Climate Simulation with CLM, Scenario A1B run no.2, Data Stream 2: European region MPI-M/MaD


Keuler, Klaus et al.

The experiment CLM_A1B_2_D2 contains European regional climate simulations of the years 2001-2100 on a rotated grid (CLM non hydrostatic, 0.165 deg. hor. resolution, see ). It is forced by the second (_2_) run of the global IPCC scenario A1B (EH5-T63L31_OM-GR1.5L40_A1B_2_6H), which describes a possible future world of very rapid economic growth, global population peaking in mid-century and rapid introduction of new and more efficient technologies with a balance across all energy sources.
In data stream 2 (_D2) the output variables of CLM are stored as time series on a rotated grid. The model region starts at -20.8725/-23.7275 (lat/lon in rotated coordinates; centre of lower left grid box) with rotated North Pole at 39.25/-162.0 (lat/lon). The number of grid points is 255/241 (lat/lon). The sponge zone (numerically unreliable boundary grid points) of the original model output has been cut off.
The regional model variables include two-dimensional near surface fields, as well as soil and atmospheric fields on different layers. The soil fields are simulated on 10 different levels with a maximum depth of 15 meters. The atmospheric fields are given on 6 pressure levels (200, 500, 700, 850, 925 and 1000 hPa). The time interval of the output fields ranges from 1 to 3 hours and includes daily output fields, depending on the respective variables.
Please contact sga"at" for data request details.
See for more details on CLM simulations in the context of the BMBF funding priority "klimazwei", some useful information on handling climate model data and the data access regulations.
The output format is netCDF
Experiment with CLM 2.4.11 on NEC-SX6(hurrikan)
raw data: hpss:/dxul/ut/k/k204095/prism/experiments/A1B_2
CLM_regional_climate_model_runs (CLM regional climate model runs forced by the global IPCC scenario runs)
Dr. Michael Lautenschlager (
Spatial Coverage
Longitude -37.03 to 59.92 Latitude 26.12 to 71.95 Altitude: -15.34 m to 200 hPa
Temporal Coverage
2001-01-01 to 2100-12-31 (calendrical)
Use constraints
Depends on the dataset. The following licenses are used:

work group only
Data Catalog
World Data Center for Climate
5.98 TiB (6572794013392 Byte)
completely archived
Creation Date
Cite as
Keuler, Klaus; Lautenschlager, Michael; Wunram, Claudia; Keup-Thiel, Elke; Schubert-Frisius, Martina; Will, Andreas; Rockel, Burkhardt; Boehm, Uwe (2009). Climate Simulation with CLM, Scenario A1B run no.2, Data Stream 2: European region MPI-M/MaD. World Data Center for Climate (WDCC) at DKRZ.

Due to technical reasons in data stream 2 (D2) the last record of every year was released with the time step(00.00 Hour, 01.January) of the following year
in the netCDF header.
1) Quality documentation see
'README, Plots and Reports for CLM regional climate model runs' in CERA2 and 'CLM Technical Report' Chapter 4 and 6.
2)Control of timeseries:
-creation of minimum, maximum, mean, average timeseries of every record
-control of timeseries with statistical analysis.
-control metadata and data of start and stop date (March 2009)
-control metadata of continuous time (March 2009)
as consistent as the model is (CLM version 2.4.11)
Findable: 6 of 7 level;
Accessible: 2 of 3 level;
Interoperable: 3 of 4 level;
Reusable: 4 of 10 level
F-UJI online v2.2.1 automated
Method Description
Checks performed by WDCC. Metrics documentation: Metric Version: metrics_v0.5
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[Entry acronym: CLM_A1B_2_D2] [Entry id: 2114803]