Indicators of Climate Change
Beginning in 2016, the following indicators will be monitored for changes.
Sea Level Rise
Nuisance Flooding – The Compact, in coordination with local municipalities, will monitor instances of nuisance flooding at select areas throughout the region.
Saltwater Intrusion – Ocean water (saltwater) can penetrate drinking water (fresh groundwater aquifer sources) supplies as oceans rise.
Number of High Tide Events Over Threshold
Public Health/Heat index – The number of days above 95 degrees Fahrenheit and heat index above certain level by County
View additional temperature graphs in the Florida Climate Institute report: Temperature Trend and Extremes
Severe Storms – Return Intervals and Rainfall Amount
Summary of significant storm events for Broward Country, 1983 – 2014
Sea Surface Temperature
Broward Sea Surface Temperature Chart
Miami-Dade Sea Surface Temperature Chart
Palm Beach Sea Surface Temperature Chart
Precipitation and Drought
Historical precipitation in all four compact counties.