About this site
Welcome to NCAR's GIS Program Climate Change Scenarios GIS data portal. This portal is intended to serve a community of GIS users interested in climate change. The free datasets of climate change projections can be downloaded as a shapefile, a text file, or as an image. Many 2D variables from modeled projected climate are available for the atmosphere and land surface. These climate change projections were generated by the NCAR Community Climate System Model, or CCSM, for the 4th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Thank you for visiting GIS Climate Change Scenarios website. This GIS portal is complimentary to other IPCC data distributing portals (e.g., Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison (PCMDI), and the Earth System Grid (ESG)), where complete data archive is available in common atmospheric data formats.
|tutorial||A tutorial on how to analyze climate projections from the CCSM in a GIS.|
|polygon shapefile||A polygon dataset for use with the CCSM modeled climate projections.|
|downscaling document||Statistical downscaling of the Community Climate System Model (CCSM) monthly temperature and precipitation projections.|
|citation information||Information on how to properly cite the use of the data.|