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DOI for Scientific and Technical Data
10.1594/WDCC/HADCM3_SRES_A2



Detailed Metadata
http://cera-www.dkrz.de/WDCC/ui/Entry.jsp?acronym=HADCM3_SRES_A2

Data Access
http://cera-www.dkrz.de/WDCC/ui/EntryList.jsp?acronym=HADCM3_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 Hadley Centre Circulation Model is a 3-dim AOGCM described
by (Gordon et al., 2000 and Pope et al., 2000).
The atmospheric component has a 19 levels horizontal resolution,
comparable with spectral resolution of T42, while the ocean
component has a 20 levels resolution.
HADCM3(http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/research/modelling-systems/unified-model/climate-models/hadcm3 )
The changes of anthropogenic emissions of CO2, CH4, N2O and
sulphur dioxide are prescribed according to the above
mentioned scenario.
These data belongs to a set of three ensemble runs, with the
HADCM3-model, using the SRES_A2 scenario. They provide monthly
averaged values of selected variables for the IPCC-DDC.

Quality
Accuracy
Model run
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 06.05.04
-control of timeseries 06.05.04
2)Control of 2D-plot samples: jan/jul 2001
-timestep(s) or record(s): jan/jul 2001
-topic(s): prec, wind, temp, mslp, dswf
Comments see quality entrys of the data sets

Completeness
All records accessible. Checked for data publication (www.std-doi.de) 06.05.04

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 200.0 hPa

Temporal Coverage
1/1/1950 - 31/12/2099 (calendrical)

Data format(s)
'GRIB'

Data size
470580 kBytes

Contact
Dr. Tim C. Johns
Met Office (HC)

Project
IPCC Data Distribution Centre : Third Assessment Report data sets