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A few definitions
Representative Concentration Pathways
Representative Concentration Pathways Representative Concentration Pathways (RCPs) are four greenhouse gas concentration trajectories adopted by the IPCC in its fifth assessment report. They describe four possible climate futures depending on the quantity of greenhouse gases we will emit in the future. The four RCPs (RCP 2.6, 4.5, 6.0, and 8.5) are named after a possible range
Spatial and Temporal Resolution
Spatial and Temporal Resolution Spatial resolution specifies how large (in degrees of latitude and longitude) the grid cells of the data are. We use only regulars grids (in degrees) so we only specify one value (e.g. 0.11° instead of 0.11°x0.11°). Temporal resolution refers to the precision of the data with respect to time. For the moment we only provide Daily values.
CMIP and other experiments
CMIP and CORDEX Climate projections are elaborated by international collaborations between research organisations that are referred to as projects or experiments. The major ones are: CMIP6, which stands for Coupled Model Intercomparison Project 6, which is the basis of the upcoming in 2021 sixth assessment report of the IPCC. [CMIP5](https://www.wcrp-climate
Earth System Model
Earth System Model Climate models have become more complex over the years and are now called Earth System Models (ESMs). Unfortunately, their names are made of acronyms difficult to remember, including for climate scientists. Hence, we chose to identify each ESM with its Organization, with a letter in parenthesis in case of several model versions.