Paleoflood Hydrology of the Colorado River System, Implications for Climate Change

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Paleoflood Hydrology of the Colorado River System, Implications for Climate Change: Climate models vary in estimating the specific magnitude and spatial variation of anthropogenic
climate change; however, considerable agreement exists amongst all models that hydrologic
changes will be paramount in semi-arid regions of southwestern North America [Seager, 2007].
Limited knowledge exists regarding the characteristics of extreme flood regimes and how they
relate to climate change. Our understanding of flood hazard is based upon flood magnitude-frequency curves derived from short gaged and historical records, limiting our knowledge of the risks associated with extreme flooding and how extreme floods will vary in magnitude and/or frequency with future climate change. In the southwestern U.S., the gaged and historical record rarely exceeds one hundred years; therefore, large floods are statistically under-represented (Thornycraft et al., 2003).

Paleoflood studies produce flood chronologies that can be used to extend the record of extreme floods over hundreds to thousands of years, thereby improving flood-frequency analysis (e.g. Benito and Thornycraft, 2005; Harden, et al., 2015) and maximum flood discharge-drainage area relationships (Enzel et al., 1993). Subsequently, this improves overall flood hazard evaluations (House et al., 2002). The project will utilize paleoflood information to improve flood frequency relationships and to research the best methods to increase understanding of the relationship between extreme floods and climate change in the Upper Colorado River Basin. Methods including paleoflood field studies, geochronology lab analysis and flood frequency analysis will be used during the course of this research.
Federal Grant Title: Paleoflood Hydrology of the Colorado River System, Implications for Climate Change
Federal Agency Name: Bureau of Reclamation
Grant Categories: Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: R16-NOI-DO-007
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 15.560
CFDA Descriptions: SECURE Water Act - Research Agreements
Current Application Deadline: Dec 29, 2015
Original Application Deadline: Dec 29, 2015
Posted Date: Dec 14, 2015
Creation Date: Dec 14, 2015
Archive Date: Dec 30, 2015
Total Program Funding:
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $85,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
University of Arizona
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