Customisable maps are user-produced maps that show the projected amount of climate change across a mapped area (e.g. UK-wide or adminstrative region). They can be produced using the User Interface website and exported as images in various file formats (PDF, .ps, .png and .jpg). A range of ready-made maps are also available in the Maps & key findings section. They are produced using the CDF data.
- What should I use them for?
- To show the spatial pattern of projected changes at a given probability level.
- To show spatial variations in the amount of uncertainty.
- What to be aware of
It is not recommended that the customisable maps be used for:
- Showing the probabilistic range of climate change at a given location.
- Assessing the evolution of changes through time.
- Visualising probabilistic projections for aggregated areas.
- Evaluating the joint probability of changes in more than one variable.
- Visualising the spatial distribution of projected climate change.
- Customisable maps are created from the CDF data which reflect the known uncertainties in the UKCP09 methodology.
- Multiple maps are needed to illustrate the uncertainty across the projections, for example, in groups of three to show the projected changes at 10%, 50% and 90% probability levels.
- Emissions uncertainty is explored through the use three different scenarios of future greenhouse gas emissions.