Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Not all aspects of climate are changing lock-step.

Another note to myself on climate these days. This time on the rate of climate change.

Dobrowski et al. 2013 in GCB looked at the rate of change of minimum temperatures, evapotranspiration, and water deficit in the US over the past ~100 y.

The patterns show some divergence with some places getting warmer, others cooler (which has been seen before), but different patterns between rates of change in minimum temperatures and water deficits for example.

Not all aspects of climate are changing lock-step.

Given different patterns of warming in spring vs. fall that we see in KS, I'd really like to see this broken down by season.

Dobrowski, S. Z., J. Abatzoglou, A. K. Swanson, J. A. Greenberg, A. R. Mynsberge, Z. A. Holden, and M. K. Schwartz. 2013. The climate velocity of the contiguous United States during the 20th century. Glob Chang Biol 19:241-251.

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