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equivalent latitude

Latitude refers to the north-south point at which an area exists on the globe. An equivalent latitude refers to a point on the globe that is analogous to another point based on a certain criterion (for example, temperature).

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Varies by: climate

Used climate Reference Location: Ecosystem
(study period)
Value Units Notes
* Baseline Climate (1970-2010) Google 2012 Latitude of New York City New York, NY: Urban landscape (Anthropocene) 40.7142 degrees
* Future Climate in 2020s Horton et al. 2009 Climate Risk Information: New York City Panel on Climate Change New York City: Urban landscape (1970 - 2100) 38.89 degrees Based on Horton et al.'s future climate projections and information presented in National Climactic Data Center (2008), the future climate of New York City in 2020 will resemble that of Washington, D.C.
Future Climate in 2020s Rosenzweig et al 2015 NPCC 2015 New York City: urban area () 40.11248 latitude (decimal degrees) Based on Rosenzweig et al. (2015), we apply a conservative increase of 2 degrees Fahrenheit to determine the equivalent latitude of New York City in the 2020s.
Future Climate in 2020s Rosenzweig et al 2015 NPCC 2015 New York City: urban area () 39.4269 latitude (decimal degrees) Based on Rosenzweig et al. (2015), we apply an increase of 2.4 degrees Fahrenheit, based on the mean of the middle 50th percentile projections to determine the equivalent latitude of New York City in the 2020s.
* Future Climate in 2050s Horton et al. 2009 Climate Risk Information: New York City Panel on Climate Change New York City: Urban landscape (1970 - 2100) 35.2269 degrees Based on Horton et al.'s future climate projections and information presented in National Climactic Data Center (2008), the future climate of New York City in 2050 will resemble that of Charlotte, North Carolina.
Future Climate in 2050s Rosenzweig et al 2015 NPCC 2015 New York City: urban area () 37.945781 latitude (decimal degrees) Based on Rosenzweig et al. (2015), we apply an increase of 4.9 degrees Fahrenheit, based on the mean of the middle 50th percentile projections to determine the equivalent latitude of New York City in the 2020s.
Future Climate in 2050s Rosenzweig et al 2015 NPCC 2015 New York City: urban area () 38.387845 latitude (decimal degrees) Based on Rosenzweig et al. (2015), we apply a conservative increase of 4.1 degrees Fahrenheit to determine the equivalent latitude of New York City in the 2050s.
* Future Climate in 2080s Horton et al. 2009 Climate Risk Information: New York City Panel on Climate Change New York City: Urban landscape (1970 - 2100) 32.0507 degrees Based on Horton et al.'s future climate projections and information presented in National Climactic Data Center (2008), the future climate of New York City in 2080 will resemble that of Savannah, Georgia.
Future Climate in 2080s Rosenzweig et al 2015 NPCC 2015 New York City: urban area () 35.575524 latitude (decimal degrees) Based on Rosenzweig et al. (2015), we apply an increase of 7.05 degrees Fahrenheit, based on the mean of the middle 50th percentile projections to determine the equivalent latitude of New York City in the 2020s.
Future Climate in 2080s Rosenzweig et al 2015 NPCC 2015 New York City: urban area () 38.303288 latitude (decimal degrees) Based on Rosenzweig et al. (2015), we apply a conservative increase of 5.3 degrees Fahrenheit to determine the equivalent latitude of New York City in the 2080s.
* Future Climate in 2100s Rosenzweig et al 2015 NPCC 2015 New York City: urban area () 37.910128 latitude (decimal degrees) Based on Rosenzweig et al. (2015), we apply a conservative increase of 5.8 degrees Fahrenheit to determine the equivalent latitude of New York City in the 2100s.
Future Climate in 2100s Rosenzweig et al 2015 NPCC 2015 New York City: urban area () 35.562399 latitude (decimal degrees) Based on Rosenzweig et al. (2015), we apply an increase of 8.05 degrees Fahrenheit, based on the mean of the middle 50th percentile projections to determine the equivalent latitude of New York City in the 2020s.
* Past Climate in 1609 Google 2012 Latitude of New York City New York, NY: Urban landscape (Anthropocene) 40.7142 degrees

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