Figure : projected-global-temperatures

Projected Changes in U.S. Annual Average Temperatures

Figure 1.3

North Carolina State University
Kenneth E. Kunkel

This figure appears in chapter 1 of the Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States: The Fourth National Climate Assessment, Volume II report.

Annual average temperatures across the United States are projected to increase over this century, with greater changes at higher latitudes as compared to lower latitudes, and under a higher scenario (RCP8.5; right) than under a lower one (RCP4.5; left). This figure shows projected differences in annual average temperatures for mid-century (2036–2065; top) and end of century (2071–2100; bottom) relative to the near present (1986–2015). From Figure 2.4, Ch. 2: Climate (Source: adapted from Vose et al. 2017).

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This figure was created on October 27, 2017.

This figure was submitted on December 03, 2018.

This figure was derived from scenario rcp_4_5 .
This figure was derived from scenario rcp_8_5 .

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