RIMES produces customized country specific climate change information that will help countries better understand climate change and help inform national planning processes

To generate climate change scerarios for countries, RIMES uses a sub-set of eight GCMs from the World Climate Research Programme’s (WCRP’s) Coupled Model Inter-comparison Project phase 3 (CMIP3) multi-model dataset, from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report (2007) data portal. RIMES employs a holistic approach involving statistical models, analogue method, and climate control correlation to downscale climate information from coarser resolution Global Circulation Models to higher resolutions.