Metadata for 'ETH cmip5 historical'

ETH cmip5 historical
IPCC-DDC_AR5 (IPCC Data Distribution Centre : Assessment Report Five data sets)
historical is an experiment of the CMIP5 - Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5 ( ). CMIP5 is meant to provide a framework for coordinated climate change experiments for the next five years and thus includes simulations for assessment in the IPCC AR5. This subset of the CMIP5 additional historical data were collected by ETH Zurich until 15th March 2013 in support of IPCC AR5 Working Group 1 ( ). These data are part of the IPCC-DDC AR5.
historical (3.2 Historical) - Version 2: Simulation of recent past (1850 to 2005). Impose changing conditions (consistent with observations).
Experiment design:
List of output variables:
Output: time series per variable in model grid spatial resolution in netCDF format
Earth System model and the simulation information: CIM repository
Data are structured and entry names are set according to the ETH Zurich Archive layout: "experiment/MIP table/variable/model/ensemble member/CMOR"
climate simulation, CMIP5, historical, IPCC, IPCC-AR5, IPCC-DDC
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: -6200.0 m to 0.01 hPa
Temporal Coverage
1850-01-01 to 2040-12-31 (calendrical time coverage of data)
17.3 TiB (19056677326596 Bytes)
completely archived
Creation Date

Knutti, Reto (2014). IPCC Working Group I AR5 snapshot: The historical experiment. World Data Center for Climate (WDCC) at DKRZ.
Accuracy report
Basic checks on data gaps and overlaps, no scientific evaluation of the data; SQA - Scientific Quality Assurance 'approved by author' 02/19/2014; TQA - Technical Quality Assurance 'approved by WDCC' 03/04/2014;
sftlf: latitude of contain identical values of -88.
A general list of errata in CMIP5 data is available at:
Completeness report
as complete as the archive of IPCC-AR5 WG1 at ETH Zurich (snapshot 15th March 2013)
Consistency report
as consistent as the models are;
consistency with project requirements was checked within the CMIP5 data quality procedure described at: .
[QualityFlag=approved by author] [DateOfTQA=2014-03-04]
[CMIP5:TQA=done according to criteria for QCL3 defined at ]
Contact type Person Institute
contact_DOI_author Prof. Reto Knutti ETH Zürich
contributor ETH Zürich
contributor CMIP5 Modeling Groups
metadata Dr. Martina Stockhause Deutsches Klimarechenzentrum (DM)
DOI_author Prof. Reto Knutti ETH Zürich
Reference type Title Published
ProjectPub An Overview of CMIP5 and the Experiment Design DOI 2012-04-01
ProjectPub Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis. Contribution of Working Group I to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change DOI 2013-03-01
Citation-DOI IPCC Working Group I AR5 snapshot: The historical experiment DOI 2014-03-12
primURL_DOI/URN ETH cmip5 historical 2013-09-20