Sweeney, John and Albanito, Fabrizio and Brereton, Anthony and Caffarra, Amelia and Charlton, Rosemary and Donnelly, Alison and Fealy, Rowan and Fitzgerald, Joanne and Holden, Nicholas and Jones, Mike and Murphy, Conor
Climate Change –
Refining the Impacts for Ireland: STRIVE Report (2001-CD-C3-M1) ISBN: 978-1-84095-297-1.
Environmental Protection Agency, Wexford, Ireland.
International Context: As a mid-latitude country Ireland can expect its future
temperature changes to mirror quite closely those of
the globe as a whole.
Best estimates of global temperature change by the
end of the present century are currently in the region
1.8–4.0°C1. Regional Context: Weighted
Ensemble Downscaling from Global
Global climate models (GCMs) have greatly improved
in reliability and resolution as computing power has
increased and better inputs from earth observation
have become available. Despite this, they remain too
coarse in terms of their grid size to enable climate
scenarios at the scale necessary for impact analysis to
be achieved. This study employs a statistical
downscaling approach to overcome these difficulties
and also to provide new information on model
uncertainty with a view to reducing uncertainty in key
sectors such as water resource management,
agriculture and biodiversity.
||This report is published as part of the Science, Technology, Research and Innovation for the
Environment (STRIVE) Programme 2007–2013. The programme is financed by the Irish
Government under the National Development Plan 2007–2013. It is administered on behalf of the
Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government by the Environmental Protection
Agency which has the statutory function of co-ordinating and promoting environmental research. All
OSI maps used throughout are given with permission of Ordnance Survey Ireland/Government of
Ireland (Copyright Permit No. EN0059208).
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