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Metadata for 'IPCC-DDC_NCARPCM_SRES_A2: 120 YEARS MONTHLY MEANS National Center for Atmospheric Research USA'

Name
IPCC-DDC_NCARPCM_SRES_A2: 120 YEARS MONTHLY MEANS National Center for Atmospheric Research USA
Acronym
NCARPCM_SRES_A2
Project(s)
IPCC-DDC_TAR (IPCC Data Distribution Centre : Third Assessment Report data sets)
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 is the massively parallel version of
the NCAR community Climate Model version 3.2 (CCM3) and the
ocean component uses the POP (Parallel Ocean Program) model
with an average resolution of 2/3 degree and near the equator
of approximately 1/2 degree.
NCAR-PCM (http://www.cgd.ucar.edu/pcm/ ).
The changes of anthropogenic emissions of CO2, CH4, N2O and
sulphur dioxide are prescribed according to the above
mentioned scenario.
Keyword(s)
climate simulation, IPCC-DDC, IPCC-TAR, NCAR/DOE_PCM, SRES-A2
Location(s)
World (general); Longitude: -180.0 to 180.0 Latitude: -90.0 to 90.0
Spatial Coverage
Longitude: -180.0 to 180.0 Latitude: -90.0 to 90.0 Altitude: 0.0 m to 10.0 m
Temporal Coverage
1980-01-01 to 2099-12-31 (calendrical)
Size
271.4 MiB (284567040 Bytes)
Format(s)
'GRIB'
Progress
completely archived
Creation Date
2002-02-11
 
 
 

Citation
Meehl, Gerald (2002). IPCC-DDC_NCARPCM_SRES_A2: 120 YEARS MONTHLY MEANS National Center for Atmospheric Research USA. World Data Center for Climate (WDCC) at DKRZ. http://cera-www.dkrz.de/WDCC/ui/Compact.jsp?acronym=NCARPCM_SRES_A2
Accuracy report
model data
Completeness report
First 2 records contain no physical data!
Consistency report
consistent as the model is (NCAR_PCM)
Horizontal accuracy
exact
Vertical accuracy
exact
Contact type Person Institute
investigator Dr. Gerald Meehl National Center for Atmospheric Research
Reference type Title Published
WebSite Homepage of the IPCC-Data Distribution Centre 2001-01-01
standard citation IPCC-DDC_NCARPCM_SRES_A2: 120 YEARS MONTHLY MEANS National Center for Atmospheric Research USA 2002-02-11