CERA project information for IPCC Assessment Report Four ECHAM5/MPIOM data sets

Acronym
IPCC_AR4_ECHAM5/MPIOM
Name
IPCC Assessment Report Four ECHAM5/MPIOM data sets
Description
The project embraces the simulations with the coupled climate model ECHAM5/MPIOM, relevant for the 4th Assessment Report (AR4, http://www.ipcc.ch/ipccreports/assessments-reports.htm ) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The IPCC has been established by WMO and UNEP to assess scientific, technical and socio-economic information, relevant for the understanding of climate change, its potential impacts and options for adaptation and mitigation. A more detailed description about the work of the IPCC can be found at the IPCC homepage ( http://www.ipcc.ch ) and at ( www.grida.no/climate/ipcc ).
As a further development the Special Report on Emission Scenarios (SRES, http://www.grida.no/Climate/ipcc/emission/) have been constructed, to describe (potential) future developments in the global environment with special reference to the production of greenhouse gases and to aerosol precursor emissions.
A set of four scenario families (A1, A2, B1, B2) have been developed (see also http://www.grida.no/climate/ipcc/emission/index.htm )
The model output data are available at the World Data Center for Climate, Hamburg.( wdc-climate.de ).Projection of future trends based on selected emission scenarios are provided through this project for a great many model variables of ECHAM5/MPIOM . For a selected set of variables the IDCC-Data Distribution Center provides additional data sets from a multitude of models that contribute to the IPCC-AR4 report (project: IPCC_DDC_AR4).