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Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 10, 815–835, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-10-815-2018
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 10, 815–835, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-10-815-2018

  23 Apr 2018

23 Apr 2018

The WASCAL high-resolution regional climate simulation ensemble for West Africa: concept, dissemination and assessment

Dominikus Heinzeller et al.

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Climate change and population growth pose severe challenges to 21st century rural Africa. Within the framework of the West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL), an ensemble of high-resolution regional climate change simulations is provided to support adaptation and mitigation measures. This contribution presents the concept and design of the simulations and provides information on the format and dissemination of the available data.