The CARA Region

Understanding our changing climate

 

Understanding past trends and future scenarios can inform planning and help us prepare for our changing climate.

If we understand our climate, we can mediate negative impacts and take advantage of beneficial ones. The CARA website helps answer the following questions for the mid and upper Atlantic Region.

How has the region's climate already changed?
(Click here for historical temperature and precipitation trends for the CARA region.)

What about where I live?
(Click here to see data from local Historical Climate Network stations across the CARA region.)

What could our climate look like in the future?

(Click here to see model predictions for future climate under different emissions scenarios.)

How is population changing?
(Click here to see maps of historical and future population change patterns.)

How are land uses changing?
(Click here for maps and information about land use change in the region.)

What are local communities doing to incorporate a changing climate into future plans?
(Click here to see model predictions for future climate under different emissions scenarios.)

Check out CARAViz - an indepth geographic data browser that allows you to explore climate, environmental, and socioeconomic data.