New web maps tell full story of climate change - Geographical
New interactive maps combine precipitation and temperature to show climate change in more detail, and can be used to compare climates worldwide
Climate change maps usually fall into one of two categories: maps that show changes in precipitation, and maps that show changes in temperature. Unfortunately, focusing on one of these factors only tells half of the story. For example, a map of global temperature increase would show a warming Arctic, but it would not show the decrease in rainfall predicted to impact West Africa. Now, researchers at the University of Cincinnati have created a map that shows both.