Flooding of the Mississippi River near the St. Louis Gateway Arch in August, 1993.
Credit RMCO and NRDC (Figure 2, p.6, from the report “Doubled Trouble: More Midwestern Extreme Storms”)
Average frequency of days with 3 inches or more of precipitation per weather station per year. Dots indicate annual average frequency per station, the blue line the 1961-2011 linear trend line, and the dashed line the average frequency 1961-1990.
Credit RMCO and NRDC (Figure 9, p.14, from the report “Doubled Trouble: More Midwestern Extreme Storms”)
By-decade changes in the frequency of storms of at least 3 inches in Missouri, compared to a 1961-1990 baseline.
Credit RMCO and NRDC (Figure 4, p.9, from the report "Doubled Trouble: More Midwestern Extreme Storms")
By-decade changes in the frequency of storms of at least 3 inches in Illinois, compared to a 1961-1990 baseline.
Missouri Botanical Garden ethnobotanist Jan Salick crosses the highest pass (5,400 m) in the Himalayas. The pass lies to the north of the Annapurna Mountain range in western Nepal, where one of her climate change research sites is located.
Credit (Burgund Bassuner)
The red triangles on this map represent Salick’s climate change research plots, which are located along a 2,000 km transect across the Himalayas in Nepal, Bhutan and Tibetan China.
Credit (Ken Bauer)
Missouri Botanical Garden researcher Katie Konchar examines plants in a Himalayan research plot.
Credit (Katie Konchar)
Himalayan climate change research often requires days of hiking, as well as camping in remote research sites like this one near sacred Mount Jomolhari (7,320 m) in Bhutan.