Agricultural risks from changing snowmelt

  title={Agricultural risks from changing snowmelt},
  author={Yue Qin and John T. Abatzoglou and Stefan Siebert and Laurie S. Huning and Amir Aghakouchak and Justin S. Mankin and Chaopeng Hong and Dan Tong and Steven J. Davis and Nathaniel D. Mueller},
  journal={Nature Climate Change},
Snowpack stores cold-season precipitation to meet warm-season water demand. Climate change threatens to disturb this balance by altering the fraction of precipitation falling as snow and the timing of snowmelt, which may have profound effects on food production in basins where irrigated agriculture relies heavily on snowmelt runoff. Here, we analyse global patterns of snowmelt and agricultural water uses to identify regions and crops that are most dependent on snowmelt water resources. We find… Expand

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