IPCC DDC AR5 ETH Zurich/IPCC AR5 WGI main long-term experiments

Knutti, Reto

This experiment family of the CMIP5 - Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5 ( https://pcmdi.llnl.gov/mips/cmip5 ) includes the main experiments: piControl, historical, RCP2.6, RCP4.5, RCP6.0, RCP8.5, 1pctCO2, abrupt4xCO2, amip, past1000. CMIP5 is meant to provide a framework for coordinated climate change experiments for the next five years and thus includes simulations for assessment in the IPCC AR5. This subset of the corresponding CMIP5 long-term experiment data were collected by the ETH Zurich until 15th March 2013 in support of IPCC AR5 Working Group 1 ( http://wiki.c2sm.ethz.ch/COSMO/CMIP5 ). These data are part of the IPCC-DDC AR5.

Experiment design: https://pcmdi.llnl.gov/mips/cmip5/experiment_design.html
List of output variables: https://pcmdi.llnl.gov/mips/cmip5/datadescription.html
Output: time series per variable in model grid spatial resolution in netCDF format
Earth System model and the simulation information: CIM repository

Data are structured and entry names are set according to the ETH Zurich Archive layout: "experiment/MIP table/variable/model/ensemble member/CMOR filename.nc" (e.g.: rcp45/Amon/tas/CSIRO-Mk3-6-0/r1i1p1/tas_Amon_CSIRO-Mk3-6-0_rcp45_r1i1p1_200601-210012.nc )
IPCC-DDC_AR5 (IPCC Data Distribution Centre : Fifth Assessment Report data sets)
Spatial Coverage
Longitude 0 to 360 Latitude -90 to 90 Altitude: -6200 m to .01 hPa
Temporal Coverage
850-01-01 to 2300-12-31 (proleptic_gregorian)
Use constraints
Data Catalog
World Data Center for Climate
88.46 TiB (97266784732836 Byte)
completely archived
Creation Date
Future Review Date
Cite as
Knutti, Reto (2013). IPCC DDC AR5 ETH Zurich/IPCC AR5 WGI main long-term experiments. World Data Center for Climate (WDCC) at DKRZ. https://hdl.handle.net/21.14106/f10ec86df6453c9249d57fbb7c06f6ddac24b834

as complete as the archive of IPCC-AR5 WG1 at ETH Zurich (snapshot 15th March 2013)
as consistent as the models are;
consistency with project requirements was checked within the CMIP5 data quality procedure described at: http://cmip5qc.wdc-climate.de .
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Is described by

[1] DOI Taylor, Karl E.; Stouffer, Ronald J.; Meehl, Gerald A. (2012). An Overview of CMIP5 and the Experiment Design. doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-11-00094.1
[2] DOI IPCC. (2013). Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis. Contribution of Working Group I to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. doi:10.1017/CBO9781107415324

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[Entry acronym: ETH_cmip5_mainexps] [Entry id: 2938813]