|4a) Climate Wizard
Not open source (using ESRI for mapping )
Downscaled data: BCSD
- historical data – lower 48 states –PRISM at approx. 4 km monthly data, 1951-2006
- historical global – CRU 50km, monthly, 1951-2001
- future projections – US 48 states –BCSD, 2040-2069, and 2070-2099 periods.
- future global projections BCSD; 2040-2069, and 2070-2099 periods.
Variables – precip, average temperature
Resolution – global – 50km,
historical obs US approx. 4 km, projected future US approx. 12km
|Monthly data, seasonal, annual
48 US states and global
16 CMIP3 GCMs,
A2, A1b and B1
|- Area – US (also by state) or global
- Time period – historical, 2 future periods
- map options – map of average, of change or statistical confidence
- measurement – Tave or precip (on seasonal, annual or monthly scale)
- Future climate model – emissions scenario;
- map or the data for the map
- data in ASCII
- Caveats in the Use and Misuse of Climate Data and Analysis presented in the Climate Wizard
- FAQ with various information
- explanation on how to interpret a map
- case studies – how others are using Climate Wizard data
- maps of average of a variable for a period
- maps of change of a variable – absolute and % change; change calculated using linear regression trend analysis; maps of stat confidence, i.e., p-values also available.
- Information available on how to interpret historical climatology and change maps;
- Ensemble approach - ensemble ave, ensemble 20, 40, 60, 80% or lowest and highest; also separate models can be chosen;
- Compare future projections for several models or ensemble choice
- Animate future projections changes – based on the ensemble mean for A2 scenario.