The landscapes of the Northeast and Midwest depend on abundant and relatively predictable seasonal water regimes. Human uses of water compete with environmental flows for aquatic species, especially during drought periods. Climate change is predicted to increase temperatures and precipitation variability in the Northeast United States, causing shifts in seasonality.

Potential shifts in seasonality in the Northeast and Midwest resulting from climate change

The landscapes of the Northeast and Midwest depend on abundant and relatively predictable seasonal water regimes. Human uses of water compete with environmental flows for aquatic species, especially during drought periods. Climate change is predicted to increase temperatures and precipitation variability in the Northeast United States, causing shifts in seasonality.

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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 Northeast United States
Project(s)USGS Climate Change Research Activities Synthesis
Dimensions977 x 1053
Filesize377 kB
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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)