experiment

Metadata for 'IPCC DDC AR4 CGCM3.1-T47_(med-res) SRESA2 run3'

Name
IPCC DDC AR4 CGCM3.1-T47_(med-res) SRESA2 run3
Acronym
CGCM3.1_T47_SRESA2_3
Project(s)
IPCC-DDC_AR4 (IPCC Data Distribution Centre : Assessment Report Four data sets)
Summary
These data represent monthly averaged values of selected variables for the Data Distribution Centre (DDC) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). (see also http://www.ipcc-data.org/)
The model output prepared for IPCC Fourth Assessment SRES A2 experiment.
These datasets are available in netCDF and GRIB format.
The dataset names are composed of
- centre/model acronym (e.g. MPEH5: Max-Planck-Institute/Echam5)
- scenario acronym (e.g. SRA2: SRES A2)
- run number (e.g. 1: run 1)
- format identifier (e.g. N: netCDF, G: GRIB)
- variable acronym [with level value] (e.g. hur850: relative humidity, 850 hPa)
--> example: MPEH5_SRA2_1_G_hur850
This model run continues from the end of the 20th century simulation with GHG and aerosol loadings for the IPCC SRES A2 scenario as tabulated in the IPCC Third Assessment Report, Appendix II. The CO2 concentrations are from the Bern-CC model (Contribution of Working Group I to the Third Assesment Report of IPCC, p808) and the aerosol loadings are from O. Boucher, Laboratoire d'Optique Atmospherique, France.
For this experiment there are 5 ensemble runs available.
For model output data in higher temporal resulution and more variables visit the web page https://esg.llnl.gov:8443/home/publicHomePage.do.
Keyword(s)
CCCma, CGCM3.1, IPCC-AR4, IPCC-DDC, SRES-A2
Location(s)
World (global); Longitude: 0.0 to 360.0 Latitude: -90.0 to 90.0
Spatial Coverage
Longitude: 0.0 to 360.0 Latitude: -90.0 to 90.0 Altitude: 0.0 m to 200.0 hPa
Temporal Coverage
2001-01-16 to 2100-12-16 (model time, 365 days per year)
Size
325.3 MiB (341138000 Bytes)
Format(s)
'NetCDF', 'GRIB', 'netCDF, records separated'
Progress
metadata only
Creation Date
2009-03-18
 
 
 

Citation
Flato, Gregory M. (2007). IPCC DDC AR4 CGCM3.1-T47_(med-res) SRESA2 run3. World Data Center for Climate (WDCC) at DKRZ. http://cera-www.dkrz.de/WDCC/ui/Compact.jsp?acronym=CGCM3.1_T47_SRESA2_3
Accuracy report
model data
Completeness report
complete
Consistency report
as consistent as the model is
Contact type Person Institute
investigator Prof. Gregory M. Flato Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis
metadata Torge Lorenz Max-Planck-Institut fuer Meteorologie (MD)
metadata reviewer Dr. Hans Luthardt Max-Planck-Institut fuer Meteorologie (MD)
Reference type Title Published
standard citation IPCC DDC AR4 CGCM3.1-T47_(med-res) SRESA2 run3 2007-09-01