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PRECIS Regional Climate Modelling System

Created: 3/21/2010 - Updated: 8/11/2017

Overview

PRECIS (pronounced as in the French précis - "PRAY-sea") is developed at the Met Office Hadley Centre, is a regional climate modelling system designed to run on a Linux based PC and can be easily applied to any area of the globe to generate detailed climate change projections..

PRECIS was developed in order to help generate high-resolution climate change information for as many regions of the world as possible. The intention is to make PRECIS freely available to groups of developing countries in order that they may develop climate change scenarios at national centres of excellence, simultaneously building capacity and drawing on local climatological expertise. These scenarios can be used in impact, vulnerability and adaptation studies, and to aid in the preparation of National Communications, as required under Articles 4.1, 4.8 and 12.1 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Audience

The intention is to make PRECIS freely available to groups of developing countries in order that they may develop climate change scenarios at national centres of excellence, simultaneously building capacity and drawing on local climatological expertise. T

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Keywords

Scale of Project: 
Multilateral / Transboundary
Sector Addressed: 
Disaster Risk Management
Policy
Research
Target Climate Changes and Impacts: 
Storms or extreme weather events
Type of Tool: 
Modeling and Analysis
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy: 
Capacity Building
Conduct / Gather additional research, data, and products

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