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BASINs 4.0 Climate Assessment Tool (CAT): Supporting Documentation And User's Manual (Final Report)
U.S. EPA. BASINs 4.0 Climate Assessment Tool (CAT): Supporting Documentation And User's Manual (Final Report). U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R-08/088F, 2009.
The purpose of this report is to provide in a single document a variety of documentation and user support materials supporting the use of BASINS CAT.
EPA announced the availability of the report, BASINS 4.0 Climate Assessment Tool (CAT): Supporting Documentation and User's Manual. This report was prepared by the EPA's Global Change Research Program (GCRP), an assessment-oriented program, that sits within the Office of Research and Development, that focuses on assessing how potential changes in climate and other global environmental stressors may impact water quality, air quality, aquatic ecosystems, and human health in the United States. The Program’s focus on water quality is consistent with the Research Strategy of the U.S. Climate Change Research Program—the federal umbrella organization for climate change science in the U.S. government—and is responsive to U.S. EPA’s mission and responsibilities as defined by the Clean Water Act and the Safe Drinking Water Act. A central goal of the EPA GCRP is to provide EPA program offices, Regions, and other stakeholders with tools and information for assessing and responding to any potential future impacts of climate change.
In 2007, the EPA Global Change Research Program (GCRP), in partnership with the EPA Office of Water, supported development of a Climate Assessment Tool (CAT) for version 4 of EPA’s BASINS modeling system. This report provides supporting documentation and user support materials for the BASINS CAT tool.
URLs/Downloads:EPA ’s BASINS web site
BASINS 4.0 Climate Assessment Tool (CAT): Supporting Documentation and User’s Manual (PDF,191 pp, 7911 KB, about PDF)