Climate of the Southeast United States

Variability, Change, Impacts, and Vulnerability

  • Keith T. Ingram
  • Kirstin Dow
  • Lynne Carter
  • Julie Anderson

Part of the NCA Regional Input Reports book series (NCARIR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Keith T. Ingram, Lynne Carter, Kirstin Dow
    Pages 1-7
  3. Charles E. Konrad II, Christopher M. Fuhrmann
    Pages 8-42
  4. Frederick Bloetscher, Leonard Berry, Kevin Moody, Nicole Hernandez Hammer
    Pages 109-127
  5. Keith T. Ingram, Kirstin Dow, Lynne Carter, Julie Anderson
    Pages 165-189
  6. Keith T. Ingram, Kirstin Dow, Lynne Carter, Julie Anderson
    Pages 237-270
  7. Kenneth L. Mitchell
    Pages 271-294
  8. Ashley Brosius, Ernesto Diaz, Rick Durbrow, Rhonda Evans, Stephanie Fauver, Tim Hayden et al.
    Pages 295-320
  9. Julian Carroll, Lynne Carter, Stuart Foster, Suzanne VanParreren
    Pages 321-341

About this book

Introduction

Prepared for the 2013 National Climate Assessment and a landmark study in terms of its breadth and depth of coverage,Climate of the Southeast United States is the result of a collaboration among three Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments Centers: the Southeast Climate Consortium; the Carolinas Regional Sciences and Assessments; and the Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program; with contributions from numerous local, state, federal, and nongovernmental agencies to develop a comprehensive, state of the art look at the effects of climate change in the region. 

The book summarizes the scientific literature with respect to climate impacts on the Southeast United States, including 11 southern states to the east of the Mississippi River, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands; reviews the historic climate, current climate, and the projected future climate of the region; and describes interactions with important sectors of the Southeast and cross-sectoral issues, namely climate change mitigation, adaptation, and education and outreach.

Rich in science and case studies, it examines the latest climate change impacts, scenarios, vulnerabilities, and adaptive capacity and offers decision makers and stakeholders a substantial basis from which to make informed choices that will affect the well-being of the region’s inhabitants in the decades to come.

Keywords

Climate change impacts Coastal wetlands Historic, current, future climate Southeast US U.S. National Climate Assessment

Editors and affiliations

  • Keith T. Ingram
    • 1
  • Kirstin Dow
    • 2
  • Lynne Carter
    • 3
  • Julie Anderson
    • 3
  1. 1.University of FloridaGainesvilleUSA
  2. 2.University of South CarolinaColumbiaUSA
  3. 3.Louisiana State UniversityBaton RougeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.5822/978-1-61091-509-0
  • Copyright Information Southeast Climate Consortium 2013
  • Publisher Name Island Press, Washington, DC
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-59726-427-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-61091-509-0
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