Plant Hardiness Data
Climate Change Models for
A climate change scenario is a description of a possible future climate based on assumptions of how the earth's climate operates, future world population levels, economic activity and greenhouse gas emissions. We have interpolated several climate change scenarios for use in climate change impact studies.
Models of average monthly minimum and maximum temperature and total precipitation are available at the Regional, national and international climate modeling page. Each scenario for each of 30-year average periods is available. The future scenario values can also be compared to current (1971-2000) averages.
Please see our report "High-resolution climate change scenarios for North America" for technical details and the full description of all the data that have been generated.
Species Distribution based on Current Climate
Species Climatic Distribution based on Future Climate Scenarios
For information about climate change scenario data see the International Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) Data Distribution Centre (UK) - http://ipcc-ddc.cru.uea.ac.uk/
OR the Canadian Climate Change Impacts Scenarios web site - http://www.cics.uvic.ca/
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