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EuroCORDEX-UK: Regional climate projections for the UK by Countries for 1980-2080

Latest Data Update: 2023-03-08
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Citable
Publication Date: 2023-03-08
DOI Publication Date: 2023-03-14
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 14.96K Files | 5GB


Regional climate model projections produced by the CoOrdinated Regional Downscaling EXperiment (CORDEX) and complementary to that produced by the UK Climate Projection 2018 (UKCP18) project. The data 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 the UK for 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 average values of indices for the countries of the UK.

Dataset development was funded under the UK Climate Resilience programme, which is supported by the UKRI Strategic Priorities Fund. The programme is co-delivered by the Met Office and NERC on behalf of UKRI partners AHRC, EPSRC, and ESRC.

Citable as:  Barnes, C. (2023): EuroCORDEX-UK: Regional climate projections for the UK by Countries for 1980-2080. NERC EDS Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, 14 March 2023. doi:10.5285/84548d27aac94c32bf94c4d9e7fd5323.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: UK, Climate, Projections, UKCP18, Regional, Europe, Simulation, Model, Runs, CORDEX, EuroCORDEX


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The data are in NetCDF format.

Process overview

This dataset was generated by the computation detailed below.

EuroCORDEX-UK: Regional climate projections for the UK by Countries for 1980-2080


Ten regional climate models were forced by outputs from six different general circulation models to produce an ensemble of 64 regional climate model runs at 0.11 degree resolution (EUR-11). Land surface cells were aggregated into countries by assigning each cell to the country containing its centre, and averaging over each country.

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  • units: 1
  • var_id: geo_region
  • long_name: Country
  • standard_name: air_temperature
  • var_id: tas
  • units: degC
  • long_name: Mean air temperature
  • standard_name: air_temperature
  • units: degC
  • var_id: tasmin
  • long_name: Minimum air temperature
  • var_id: pr
  • standard_name: precipitation_flux
  • units: mm/day
  • long_name: Precipitation rate
  • units: hPa
  • var_id: psl
  • standard_name: air_pressure_at_sea_level
  • long_name: Pressure at mean sea level
  • standard_name: relative_humidity
  • units: %
  • long_name: Relative humidity
  • var_id: hurs
  • standard_name: surface_snow_amount
  • var_id: snw
  • units: mm
  • long_name: Surface snow amount
  • units: 1
  • long_name: ensemble_member
  • var_id: ensemble_member
  • units: 1
  • long_name: ensemble_member_id
  • var_id: ensemble_member_id
  • units: 1
  • long_name: month_number
  • var_id: month_number
  • units: 1
  • standard_name: region
  • var_id: region
  • units: 1
  • long_name: season
  • var_id: season
  • var_id: time_bnds
  • units: m s-1
  • standard_name: northward_wind
  • var_id: vas
  • long_name: transformed_northward_wind
  • units: 1
  • long_name: year
  • var_id: year
  • units: 1
  • long_name: yyyymm
  • var_id: yyyymm
  • units: 1
  • long_name: yyyymmdd
  • var_id: yyyymmdd

Co-ordinate Variables

  • long_name: time
  • standard_name: time
  • var_id: time
  • units: days
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