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Climate Change Indicators in the United States

Description: This document offers information on the indicators of climate change in the United States.
Date: October 2016
Creator: United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Climate Forcing

Description: This indicator measures the "radiative forcing" or heating effect caused by greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
Date: August 2016
Creator: United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A Closer Look: Land Loss Along the Atlantic Coast

Description: This climate change indicator examines rising sea levels along the Atlantic Coast.
Date: August 2016
Creator: United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A Closer Look: Temperature and Drought in the Southwest

Description: This indicator reports present information about unusually high and low temperatures and drought in the Southwest.
Date: August 2016
Creator: United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Coastal Flooding

Description: This indicator shows how the frequency of coastal flooding along U.S. coasts has changed over time.
Date: August 2016
Creator: United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Community Connection: Ice Breakup in Two Alaskan Rivers

Description: This indicator highlights how the river ice breakup dates in Nenana and Dawson City in the state of Alaska have changed over time.
Date: August 2016
Creator: United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Drought

Description: "This indicator measures drought conditions of U.S. lands."
Date: August 2016
Creator: United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Glaciers

Description: "This indicator examines the balance between snow accumulation and melting in glaciers, and it describe snow glaciers in the United States and around the world have changed over time."
Date: August 2016
Creator: United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Description: "This indicator describes emissions of greenhouse gases worldwide."
Date: August 2016
Creator: United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Great Lakes Water Levels and Temperatures

Description: "This indicator measures water levels and surface water temperatures in the Great Lakes."
Date: August 2016
Creator: United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Heat-Related Deaths

Description: "This indicator presents data on deaths classified as 'heat-related' in the United States."
Date: August 2016
Creator: United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Heat-Related Illnesses

Description: "This indicator tracks how often people are hospitalized because of exposure to heat."
Date: August 2016
Creator: United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Heating and Cooling Degree Days

Description: "This indicator examines temperatures from the perspective of heating and cooling needs for buildings."
Date: August 2016
Creator: United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Heavy Precipitation

Description: "This indicator tracks the frequency of heavy precipitation events in the United States."
Date: August 2016
Creator: United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lake Ice

Description: "This indicator measures the amount of time that ice is present on lakes in the United States."
Date: August 2016
Creator: United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Leaf and Bloom Dates

Description: "This indicator examines the timing of leaf growth and flower blooms for two widely distributed plants in the United States."
Date: August 2016
Creator: United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Length of Growing Season

Description: "This indicator measures the length of the growing season in the contiguous 48 states."
Date: August 2016
Creator: United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lyme Disease

Description: "This indicator tracks the rate of reported Lyme disease cases across the United States."
Date: August 2016
Creator: United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Marine Species Distribution

Description: "This indicator examines changes in the location of fish, shellfish, and other marine species along U.S. coasts."
Date: August 2016
Creator: United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ocean Heat

Description: "This indicator describes trends in the amount of heat stored in the world's oceans."
Date: August 2016
Creator: United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department