experiment

Metadata for 'IPCC DDC AR4 NCAR-CCSM3 SRESA2 run2'

General Information

Name
IPCC DDC AR4 NCAR-CCSM3 SRESA2 run2
Acronym
NCAR_CCSM3_SRESA2_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 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

This simulation was initiated from year 2000 of CCSM3 model run b30.030b and executed on hardware seaborg.nersc.gov.

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)
IPCC-AR4, IPCC-DDC, NCAR, NCAR-CCSM3, 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
2000-01-16 to 2099-12-16 (model time, 365 days per year)
Size
5.58 GiB (5992524170 Byte)
Format
'GRIB', 'NetCDF'
Progress
completely archived
Creation Date
2007-03-29

Citation

Citation
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) (2007). IPCC DDC AR4 NCAR-CCSM3 SRESA2 run2. World Data Center for Climate (WDCC) at DKRZ. http://cera-www.dkrz.de/WDCC/ui/Compact.jsp?acronym=NCAR_CCSM3_SRESA2_2

 
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