Dataset Overview

These data are annual summaries of minimum temperature derived from models of historical weather observations. These data were downloaded from the National Center for Environmental Information.

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Purpose

With climate change, minimum winter temperatures are projected to increase. These higher minimum temperatures stress the native forest species by moving conditions away from what they are adapted to handle. Failure to reach typical low winter temperatures can allow for non-native pests, pathogens, and plants to proliferate while stressing the native forest species by moving conditions away from what they are adapted to handle. More frequent freeze-thaw cycles can damage tree roots and can mobilize nutrients away from forests where they are needed.

Data Collection Status

Data collection for this dataset is ongoing

Start date

1895-01-01

Data Availability

This dataset is downloadable from the FEMC, and available to download from another site.

Data License

Third party determines data license

Preferred Citation

Not provided

Update Frequency

Annually

Maintenance Plan

Not provided

Links

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