author of the paper and a researcher in Ames with the Institute of Bay Area Environmental Research. (BAERI).
The researchers paid particular attention to two indicators: heat stress – or the combined effects of temperature and humidity on the human body – and fire time – which takes into account temperature, precipitation, humidity and wind. Most regions of the world will experience higher heat stress, they found, while countries closer to the equator will suffer from a greater number of days considered extreme.
“The cumulative impact of all the extremes studied could cause significant damage to communities and economies, from fires, floods, landslides, and crop failures that may result,” said Ramakrishna Nemani, senior scientist at BAERI and co-author of the study
The NEX downscaled dataset used for this research provides global, daily projections, derived from CMIP6 models, out to the year 2100. The diurnal nature of the NEX product is important to capture the extremes. If it is combined into a monthly average, Park explained, a few days projected to be dangerously hot and humid could be lost in the numbers, hiding the risk to human life.
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The level of local and regional detail—the resolution of the projections—is higher in the NEX product than most projections, which could help managers develop adaptation and mitigation plans. The raw model projects typically yield results for areas of about 120 by 120 miles (200 by 200 kilometers), while the NEX downscaling job increases that resolution to about 15 by 15 miles (25 by 25 kilometers).
Crunching this amount of data is a big job, and the NEX researchers rely on NASA’s powerful Pleiades supercomputer in Ames. Pleiades helps solve some of NASA’s most challenging problems, playing an important role in rocket launches for the Artemis program, fuel-efficient aircraft designs, and Earth studies.
NEX scientists hope that the reduced projections could help decision makers prepare and protect their regions against the impacts. For example, a local policymaker could decide to build more flood barriers or pursue less development in flood-prone areas, said Ian Brosnan, co-author of the paper and principal scientist at NEX. The NEX dataset can also help new commercial and non-. for-profit companies develop custom risk assessments for the private and public sector.
“The reduced NASA data is in really accessible form,” Brosnan said. “People anywhere with some technical ability—from high school students to experienced scientists—can dig into the information these projections contain.”
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Animated map visuals showing the projected change in fire time index are available in GIF and MP4 file formats for the following regions:
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The collaboration makes it easier for Governments that already use the ArcGIS platform to access traffic data from Waze to improve the transportation system, while making it easier for them to provide information on construction and road closure data to Waze. The Connected Citizen Program, a two-way data exchange, from Waze has already been adopted by more than 60 cities around the world (mainly in the USA and Europe) and the integration with ArcGIS will make it easier for Governments to use the data .
“Municipalities can now leverage real-time reporting without having to invest in sensor networks or Internet of Things infrastructure,” said Andrew Stauffer, director of civic technology at Esri. “Waze allows local governments to share open data with a purpose – in an application that is already popular with constituents, commuters and tourists.” – TechCrunch
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