Climate change vulnerability of the US Northeast winter recreation– tourism sector

  title={Climate change vulnerability of the US Northeast winter recreation– tourism sector},
  author={Daniel Scott and Jackie Dawson and Brenda Jones},
  journal={Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change},
Winter recreation is an important part of the cultural identity of the Northeast United States and is a multibillion dollar contributor to the regional economy. This study examined the vulnerability of the two largest winter recreation industries, snowmobiling and alpine skiing, to four climate change scenarios for the twenty-first century. Under all scenarios, natural snow became an increasingly scarce resource. The diminished natural snow pack had a very negative impact on the snowmobile… 
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  • C. Gonseth
  • Environmental Science
    Climatic Change
  • 2013
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