Crop Biotech Update

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.

For more information, visit http://ccafs.cgiar.org/blog/hot-out-oven-fresh-data-ccafs-climate#.UuhcYz2wrVQ.