SimCLIM

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SimCLIM 2013 is a computer-based modelling system for examining the effects of climate variability and change over time and space, such as sea level rise, changes in precipitation and frequency of extreme weather events, from the city up to the national level.



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This tool is included in the Development Impacts Assessment (DIA) Toolkit from the LEDS Global Partnership.

Approach

SimCLIM 2013 GIS capabilities allow for the spatial analysis of climate variability and change and associated impacts on various social-economic sectors.


When to Use This Tool

This tool is most useful for development impacts assessments focused on:

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Social

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Economic

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Environmental

Learn more about the topics for assessing the impacts of low-emission development strategies (LEDS).

Key Outputs

SimCLIM 2013 can be used to:

  • Describe baseline climates;
  • Examine current climate variability and extremes;
  • Assess risks - present and future;
  • Investigate adaptation - present and future;
  • Create scenarios of climate and sea-level change;
  • Conduct sensitivity analyses;
  • Project sectoral impacts of climate and sea level change;
  • Examine risks and uncertainties; and
  • Facilitate integrated impact analyses.


How to Use This Tool

Training Available
Training and introduction videos offered at: https://www.youtube.com/user/CLIMsystemsLtd

Level of Expertise
Advanced

Key Inputs

Depending on the analysis, the user will input details about several different climate variables: precipitation; minimum, average and maximum temperature; relative humidity; solar radiation; wind; etc.



Case Studies

Examples of how SimCLIM has helped people assessing the impacts of low-emission development strategies in countries and regions:

A number of case studies are available at: http://www.climsystems.com/about/casestudies.php





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