Figure-4.14: Future projections for freezing degree days

Projected change in freezing degree days (°C-d) for the period 2031–2050 (upper panels) and 2081–2100 (lower panels) relative to 1986–2005 average, computed from statistically downscaled daily temperatures based on simulations by 24 Fifth Phase of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP5) models (Li et al., 2018). The left-hand panels show results for a low emission scenario (RCP2.6) and the right-hand panels show results for a high emission scenario (RCP8.5).


Li et al., 2018.