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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.
HadCM3_SRES_A2b and HadCM3_SRES_A2c follow the same experimental design
and historical plus future forcings as HadCM3_SRES_A2 (Johns et al.
2003) but starting from initial conditions taken respectively 100 years
and 200 years further into the HadCM3 control simulation.

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 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, dswf
Comments see quality entrys of the data sets

consistent as the model is (HADCM3)

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

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 10.0 m

Temporal Coverage
1/1/1960 - 31/12/2099 (calendrical)

Data format(s)

Data size
277278 kBytes

Dr. Tim C. Johns
Met Office (HC)

IPCC Data Distribution Centre : Third Assessment Report data sets