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Historical/future downscaled simulated 500m daily Okanagan climate data

Description:

Downscaled CGCM2, CGCM3, CM2.1, ECHAM5, HadCM3, PCM1 output with three SRES scenarios, B1, B2 and A2 (IPCC, 2008). Downscaling used synoptic map typing (Cannon and Whitfield, 2002) for historic data applied to GCM synoptic variables. For downscaling methodology see Stahl et al. (2008) and Cannon and Whitfield (2002).

Last Updated:
2009
Primary Developer:
ECCC, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), University of Lethbridge
Timeframe:
1960 to 2100

Spatial Resolution:
500m

Temporal Resolution:
daily

Spatial Extent:
Okanagan Basin
Climate Parameters:
  • maximum temperature
  • minimum temperature
  • total precipitation

Approximate Dataset Volume/Primary Format:
735 GB/ASCII GRID*
(*data available in subsets of full volume) GB=gigabyte TB=terabyte

Usage:

CGCM2_A2 used in Phase 2 Okanagan Basin Water Supply and Demand study to drive hydrology and water demand models (2011-2040 and 2141-2070) plus a 3-year synthetic drought. CGCM3_B1 and HadCM3_A2 used in Phase 3 Okanagan water Supply and Demand study (1971-2006 historic baseline) and (2011-2014 future scenarios) plus 5-year synthetic drought. https://www.obwb.ca/wsd/about/project-reports

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