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Climate Data Projections

The climate science community sources a suite of models to inform decision makers on future climate. Among the most widely used are GCMs (Global Climate Models or Earth System Models) that capture the non-linear complexity of the Earth to represent changes across the climate system for key processes and contexts. Future climate projections are presented in three main forms, 1) spatial representation on the geographical map, 2) graphically, presenting outcomes of the multi-model ensemble, and 3) graphically, presenting historical observed data for comparison with projected futures. Climate Change Knowledge Portal (CCKP) allows users to explore further climate indices derived from GCMs used in IPCC, AR5 report by different timeframes, statistics, emission scenarios, and models in map and charts.  Data can be presented per individual models or through the multi-model ensemble.  CCKP prioritizes analysis using multi-model ensembles as they are more robust and have proven to be most successful in representing expected changes. A detailed metadata can be found here.

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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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