(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Historical and projected climate trends along the Appalachian Trail, USA, and the implications for trail usage

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

HAWKINS T.W. (1) ; SMITH K.L. (1) ;
(1) Dep. of Geography and Earth Science, Univ. Pennsylvania, Shippensburg, ETATS-UNIS


Observed historical (1895-2008) and projected future (to 2099) seasonal temperature and precipitation trends were examined along the Appalachian Trail (AT), a 3500 km continuous hiking trail in the eastern United States. The AT has generally warmed since 1895, with greater warming occurring more recently. The warming has been greatest in the northern part of the AT and during winter. Precipitation trends show wide spatial variation depending upon the season, but generally precipitation has increased more in the northern than southern AT. Temperature and precipitation are projected to increase for all regions during all seasons in the future. Implications of these changes are discussed with respect to hiker experience and trail management


Article of periodic

published at : Physical geography / ISSN 0272-3646

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1980)

Millesime : 2011, vol. 32, no1 [pp. 22-51]

Bibliographic references : 2,5 p.

Collation : 12 fig., 6 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 20106

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