Technical Guidelines, Fact Sheets and other Supporting Material
Several documents providing technical guidelines(1), fact sheets(2) or other summarising information held on the DDC are downloadable from this site. The process for developing technical guidelines is described here and fact sheets here. They constitute IPCC "Supporting Material"(3) and have been prepared at the request of the Task Group on Data and Scenario Support for Impacts and Climate Analysis (TGICA). Note that the documents listed here have not been subject to the formal intergovernmental IPCC review process.
TGICA has developed a general guideline on the use of scenario data, which has three main objectives:
More detailed technical guidelines relate to issues such as the development and application of data and scenarios held on the DDC and elsewhere for use in vulnerability, impacts and adaptation assessments (see schematic diagram).
It is strongly recommended that you familiarise yourself with the appropriate guidelines before downloading data from the DDC.
The guidance documents are available as .pdf files, to view this you will need Acrobat Reader which available free from the Adobe web site.
Other Supporting Material
Finally, if you have any questions about the DDC, find errors on the site, or have general questions
about climate scenarios then please contact the DDC managers by using the
Notes for authors preparing technical guidelines for the IPCC Task Group on Data and Scenario Support for Impact and Climate Analysis (TGICA)
Content last modified: 17 June 2013