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Person Submitting Metadata/Point of Contact:

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

Image Info:

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 Midwest region, for the 2041-2070 time period with respect to the reference period of 1980-2000 (top). 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 (bottom left). Simulated mean annual number of cooling degree days for the 2041-2070 future time period (bottom right). These are multi-model means from 8 NARCCAP regional climate simulations for the high (A2) emissions scenario. Grid boxes whose centers are over the Great Lakes or outside the 8-state region are masked out. 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: 49.3125
Min latitude: 36.0625
Max longitude: -80.5625
Min longitude: -97.1875
Midwest, Simulated, NARCCAP, Temperature
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Panels within image: 3

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