Climate Change Visualization for RCP 8.5

The animations below are visualizations of model data provided by the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP5) of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP). The videos depict results generated by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Community Earth System Model (CESM1) that couples NCAR's Community Atmosphere Model (CAM5) to other Earth system component models. These animated climate change projections depict simulations of the period 2006-2100 for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) Representative Concentration Pathway (RCP) 8.5 scenario. Anomalies are differences from 1951-1980 monthly means.

The current animations displayed are:

  • Temperature
  • Temperature Anomalies
  • Precipitation
  • Precipitation Anomalies
  • Relative Humidity
  • Relative Humidity Anomalies

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