|ABSTRACT||The Data Extraction Application for Regional Climate (DEAR-Clima) is a user friendly interactive web application tool that visualizes and provides time series of essential climate variables and climate indices (http://datahub.geocradle.eu/dataset/dear-clima). It is based on high horizontal resolution Regional Climate Model (RCM) simulations from the Coordinated Regional Downscaling Experiment (CORDEX) research program. Reliable and user friendly open access of future climate change data from high resolution RCM projections are essential to support decision makers, stakeholders, intermediary users and end-users for climate change impacts, mitigation and adaptation. The RCM data processed in this web application tool have a high spatial resolution (0.11°) over the European domain and cover a time period from 1950 to 2100. The historical period of each experiment refers to 1950-2004, while the future period is 2006-2100 under the influence of three Representative Concentration Pathways (RCPs) adopted by the IPCC for its fifth Assessment Report (AR5); rcp26, rcp45 and rcp85. The simulation experiments are a product of various RCMs driven by several Global Climate Models (GCMs).
Acknowledgments: This work is supported by the project GEOCRADLE (Coordinating and integrating state-of-the-art Earth Observation Activities in the regions of North Africa, Middle East, and Balkans and Developing Links with GEO related initiatives towards GEOSS), grant agreement no. 690133, funded through the European Union Horizon 2020 Programme – Topic: SC5-18b-2015, Integrating North African, Middle East and Balkan Earth Observation capacities in GEOSS.|