Welcome to the IPCC Data Distribution Centre
Welcome to the Data Distribution Centre (DDC) of the
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
The DDC provides climate, socio-economic and environmental data, both from the past and also in scenarios projected into the future. Technical guidelines on the selection and use of different types of data and scenarios in research and assessment are also provided.
The DDC is designed primarily for climate change researchers, but materials contained on the site may also be of interest to educators, governmental and non-governmental organisations, and the general public.
The DDC web site has the following areas (all accessible from the menu in the left hand column of most pages):
The identification, selection, and application of baseline and scenario data are crucial steps in the assessments of the potential impacts of future climate change. The need to provide a consistent collection of data covering a great diversity of different scenario elements can pose substantial challenges to researchers. The IPCC DDC seeks to provide access to such a collection of data and scenarios and to offer guidance on their application.
The DDC is overseen by the IPCC
Task Group on Data and Scenario Support for Impact and Climate
and jointly managed by the
British Atmospheric Data Centre (BADC)
in the United Kingdom,
CSU World Data Center Climate (WDCC)
in Germany, and the
Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)
at Columbia University,
New York, USA.
The data are provided by co-operating modelling and analysis centres.
Feedback from users is welcome and can be made by completing the feedback form