experiment

Metadata for 'IPCC DDC AR4 GFDL-CM2.1 SRESA1B run1'

Name
IPCC DDC AR4 GFDL-CM2.1 SRESA1B run1
Acronym
GFDL_CM2.1_SRESA1B_1
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 A1B experiment.
For this experiment there is only one run available.
Initial conditions for this experiment were taken from 1 January 2001 of the climate of the 20th century experiment named CM2.1U-D4_1860-2000-AllForc_H2. Several time varying forcing agents used during the first 100 years of this CM2.1U-H2_SresA1B_X1 experiment were based on output of the MOZART global atmospheric chemistry climate model when driven with the SRES A1B emission scenarios. For the CM2.1U-H2_SresA1B_X1 experiment volcanic aerosols were zero, land surface cover types were time invariant, and solar irradiance varied seasonally based upon late 20th century averages but with no interannual variation. All forcing agents were held constant after year 2100.
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)
GFDL, GFDL-CM2.1, IPCC-AR4, IPCC-DDC, SRES-A1B
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 2300-12-16 (model time, 365 days per year)
Size
6.6 GiB (7123731244 Bytes)
Format(s)
'GRIB', 'NetCDF', 'netCDF, records separated'
Progress
in work
Creation Date
2005-06-21
 
 
 

Citation
Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory/NOAA (GFDL) (2005). IPCC DDC AR4 GFDL-CM2.1 SRESA1B run1. World Data Center for Climate (WDCC) at DKRZ. http://cera-www.dkrz.de/WDCC/ui/Compact.jsp?acronym=GFDL_CM2.1_SRESA1B_1
Accuracy report
model data
Completeness report
complete
Consistency report
consistent as the model is
Contact type Person Institute
investigator Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory/NOAA
metadata Nadine Schneider Max-Planck-Institut fuer Meteorologie (MD)
metadata reviewer Dr. Hans Luthardt Max-Planck-Institut fuer Meteorologie (MD)
Reference type Title Published
PubProvEntryData Performance metrics for climate models DOI 2008-03-20
WebSite Special Report on Emissions Scenarios 2001-01-01
WebSite IPCC Model Output 2004-09-26
standard citation IPCC DDC AR4 GFDL-CM2.1 SRESA1B run1 2005-06-21