Tuesday, 25 January 2011: 3:45 PM
6B (Washington State Convention Center)
Extreme heat plagued the U.S. East Coast for much of the summer. According to the National Climatic Data Center, ten states experienced record-warm summers: Rhode Island, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama. Washington, DC experienced 67 days 90+ degree days, tying the 1980 record for the most such days in a calendar year. This presentation will discuss the causes of the heat and its impacts, while examining the heat in a broader national and global context.
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