NEX-GDDP: NASA Earth Exchange Global Daily Downscaled Climate Projections

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The NASA NEX-GDDP dataset is comprised of downscaled climate scenarios for the globe that are derived from the General Circulation Model (GCM) runs conducted under the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5 (CMIP5, see Taylor et al. 2012) and across two of the four greenhouse gas emissions scenarios known as Representative Concentration Pathways (RCPs, see Meinshausen et al. 2011). The CMIP5 GCM runs were developed in support of the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC AR5).

This dataset was prepared by the Climate Analytics Group and NASA Ames Research Center using the NASA Earth Exchange, and distributed by the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS).


27830 meters


Name Units Min Max Description
pr kg/(m^2*s) 0* 0.42*

Daily mean of precipitation at surface; includes both liquid and solid phases from all types of clouds (both large-scale and convective)

tasmin K 165.31* 318.89*

Daily mean of the daily-minimum near-surface air temperature

tasmax K 188.38* 335.13*

Daily mean of the daily-maximum near-surface air temperature

* estimated min or max value

Image Properties

Image Properties

Name Type Description
model STRING

Name of the CMIP5 model. It is one of 'ACCESS1-0', 'bcc-csm1-1', 'BNU-ESM', 'CanESM2', 'CCSM4', 'CESM1-BGC', 'CNRM-CM5', 'CSIRO-Mk3-6-0', 'GFDL-CM3', 'GFDL-ESM2G', 'GFDL-ESM2M', 'inmcm4', 'IPSL-CM5A-LR', 'IPSL-CM5A-MR', 'MIROC-ESM', 'MIROC-ESM-CHEM', 'MIROC5', 'MPI-ESM-LR', 'MPI-ESM-MR', 'MRI-CGCM3', 'NorESM1-M'.

scenario STRING

Name of the CMIP5 scenario. It is one of: 'historical', 'rcp45', 'rcp85', where 'historical' designates retrospective model runs (pre-2006).


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month DOUBLE

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Terms of Use

Terms of Use

This dataset is in the public domain and is available without restriction on use and distribution. See NASA's Earth Science Data & Information Policy for additional information.


  • Thrasher, B., Maurer, E. P., McKellar, C., & Duffy, P. B., 2012: Technical Note: Bias correcting climate model simulated daily temperature extremes with quantile mapping. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 16(9), 3309-3314. doi:10.5194/hess-16-3309-2012

Explore in Earth Engine

var dataset = ee.ImageCollection('NASA/NEX-GDDP')
                  .filter('2018-07-01', '2018-07-02'));
var minimumAirTemperature ='tasmin');
var minimumAirTemperatureVis = {
  min: 240.0,
  max: 300.0,
  palette: ['blue', 'purple', 'cyan', 'green', 'yellow', 'red'],
Map.setCenter(71.72, 52.48, 3.0);
    minimumAirTemperature, minimumAirTemperatureVis, 'Minimum Air Temperature');