experiment

Metadata for 'CS01GS01 - GHS: THE SULPHATE AEROSOL AND GREENHOUSE GAS INTEGRATION'

General Information

Name
CS01GS01 - GHS: THE SULPHATE AEROSOL AND GREENHOUSE GAS INTEGRATION
Acronym
CS01GS01
Project
IPCC-DDC_SAR (IPCC Data Distribution Centre : Second Assessment Report data sets )
Summary
The forcing includes not only the greenhouse gas forcing described with the "greenhouse run" but also the direct radiative effect of sulphate aerosol concentrations.
The direct aerosol effect was included as a surface albedo perturbation. The sulfate mass fields were obtained from the UKMO and are as used by Mitchell and Johns (1997). However optical properties different to those of UKMO are used. The optical properties are based on Kiehl and Briegleb (1993) rather than Charlson et al (1991). This gives a smaller forcing which probably is a more realistic estimate of the direct forcing alone. The 1990 direct forcing is about -0.4 W/m^2 in the CSIRO coupled model compared to -0.65 in the UKMO model.
These data represent monthly averaged surface values of selected variables for the IPCC-Data Distribution Centre. (see also http://www.ipcc-data.org/ )
Keyword(s)
aerosol, CSIRO-Mk2, greenhouse gases, IPCC-DDC
Location(s)
World (general): Longitude -180 to 180 Latitude -90 to 90
Spatial Coverage
Longitude 0 Latitude 0
Size
109.55 MiB (114871680 Byte)
Format
'GRIB'
Creation Date
2001-11-26

Citation

Citation
Gordon, Hal (2001). CS01GS01 - GHS: THE SULPHATE AEROSOL AND GREENHOUSE GAS INTEGRATION. World Data Center for Climate (WDCC) at DKRZ. http://cera-www.dkrz.de/WDCC/ui/Compact.jsp?acronym=CS01GS01

 
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