NASA Maps Project Global Temperatures and Rainfall until the Year of 2100

NASA has recently released a dataset projecting temperatures and rainfall throughout the world from 1950 to 2100. The project, called The NASA Earth Exchange Global Daily Downscaled Projections (NEX-GDDP) has been developed using 21 different climate models as well as vast amounts of satellite data and can be visualised on a global map, or down to the spatial scale of individual towns and cities.

The 25-kilometer spatial resolution provides scientists and policymakers with a possibility to study distant-future daily weather scenarios in more detail. Each of the climate projections includes maximum temperature, minimum temperature and precipitation for a given day within the time period.

The aim of the project is to facilitate research on climate change and its impact at local and regional scales, as well as to increase public understanding of potential climate patterns within individual cities and communities.

Finally, the information gathered could be useful for policy making processes, allowing decision-makers to react to drought, floods, heat waves and other extreme weather linked to climate change in a timely manner.

12 terabytes of this data is available to download from NASA’s official website.