Mean Temperature of the coldest month under the B1 Emissions Scenario (Western North America, 23 AOGCM Ensemble)

Feb 20, 2014
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This set of 4 rasters shows mean temperature of the coldest month (deg C * 10) for Western North America under the B1 Emissions Scenario from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). One layer shows the historic period (1961 to 1990), and there are three layers of future climate projections representing the 2020s, the 2050s, and the 2080s. These future layers are ensemble averages across all 23 CMIP3 AOGCMs (Coupled Model Intercomparison Project 3 Atmosphere-Ocean General Circulation Models). All layers have a resolution of 1 km, and are designed to capture climate gradients, temperature inversions, and rain shadows in the mountainous landscape of western North America.
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Hamann, A. and Wang, T., Spittlehouse, D.L., and Murdock, T.Q.
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Hamann, A. and Wang, T., Spittlehouse, D.L., and Murdock, T.Q. 2013. A comprehensive, high-resolution database of historical and projected climate surfaces for western North America. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 94: 1307–1309.
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1 km
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Department of Renewable Resources
Faculty of Agricultural, Life, and Environmental Sciences
University of Alberta
739 General Services Building
Edmonton, AB, Canada, T6G 2H1
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