North American Regional Climate Change Assessment Program
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Output Data Catalog
NCEP-Driven RCM Runs
Climate Change Results
NARCCAP data is distributed through the Earth System Grid website in NetCDF format.
Requirements for getting access to NARCCAP data, tips on finding the data you want.
Information on which data files have been published to ESG and are available for download.
Data organization and details for each variable. Look here to figure out which variables you are interested in.
Information on how to access and download data files.
Earth System Grid (ESG)
This is a direct link to the site where you will download the data.
Instructions on how to extract data in plain text format.
A plot showing the spatial domain covered by each model. (Differences are due to map projection and "sponge zone", which has been removed.)
Explanation of naming convention for data files, step-by-step instructions on how to download data.
Starting and ending timesteps for published data.
Instructions on how to import NARCCAP data into ArcMap.
Locations of the gridcell centers for each model.
Lists of the timesteps filled in with missing_data values.
Information about the RCMs and GCMs used in NARCCAP, including map projections and the RCM/GCM combinations that will be produced.
General overview of NARCCAP data structure.
Table 4 Data
Data for static variables like elevation and the land/sea mask.
Useful tools for dealing with NetCDF data.
NARCCAP-announce mailing list
This mailing list is used for annoucements about data availability. Archives are publicly accessible.
NARCCAP-discuss mailing list
This is an interactive mailing list to ask questions and discuss solutions. Archives are publicly accessible.
NARCCAP Archive Specifications
The spec defining how NARCCAP data is organized and stored.
NARCCAP Output Requirements
The spec defining what NARCCAP datafiles look like.
Incomplete draft of the future version v.1.6
Latest CF Conventions Document v.1.5
CF Metadata Standards v.1.0.
The spec defining CF-compliance.
CF Standard Name table v.9
Canonical name, units, & description for variables.
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