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Science review

The UKCP09 methodology was peer reviewed by a panel of expert reviewers.

In detail

In accordance with Defra policy, a Steering Group was appointed in 2005 to oversee and scrutinise the UKCP09 project, comprising a group of independent experts in the field of climate modelling, the Devolved Administrations as funding partners, and the project team itself.

In addition to this, the techniques used have been presented at conferences and seminars, and informal discussions with individuals and groups that are concerned with communicating uncertainty and understanding the use of uncertainty in decision-making.

A formal peer review of the complete project was undertaken early in 2009, with the aims of checking that the methodologies for producing the Projections and Weather Generator were credible, and fit for purpose.