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

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Chris Kilsby, Vassilis Glenis, John Richmond



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.

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Author(s): Jones PD, Kilsby CG, Harpham C, Glenis V, Burton A

Publication type: Authored Book

Series Title: UK Climate Projections science report

Year: 2009

Number of Volumes: 1

Number of Pages: 45

Publisher: UK Climate Impacts Programme

Place Published: London, UK


Notes: Revised version published November 2010

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 9781906360061


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