Statistically Downscaled Climate Scenarios

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

PCIC offers statisically downscaled daily climate scenarios, at a gridded resolution of 300 arc-seconds (0.0833 degrees, or roughly 10 km) for the simulated period of 1950-2100. The variables available include minimum temperature, maximum temperature, and precipitation. These downscaling outputs are based on Global Climate Model (GCM) projections from the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5 (CMIP5) and historical daily gridded climate data for Canada.​​ Statistical properties and spatial patterns of the downscaled scenarios are based on this gridded observational dataset, which represents one approximation of the actual historical climate. Gridded values may differ from climate stations and biases may be present at high elevations or in areas with low station density. Projected change from historical (1950-2005) in several indices of climate extremes under three Global Circulation Models for two time periods (2050s and 2080s) under RCP 8.5 is provided.

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Metadata Date April 1, 2016
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2014 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date April 1, 2016
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2014 (publication)
Responsible Party University of Washington Climate Impacts Group (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Use Constraints: No Warranty: The Statistically Downscaled Climate Scenarios are provided by the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium with an open licence on an \u00e2\u0080\u009cAS IS\u00e2\u0080\u009d basis without any warranty or representation, express or implied, as to its accuracy or completeness. Any reliance you place upon the information contained here is your sole responsibility and strictly at your own risk. In no event will the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever, including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, arising from reliance upon the data or derived information., Access Constraints: None
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Frequency Of Update notPlanned
Licence "Unless otherwise stated, all data, metadata and related materials are considered to satisfy the quality standards relative to the purpose for which the data were collected. Although these data and associated metadata have been reviewed for accuracy and completeness and approved for release by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the display or utility of the data for other purposes, nor on all computer systems, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty."
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Metadata Type geospatial
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Spatial Reference System
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Temporal Extent Begin 1950-01-01
Temporal Extent End 2099-01-01

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