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DOI for Scientific and Technical Data
10.1594/WDCC/GFDL_SRES_A2



Detailed Metadata
http://cera-www.dkrz.de/WDCC/ui/Entry.jsp?acronym=GFDL_SRES_A2

Data Access
http://cera-www.dkrz.de/WDCC/ui/EntryList.jsp?acronym=GFDL_SRES_A2

Summary
The SRES data sets were published by the IPCC in 2000 and classified
into four different scenario families (A1, A2, B1, B2).
SRES_A2 storyline describes a very heterogeneous world
with the underlying theme of self-reliance and preservation
of local identities. It results in this scenario a continous
increasing population together with a slower economic growth
and technological change.
The atmospheric component solves the primitive equations using
a spectral transform method, GFDL_R30 means a rhomboidal 30
truncation and the ocean component solves the primitive equation
of motion using the Boussinesq, rigid-lid and hydrostatic
approximation and based on GFDL Modular Ocean Model version 1.

The changes of anthropogenic emissions of CO2, CH4, N2O and
sulphur dioxide are prescribed according to the above
mentioned scenario.

Quality
Accuracy
model data
Quality control of data sets for data publication (www.std-doi.de):
1)Control of timeseries:
-creation of minimum, maximum timeseries plots of every record 23.04.04
-control of timeseries 23.04.04
2)Control of 2D-plots samples:
-timestep(s) or record(s): jan/jul 2001
-topic(s): PREC, TMP, PRES, DSWF
Comments see quality entrys of the data sets

Consistency
consistent as the model (GFDL-model R30) is

Completeness
complete
All records accessible. Checked for data publication (www.std-doi.de) 23.04.04

Location(s)
World (general); Latitude: -90.0 to 90.0 Longitude: -180.0 to 180.0

Spatial Coverage
Latitude: -90.0 to 90.0; Longitude: -180.0 to 180.0; Altitude: 0.0 m to 0.0 m

Temporal Coverage
1/1/1961 - 31/12/2100 (calendrical)

Data format(s)
'GRIB'

Data size
329253 kBytes

Contact
Ronald Stouffer
Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory/NOAA

Project
IPCC Data Distribution Centre : Third Assessment Report data sets