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UKCP18 European Circulation Indices

Status: Not defined
Publication State: published

Abstract

European circulation indices calculated from the UKCP Global (60km) climate projections from 1900-2100 under RCP8.5 produced by the Met Office in 2018. These indices represent large scale circulation variability and they include: (i) the daily latitude and strength of the Atlantic Jet Stream; (ii) the daily ‘weather type’ (1-8 or 1-30) which is based on a classification scheme for the daily large scale synoptic situation; (iii) the average winter Atlantic pressure gradient between Iceland and Gibraltar representing the winter North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO). The indices are available for each member in the set of 28 global projections, which is a combination of 15 coupled model simulations produced by the Met Office Hadley Centre, and 13 coupled simulations from CMIP5 contributed by different climate modelling centres. The indices included are either daily or monthly. Although they are based on data from the global runs on an N216 (60km) grid, these indices have a single value per timestep and have no latitude-longitude dimension.

Citable as:Met Office Hadley Centre (2020): UKCP18 European Circulation Indices. Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, date of citation. http://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/3a0012551e464e5b8b3bba3b41a7a60c
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: UKCP18, UKCP, Climate, Simulations, Global, Europe, Circulation Indices, GCM, Model, Runs, RCP8.5, rcp85

Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
1900-01-01T00:00:00
End time:
2099-12-30T23:59:59
Geographic Extent

 
75.0000°
 
-60.0000°
 
20.0000°
 
15.0000°