A Comparison of Dynamically and Statistically Down-scaled Climate Models for the Southeast United States (USGS) - Florida Climate Institute

PI: Dr. Tom Smith, Research Ecologist, Southeast Ecological Science Center, USGS

Filed Under: Terrestrial EcosystemsClimate Sciences

Abstract: This project is being done for the South Atlantic LCC. The LCC covers the area from Tallahassee to Jacksonville in Florida and then northward including most of Georgia, the Carolinas and southern Virginia. Dynamically down-scaled climate model data from the USGS project "A Land of Flowers on a Latitude of Deserts," La Florida for short will be compared to statistically down-scaled datasets from several sources. Cooperating Investigators include Drs. Vasu Misra and Lydia Stephanova from COAPS, and Dr. Ryan Boyles, State Climatologist for North Carolina.