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BLM REA SNK 2010 - decadal means of monthly mean temperatures Avg_01_2060_2069_fig5_6d

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Originator: Scenarios Network for Alaska and Arctic Planning (SNAP)
Publication Date: 20111130
Title: BLM REA SNK 2010 - decadal means of monthly mean temperatures Avg_01_2060_2069_fig5_6d
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Publication Place: Fairbanks, Alaska, USA
Publisher: Scenarios Network for Alaska and Arctic Planning (SNAP)
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Abstract: Some of the SNK rasters intentionally do not align or have the same extent. These rasters were not snapped to a common raster per the authors' discretion. Please review selected rasters prior to use. These varying alignments are a result of the use of differing source data sets and all products derived from them. We recommend that users snap or align rasters as best suits their own projects. - This set of files includes downscaled projections of decadal means of monthly mean temperatures (in degrees Celsius, no unit conversion necessary) for each month of decades 2020-2029, 2050-2059, and 2060-2069 at 2x2 kilometer spatial resolution. Each file represents a mean monthly mean in a given decade. The spatial extent is clipped to a Seward REA boundary bounding box. Overview: Most of SNAP’s climate projections come in multiple versions. There are 5 climate models, one 5 model average, 3 climate scenarios, 12 months, and 100 years. This amounts to 21,600 files per variable. Some datasets are derived products such as monthly decadal averages or specific seasonal averages, among others. This specific dataset is one subset of those. Each set of files originates from one of five top ranked global circulation models or is calculated as a 5 Model Average. These models are referred to by the acronyms: cccma_cgcm31, mpi_echam5, gfdl_cm21, ukmo_hadcm3, miroc3_2_medres, or 5modelavg. For a description of the model selection process, please see Walsh et al. 2008. Global Climate Model Performance over Alaska and Greenland. Journal of Climate. v. 21 pp. 6156-6174 Each set of files also represents one projected emission scenario referred to as: sresb1, sresa2, or sresa1b. Emmission scenarios in brief: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Emissions Scenarios (SRES) created a range of scenarios to explore alternative development pathways, covering a wide range of demographic, economic and technological driving forces and resulting greenhouse gas emissions. The B1 scenario describes a convergent world, a global population that peaks in mid-century, with rapid changes in economic structures toward a service and information economy. The Scenario A1B assumes a world of very rapid economic growth, a global population that peaks in mid-century, rapid introduction of new and more efficient technologies, and a balance between fossil fuels and other energy sources. The A2 scenario describes a very heterogeneous world with high population growth, slow economic development and slow technological change. These files are bias corrected and downscaled via the delta method using PRISM ( 1961-1990 2km data as baseline climate. Absolute anomalies are utilized for temperature variables. Proportional anomalies are utilized for precipitation variables. Please see for a description of the downscaling process. File naming scheme: [variable]_[metric]_[units]_[format]_[assessmentReport] _[groupModel]_[scenario]_[timeFrame].[fileFormat] [variable] pr, tas, logs, dot, dof, veg, age, dem etc [metric] mean, total, decadal mean monthly mean, etc [units] mm, C, in, km [format] optional, if layer is formatted for special use [assessmentReport] ar4, ar5 [groupModel] cccma_cgcm31, mpi_echam5, gfdl_cm21, ukmo_hadcm3, miroc3_2_medres, 5modelavg, cru_ts30 [scenario] sresb1, sresa2, sresa1b [timeFrame] yyyy or mm_yyyy or yyyy_yyyy or mm_yyyy_mm_yyyy [fileFormat] txt, png, pdf, bmp, tif examples: tas_mean_C_ar4_cccma_cgcm3_1_sresb1_05_2034.tif this file represents mean May, 2034 temperature from the 4th Assessment Report on Climate Change from the CCCMA modeling group, using their CGCM3.1 model, under the B1 climate scenario. pr_total_mm_ar4_5modelAvg_sresa1b_09_2077.tif this file represents total September, 2077 precipitation from the 4th Assessment Report on Climate Change from the 5 Model Average, under the A1B climate scenario. tas = near-surface air temperature pr = precipitation including both liquid and solid phases
Purpose: Analyze trends of future climate scenarios. Please note that these maps represent climate projections only. While we have based our work on the best data and methods available, uncertainty is inherent in modeling. Uncertainty in model outputs tends to increase for more distant climate projections. For more information on uncertainty, please visit <insert SNAP uncertainty page>
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Calendar Date: 20111130
Currentness Reference: publication date
Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: As needed
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West Bounding Coordinate: -169.074071
