TopoCLIM v1.1 code

Model code and documentation for the downscaling model TopoCLIM which provides methods to downscale climate timeseries from CORDEX RCM data. This scheme specifically addresses the need for hillslope scale atmospheric forcing timeseries for modeling the local impact of regional climate change projections on the land surface in complex terrain. The method has a global scope and is able to generate the full suite of model forcing variables required for hydrological and land surface modeling at hourly timesteps.

A working example is provided in this code archive but for full running of the scheme TopoSCALE is required with code available at Standard library dependencies are given in the python requirements.txt of the archive with installation instructions in the

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Related Datasets

Fiddes, Joel (2021). TopoCLIM v1.0 code. EnviDat. doi:10.16904/envidat.229.

Related Publications

Fiddes, J., Aalstad, K., and Lehning, M.: TopoCLIM: Rapid topography-based downscaling of regional climate model output in complex terrain v.1.0, Geosci. Model Dev. Discuss. [preprint],, in review, 2021.


Fiddes, Joel (2022). TopoCLIM v1.1 code. EnviDat. doi:10.16904/envidat.277.

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DOI 10.16904/envidat.277
Publication State Published
  • Email: joel.fiddesfoo(at) Given Name: Joel Family Name: Fiddes Affiliation: SLF DataCRediT: Software
Contact Person Given Name: Joel Family Name: Fiddes Email: joel.fiddesfoo(at) Affiliation: SLF
Publication Publisher: EnviDat Year: 2022
  • Type: Created Date: 2022-01-24
Version 1.1
Type software
General Type Software
Language English
Location Switzerland
Content License Other (Specified in the description)
Last Updated January 25, 2022, 03:58 (UTC)
Created January 24, 2022, 14:49 (UTC)