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New website: Climate Change for Landscape Architects

The University of Florida College of Design, Construction¬† and Planning has a new website available for landscape architects which discusses the science of climate change and strategies for adapting to warmer temperatures and rising sea levels. While it is geared for Florida landscape architects, it should contain information that is…
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Top ten wettest May 3 through August 3 for much of the Southeast

According to calculations provided by the Southeast Regional Climate Center on their Perspectives tool, the last May 3 through August 3 (three months) has been in the top ten wettest in many parts of the Southeast. In Virginia and at a few scattered locations elsewhere it has been the wettest…
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Climate Explorer: look at historical and projected climate in the US

Here’s a great site for looking at historical climate as well as projections of future climate. It’s called the Climate Explorer and is part of the US Climate Resilience Toolkit. It allows you to search by location anywhere in the contiguous US or by variable, including temperature, precipitation, and degree…
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Understanding long-range forecasting maps

NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center produces long-range forecasts for several time periods, including 6-10 days, 8-14 days, 3-4 weeks, and for one to three months at a time going out to as much as a year ahead. Most of these forecasts provide shading to indicate where the probabilities are tipped towards…
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