Local Climate Snapshots

This interactive visualization provides a clear, well-documented snapshot of current and projected values of several climate variables for local areas in California. The climate variables include observed and projected temperatures, projected snowpack, areas vulnerable to flooding due to sea level rise, and projected increase in wildfires. The projected values come from expert sources and well-established climate models.

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California Energy Commission

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Teaching Tips

This interactive contains only California data. It will be of value only to educators in California or to those using California climate as an example.

Educators may wish to develop a set of questions that students use this tool to answer.

It is one of 9 useful tools/maps provided on the cal-adapt.org website http://cal-adapt.org/tools/. The maps are similar in design but display different data sets and parameters.

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