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Weather Variables (IPCC AR5)

Weather variables (IPCC AR5)

A global dataset at 0.25° degrees resolution of 6 surface variables from 5 climate models under 2 Representative Concentration Pathways (RCPs) scenarios from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment report (AR5). The time resolution is daily from 1951 to 2100.

The 6 essential surface variables are:
Temperature (daily mean, maximum and minimum)
Total precipitation
Wind speed
Solar radiation (Surface Downwelling Shortwave Radiation)

The 4 climate models are:
HadGEM2-ES and
17 other climate models are available on demand.

Those 4 climate models are the ones selected by the ISIMIP initiative

The 2 RCPs scenarios are:


Thomas Noël, Harilaos Loukos, Dimitri Defrance, Mathieu Vrac and Guillaume Levavasseur, 2021. A High-Resolution Downscaled CMIP5 Projections Dataset of Essential Surface Climate Variables over the Globe Coherent with the ERA5 Reanalysis for Climate Change Impact Assessments, Data in Brief 35: 106900. DOI: 10.1016/j.dib.2021.106900.


The data is available and can be delivered according to your specifications, just contact us for a quote

Updated on: 09/01/2023

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