East Bounding Coordinate: -155.538432
North Bounding Coordinate: 67.808659
South Bounding Coordinate: 61.127883
Theme Keyword Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme Keyword: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Theme Keyword Thesaurus: BLM-Theme
Theme Keyword: Disturbance
Theme Keyword: Geospatial
Theme Keyword Thesaurus: BLM-REA
Theme Keyword: SNK 2010
Theme Keyword: Seward Peninsula
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Place Keyword: Alaska
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Theme Keyword: Bureau of Land Management
Theme Keyword: BLM
Theme Keyword: Rapid Ecoregional Assessment
Theme Keyword: REA
Theme Keyword Thesaurus: BLM-THEME
Theme Keyword: Climate
Theme Keyword Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme Keyword: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Place Keyword Thesaurus: BLM-STATE
Place Keyword: Alaska
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Contact Person: Data Manager
Contact Organization: Scenarios Network for Alaska and Arctic Planning (SNAP)
Contact Position: Operatins Lead
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Address Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 3352 College Rd
City: Fairbanks
State or Province: Alaska
Postal Code: 99709
Country: USA
Contact Voice Telephone: 907-474-5539
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Security Classification: None
Security Handling Description: None
Security Classification System: None
Access Constraints: None, these data are considered public domain
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Attribute Value Accuracy Information:
Attribute Accuracy Report: high
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Attribute Accuracy Value: high
Attribute Accuracy Explanation: high for 2km spatial resolution data
Logical Consistency Report: very consistent data
Completeness Report: raster data at 2km spatial resolution
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Horizontal Positional Accuracy:
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Report: high
Quantitative Horizontal Positional Accuracy Assessment:
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Value: 2000
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Explanation: high for 2km spatial resolution data
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Vertical Positional Accuracy Report: na
Quantitative Vertical Positional Accuracy Assessment:
Vertical Positional Accuracy Value: 0
Vertical Positional Accuracy Explanation: na
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Process Description: clipped to Seward REA boundary bounding box
Process Date: 20111207
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Indirect Spatial Reference: SNK
Direct Spatial Reference Method: Raster
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Geodetic Model:
Semi-major Axis: 6378137.0
Denominator of Flattening Ratio: 298.257222101
Ellipsoid Name: GRS 1980
Horizontal Datum Name: D North American 1983
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Planar Distance Units: meters
Planar Coordinate Encoding Method: coordinate pair
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Ordinate Resolution: 0.0001
Abscissa Resolution: 0.0001
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Albers Conical Equal Area:
Longitude of Central Meridian: -154.0
Latitude of Projection Origin: 50.0
Standard Parallel: 55.0
Standard Parallel: 65.0
False Northing: 0.0
False Easting: 0.0
Map Projection Name: Albers Conical Equal Area
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Overview Description:
Entity and Attribute Overview: decadal means of monthly mean near surface air temperature in degrees Celsius
Entity and Attribute Detail Citation: common scientific temperature units
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File Decompression Technique: No compression applied
Format Name: ESRI Layer Package (LPK)
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Technical Prerequisites: ESRI ArcGIS software, version 10.0 or greater
Resource Description: Downloadable Data
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Calendar Date: 2014
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Postal Code: 80225-0047
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Address: P.O. Box 25047
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State or Province: Colorado
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Contact Position: Resource Programs Data Coordinator, OC-530
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Metadata Date: 20161228
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Contact Person: Tom Kurkowski
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Address Type: 3352 College Rd
City: Fairbanks
State or Province: Alaska
Postal Code: 997709
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Contact Voice Telephone: 9074745539
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Metadata Standard Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata Standard Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata Review Date: 20111205
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