Figure 2.3

Figure 2.3 | Projected change (1986–2005 to 2031–2050 and 2080–2099) of mean winter (December to May; June to August in Subtropical Central Andes) snow water equivalent, winter air temperature and summer air temperature (June to August; December to February in Subtropical Central Andes) in five high mountain regions for RCP8.5 (all regions) and RCP2.6 (European Alps and Subtropical Central Andes). Changes are averaged over 500 m (a,b,c) and 1,000 m (d,e) elevation bands. The numbers in the lower right of each panel reflect the number of simulations (note that not all models provide snow water equivalent). For the Rocky Mountains, data from NA-CORDEX RCMs (25 km grid spacing) driven by Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5 (CMIP5) General Circulation Models (GCMs) were used (Mearns et al., 2017). For the European Alps, data from EURO-CORDEX RCMs (12 km grid spacing) driven by CMIP5 GCMs were used (Jacob et al., 2014). For the other regions, CMIP5 GCMs were used: Zazulie (2016) and Zazulie et al. (2018) for the Subtropical Central Andes, and Terzago et al. (2014) and Palazzi et al. (2017) for the Hindu Kush and Karakoram and Himalaya. The list of models used is provided in Table SM2.8.