ClimDown {ClimDown}R Documentation

ClimDown: PCIC's daily Climate Downscaling library


This package includes PCIC's routines and techniques for downscaling coarse scale Global Climate Models (GCMs) to fine scale spatial resolution.


At present, the package only exports high-level wrapper function that perform each of three downscaling steps: CI, CA, and QDM, as well as one wrapper that runs the entire pipeline: BCCAQ. In general, each wrapper simply takes four arguments: GCM file, gridded observation file, output file, and variable name. However, see the specific function documentation for specifics.

The package also provides five wrapper scripts that allow the user to run each step from the command line (plus the whole pipeline) with Rscript.


Werner, A. T., & Cannon, A. J. (2016). Hydrologic extremes - an intercomparison of multiple gridded statistical downscaling methods. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 20(4), 1483-1508. doi: 10.5194/hess-20-1483-2016

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