Metadata for 'ETH cmip5 rcp45'

ETH cmip5 rcp45
IPCC-DDC_AR5 (IPCC Data Distribution Centre : Assessment Report Five data sets)
rcp45 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.
rcp45 (4.1 RCP4.5) - Version 2: Future projection (2006-2100) forced by RCP4.5. RCP4.5 is a representative concentration pathway which approximately results in a radiative forcing of 4.5 W m-2 at year 2100, relative to pre-industrial conditions. RCPs are time-dependent, consistent projections of emissions and concentrations of radiatively active gases and particles.
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, IPCC, IPCC-AR5, IPCC-DDC, rcp45
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
2005-01-01 to 2300-12-31 (calendrical time coverage of data)
11.5 TiB (12610196184560 Bytes)
completely archived
Creation Date

Knutti, Reto (2014). IPCC Working Group I AR5 snapshot: The rcp45 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
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: .
TQA: CCSM4 - so_Omon_r1i1p1 documented units of 1.e-3 and 1 in data headers (requested 0.01), CCSM4 - sos_Omon_r1i1p1 documented units of 1.e-3 and 1 in data headers (requested psu or 1)
[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 rcp45 experiment DOI 2014-03-12
primURL_DOI/URN ETH cmip5 rcp45 2013-09-20