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Person Submitting Metadata/Point of Contact:

Name: Laura Stevens
Physical Address: 151 Patton Ave Asheville, NC 28801
Organization: CICSNC

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Image Title:
Simulated difference in the mean annual number of cooling degree days
Image Description:
Simulated difference in the mean annual number of cooling degree days for the Great Plains region, for the 2041-2070 time period with respect to the reference period of 1980-2000 (left). Color with hatching (category 3) indicates that more than 50% of the models show a statistically significant change in the number of cooling degree days, and more than 67% agree on the sign of the change (see text). Mean annual number of cooling degree days for the 1980-2000 reference period (center). Simulated mean annual number of cooling degree days for the 2041-2070 future time period (right). These are multi-model means from 8 NARCCAP regional climate simulations for the high (A2) emissions scenario. Note that left and right color scales are different. There are increases everywhere, with the increases becoming larger from north to south. ?
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Mean annual difference in the number of cooling degree days (degree days), Mean annual number of cooling degree days (null)
Temporal domain:
Start Time: 1980-01-01 00:00:00.0
End Time: 2070-12-31 00:00:00.0
Spatial domain:
Max latitude: 48.9375
Min latitude: 25.9375
Max longitude: -93.5625
Min longitude: -116.063
Great Plains, Simulated, NARCCAP, Temperature
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Panels within image: 3

Image Description:
Multi-Model Mean Simulated Difference (2041-2070 minus 1980-2000)
Image Description:
Climatology (1980-2000)
Image Description:
Multi-Model Mean Simulation (2041-2070)

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Who created the image:
Name: Greg Dobson
Physical Address:
Organization: NEMAC
When was image created (YYYY-MM-DD): 2012-08-13 00:00:00.0

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Dataset Name: NARCCAP
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Dataset Description: North American Regional Climate Change Assessment Program
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Affiliated Organization Name and Role: University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)
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