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CCAFS Releases Downscaled, Ready-to-Use Climate Data

January 29, 2014

The CGIAR Consortium's Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security (CCAFS) has released a downscaled, ready-to-be-used climate data which include around 25 Global Climate Models (GCMs) for four Representative Concentration Pathways (RCP) and four time periods (2030s, 2050s, 2070s and 2080s). The newly-released data corresponds to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) 5th Assessment Report.

To accompany the release of the climate data, CCAFS-Climate is also rolling out a new and improved user-friendly interface that enhances the functionality and visual appeal of the portal. The changes include a fancy new search engine for the easy location of datasets and the option of downloading files by geographic tile rather than the entire globe.

Future plans for CCAFS-Climate include the possibility of housing data from crop models in addition to climate models, and the extraction of daily GCM data at its original resolution.

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