Climatological Consulting Corporation

Climate Change Examples:

Degree Days for Northeast US

Weather & Climate…
Reconstructing the Past,
Anticipating the Future

In this example, annual heating and cooling degree day totals were calculated for the northeast US. Surface temperature data from 13 models from the WCRP's model intercomparison project (CMIP) were used. Each model simulated the 20th century climate (1956-2008) and future climates (2046-2065) with three different population and economic growth scenarios. Note the effect of the bias correction, calculated from each model's 20th century simulation error relative to the observed 20th century data.
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