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Hot out of the oven! Fresh data from CCAFS-Climate

The improved CCAFS-Climate data portal includes new data from the IPCC 5th Assessment Report. Image: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

The improved CCAFS-Climate data portal includes new data from the IPCC 5th Assessment Report. Image: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

If you were wondering what that delicious smell is coming from the CCAFS kitchen, it’s probably the climate data we just pulled out of the oven.

The CCAFS-Climate data portal recently released downscaled, ready-to-be-used data corresponding to the IPCC’s 5th Assessment Report (AR5). The data include around 25 Global Climate Models (GCMs) for four Representative Concentration Pathways (RCP) and four time periods (2030s, 2050s, 2070s and 2080s).

CCAFS-Climate, created in 2008, houses thousands of gigabytes worth of global datasets for climate change projections that can be used in climate change impact assessments. The difference between these data and, say, those provided by GCMs at raw resolution is that they have been downscaled to make them useful on smaller scales and in countries for which complicated Regional Climate Models are not available.

See more details on the new climate data on the CCAFS blog.

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