800m Downscaled NEX CMIP5 Climate Projections for the Continental US

Metadata Updated: April 1, 2015

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The NASA Earth Exchange (NEX) Downscaled Climate Projections (NEX-DCP30) dataset is comprised of downscaled climate scenarios for the conterminous United States that are derived from the General Circulation Model (GCM) runs conducted under the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5 (CMIP5) [Taylor et al. 2012] and across the four greenhouse gas emissions scenarios known as Representative Concentration Pathways (RCPs) [Meinshausen et al. 2011] developed for the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC AR5). The dataset includes downscaled projections from 33 models, as well as ensemble statistics calculated for each RCP from all model runs available. The purpose of these datasets is to provide a set of high resolution, bias-corrected climate change projections that can be used to evaluate climate change impacts on processes that are sensitive to finer-scale climate gradients and the effects of local topography on climate conditions.

Each of the climate projections includes monthly averaged maximum temperature, minimum temperature, and precipitation for the periods from 1950 through 2005 (Retrospective Run) and from 2006 to 2099 (Prospective Run).

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Metadata Date February 12, 2015
Metadata Created Date July 15, 2014
Metadata Updated Date April 1, 2015
Reference Date(s) 2013-06-06T15:05:05Z (revision)
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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date February 12, 2015
Metadata Created Date July 15, 2014
Metadata Updated Date April 1, 2015
Reference Date(s) 2013-06-06T15:05:05Z (revision)
Responsible Party NASA Earth Exchange, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA 94035 (Point of Contact)
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Temporal Extent Begin 1950-01-14T12:00:00Z
Temporal Extent End 2100-01-01T12:00:00Z

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