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Compound Extremes and Tipping Elements
Figure 15.1Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Texas Tech University
Robert E. Kopp, Katharine Hayhoe
This figure appears in chapter 15 of the Climate Science Special Report: The Fourth National Climate Assessment: Volume I report.
(left) Potential climatic tipping elements affecting the Americas (Figure source: adapted from Lenton et al. 2008d64a3dbf-d45e-49de-98b9-b4ea32da888f ). (right) Wildfire and drought events from the NOAA Billion Dollar Weather Events list (1980–2016), and associated temperature and precipitation anomalies. Dot size scales with the magnitude of impact, as reflected by the cost of the event. These high-impact events occur preferentially under hot, dry conditions.
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