Title: Processing Indices of Change and Extremes from Regional Climate Change Data
Authors: HIEDERER Roland
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2012
JRC N°: JRC70781
ISBN: 978-92-79-24994-5
ISSN: 1831-9424
Other Identifiers: EUR 25339 EN
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC70781
DOI: 10.2788/27516
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: Advances in computer hardware have made it possible to calculate indicators of climate change and extremes derived from the daily output of high-resolution regional CC models for Europe could be processed using a desktop server using standard components. Using a combination of conventional hard disks, solid state and RAM disk improved the system performance but configuring the server for the processing task proved to be quite complex. Indicators of climate change and extremes from regional models coming from the PRUDENCE project of the Danish Meteorological Institute, the consortial simulation of the Climate Limited-area Modelling Community and 12 runs of bias-corrected data from the ENSEMBLES project were processed. The resulting indicators were standardized to a common map projection, grid size and spatial extent to be directly available for further analysis or integration with other spatial data. The indicators were used in the data available from the European Climate Adaptation Platform (CLIMATE-ADAPT), the European Database of Vulnerabilities to Natural Hazards (EVDAB), the JRC activities within the FP7 RESPONSES project and support the evaluation of changes in soil organic carbon under climate scenarios.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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