UK Climate Projections science report: Projections of future daily climate for the UK from the Weather Generator

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  2. Professor Chris Kilsby
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Author(s)Jones PD, Kilsby CG, Harpham C, Glenis V, Burton A
Publication type Authored Book
Series TitleUK Climate Projections science report
Year2009
Volume
Number of Volumes1
Number of Pages
ISBN9781906360061
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UK Climate Projections (UKCP09) uses a Weather Generator tool to create synthetic time series of weather variables at 5 km resolution, which are consistent with the underlying climate projections. In this report we introduce the UKCP09 Weather Generator (WG). Section 1 outlines the needs and principles, while Section 2 addresses how it can be used to assess changes in extremes at spatial and temporal scales finer than the UKCP09 probability distribution functions (PDFs) can provide. Section 3 provides an illustration that the way the WG is perturbed to account for future climate change works. Section 4 provides some illustrative maps of changes in extremes across the UK and also of some key extreme metrics at some selected locations.
PublisherUK Climate Impacts Programme
Place PublishedLondon, UK
URLhttp://ukclimateprojections.defra.gov.uk/content/view/1158/500/
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