This three panel triptych illustrates historical, predevelopment conditions in the North Central United States, in comparison to the current state, and future trajectory of land and water use. Historically, the region adapted and rebounded from droughts, however, with human use and climate change, the resilience of the North Central United States against drought is reaching an unknown state.

Historical, predevelopment conditions in the North Central United States, in comparison to the current state, and future trajectory of land and water use

This three panel triptych illustrates historical, predevelopment conditions in the North Central United States, in comparison to the current state, and future trajectory of land and water use. Historically, the region adapted and rebounded from droughts, however, with human use and climate change, the resilience of the North Central United States against drought is reaching an unknown state.

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Author(s)Brianne Walsh
Author CompanyIntegration and Application Network
Date Created2016-11-03
AlbumHuman > Climate Change
TypeGraphic
PublicationEcological Drought in the North Central United States
ProjectUSGS Climate Change Research Activities Synthesis
Dimensions996 x 1189
Filesize512 kB
Number of Downloads35
Filetype(s) PNG
LicenseAttribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Required AttributionBrianne Walsh, Integration and Application Network (ian.umces.edu/media-library)