- On April 10, 2018 we renamed some simulation files of impact models LPJ-GUESS, ORCHIDEE, JULES-UoE and VISIT, due to the correction of social scenario label “nosoc” for “varsoc”. For impact model VISIT, “nosoc” was relabeled to “pressoc”. These data caveats were documented in the ISIMIP website (ISIMIP2a Biomes: correction of scenario names in file names).
- On October 17, 2018, we republished all simulation data for all biomes sector impact models to get the data sets into the new ESGF search facet structure. There were no changes to the simulation data.
The Inter-Sectoral Impact Model Intercomparison Project (ISIMIP) simulation data is under continuous review and improvement, and updates are thus likely to happen. All changes and caveats are documented under https://www.isimip.org/outputdata/output-data-changelog/.
For accessing the data set as in the previous version (http://doi.org/10.5880/PIK.2017.002) before October 17, 2018 please write to the ISIMIP Data Management Team: isimip-data[at]pik-potsdam.de
The Inter-Sectoral Impact Model Intercomparison Project (ISIMIP) provides a framework for the collation of a set of consistent, multi-sector, multi-scale climate-impact simulations, based on scientifically and politically-relevant historical and future scenarios. This framework serves as a basis for robust projections of climate impacts, as well as facilitating model evaluation and improvement, allowing for improved estimates of the biophysical and socio-economic impacts of climate change at different levels of global warming. It also provides a unique opportunity to consider interactions between climate change impacts across sectors.
ISIMIP2a is the second ISIMIP simulation round, focusing on historical simulations (1971-2010) of climate impacts on agriculture, fisheries, permafrost, biomes, regional and global water and forests. This will serve as a basis for model evaluation and improvement, allowing for improved estimates of the biophysical and socio-economic impacts of climate change at different levels of global warming.
The focus topic for ISIMIP2a is model validation, in particular with respect to the representation of impacts of extreme weather events and climate variability. During this phase, four common global observational climate data sets were provided across all impact models and sectors. In addition, appropriate observational data sets of impacts for each sector were collected, against which the models can be benchmarked. Access to all these data is provided through a central ISIMIP archive (see https://www.isimip.org/gettingstarted/#input-data-bias-correction).
The ISIMIP2a biome outputs are based on simulations from 8 global vegetation (biomes) models (CARAIB, DLEM, JULES-B1, LPJ-GUESS, LPJmL, ORCHIDEE, VEGAS, VISIT) according to the ISIMIP2a protocol (https://www.isimip.org/protocol/#isimip2a).