Image Metadata File

Person Submitting Metadata/Point of Contact:

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

Image Info:

Image Title:
Simulated decadal mean change in annual temperature
Image Description:
Simulated decadal mean change in annual temperature (°F) for the Northwest U.S. for each future decadal time period (represented by their approximate midpoints, e.g., 2015 = 2011-2020), with respect to the reference period of 2001-2010. Values are given for the high (A2, top) and low (B1, bottom) emissions scenarios for the 14 (B1) or 15 (A2) CMIP3 models. Large circles depict the multi-model means. Each individual model is represented by a black plus sign (+), or a red x if the value is statistically significant at the 95% confidence level. Blue lines indicate the 10th and 90th percentiles of 30 annual anomaly values from 1981-2010. The model simulated warming by 2015 is not statistically significant for many models but by mid-21st century, all models simulate statistically significant warming.
Attributes (variables name, description and units):
Mean annual temperature difference (deg F / decade)
Temporal domain:
Start Time: 2011-01-01 00:00:00.0
End Time: 2100-12-31 00:00:00.0
Spatial domain:
Max latitude: 48.9375
Min latitude: 42.0625
Max longitude: -111.063
Min longitude: -124.688
Northwest, Simulated, CMIP3, Temperature
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Panels within image: 2

Image Description:
A2 Scenario
Image Description:
B1 Scenario

Image Creation:

Who created the image:
Name: Laura Stevens
Physical Address: 151 Patton Ave Asheville, NC 28801
Organization: CICSNC
When was image created (YYYY-MM-DD): 2012-05-03 00:00:00.0

Data Sources:

Dataset #1
Dataset Name: CMIP3
Dataset Version:
Dataset Description: Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 3
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Affiliated Organization Name and Role: The Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison (PCMDI)
Date Accessed: 2012-08-30 00:00:00.0
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Spatial Extent of the source/output (polygon, box or region name): All grids; 1971 - 1999 for 20th Century runs; 2021 - 2050, 2041 - 2070, and 2070 - 2099 for 21st Century runs
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