ISIMIP3b bias-adjusted atmospheric climate input data

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Stefan Lange, Matthias Büchner (2021): ISIMIP3b bias-adjusted atmospheric climate input data (v1.1). ISIMIP Repository.


ISIMIP3b bias-adjusted atmospheric climate input data
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The Inter-Sectoral Impact Model Intercomparison Project (ISIMIP) provides a framework for the collation of a consistent set of climate impact data across sectors and scales. It also provides a unique opportunity for considering interactions between climate change impacts across sectors through consistent scenarios.

The ISIMIP3b part of the third simulation round is dedicated to a quantification of climate-related risks at different levels of global warming and socio-economic change. ISIMIP3b group I simulations are based on historical climate change as simulated in CMIP6 combined with observed historical socio-economic forcing. ISIMIP3b group II simulations are based on climate change according to the CMIP6 future projections combined with socio-economic forcings fixed at 2015 levels. ISIMIP3b group III simulations additionally account for future changes in socio-economic forcing.

This dataset covers the CMIP6-based and bias-adjusted atmospheric climate input data for all three groups of ISIMIP3b simulations. Such data are available for 5 CMIP6 global climate models (GFDL-ESM4, IPSL-CM6A-LR, MPI-ESM1-2-HR, MRI-ESM2-0, UKESM1-0-LL), 5 CMIP6 experiments (piControl, historical, SSP126, SSP37, SSP585) and 11 CMIP6 variables (huss, hurs, pr, prsn, ps, rlds, rsds, sfcWind, tas, tasmax, tasmin).


The observational reference dataset used for bias adjustment is W5E5 v2.0 (Cucchi et al. 2020, Lange et al. 2021). The method used for bias adjustment is ISIMIP3BASD v2.5.0 (Lange 2019b, Lange 2021). For more details see the ISIMIP3 protocol paper (Frieler et al. 2021).

Publication date:
May 15, 2021
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