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
Quantifying the impacts of compound extremes on agriculture
I. Haqiqi, D. S. Grogan, T. W. Hertel, and W. Schlenker
Hydrology and Earth System Sciences | February 2021
Future climate impacts on global agricultural yields over the 21st century
S. T. Waldhoff, I. Sue Wing, J. Edmonds, G. Leng, and X. Zhang
Environmental Research Letters | August 2020
A fast particle-based approach for calibrating a 3-D model of the Antarctic ice sheet
B. S. Lee, M. Haran, R. W. Fuller, D. Pollard, and K. Keller
The Annals of Applied Statistics | June 2020
Come Hell or High-Water: Challenges for Adapting Pacific Northwest Water Law
R. T. Caccese and L. B. Fowler
Pace Environmental Law Review | May 2020