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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 Northwest 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. Note that top and bottom color scales are different. Increases are simulated everywhere, with the greatest increases occurring in southern Idaho and Oregon and southeastern Washington.
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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: 42.0625
Max longitude: -111.063
Min longitude: -124.688
Northwest, 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)

Image Creation:

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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