Multivariate Adaptive Constructed Analogs (MACA) CMIP5 Statistically Downscaled Data for Coterminous USA

Metadata Updated: October 10, 2019

NOTICE: Given the large size of the MACAv2METDATA dataset, and a known issue with the data server being used to host it, initial load times may take a very long time and / or time out. Subsequent requests should be faster due to caching, but the cache clears periodically and the dataset must be rescanned prior to access. We are working on a fix for this issue. In the mean time, please use the dataset with care and make sureyou've reviewed the GDP scalability guidelines. --- This archive contains daily downscaled meteorological and hydrological projections for the Conterminous United States at 1/24-deg resolution utilizing the Multivariate Adaptive Constructed Analogs (MACA, Abatzoglou, 2012) statistical downscaling method with the METDATA (Abatzoglou,2013) training dataset. The downscaled meteorological variables are maximum/minimum temperature(tasmax/tasmin), maximum/minimum relative humidity (rhsmax/rhsmin)precipitation amount(pr), downward shortwave solar radiation(rsds), eastward wind(uas), northward wind(vas), and specific humidity(huss). The downscaling is based on the 365-day model outputs from different global climate models (GCMs) from Phase 5 of the Coupled Model Inter-comparison Project (CMIP3) utlizing the historical (1950-2005) and future RCP4.5/8.5(2006-2099) scenarios. Leap days have been added to the dataset from the average values between Feb 28 and Mar 1 in order to aid modellers. See: for more information.

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Metadata Date June 5, 2016
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Metadata Updated Date October 10, 2019
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