What is the UKCP User
The UKCP User Interface is a tool developed for
the latest update to the UK Climate Projections,
launched in 2018. The User Interface (UI) enables
access to a range of "products" including:
- Maps and graphs which you can tailor to
your location and climate variable of interest
- UKCP data (for bulk downloads see here) in
comma-separated-values (CSV) format for use in
software like MS EXCEL and CF-netCDF (nc) format
for those more familiar with handling large
- Subsets of UKCP data, i.e. you can choose
different parts of the datasets to download.
Find out more about the UK Climate Projections on
the UKCP web pages.
What do you want to do?
- looking for information about the UK
Climate Projections, the underpinning
science and guidance please go to the UKCP web pages
- intending to just download the raw
data, all the UKCP data is stored on the
CEDA data archive and is freely available. View
the CEDA Catalogue to find out
what is available and click the 'GET DATA'
button to browse and download the raw data. Note
that you need to be familiar with handling large
- building an app. The UKCP Web
Processing Service (WPS) can be accessed by two
- The UKCP UI which provides an
interface enabling easy selection of
products for those less familiar with
- The Application Programming
Interface (API) which allows remote
applications to talk directly to the
UKCP service in order to submit requests
for products. Read
more about the WPS API and how you
can use it
Before you start
Before you start using the products, we recommend
that you familiarise yourself with the material on
the UKCP18 web pages at https://ukclimateprojections.metoffice.gov.uk/.
You will find descriptions of the project, its
scientific components, key results as well as
guidance on appropriate uses of the data.
You need an account - Use of the service is
free but we would like to know who is using the UI,
what they are using it for and how they are using
it. This helps us understand how the users are
benefiting from the projections and how to improve
the the UI. Sign-up now.
Then…Sign in, go to products page and…
product by submitting a request
Wait for the
product to be generated
There are other useful features you might want to
- View your previous jobs and access the
- Cancel a running job.
- Submit your job via a script rather than
through this User Interface.