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This is the final published version of an authored book that has been published in its final definitive form by UK Climate Impacts Programme, 2009.
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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.
Author(s): Jones PD, Kilsby CG, Harpham C, Glenis V, Burton A
Publication type: Authored Book
Publication status: Published
Series Title: UK Climate Projections science report
Number of Volumes: 1
Number of Pages: 45
Print publication date: 01/06/2009
Publisher: UK Climate Impacts Programme
Place Published: London, UK
Notes: Revised version published November 2010
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