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Observed and Projected Changes in Annual Average Temperature
Figure 2.4North Carolina State University
Kenneth E. Kunkel
This figure appears in chapter 2 of the Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States: The Fourth National Climate Assessment, Volume II report.
Annual average temperatures across North America are projected to increase, with proportionally greater changes at higher as compared to lower latitudes, and under a higher scenario (RCP8.5, right) as compared to a lower one (RCP4.5, left). This figure compares (top) observed change for 1986–2016 (relative to 1901–1960 for the contiguous United States and 1925–1960 for Alaska, Hawai‘i, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands) with projected differences in annual average temperature for mid-century (2036–2065, middle) and end-of-century (2070–2099, bottom) relative to the near-present (1986–2015). Source: adapted from Vose et al. 2017.29960c69-6168-4fb0-9af0-d50bdd91acd3
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This figure was created on October 18, 2017.
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ProvenanceThis figure was derived from scenario rcp_4_5
This figure was derived from scenario rcp_8_5
- chapter climate-science-special-report chapter 6 : Temperature Changes in the United States (29960c69)
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