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Benestad, R. E., A new global set of downscaled temperature scenarios, Journal of Climate, American
Meteorological Society, 2011.
Uploaded on Thursday 22 Mar 2012
Observed and predicted seasonal temperatures in northwest Mongolia
Riccardo Pravettoni, GRID-Arendal
Herders note that autumn seems colder and longer. The winters are generally colder and have more snow, though 2011 had little
snow compared to other years. Herders were not concerned about dzuds, or extreme winter weather conditions, as reindeer
are well adapted to cold winds and deep snow. The herders sometimes experience frozen pastures (as in August 2009). While
frozen pastures are a disaster to tundra reindeer husbandry, the taiga herders can find alternative pastures in forests sheltered by the surrounding mountains. However,
predicted climate warming in Mongolia (Gomboluudev 2008) could mean more frequent icing of pastures, difficult years with
reduced production, and more insects. When summers are hot and there are no snow patches, reindeer have nowhere to escape
from insects, which can compromise the physical condition of animals.