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Climate Projections and Assessments

Overview

NE CASC is situated in one of the regions of the U.S. where warming has been fastest, and future climate scenarios indicate that it will lead the U.S. in warming over the next few decades. Assessing the impacts of a changing climate requires region-specific climate information with guidance on associated uncertainties. NE CASC activities in this area include producing climate datasets and developing techniques for integrating this information into the evaluation of current and planned adaptation strategies, exploring and quantifying uncertainties in future climate projections to inform risk assessments, and advancing understanding of compound extreme events and their impacts on critical systems.