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Projected Onset of Annual Severe Coral Reef Bleaching

Figure 27.10

East-West Center, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
Jamison Gove, Zena N. Grecni

This figure appears in chapter 27 of the Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States: The Fourth National Climate Assessment, Volume II report.

The figure shows the years when severe coral reef bleaching is projected to occur annually for the islands and atolls in the region under a higher scenario (RCP8.5). Darker colors indicate earlier projected onset of coral bleaching. Under projected warming of approximately 0.5°F per decade, all nearshore coral reefs in the region will experience annual bleaching before 2050. Source: NOAA.

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