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Metadata for 'IPCC-DDC_HADCM3_SRES_A2b: 140 YEARS MONTHLY MEANS Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research - UK Met Office'

doi:10.1594/WDCC/HADCM3_SRES_A2b

General Information

Name
IPCC-DDC_HADCM3_SRES_A2b: 140 YEARS MONTHLY MEANS Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research - UK Met Office
Acronym
HADCM3_SRES_A2b
Project
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 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.
These data belongs to a set of three ensemble runs, with the
HADCM3-model, using the SRES_A2 scenario. They provide monthly
averaged values of selected variables for the IPCC-DDC.
HadCM3_SRES_A2b and HadCM3_SRES_A2c follow the same experimental design
and historical plus future forcings as HadCM3_SRES_A2 (Johns et al.
2003) but starting from initial conditions taken respectively 100 years
and 200 years further into the HadCM3 control simulation.
Contact
Dr. Tim C. Johns (
 tim.johns@nullmetoffice.gov.uk
)
Keyword(s)
HadCM3, Hadley-Centre, IPCC-TAR, SRES-A2
Location(s)
World (general): Longitude -180 to 180 Latitude -90 to 90
Spatial Coverage
Longitude -180 to 180 Latitude -90 to 90 Altitude: 0 m to 10 m
Temporal Coverage
1960-01-01 to 2099-12-31 (calendrical)
Size
270.78 MiB (283933440 Byte)
Format
'GRIB'
Progress
completely archived
Creation Date
2003-11-19

Citation

Citation
Johns, T.C.; Gregory, J.M.; Ingram, W.J.; Johnson, C.E.; Jones, A.; Lowe, J.A.; Mitchell, J.F.B.; Roberts, D.L.; Sexton, D.M.H.; Stevenson, D.S.; Tett, S.F.B.; Woodage, M.J. (2005). IPCC-DDC_HADCM3_SRES_A2b: 140 YEARS MONTHLY MEANS Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research - UK Met Office. World Data Center for Climate (WDCC) at DKRZ. https://doi.org/10.1594/WDCC/HADCM3_SRES_A2b

 
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