Climate Change. RECCC Pédzi V.J. Girigori MSc Curaçao, June 8 th -9 th , 2011. Overview. What is Global Warming Observations (last 100 years) Climate Variability Expected Impacts . Observations. Observations. Change in: -Temperature -Sea level -Snow coverage. Curaçao.
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Pédzi V.J. Girigori MSc
Curaçao, June 8th -9th , 2011
% : 1 part per hundred,
ppm: 1 par per million
A Dataset can be characterized by a mean and a variance
Why is the change in climate variability important??
Maximum (TNx) and minimum (TNn) of daily minimum Temperature
Maximum (TXx) and minimum (TXn) of daily maximum Temperature
The diurnal temperature range is the difference between the maximum and minimum temperature
Change in periods of consecutive lower temperatures (CSD) and periods of consecutive warmer temperatures (WSD)
Consecutive wet (CWD) and dry days (CDD) show the change in the rainy and dry periods
Changes in total precipitation
Changes in extreme precipitation
An extremely likely (>95%) increase in temperature, warm spells and heat waves
An extremely likely (>95%) increase in warmer and more frequent hot days and nights
Increase in evaporation due to higher temperatures
A more likely than not (>50%) increase of extreme rainfall events
A more likely than not (>50%) increase of the dry season
A very likely (>90%) increase in rainfall intensity