Historical and projected climate in the northern Rockies Region

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Climate influences the ecosystem services we obtain from forest and rangelands. Climate is described by the long-term characteristics of precipitation, temperature, wind, snowfall, and other measures of weather that occur over a long period in a particular place, and is typically expressed as long-term average conditions. Resource management practices are implemented day-to-day in response to weather conditions; resource management strategies and plans are developed using our understanding of climate. With the need to consider climate change in planning and management, an understanding of how climate may change in the future in a resource management planning area is valuable. In this chapter, we present the current understanding of potential changes in climate for the Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USFS) Northern Region and the Greater Yellowstone Area (GYA), hereafter called the Northern Rockies region.

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Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Historical and projected climate in the northern Rockies Region
Chapter 3
Year Published 2018
Language English
Publisher U.S Department of Agriculture
Contributing office(s) North Central Climate Science Center, North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center
Description 20 p.
Larger Work Type Report
Larger Work Subtype Federal Government Series
Larger Work Title Climate change vulnerability and adaptation in the Northern Rocky Mountains [Part 1]. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-374
First page 28
Last page 47
Country United States
State Idaho, Montana, Wyoming
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