experiment

Metadata for 'IPCC DDC AR4 ECHO-G SRESA2 run3'

General Information

Name
IPCC DDC AR4 ECHO-G SRESA2 run3
Acronym
ECHO_G_SRESA2_3
Project
IPCC-DDC_AR4 (IPCC Data Distribution Centre : Assessment Report Four data sets)
Summary
These data represent monthly averaged values of selected variables for the Data Distribution Centre (DDC) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). (see also http://www.ipcc-data.org/)
The model output prepared for IPCC Fourth Assessment SRES A2 experiment.

These datasets are available in netCDF and GRIB format.
The dataset names are composed of
- centre/model acronym (e.g. MPEH5: Max-Planck-Institute/Echam5)
- scenario acronym (e.g. SRA2: SRES A2)
- run number (e.g. 1: run 1)
- format identifier (e.g. N: netCDF, G: GRIB)
- variable acronym [with level value] (e.g. hur850: relative humidity, 850 hPa)
--> example: MPEH5_SRA2_1_G_hur850

Spinup: restart files from end of experiment 20C3M (corresponding realisation). Anthropogenic (GHGs, sulfate aerosol direct and first indirect effects) and natural forcing (solar irradiance and volcanic activity implemented through varying solar constant) are used for the 20C3M simulations.

For this experiment there are 3 ensemble runs available.

For model output data in higher temporal resulution and more variables visit the web page https://esg.llnl.gov:8443/home/publicHomePage.do.
Keyword(s)
ECHO-G, IPCC-AR4, IPCC-DDC, MIUB, SRES-A2
Location(s)
World (global): Longitude 0 to 360 Latitude -90 to 90
Spatial Coverage
Longitude 0 to 360 Latitude -90 to 90 Altitude: 0 m to 200 hPa
Temporal Coverage
2001-01-16 to 2100-12-16 (model time, 365 days per year)
Size
222.3 MiB (233099220 Byte)
Format
'GRIB', 'NetCDF', 'netCDF, records separated'
Progress
metadata only
Creation Date
2009-03-18
Future Review Date
2019-03-16

Citation

Citation
Legutke, Stephanie (2007). IPCC DDC AR4 ECHO-G SRESA2 run3. World Data Center for Climate (WDCC) at DKRZ. http://cera-www.dkrz.de/WDCC/ui/Compact.jsp?acronym=ECHO_G_SRESA2_3

 
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