Warning to data users - Errors have been discovered in the following variables in the previously-available versions of this dataset: u, u10, ubot, v, v10 and vbot. The SNAP team is working to address the issue and those variables have been removed from the currently-available version of the dataset. If you have previously downloaded this dataset which included those variables please download the new version of the dataset and refrain from utilizing the problematic variables for analysis. The dataset is being corrected and will be available including the variables at-issue when possible. We apologize for the inconvenience. This dataset contains historical and projected dynamically downscaled climate data for the State of Alaska and surrounding regions at 20km spatial resolution and hourly temporal resolution. Select variables are also summarized into daily resolutions. This data was produced using the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model (Version 3.5). We downscaled both ERA-Interim historical reanalysis data (1979-2015) and both historical and projected runs from 2 GCM’s from the Coupled Model Inter-comparison Project 5 (CMIP5): GFDL-CM3 and NCAR-CCSM4 (historical run: 1970-2005 and RCP 8.5: 2006-2100).
Scenarios Network for Alaska + Arctic Planning at the International Arctic Research Center, University of Alaska, Fairbanks