A Land of Flowers on a Latitude of Deserts: Aiding Conservation and Management of Florida's Biodiversity by Using Predictions from "Down-Scaled" AOGCM Climate Scenarios in Combination with Ecological Modeling
Entry ID: USGS_SOFIA_la_florida

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Summary
Abstract: The objectives of this project are to develop the knowledge necessary to make accurate predictions of the response of species and their ecosystems to climate change.
We propose to down-scale predictions from a suite of coupled Atmosphere-Ocean General Circulation Models (AOGCMs) to make regional scale predictions for the southeastern United States. For the time being the hydrologic and biologic ... View entire text

Purpose: La Florida, the "Land of Flowers" straddles the latitudes that form the northern hemisphere’s desert belt. Florida’s uniqueness lies in the fact it is a long narrow peninsula surrounded on three sides by warm water. How will Florida’s biodiversity respond to a changing climate? Which species and habitats will increase and which will decrease? What role does human induced land use / land cover ... View entire text
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Caption:  Map showing domain for climate model downscaling
 
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 38.24   S: 23.0   E: -75.0   W: -92.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Thomas J. Smith, III, Ann Tihansky, Don DeAngelis, Wiley Kitchens, Franklin Percival, Susan Walls, Dan Slone, Ann Foster, Eric Swain, David Sumner, Hal Davis, and Nathaniel Plant
Dataset Title: A Land of Flowers on a Latitude of Deserts: Aiding Conservation and Management of Florida's Biodiversity by using Predictions from "Down-Scaled" AOGCM Climate Scenarios in Combination with Ecological Modeling
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1970-01-01
Stop Date: 2000-12-31
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints None
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
SOUTH FLORIDA INFORMATION ACCESS, SOUTHEAST ECOLOGICAL SCIENCE CENTER, U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://sofia.usgs.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: HEATHER S. HENKEL
Phone: 727-502-8028
Fax: 727-502-8182
Email: hhenkel at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey - St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
600 Fourth St. South
City: St. Petersburg
Province or State: FL
Postal Code: 33701
Country: USA
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 727-803-8747 ext. 3130
Fax: 727-803-2032
Email: tom_j_smith at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
600 Fourth Street South
City: St. Petersburg
Province or State: FL
Postal Code: 33701
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-09-24
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-09-26
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