Guidance on using UKCP18

What is the UKCP User Interface?

The UKCP User Interface enables access to a range of data and visualisation products from the latest UK Climate Projections, UKCP18. Before using these products, it is important to understand the assumptions made, the caveats and limitations and the appropriate use of the results. This information is available here and include:

  • UKCP18 Guidance
    • Caveats and Limitations which sets out what you need to be aware of before using and interpreting UKCP18 products
    • How to use the Land Projections which describes why there are a number of land projections and suggestions for when to use which set of projections
    • How to bias correct which describes what bias correction is and the methods available
    • Factsheets which summarise the findings and information available for key variables
    • Demonstration Projects which showcases six projects who consider how to use the UKCP18 projections for climate change risk assessment

  • UKCP18 Science Reports
    • Science Overview that summarises the scientific methods and results across all the strands of science (observations, marine and land) in UKCP18
    • Land Projections that describes the methodologies and presents the results for the probabilistic, global and regional projections
    • Marine Projections that describes the methodologies and presents the results for the marine projections
    • Derived Projections that reports on the methodologies and presents the results for the projections derived from the global projections that describe a future low emissions scenario as well as worlds that warm by 2°C and 4°C