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PCIC Releases Downscaling Intercomparison Project Summary Report

The Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium recently tested a variety of statistical downscaling techniques for their ability to simulate climate extremes in British Columbia. The objective of this downscaling intercomparison project was to evaluate the methods that can be used to bring information from global climate models to local and regional scales.

The project was divided into two parts. In the first part,  the downscaling methods were evaluated for their ability to reproduce historical observed climate extremes in various regions of BC. In the second part, the downscaling methods were used to make projections of future climate extremes, which were then examined for consistency and to determine the contribution of individual factors, such as choice of downscaling method and climate model, to the overall uncertainty.

View the summary report.