Changes in extremes due to land use change in the RCPs

The Representative Concentration Pathways made for CMIP5 have embedded land use change within them that isn’t consistent between the four scenarios. This can have significant impacts on the extremes of temperature and precipitation.

The differences in extremes compared to the standard simulations will be investigated using ensembles of RCP4.5, RCP8.5 and RCP2.6 with no land use change.