GeoClimate UKCP09 Open

BGS Datasets

Key information

2 km gridded dataset
Great Britain
2 km gridded GIS data (ESRI, MapInfo, others available by request)
National-level use

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GeoClimate open dataGeoIndex
Supporting documents

The BGS GeoClimate: shrink–swell national datasets show potential change in subsidence due to changes in climate. They have been developed by combining long-term UK Climate Projection (UKCP) scenarios for rainfall and temperature changes with the geotechnical properties of the ground, to identify areas projected to experience the largest increases in susceptibility to subsidence over the next century.

GeoClimate UKCP09 Open is provided for three time periods: 2030s, 2050s and 2080s, with one projection provided for each time period based on the average outcome for the medium emissions scenario and the most susceptible GeoSure value (worst case) within the grid cell.

Additional dataset information

Features GeoClimate UKCP09 Open
UKCP09 emissions scenarioMedium emissions
Temporal projections (11-year windows)2030s (2025–2035), 2050s (2045–2055), 2080s (2075–2085)
Projections providedMedian average

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