New climate study: Annapolis could have been in Mississippi for 60 years

What is the weather of Annapolis in 60 years? A new study from the Maryland researcher says about 9 degrees warmer and more than now on average.

County Anne Arundel parts in the summer would be more like Mississippi, according to a new study tool and modeling tool for online climate change that was issued by the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science.

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The Future Urban Aspen tool shows the results of a study by environmental scientist Matt Fitzgerald, designed to help the public understand how climate change will affect their lives.

"I hope he will educate and educate people and make them more aware of the concerns of scientists and why we have these concerns," he said.

Baltimore model includes parts of the County of North Anne Arundel, but not Annapolis. He found that the climate in 60 years was around 9 degrees warmer and more moisture – and drew a line to the current climate of Cleveland, Mississippi as a good comparison.

It was 54 and cloudy Tuesday morning in Cleveland, compared to 38 and raisins in Annapolis. On July 4, there are 93 average temperatures in Cleveland compared to 89 in Annapolis, according to climate data compiled by the U.S. Weather Service.

A description of Cleveland moisture is changing, with weatherspark.com calling "muggy, oppressive, or bad at least 25% of the time" from April to October. The same website means that "Anna," was "muggy, oppressive, or bad at least 18% of the time" between May 21 and October 1.

The study did not identify factors that could make the temperature higher or lower in a particular location, such as the heat islands due to broad pavement, or local conditions related to climate change, such as flooding Increased recording in Annapolis.

The use of Fitzgerald study, written by Robert Dunn, North Carolina State University, climate projections made by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a United Nations agency that collects scientific evidence of climate change and its consequences.

Mapping of climate output is known as the statistical technique that they use, matching the future climate expected at one location with historical climate data on another site, informing climate change awareness to make available. It used 12 climate measures, including minimum temperature and maximum temperature and precipitation during the four seasons.

"We have taken these projections … then we can go back," said Fitzgerald.

The study looked at two potential results, one model showing temperatures and moisture under current emissions and one with a reduction in emissions temperature according to the 2020 targets set up in the 2016 Climate Agreement. Under President Donald Trump, the United States has withdrawn from the costs.

The temperature of the Baltimore area was under 5 degrees lower under the reduction of emissions according to the 2020 targets, said Fitzgerald.

Fitzgerald and Dunn analyzed 540 urban areas in the hemisphere northwest of the middle zone.

In general, they found that the average of the North American urban areas, by the average 2080n, would mean that the contemporary surroundings of the centers are about 500 miles away and mainly to the south, of According to a summary issued by the research center near Cambridge.

The results were published on Tuesday in a paper entitled "A contemporary climate analyst for 540 North American urban areas in the late 21st century." The research center was funded by the research and published by Nature Communications.

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