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PRECIS is developed at the Met Office Hadley Centre; it is a regional climate modelling system designed to run on a Linux based PC and can be easily applied to any area of the globe to generate detailed climate change projections.

PRECIS (pronounced as in the French précis – “PRAY-sea”) is based on the Met Office Hadley Centre’s regional climate modelling system. It has been ported to run on a PC (under Linux) with a simple user interface, so that experiments can easily be set up over any region.

PRECIS was developed in order to help generate high-resolution climate change information for as many regions of the world as possible. The intention is to make PRECIS freely available to groups of developing countries in order that they may develop climate change scenarios at national centres of excellence, simultaneously building capacity and drawing on local climatological expertise. These scenarios can be used in impact, vulnerability and adaptation studies, and to aid in the preparation of National Communications, as required under Articles 4.1, 4.8 and 12.1 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).


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