UCL Department of Geography


Uganda PRECIS (RCM) Experiments

PRECIS (RCM) experiments for Uganda and surrounding region

High-resolution (daily timestep, 0.22° grid) climate data are available* for Uganda and the surrounding region from Regional Climate Model (RCM) experiments conducted in UCL Geography by Lucinda Mileham using PRECIS (Providing REgional Climates for Impacts Studies) developed at the Hadley Centre of the UK Met Office. Please consult the PRECIS website for further details of this regional climate model.

RCM experiments using PRECIS were conducted to cover the region defined by latitudes 7.3°S to 8.0°N and longitudes 26.0°E to 39.0°E. This region includes a 250 km buffer zone for the modelled domain. Please note that data from the buffer zone should not be used as errors can arise close to the boundary between lower-resolution GCM boundary data and higher-resolution RCM data.

Model run (experiment)
  • Makal: 1960 to 1990 baseline experiment using HadCM3 boundary data (Makal)
  • Uclbax: 1957 to 1990 baseline experiment using ERA-40 boundary conditions
  • Uclbe: 2070 to 2100 A2 SRES scenario and HadCM3 boundary data
Climate variable
  • 05216: total precipitation
  • 00024: temperature
  • 00002: U wind:
  • 00003: V wind:
  • 16204: relative humidity
  • 00010: specific humidity