ENSEMBLES IPSL-CM4 SRESA1B run1, monthly mean values

Dufresne, Jean-Louis

Experiment
Summary
These data represent monthly averaged values (monthly mean (MM) and diurnal cycle (DC)) 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 IPCC Fourth Assessment 720 ppm stabilization experiment (SRES A1B).

The A1B scenario is the part of the A1 family which describes a balance across all energy sources. The experiment has been initialized in year 2000 of the 20C_1 run and continues until year 2100 with anthropogenic forcings included: CO2,CH4,N2O,O3,CFC11(including other CFCs and HFCs),CFC12; sulfate(Boucher) according to A1B. The experiment is extended until year 2230 with all concentrations fixed at their levels of year 2100 (stabilization experiment).

These datasets are available in netCDF format.
The dataset names are composed of
- centre/model acronym (e.g. IPCM4: Institut Pierre Simon Laplace)
- scenario acronym (e.g. SRA2: SRES A2)
- run number (e.g. 1: run 1)
- time interval (MM:monthly mean, DM:daily mean, DC:diurnal cycle, 6H:6 hourly, 12h:12hourly)
- variable acronym [with level value] (e.g. hur850: relative humidity, 850 hPa)
--> example: IPCM4_SRA2_1_MM_hur850

For this experiment 1 ensemble run was carried out.

Technical data to this experiment:
IPSL-CM4 (2003): atmosphere: LMDZ (IPSL-CM4_IPCC, 96x72x19); ocean: OPA8.2 (ipsl_cm4_v1_8, 2x2L31); sea ice LIM (ipsl_cm4_v1_8); land ORCHIDEE (orchidee_1_3)
Project
ENSEMBLES (Production of seasonal to decadal hindcasts and climate change scenarios)
Location(s)
World
Spatial Coverage
Longitude 0 to 360 Latitude -90 to 90 Altitude: 0 m to 10 hPa
Temporal Coverage
2000-01-01 to 2230-12-30 (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
Size
104.84 KiB (107360 Byte)
Format
NetCDF
Status
in work
Creation Date
Cite as
Dufresne, Jean-Louis (2007). ENSEMBLES IPSL-CM4 SRESA1B run1, monthly mean values. World Data Center for Climate (WDCC) at DKRZ. http://cera-www.dkrz.de/WDCC/ui/Compact.jsp?acronym=ENSEMBLES_IPCM4_SRA1B_1_MM

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consistent as the model is
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exact
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Is described by

[2] Marti, O.; Braconnot, P.; Bellier, J.; Benshila, R.; Bony, S.; Brockmann, P.; Cadule, P.; Caubel, A.; Denvil, S.; Dufresne, J.-L.; Fairhead, L.; Filiberti, M.-A.; Foujols, M.-A.; Fichefet, T.; Friedlingstein, P.; Gosse, H.; Grandpeix, J.-Y.; Hourdin, F.; Krinner, G.; Levy, C.; Madec, G.; Musat, I.; de Noblet, N.; Polcher, J.; Talandier C. (2006). The new IPSL climate system model: IPSL-CM4. ISSN 1288-1619
[3] DOI Hourdin, Frédéric; Musat, Ionela; Bony, Sandrine; Braconnot, Pascale; Codron, Francis; Dufresne, Jean-Louis; Fairhead, Laurent; Filiberti, Marie-Angèle; Friedlingstein, Pierre; Grandpeix, Jean-Yves; Krinner, Gerhard; LeVan, Phu; Li, Zhao-Xin; Lott, François. (2006). The LMDZ4 general circulation model: climate performance and sensitivity to parametrized physics with emphasis on tropical convection. doi:10.1007/s00382-006-0158-0

Is documented by

[1] DOI Dufresne, J.-L.; Quaas, J.; Boucher, O.; Denvil, S.; Fairhead, L. (2005). Contrasts in the effects on climate of anthropogenic sulfate aerosols between the 20th and the 21st century. doi:10.1029/2005GL023619

Attached Datasets ( 3 )

Details for selected entry
[Entry acronym: ENSEMBLES_IPCM4_SRA1B_1_MM] [Entry id: 2149076]