experiment

Metadata for 'IPCC DDC AR4 MRI-CGCM2.3.2 SRESA1B run2'

General Information

Name
IPCC DDC AR4 MRI-CGCM2.3.2 SRESA1B run2
Acronym
MRI_CGCM2.3.2_SRESA1B_2
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 A1B 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. SRA1B: SRES A1B)
- 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_SRA1B_1_G_hur850

The initial condition is taken from the state of respective year 1990 in the 20C3M run. The forcing of the experiment includes greenhouse gases (CO2, CH4, N2O and CFCs) and sulfate aerosol direct effects, which are based on IPCC SRES-A1B for 1990-2100.

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)
CGCM2.3.2, IPCC-AR4, IPCC-DDC, MRI, SRES-A1B
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
1.46 GiB (1562416674 Byte)
Format
'GRIB', 'NetCDF', 'netCDF, records separated'
Progress
completely archived
Creation Date
2007-05-07

Citation

Citation
Meteorological Research Institute (MRI) (2007). IPCC DDC AR4 MRI-CGCM2.3.2 SRESA1B run2. World Data Center for Climate (WDCC) at DKRZ. http://cera-www.dkrz.de/WDCC/ui/Compact.jsp?acronym=MRI_CGCM2.3.2_SRESA1B_2

 
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