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Alberta's climate future : final report 2019

Description

The report summarizes observed climatic changes across Canada and Alberta. It briefly discusses the causes of climate change and the methodology for the detection and causal attribution of long-term trends and changes in the frequency or intensity of extreme events. The report summarizes observed and projected changes for more than 30 climate indicators, from the temperature of the coldest day of the year to average precipitation during the growing season. Future simulations are generated using a set of global climate models from the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project version 5 (CMIP5), under higher (RCP8.5) and lower (RCP4.5) emissions scenarios, statistically downscaled to a high-resolution grid covering the entire province, and to 21 weather stations in Alberta. Local changes in the climate indicators are scaled to global mean temperature increases of +1, +1.5, and +2, +3 and +4OC.

Updated

September 1, 2019

Tags
Alberta climate change adaptation climate change climate impacts climate projections climate trends

Title and publication information

Type
Report
Extent

50 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Environment and Parks

Contributor

Hayhoe, Katharine

Contributor

Stoner, Anne

Subject Information

Topic
Environment
Spatial Coverage

Alberta

Resource Dates

Date Created

2019-09-01

Date Added

2019-09-19T17:52:04.945572

Date Modified

2019-09-01

Date Issued

2020-02-21

Identifiers

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Environment and Parks. Policy and Planning Division.

Contact Email

aep.ghg@gov.ab.ca