Figure : ky-observed-and-projected-temperature-change

Observed and Projected Temperature Change

Figure 17.1

Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites - NC
Kenneth E. Kunkel

This figure appears in chapter 17 of the NOAA-led State Summaries 2017 report.

Observed and projected changes (compared to the 1901–1960 average) in near-surface air temperature for Kentucky. Observed data are for 1900–2014. Projected changes for 2006–2100 are from global climate models for two possible futures: one in which greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase (higher emissions) and another in which greenhouse gas emissions increase at a slower rate (lower emissions). Temperatures in Kentucky (orange lines) were highest in the 1930s, and lowest in the 1960s through the 1980s. Temperatures have risen about 2°F since the 1960s, but have not exceeded the levels of the 1930s. Shading indicates the range of annual temperatures from the set of models. Observed temperatures are generally within, but on the lower end of, the envelope of model simulations of the historical period (gray shading). Historically unprecedented warming is projected during the 21st century. Less warming is expected under a lower emissions future (the coldest years being about as warm as the hottest year in the historical record; green shading) and more warming under a higher emissions future (the hottest years being about 11°F warmer than the hottest year in the historical record; red shading). Source: CICS-NC and NOAA NCEI.

Free to use with credit to the original figure source.

The time range for this figure is January 01, 1900 (00:00 AM) to December 31, 2100 (00:00 AM).

This figure was created on August 12, 2015.

The spatial range for this figure is 36.4968° to 39.1481° latitude, and -81.9650° to -89.4168° longitude.

You are viewing /report/noaa-led-state-summaries-2017/chapter/kentucky/figure/ky-observed-and-projected-temperature-change in HTML

Alternatives : JSON YAML Turtle N-Triples JSON Triples RDF+XML RDF+JSON Graphviz SVG