PRECIS Regional Climate Modelling System
The Met Office Hadley Centre's regional climate modelling system (PRECIS) can be easily applied anywhere on Earth.The aim of PRECIS (Providing REgional Climates for Impacts Studies) is to allow developing countries, or groups of developing countries, to generate their own national scenarios of climate change for use in impact studies. It is used to generate detailed regional climate change projections at either 50 km or 25 km horizontal resolution. It is an ideal tool for capacity building in developing countries as it contains a simple user interface that enables inexperienced users without the relevant wide-ranging technical expertise to set up and run a regional climate model. It also includes a visualization and data processing package that allows users to display and process the model output for use in their impacts models. The high resolution of the regional climate model provides a level of detail relevant to many impact and vulnerability studies.
PRECIS at Centre for Climate Change and Adaptation Reasearch
The Centre for Climate Change and Adaptation Research is equipped with High performance computing system and large volume of storage capacity to run PRECIS which will be a significant component of all the research activities taken up at the centre. The Met Office Hadley centre provides boundary data from 17-member perturbed-physics ensemble (HadCM3Q0-Q16, known as 'QUMP') for use with PRECIS in order to allow users to generate an ensemble of high-resolution regional simulations. At our centre, we utilize six members ensemble based on the model performance. Our Centre is the forerunner in generating exclusive primary data of future climate projection from PRECIS at high resolution of 25km from 1950 to 2100 continuously .