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This tool provides a graphical summary of future climate projections from 20 global climate models for a selected location.
The source for the data used here is the MACAv2-METDATA climate data from the University of Idaho. This dataset comes from the statistical downscaling (using the MACA approach) of 20 global climate model outputs from phase 5 of the Coupled Model Inter-Comparison Project (CMIP5) utilizing the
historical weather dataset of gridMET/METDATA as training data. The data shown here is the high future emission scenario of RCP8.5.
Data from the selected location represents the average climate over a ~2.5-mile by 2.5-mile resolution grid cell. Climate projections shown here were bias corrected (i.e differences between statistics of the model data and that seen in observations were removed)
to local scales to facilitate use and represent a future of high greenhouse gas emissions. The different models simulate climate differently leading to a spread of projections for each time period. Projections are summarized using a boxplot as shown below: