Here you can view spatial variability of average climate impact across Europe.
Climate impact indicator is an observed or projected measure that indicates a 'relevant' environmental/human/economic impact that can be linked to changes in the climate. The indicators of SWICCA have been sorted into types.
Results are given for different resolutions which reflects the resolution of the impact models. Note that high resolution is not directly linked to high quality.
With an ensemble you include different assumptions about the main uncertainties in modelling. Therefore an ensemble can be used to better describe potential climate change in an impact assessment. The SWICCA data cover ensembles for each step in the modeling chain (according to descriptions in metadata for each indicator)
Absolute mean values are given so that you can compare the pan European model results with local data.
Climate change impact is given as percentage change for the beginning, mid and end century based on 30 years average for each period. Climate models can not predict single years but only statistics for long term climate.
The SWICCA scenarios of greenhouse gases are based on Representative Concentration Pathways (RCPs) developed for CMIP5 and the IPCC. For most indicators the difference between RCPs are relatively small until about 2050. Later in the century the differences are more important.
The SWICCA visualisation tool allows for exploration of the mean and extremes in the ensemble range
Changing opacity allows for transparency to show geographic features as well as results