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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



This is the final published version of an authored book that has been published in its final definitive form by UK Climate Impacts Programme, 2009.

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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.

Publication metadata

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

Publication type: Authored Book

Publication status: Published

Series Title: UK Climate Projections science report

Year: 2009

Number of Volumes: 1

Number of Pages: 45

Print publication date: 01/06/2009

Publisher: UK Climate Impacts Programme

Place Published: London, UK


Notes: Revised version published November 2010

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ISBN: 9781906360061