Climate change science and modeling

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This chapter provides a brief background on climate change science, climate simulation models, and models that project the impacts of changes in climate on tree species and ecosystems. Throughout the chapter, boxes list resources for more information on each topic. A more detailed scientific review of climate change science, trends, and modeling can be found in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report (IPCC 2014), and the Fourth National Climate Assessment (U.S. Global Climate Research Program [USGCRP] 2017).

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Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Climate change science and modeling
Series number NRS-181
Chapter 2
DOI 10.2737/NRS-GTR-181
Year Published 2018
Language English
Contributing office(s) Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center
Description 18 p.
Larger Work Type Report
Larger Work Subtype Federal Government Series
Larger Work Title General Technical Report NRS-181, Mid-Atlantic forest ecosystem vulnerability assessment and synthesis: A report from the Mid-Atlantic Climate Change Response Framework project
First page 42
Last page 59
Country United States
State Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania
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