CERA project information for IPCC Third Assessment Report ECHAM4/OPYC data sets

Acronym
IPCC_TAR_ECHAM4/OPYC
Name
IPCC Third Assessment Report ECHAM4/OPYC data sets
Description
The project embrases the simulations with the coupled climate model ECHAM4/OPYC, relevant for the third assessment report (TAR, 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 adaption 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 enviroment with special reference to the production of greenhouse gases and aerosol precursor emissions.
A set of four scenarios 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 ECHAM4/OPYC.
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-TAR report (project: IPCC_DDC_TAR).

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