Dataset

Conservation International Downscaled Climate Projections

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Climate Commons Hosting Status: 
Not applicable
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Basic Information

This datasets consists of downscaled temperature and precipitation projections from the World Climate Research Programme's (WCRP's) Coupled Model Intercomparison Project phase 3 (CMIP3) multi-model dataset to 10-minute and 2.5-minute resolutions. It uses the change-factor approach to downscale and debias simulations using the observational data from the Climate Research Unit (CRU) for the 10-minute downscales and from Worldclim for the 2.5-minute downscales.

Creator: 
Conservation International
Contributor: 
University of Wisconsin, Madison and National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis
Publisher: 
Conservation International
Collection:
Spatial Resolution: 
10' and 2.5'
Parameters / Choices
A dataset often contains many geodata layers representing the same kind of measurement, but for different values of some parameters - time periods, models or scenarios, different species, etc. A value must be chosen for each such parameter in order to select a specific layer or raster which associated a single value with each geographic location (cell). The parameters or choices relevant to selecting layers from this dataset are described here.
Climate Models: 
Emission Scenarios: 
Time Units: 
monthly time series data
Multi-year Ranges: 
2041-2060, 2081-2100