dataset : Eighth degree-CONUS Daily Downscaled Climate Projections

U.S. Geological Survey Center for Integrated Data Analytics

nca3-cmip3-downscaled-r201304

Eighth degree-CONUS Daily Downscaled Climate Projections
Published in 2010. Version N/A.

In this project, we used an advanced statistical downscaling method that combines high-resolution observations with outputs from 16 different global climate models based on 4 future emission scenarios to generate the most comprehensive dataset of daily temperature and precipitation projections available for climate change impacts in the U.S. The gridded dataset covers the continental United States, southern Canada and northern Mexico at one-eighth degree resolution and Alaska at one-half degree resolution. The high-resolution projections produced by this work have been rigorously quality-controlled for both errors and biases in the global climate and statistical downscaling models. We also calculated projected future changes in a broad range of impact-relevant indicators, from seasonal temperature to extreme precipitation days. The results of the error and bias tests and the indicator calculations are made available as part of this database.

Identified by : 0bdee6a2-f677-4714-8d36-0ba570972aba

This dataset was released on December 05, 2013.

This dataset was accessed on April 15, 2013.

The temporal extent of this dataset is 1960-01-01T00:00:00/2099-12-31T23:59:59.

Provenance

When citing this dataset please refer to Hayhoe, K., Stoner, et al., (2013), Development and Dissemination of a High-Resolution National Climate Change Dataset. http://cida.usgs.gov/thredds/fileServer/dcp/files/Hayhoe_USGS_downscaled_database_final_report.pdf.

Attributes : Daily precipitation, daily maximum temperature, daily minimum temperature

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