Disclaimer and Terms of Use

Disclaimer and Terms of Use

We have attempted to produce model simulations based on sound experimental design and accurate processing of the model output. We have fixed any errors that we have found or that have been brought to our attention by collaborators; however, it is certain that some errors still exist. We caution that, as is the case with other climate models, there are limitations to the modeling approach and the simulations of the future actually represent climate sensitivity tests and not necessarily true projections.

All model datasets are freely available and are intended for further climate-related scientific research. Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the display or utility of the data on any other system, or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty.  The USGS shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and/or contained herein.

References to non-USGS products, services, and tradenames are provided for information only and do not constitute endorsement or warranty, express or implied, by the USGS, U.S. Department of the Interior, or U.S. Government, as to their suitability, content, usefulness, functioning, completeness, or accuracy.

USGS Open-File Report 2011-1238:

Dynamically Downscaled Climate Simulations over North America: Methods, Evaluation, and Supporting Documentation for Users

Suggested citation:

Hostetler, S.W., Alder, J.R. and Allan, A.M., 2011, Dynamically downscaled climate simulations over North America: Methods, evaluation and supporting documentation for users: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011-1238, 64 p.

Publications and usage:

We would like to keep track of how our data are being used in publications and other applications.  Please notify us with the pertinent information (email gs-w-or_regclim@usgs.gov) and we will add it to the list (Publications and Use).