ENSEMBLES STREAM2 METO-HC-HADGEM2AO SRA1B run1, 6h and 12h instantaneous values

Johns, Tim C.

These data represent 6 hourly and 12 hourly instantaneous values of selected variables for ENSEMBLES (http://www.ensembles-eu.org). The list of output variables can be found in: http://ensembles.wdc-climate.de/output-variables

The model output was prepared for the ENSEMBLES Stream 2 experiment.
The model was initialised from the HadGEM2-AO 20C3M run 1 using 1999 conditions.
Anthropogenic forcings (only) were changed through the run to follow values representing the SRES A1B scenario from the IPCC Fourth Assessment, i.e changes in: CO2, CH4, N2O, CFC11, CFC12, CFC113, HCFC22, Ozone, Vegetation Distribution, Sulphur-cycle Emissions, Soot Emissions, Biomass Emissions. No variations were made to solar radiation and volcanic aerosols. Most of the forcings were identical to the equivalent HadGEM1 A1B run with the exception of the vegetation distribution which was modified to reflect the commonly-agreed method for including forcing from anthropogenic land use change in ENSEMBLES Stream 2 simulations, in this case using Nathalie de Noblet's maps of future crop and pasture extent derived from the IMAGE2.2 model projections of crop/pasture land use change in the 21st century under A1B.

These datasets are available in netCDF format.
The dataset names are composed of
- centre/model acronym (e.g. METO-HC_HadGEM2AO, for acronym:HADGEM2)
- scenario acronym (e.g. SRA1B: SRES A1B)
- run number (e.g. 1: run 1)
- time interval (MM:monthly mean, DM:daily mean, D0:daily instantaneous at 0 UTC,6H:6 hourly, 12h:12 hourly)
- variable acronym [with level value] (e.g. hur850: relative humidity, 850 hPa)
--> example: HADGEM2_SRA1B_1_6H_hur850

For this experiment 2 ensemble runs were carried out (data relating to aerosol variables are only available from the second ensemble member).

Technical data to this experiment:
This dataset comprises the HadGEM2-AO run ahhpa (1/12/1999-1/01/2100).
ENSEMBLES (Production of seasonal to decadal hindcasts and climate change scenarios)
Spatial Coverage
Longitude 0 to 360 Latitude -90 to 90 Altitude: -2.7 m to 10 hPa
Temporal Coverage
1999-12-01 to 2100-01-01 (360_day)
Use constraints
According to Ensembles Data Policy (http://ensembles-eu.metoffice.com/docs/Ensembles_Data_Policy_261108.pdf)
Data Catalog
World Data Center for Climate
282.25 GiB (303064241280 Byte)
completely archived
Creation Date
Cite as
Johns, Tim C. (2009). ENSEMBLES STREAM2 METO-HC-HADGEM2AO SRA1B run1, 6h and 12h instantaneous values. World Data Center for Climate (WDCC) at DKRZ. https://hdl.handle.net/21.14106/e95016e432ce24b97ec15dc96d7a87f1bc1ef097

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[Entry acronym: ENSEMBLES2_HADGEM2_SRA1B_1_6H12] [Entry id: 2205794]