Assessing climate change in the contiguous United States using a modified Thornthwaite climate classification scheme

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This new approach allows both moisture and thermal conditions to be examined simultaneously for a better assessment of multivariate climate change. Changes in area of different climate types over time is determined using the climate year approach and the spatial nature of climate change is examined by computing climate types based on averages from three thirty-year periods over the twentieth century. Over the study period from 1895 to 2005, statistically significant changes in areal coverage of different climate types have occurred : changes to moister climate categories and positive temperature trends.

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Article de périodique

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The Professional geographer, issn : 0033-0124, 2008, vol. 60, n°. 3, p. 398-412, nombre de pages : 15, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 40 ref.

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Pays édition : Etats-Unis, Cambridge, MA, Blackwell

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