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Use of the dataset and full description
Before using the dataset, please read this document and the article describing the methodology, especially the "Discussion and limitations" section.
The article will be referenced here as soon as it is published.
Please notify us (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you use the dataset so that we can keep track of how it is used and take that into consideration when updating and improving the dataset.
When using this dataset or one of its updates, please cite the DOI of the precise version of the dataset used and also the data description article which this dataset is supplement to (see above). Please consider also citing the relevant original sources when using the RCP-SSP-dwn dataset. See the full citations in the References section further below.
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This dataset provides country scenarios, downscaled from the RCP (Representative Concentration Pathways) and SSP (Shared Socio-Economic Pathways) scenario databases, using results from the SSP GDP (Gross Domestic Product) country model results as drivers for the downscaling process harmonized to and combined with up to date historical data.
Files included in the dataset
The repository comprises several datasets. Each dataset comes in a csv file. The file name is constructed from dataset properties as follows: <Source><Bunkers><Downscaling>.csv
The "Source" flag indicates which input scenarios were used.
the "Bunkers" flag indicates if the input emissions scenarios have been corrected for emissions from international shipping and aviation (bunkers) before downscaling to country level or not. The flag is "B" for scenarios where emissions from bunkers have been removed before downscaling and "" (no flag) where they have not been removed.
The "Downscaling" flag indicates the downscaling technique used.
All files contain data for all countries and variables. For detailed methodology descriptions we refer to the paper this dataset is a supplement to. A reference to the paper will be added as soon as it is published.
Finally the data description including detailed references is included: RCP-SSP-dwn_v1.0_data_description.pdf.
If you encounter problems with the size of the csv files please let us know, so we can find solutions for future releases of the data.
Data format description (columns)
For PMRCP files source values are
For PMSSP files source values are
For possible values of <Bunkers> and <Downscaling> please see section Files included in the dataset above.
For PMRCP files the scenarios have the format <RCP><SSP><group>, where
For PMSSP files the scenarios have the format <SSP><forcing><model> where
Model codes in scenario names
ISO 3166 three-letter country codes or custom codes for groups:
Additional "country" codes for country groups.
Gases and gas baskets using global warming potentials (GWP) from either Second Assessment Report (SAR) or Fourth Assessment Report (AR4).
Gases / gas baskets and underlying global warming potentials
The following units are used:
Years from 1850-2100.
The following data sources were used during the generation of this dataset:
For future versions
For full references we refer to the pdf version of the data description available in this repository and the list of related identifiers.