experiment

Metadata for 'IPCC DDC AR4 MRI-CGCM2.3.2 20C3M run3'

General Information

Name
IPCC DDC AR4 MRI-CGCM2.3.2 20C3M run3
Acronym
MRI_CGCM2.3.2_20C3M_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 climate of the 20th Century experiment (20C3M).

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. 20C3M: 20C3M)
- 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_20C3M_1_G_hur850

The initial condition is taken from the state of the pre-industrial control (PIcntrl) run at 101 years. The forcing of the experiment includes greenhouse gases (CO2, CH4, N2O and CFCs), sulfate aerosol direct effects, volcanoes and solar forcing.

For this experiment there are 5 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)
20C3M, CGCM2.3.2, IPCC-AR4, IPCC-DDC, MRI
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
1851-01-16 to 2000-12-16 (model time, 365 days per year)
Size
2.18 GiB (2342809772 Byte)
Format
'GRIB', 'NetCDF'
Progress
metadata only
Creation Date
2007-06-26

Citation

Citation
Meteorological Research Institute (MRI) (2007). IPCC DDC AR4 MRI-CGCM2.3.2 20C3M run3. World Data Center for Climate (WDCC) at DKRZ. http://cera-www.dkrz.de/WDCC/ui/Compact.jsp?acronym=MRI_CGCM2.3.2_20C3M_3

 
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