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Upgrading SPECTRE to be consistent with IPCC 1996 - CC0324

This study will aim to upgrade the existing SPECTRE model used in work relating to the impacts of climate change in the UK. SPECTRE will be upgraded in order to ensure that scenarios generated by the package are in accordance with the latest climate science and climate change modelling results. Specific upgrades to SPECTRE will be as follows: 1. Update of global warming and CO2 concentration projections to be consistent with the 1994 and 1996 IPCC reports; 2. Showing of changes in UK climate with respect to the mean of the 1961-1990 period rather than to the single year 1990 as at present; 3. Addition of results from the latest Hadley Centre transient climate change experiments to spatial change maps and to point estimates of temperature extremes and variability; 4. Development of maps with the ability to be interrogated, allowing the user to read on-screen specific cell values of the climate variables; and 5. Revision of the user manual to take account of the above changes.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1996

To: 1996

Cost: £14,035
Contractor / Funded Organisations
University - East Anglia
Fields of Study
Agriculture and Climate Change