The NARCCAP Regional Climate Model Dataset

Date and Time: 
Thursday, April 7th, 2016
Center Green
Seth McGinnis

The North American Regional Climate Change Assessment Program (NARCCAP) is an international, multi-institution collaboration to simulate climate change over North America using high-resolution regional models driven by global models. The NARCCAP dataset has been used in a wide variety of research contexts, and is especially useful for impacts analysis.

The NARCCAP data archives contain data for dozens of sub-daily variables from 12 different model pairings, all stored in CF-compliant netCDF format. This tutorial will provide an introduction to NARCCAP and give attendees hands-on experience finding, accessing, and working with NARCCAP data. Bring ideas for a simple climate analysis you'd like to try and your favorite data analysis platform that can read netCDF files

Speaker Description: 

Seth McGinnis is an Associate Scientist IV in the Institute for Mathematics Applied to Geosciences (IMAGe) at NCAR. As the Data Manager and User Community Manager for NARCCAP, the North American Regional Climate Change Assessment Program, he makes the output from climate models usable by and available to people who need information about climate change. His research focuses on bias correction, interpolation, and other issues affecting the practical use of model output by non-specialists.

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