Figure : southeast_poverty_cdd_stateboundaries2

Projected Changes in Cooling Degree Days

Figure 19.22

North Carolina State University, University of South Carolina
Kenneth E. Kunkel, Kirstin Dow

This figure appears in chapter 19 of the Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States: The Fourth National Climate Assessment, Volume II report.

The map shows projected changes in cooling degree days by the mid-21st century (2036–2065) under the higher scenario (RCP8.5) based on model simulations. Rural counties experiencing persistent poverty are concentrated in the Southeast, where the need for additional cooling is expected to increase at higher rates than other areas of the country by mid-century. Sources: NOAA NCEI, CICS-NC, and ERT, Inc.

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The time range for this figure is January 01, 1980 (00:00 AM) to January 01, 2011 (00:00 AM).

This figure was created on June 16, 2017.

This figure was submitted on December 03, 2018.

The spatial range for this figure is 25.125N° to 52.875N° latitude, and 67.000W° to 124.625W° longitude.

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This figure was derived from scenario rcp_8_5


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