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Definition of Terms Used Within the DDC Pages

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Glossary of acronyms and specialised terms on the IPCC-DDC website.
The definitions shown here are from the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) working group glossaries: WGI, WGII and WGIII. The source working group is indicated on each definition.

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Data on the DDC is provided to facilitate the timely distribution of a consistent set of up-to-date scenarios of changes in climate and related environmental and socio-economic factors for use in climate impacts assessments. The climate data availabe on the DDC includes climate observation data, climate simulation data and synthesised climate data that combines both climate observation and climate simulation data.


Department for Energy and Climate Change


IPCC Data Distribution Centre, this website!


Digital Object Identifier. The DOI system provides a technical and social infrastructure for the registration and use of persistent interoperable identifiers for use on digital networks. More about DOI.


Digital Video Disk


Deutsches Klimarechensentrum / German Climate Computing Centre


Data Reference Syntax. DRS is a commmon naming system used in the CMIP5 archive to identify datasets. More about DRS.