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UKCIP02: 50km gridded data for UK climate projection scenarios (2002)

Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2017-02-20
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The 50km gridded resolution data for four climate projection scenarios produced in support of the UK Climate Impacts Programme 2002 (UKCIP02).

There are data for monthly and seasonal average anomalies with respect to simulated 1961~90 average for four alternative future climates for the UK. The four emissions scenarios are Low (LO), Medium-Low (ML), Medium-High (MH) and High (HI).

The monthly time-slice data are available for the following variables:
Maximum temperature (TMAX), Minimum temperature (TMIN), Daily mean temperature (TEMP), Total precipitation rate (PREC), Snowfall rate (SNOW), Wind speed (WIND), Relative humidity (RHUM), Total cloud in longwave radiation (TCLW), Net surface longwave flux (NSLW), Net surface shortwave flux (NSSW), Total downward surface shortwave flux (DSWF), Soil moisture content (SMOI), Mean sea level pressure (MSLP), Surface latent heat flux (SLHF), Specific humidity (SPHU), Inter-annual variability: temperature (IAVT) and Inter-annual variability: precipitation (IAVP).

The data are available over the following time periods using the following convention in the filename:
6190 = 1961 to 1990, i.e. observed climate,
2020s = predictions for 2011 to 2040,
2050s = predictions for 2041 to 2070,
2080s = predictions for 2071 to 2100.

Citable as:  Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research; Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research (2017): UKCIP02: 50km gridded data for UK climate projection scenarios (2002). NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: UKCIP, UKCIP02, Climate, Projections, UKCP


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Access rules:
Public data: access to these data is available to both registered and non-registered users.
Use of these data is covered by the following licence: When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
Data lineage:

Data were produced by the Met Office Hadley Centre, analysed by the Tyndall Centre and passed to the NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre (NCAS BADC) for archival.

Data Quality:
Data were quality controlled by UKCIP prior to release.
File Format:
Data are provided in the following formats: text, shape files, csv and pdf.

Process overview

This dataset was generated by the computation detailed below.
Title UKCIP02 Scenario Computations
Abstract The UK Climate Impact Programme 2002 (UKCIP02) climate change scenarios are based exclusively on experiments completed using the HadCM3 global climate model, HadAM3H high-resolution atmosphere model and the HadRM3 regional climate mode by the Met Office Hadley Centrel. The same hierarchy of climate model experiments is used as the basis for each scenario.
Input Description None
Output Description None
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  • units: degrees_c
  • long_name: Daily mean temperature
  • var_id: TEMP5
  • names: Daily mean temperature
  • long_name: Inter-annual variability: precipitation
  • var_id: IAVP
  • names: Inter-annual variability: precipitation
  • long_name: Inter-annual variability: temperature
  • var_id: IAVT
  • names: Inter-annual variability: temperature
  • long_name: Maximum temperature
  • units: degrees_c
  • var_id: TMAX
  • names: Maximum temperature
  • var_id: MSLP
  • units: hpa
  • long_name: Mean sea level pressure
  • names: Mean sea level pressure
  • long_name: Minimum temperature
  • var_id: TMIN
  • units: degrees_c
  • names: Minimum temperature
  • units: W/m
  • long_name: Net surface longwave flux
  • var_id: NSLW
  • names: Net surface longwave flux
  • units: W/m
  • long_name: Net surface shortwave flux
  • var_id: NSSW
  • names: Net surface shortwave flux
  • var_id: RHUM
  • units: %
  • long_name: Relative humidity
  • names: Relative humidity
  • units: mm/day
  • var_id: SNOW
  • long_name: Snowfall rate
  • names: Snowfall rate
  • long_name: Soil moisture content10
  • var_id: SMOI
  • units: mm
  • names: Soil moisture content10
  • units: g/kg
  • long_name: Specific humidity
  • var_id: SPHU
  • names: Specific humidity
  • var_id: SLHF
  • units: W/m
  • long_name: Surface latent heat flux
  • names: Surface latent heat flux
  • units: %
  • long_name: Total cloud in longwave radiation (fraction)
  • var_id: TCLW
  • names: Total cloud in longwave radiation (fraction)
  • long_name: Total downward surface shortwave flux
  • var_id: DSWF
  • units: W/m
  • names: Total downward surface shortwave flux
  • long_name: Total precipitation rate
  • units: mm/mth
  • var_id: PREC
  • names: Total precipitation rate
  • units: m/s
  • long_name: Wind speed
  • var_id: WIND
  • names: Wind speed

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