This manual is designed for new users of SimCLIM 4.x for Desktop who are already familiar with a personal computer, Microsoft Windows and a mouse.

Our aim is to provide you with the necessary skills to produce scenarios of climate change and to conduct analysis of historic time series data and to examine such data in the context of potential climate-induced change. We will introduce many time saving features using quick keys and short cuts.

SimCLIM 4.x for Desktop is a computer-based modelling system for examining the effects of climate variability and change over time and space. It is a customised GIS which includes tools for the spatial analysis of climate variability and change and associated impacts on various social-economic sectors. Its "open-framework" feature allows the user to customise the model for their own geographical area and spatial resolution and to attach impact models.