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Iraq

Explore historical and projected climate data, climate data by sector, impacts, key vulnerabilities and what adaptation measures are being taken. Explore the overview for a general context of how climate change is affecting Iraq.

Climate Data Projections

The climate science community sources a suite of global climate models to help decision makers understand the projections of future climate change and related impacts, among the most widely used are the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project, Phase 5 (CMIP5) models included in the IPCC's Fifth Assessment Report (AR5). Climate projections can be presented via individual models or through multi-model ensembles. The Climate Change Knowledge Portal (CCKP) supports the analysis of climate impacts using multi-model ensembles, as they represent the range and distribution of the most plausible projected outcomes when representing expected changes.

Temperature

  • Mean annual temperature is projected to increase by 2°С by 2050.

Precipitation

  • Mean annual rainfall is projected to decrease by 9% by 2050.
  • By mid-century, mean annual average rainfall is projected to decrease, with the greatest reduction by 17% during December-February. Rainfall intensity is projected to increase.
  • The maximum amount of rain that falls in any 5-day period is projected to decrease, as is the maximum period between rainy days.

This section provides the options to visualize climate variables and indices derived from scientifically vetted CMIP5 projections for different timeframes, statistics, emission scenarios, and climate models.

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Use the menu above to visualize different climate projection layers and chart data. Click on the map to get location specific data.

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