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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_B2 storyline describes a world in which the emphasis is on
local solutions to economic, social and enviromental sustainability.
The global population is increasing at a lower rate than A2. It has
an intermediate level of economic development and a less rapid and
more diverse technological change than in A1 and B1.
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.

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

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 200.0 hPa

Temporal Coverage
1/1/1950 - 1/1/2100 (equidistant grid model time)

Data format(s)

Data size
470580 kBytes

Dr. Tim C. Johns
Met Office (HC)

IPCC Data Distribution Centre : Third Assessment Report data sets