Impacts of Climate Change for the State of Indiana
This report summarizes the likely and potential impacts of climate change for the state of Indiana. Impacts are described for Indiana's water resources, agriculture, plants and animals, soils, human health, as well as on the demands on heating and cooling.
The assessments by sector are detailed. For example, the impacts on water resources are differentiated by changes in temperature, precipitation, winter processes, evapotranspiration, total runoff, and soil moisture; while the impacts on agriculture address crop phenology, effects of temperature extremes, and agricultural pests. This paper concludes with carbon management opportunities and consequences for Indiana.
Publication Date: February 2008
- Purdue University
- Purdue Climate Change Research Center (PCCRC)
- Air quality
- Air temperature
- Extreme storms and hurricanes
- Heat waves
- Precipitation changes
- Water quality
- Water supply