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 sustainbility. The global population is increasing at a lower rate than A2. It has a intermediate level of economic development and a less rapid and more diverse technological change than in A1 and B1. The model consists of the atmospheric component which based on the weather forecast model of ECMWF. The atmospheric component is the standard model version of a 19-level hybrid sigma-pressure coordinate system. The ocean component is a model which computes with isopycnal coordinates. ECHAM4/OPYC3(http://ipcc-data.org/gcm/models/tar/echam4opyc3.html ). This data set is an enlargement of the IPCC data set and provides additional meteorological parameters. The run produces monthly averaged values of the variabeles. Changes of anthropogenic smissions of CO2, CH4, N2O and sulphur dioxide are prescribed according to the above mentioned scenario. The model run starts in 1990 from the results of the scenario run GSDIO (Experiment "EH4OPYC_22723GSDIO") which has been run with observed conditions for the time period 1860-1990.
model data The first record is incorrect for those variables that represent means over the output intervall (e.g. TEMP2, DEWS2, precipitation, radiation quantities and more) Quality control of data sets for data publication (www.std-doi.de): 1)Control of timeseries: -creation of minimum, maximum timeseries monthly means plots of every record 02.06.04 -control of timeseries 03.06.04 2)Control of 2D-plot samples: -timestep(s) or record(s): jan/jul 2001 monthly means -topic(s): PREC, wind10, TMP, MSLP, DSWF Comments see quality entrys of the data sets
complete the years in the GRIB header are being counted from 30-55, 0-84 equivalent to model year 230 - 340; real year 1990 - 2100. All monthly means records accessible. Checked for data publication (www.std-doi.de) 02.06.04