Future climate data

WorldClim 1.4 downscaled (CMIP5) data

The data available here are the IPPC5 climate projections from global climate models (GCMs) for four representative concentration pathways (RCPs). These are the most recent GCM climate projections that are used in the Fifth Assessment IPCC report. The GCM output was downscaled and calibrated (bias corrected) using WorldClim 1.4 as baseline 'current' climate.

The data are available at different spatial resolutions (expressed as minutes or seconds of a degree of longitude and latitude): 10 minutes, 5 minutes, 2.5 minutes, 30 seconds. The variables included are monthly minimum and maximum temperature, precipitation, and 'bioclimatic' variables.