Fig. 2: Optimized crop patterns for each period across temperature and space. | Nature Communications

Fig. 2: Optimized crop patterns for each period across temperature and space.

From: Crop switching reduces agricultural losses from climate change in the United States by half under RCP 8.5

Fig. 2

Periods are shown on different rows, and the distribution across temperature is shown on the left and across space on the right. When plotted as a distribution across temperature, the climatic annual mean temperature of each county is used, and the distribution is across counties. Unused (gray) regions are displayed where none of the six crops are planted at baseline or where total profits are maximized by leaving land fallow later in the century.

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