The Climate Model Downscaling Data for Impacts Research (CliMDDIR) service will make output from Regional Climate Model (RCM) simulations of the recent and future climate of Australian regions available to climate change impacts researchers in data formats that they can read. The service's software will read netcdf binary files produced by the NSW and ACT Regional Climate Model (NARCliM) project and export impacts-relevant data in various ASCII formats, including those required by software tools used by the impacts community (e.g. the APSIM agricultural model). Users will be able to select their locations of interest within Australia and specify the climate variables that are of interest to them.
CliMDDIR sources RCM output from the New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory Regional Climate Model NARCliM project. The aim of this project is to develop new, high (~10km) resolution climate projections for New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory that will provide critical information to manage the impacts of climate change on health, settlements, agriculture, weather extremes and services, such as water and energy supplies. However, the NARCliM project also produces output for the whole of Australia at a resolution of ~50km.
This software is currently being built using funding from the Australian National Data Service (ANDS). ANDS is supported by the Australian Government through the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy Program and the Education Investment Fund (EIF) Super Science Initiative.
This repository holds two related components
And an additional directory for useful tools
Each component has the following directory structure:
- src - For source code
- src/test/unit/ - For unit tests
- docs - For related documentation
- env - requirements.txt and other virtual env files
- data - Necessary Data
- test_data - Required test data
- run_tests.sh - Script to run unit tests
All source code developed by this project is provided under the following licence:
Copyright (c) 2012 Australian Research Council's (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science
All rights reserved.
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