Probability Distribution Functions (PDFs)
Line graphs that show the relative probability of different amounts of climate change and which can be produced using the UKCP09 User Interface .
PDFs can exported from the User Interface as images in various file formats (PDF, .ps, .png and .jpg). The underlying values can be exported as a comma-separated variable (*.csv) and CF-netCDF format file. CSV files can be opened as a spreadsheet.
- What should I use them for?
- To provide a visual representation of the probabilistic climate projections.
- To help define and justify a single estimate of change.
- What to be aware of
It is not recommmended that PDFs be used for:
- Exploring the climate change associated with a certain probability level.