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Downscaled Climate Projections Suitable for Resource Management

Shared by JENNIFER DUNGAN on Sep 27, 2013


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B. Thrasher, J. Xiong, W. Wang, F. Melton, A. Michaelis, R. Nemani

The general circulation model (GCM) experiments conducted under the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5 (CMIP5) [Taylor et al., 2012], which is being conducted in preparation for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fifth Assessment Report, provide fundamental data sets for assessing the effects of global climate change. Using a Bias-Correction Spatial Disaggregation (BCSD) approach, a new archive of down- scaled CMIP5 climate projections for the conterminous United States at 30-arc-second (~800 meter) spatial resolution has been developed on the NASA Earth Exchange (NEX) scientific collaboration platform [Nemani et al., 2011] and is being distributed through the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) (https://portal.nccs.nasa.gov/portal_home/ published/NEX.html). Called the NEX Down- scaled Climate Projections at 30 arc-seconds (NEX-DCP30) (doi:10.7292/W0WD3XH4), the data set is being released to support scientific analyses of regional climate change impacts and to serve as a tool for natural resources managers in the United States.

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