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Abstract by Lindsay Williamson

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Presenter's Name

Lindsay Williamson

Degree Level

Undergraduate

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Department

Statistics

Faculty Advisor

William Christensen
Shane Reese

Title

Modeling Changes of Precipitation in High Mountain Asia

Abstract

The High Mountain Asia region is one of the world’s largest, non-polar glaciated regions.  Due to weather changes, such as precipitation in these regions, there have been climate change related impacts in glacier melt patterns which negatively impact local populations. Using data that comprises of the past 17 years, we fit various models in an attempt to observe how precipitation has changed over time.  We focused specifically on the months of June, July and August which make up monsoon season where amounts of precipitation peak.  We considered ten chosen cities of significance to determine which models most accurately illustrate the change in precipitation during the monsoon season in this geographical region over the past 17 years.