This is the archive relating to the ISIMIP2a simulation round of the Inter-Sectoral Impact Model Intercomparison Project (ISIMIP) according to the ISIMIP2b simulation protocol. The scientific rationale for the scenario design has been document in the paper "Assessing the impacts of 1.5°C global warming..." by Frieler, et al. in Geoscientific Model Development.
The ISIMIP2b simulation scenarios are designed to elicit the contribution of climate change to impacts arising from low-emissions climate-change scenarios. Pre-industrial control runs are included to facilitate statistical comparison with a no-climate-change case. The simulation protocol covers: global biomes, regional forests, global and regional hydrology, agriculture, permafrost, energy supply & demand, coastal infrastructure, heat-related mortality, fisheries & marine ecosystems and tropical cyclones.
Remarks on the bias-corrected climate data
The ISIMIP2b forcing data are adjusted to the newly compiled reference dataset EWEMBI (E2OBS, WFDEI and ERAI data merged and bias-corrected for ISIMIP), which covers the entire globe at 0.5° horizontal and daily temporal resolution from 1979 to 2013.
The EWEMBI dataset was compiled to support the bias correction of climate input data for the impact assessments carried out in phase 2b of the Inter-Sectoral Impact Model Intercomparison Project (ISIMIP2b; Frieler et al., 2017).
DOI for EWEMBI: http://doi.org/10.5880/pik.2016.004 (V. 1 - 15.11.2016), http://doi.org/10.5880/pik.2019.004 (V. 1.1 - Data set extended to year 2016 on 26.06.2018).
Last Update: Feb. 19, 2019, 10:30 a.m. by