Projected changes of key meteorological variables (for example, precipitation and temperature) are not, in terms of magnitude, expected to be consistent throughout the Mediterranean region. Similarly, according to global and regional model projections and due to several climatic feedbacks, these changes will not be uniformly distributed throughout the year. While changes in seasonal temperature and precipitation were also discussed in Chapter 2 of the First Mediterranean Assessment Report (MAR1), MedECC prepared also complementary but more informative assessment that could provide useful information for impact and adaptation studies and also motivate mitigation actions. This is presented in the form of an atlas that includes all the Mediterranean countries, a range of future periods and the two greenhouse gas emission pathways (RCP2.6 and RCP8.5) that were discussed primarily in MAR1.

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