Presentation of the Central American viewer of regionalized climate scenarios
CLIMATE SCENARIOS are estimates of possible future climate features. To have an adequate spatial and temporal resolution, REGIONALIZED SCENARIOS are generated, which serve as a reference to prepare specific impact and vulnerability studies, and assess the needs for adaptation to climate change in various socioeconomic sectors (such as production, civil defense or infrastructures) and ecological systems.
EUROCLIMA + supports the generation of regionalized climate scenarios in various countries based on the indications of the latest IPCC report (AR5), through the strengthening of national meteorological services, according to their needs, mobilizing experts from the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) from Spain and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). To do this, it is developing the action "Generation of regionalized climate change scenarios for Central America".
One of its main objectives is to develop a visualization tool for user-friendly management and download of regionalized scenario data for the Central American region. The tool has been designed based on the Spanish AdapteCCa, in order to provide an easy visualization of regionalized projections, both in the form of maps and time series graphs, and in the form of downloadable numerical data.
This new viewer has been developed in collaboration with potential users of the meteorological services of the Central American countries, in order to adequately identify their needs in relation to the features of the viewer.
The presentation will include the participation of Sara Covaleda, of the International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies (FIIAPP), Jorge Tamayo and Ernesto Rodríguez, of the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET).