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Order global climate model data on storage media


Available data on storage media

For groups that do not have the capability to download IPCC AR5 data directly from the Data Distribution Center of the IPCC, a data subset is made available on DVD or USB flash drive media for AR4 and AR5 climate model data. Due to the amount of data these service has to be restricted to selected scenarios, the core variables in monthly mean resolution of the DDC data sets, and to a single run per model. The data formats are GRIB for AR4 and NetCDF for AR5 (Information on data formats).


The climate model data is provided per subregions of the globe (areas). The offered 9 data areas are:

  • Africa
  • North America
  • South America
  • Asia
  • Australia
  • Europe
  • Central Pacific
  • North Pole
  • South Pole

The number of DVDs for AR4 data per area differs between 2-3 DVDs. For AR5 the data is distributed on one USB flash drive per area, except for Australia and Central Pacific which are distributed together on a single USB flash drive.


If you wish to order climate data on storage media contact Please specify for your order:

  • the assessment report the data belongs to: AR4 or AR5,
  • the area(s), and
  • your address for storage media delivery.

Additional Information

Additional information on area extensions, included experiments and variables in the climate model data provided on storage media by the WDC Climate is available at IPCC-DDC Data Order Information.