Energy, water, and land systems interact in complex and, as yet, poorly-understood ways -- all with enormous implications for international trade, food security, reliability of electric power supply, demographic patterns, and the resilience of communities and critical infrastructure to natural hazards. With support from the U.S. Department of Energy, the Program on Coupled Human and Earth Systems (PCHES) seeks to create a new, state-of-the-art, integrated modeling framework to drive advances in the quantitative understanding of these coupled systems. PCHES brings together a transdisciplinary team of scholars under DOE’s new Multisector Dynamics initiative to address these challenges. learn more »
Spotlight on Research
Amplification of future energy demand growth due to climate change
B. J. van Ruijven, E. De Cian, and I. Sue Wing
Nature communications | June 2019
Future climate emulations using quantile regressions on large ensembles
M. A. Haugen, M. L. Stein, R. L. Sriver, and E. J. Moyer
Advances in Statistical Climatology, Meteorology and Oceanography | April 2019
Press Release on Project Launch
Project to develop computational tools for coupled
human-natural systems
Kevin Sliman
Penn State News | 10 January 2017