Pacific Climate Futures

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Pacific Climate Futures is a user-friendly, web-based tool, built upon the extensive analysis of global climate models (CMIP5 and CMIP3) from climate change in the Pacific.

Users can explore the likelihood of future changes in a range of variables (temperature, rainfall, wind, sunshine, humidity and evaporation) based on 13 time periods (2030, 2035, 2040, …, 2085, 2090) and four greenhouse gas emissions scenarios (very-low-RCP2.6, low-RCP4.5, medium-RCP6.0 and very-high-RCP8.5).

Understanding projections of the future climate is essential for underpinning climate change adaptation strategies and contributing to sustainable development.

Relationship to other tools:

The Pacific Climate Futures Data Portal receives historic data from the Pacific Climate Change Data Portal, allowing Pacific Climate Futures to produce application-ready future datasets.

Who can use it:

This tool is able to be used by the public for information on climate projections in the Pacific region.