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Dataset

 

UKCP18 Regional Projections by UK River Basins for 1980-2080

Update Frequency: As Needed
Status: Ongoing
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2018-11-26
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Abstract

Regional climate model projections produced as part of the UK Climate Projection 2018 (UKCP18) project. The data produced by the Met Office Hadley Centre provides information on changes in climate for the UK until 2080, downscaled to a high resolution (12km), helping to inform adaptation to a changing climate.

The projections cover Europe and a 100 year period, 1981-2080, for a high emissions scenario, RCP8.5. Each projection provides an example of climate variability in a changing climate, which is consistent across climate variables at different times and spatial locations.

This dataset contains regional averages for 23 river basin regions across the UK.

Citable as:  Met Office Hadley Centre (2018): UKCP18 Regional Projections by UK River Basins for 1980-2080. Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/22a3c9e91b4446df9569a44e43bbfffc
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: UK, Climate, Projections, UKCP18, Regional, Europe, Simulation, Model, Runs

Details

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Use of these data is covered by the following licence: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/. When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
Data lineage:

Data provided by the UK Met Office

File Format:
Data are NetCDF formatted

Process overview

This dataset was generated by the computation detailed below.
Title UKCP18 Climate Realisations for UK River Basin Regions from Europe Regional Climate Model Realisations
Abstract The climate model projections are all variants of the limited-area atmosphere-only version of the Met Office Hadley Centre Global Environmental model (HadGEM3). They provide downscaled projections for the UK or Europe, driven by an ensemble of 60km Hadley Centre global coupled models HadGEM3-GC3.05. This dataset consists of 12 projections from the 12km HadREM3-GA705 model. The model spans Europe and is driven by the 60km HadGEM3-GC3.05 global coupled model (GCM) perturbed-physics ensemble, with perturbations applied to the 12km RCM consistent with the driving GCM. All models are configurations of the Unified Model. There are discontinuities in the data on 1st Dec 2020 and 1st Dec 2060, due to the simulations being conducted as three separate time slices.
Input Description None
Output Description None
Software Reference None
  • units: %
  • standard_name: cloud_area_fraction
  • var_id: clt
  • long_name: Cloud area fraction
  • names: cloud_area_fraction, Cloud area fraction
  • units: m s-1
  • standard_name: eastward_wind
  • var_id: uas
  • long_name: Eastward wind component
  • names: eastward_wind, Eastward wind component
  • standard_name: air_temperature
  • units: degC
  • var_id: tasmax
  • long_name: Maximum air temperature
  • names: air_temperature, Maximum air temperature
  • standard_name: air_temperature
  • var_id: tas
  • units: degC
  • long_name: Mean air temperature
  • names: air_temperature, Mean air temperature
  • standard_name: air_temperature
  • units: degC
  • var_id: tasmin
  • long_name: Minimum air temperature
  • names: air_temperature, Minimum air temperature
  • units: W m-2
  • standard_name: surface_net_downward_longwave_flux
  • var_id: rls
  • long_name: Net Surface long wave flux
  • names: surface_net_downward_longwave_flux, Net Surface long wave flux
  • units: W m-2
  • standard_name: surface_net_downward_shortwave_flux
  • var_id: rss
  • long_name: Net Surface short wave flux
  • names: surface_net_downward_shortwave_flux, Net Surface short wave flux
  • units: m s-1
  • standard_name: northward_wind
  • var_id: vas
  • long_name: Northward wind component
  • names: northward_wind, Northward wind component
  • var_id: pr
  • units: mm/day
  • standard_name: lwe_precipitation_rate
  • long_name: Precipitation rate
  • names: lwe_precipitation_rate, Precipitation rate
  • units: hPa
  • var_id: psl
  • standard_name: air_pressure_at_sea_level
  • long_name: Pressure at mean sea level
  • names: air_pressure_at_sea_level, Pressure at mean sea level
  • standard_name: relative_humidity
  • units: %
  • long_name: Relative humidity
  • var_id: hurs
  • names: Relative humidity, relative_humidity
  • units: 1
  • var_id: geo_region
  • long_name: River
  • names: River
  • standard_name: snowfall_flux
  • var_id: prsn
  • units: mm/day
  • long_name: Snowfall Flux
  • names: snowfall_flux, Snowfall Flux
  • units: 1
  • standard_name: specific_humidity
  • var_id: huss
  • long_name: Specific humidity
  • names: specific_humidity, Specific humidity
  • standard_name: surface_snow_amount
  • var_id: snw
  • units: mm
  • long_name: Surface Snow Amount
  • names: surface_snow_amount, Surface Snow Amount
  • units: m s-1
  • standard_name: wind_speed
  • var_id: sfcWind
  • long_name: Wind speed at 10m
  • names: wind_speed, Wind speed at 10m
  • units: hPa
  • standard_name: air_pressure_at_sea_level
  • var_id: air_pressure_at_sea_level
  • names: air_pressure_at_sea_level
  • units: 1
  • long_name: ensemble_member
  • var_id: ensemble_member
  • names: ensemble_member
  • units: 1
  • long_name: ensemble_member_id
  • var_id: ensemble_member_id
  • names: ensemble_member_id
  • units: 1
  • long_name: month_number
  • var_id: month_number
  • names: month_number
  • units: 1
  • standard_name: region
  • var_id: region
  • names: region
  • units: 1
  • long_name: season
  • var_id: season
  • names: season
  • units: 1
  • long_name: season_year
  • var_id: season_year
  • names: season_year
  • var_id: time_bnds
  • units: 1
  • long_name: year
  • var_id: year
  • names: year
  • units: 1
  • long_name: yyyymm
  • var_id: yyyymm
  • names: yyyymm
  • units: 1
  • long_name: yyyymmdd
  • var_id: yyyymmdd
  • names: yyyymmdd

Co-ordinate Variables

  • standard_name: time
  • var_id: time
  • names: time
Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
1980-01-01T00:00:00
End time:
2080-12-30T23:59:59
Geographic Extent

 
60.8600°
 
-8.8400°
 
1.7600°
 
49.8600°