GCOS EHI Experiment 1960-2020

von Schuckmann, Karina et al.

Experiment
Summary
GCOS EHI Experiment 1960-2020 contains a consistent long-term Earth system heat inventory over the period 1960-2020. The Earth climate system is out of energy balance and heat has accumulated continuously over the past decades, warming the ocean, the land, the cryosphere and the atmosphere. According to the 6th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, this planetary warming over multiple decades is human-driven and results in unprecedented and committed changes to the Earth system, with adverse impacts for ecosystems and human systems. The Earth heat inventory provides a measure of the Earth energy imbalance, and allows for quantifying how much heat has accumulated in the Earth system, and where the heat is stored. The Earth heat inventory is the most fundamental global climate indicator that the scientific community and the public can use as the measure of how well the world is doing in the task of bringing anthropogenic climate change under control. We call for an implementation of the Earth heat inventory into the Paris agreement’s global stocktake based on best available science. This dataset is based on a study under the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) concerted international effort to update the Earth heat inventory published in von Schuckmann et al. (2020), and presents an updated international assessment of ocean warming estimates, and new and updated estimates of heat gain in the atmosphere, cryosphere and land over the period 1960-2020. The dataset also contains estimates for global ocean heat content over 1960-2020 for different depth layers, i.e., 0-300m, 0-700m, 700-2000m, 0-2000m, 2000-bottom, which are described in von Schuckmann et al. (2022): ‘Heat stored in the Earth system 1960-2020: Where does the energy go?’.
Project
GCOS_EHI (GCOS Earth Heat Inventory)
Contact
Karina von Schuckmann (
 karina.von.schuckmann@nullmercator-ocean.fr
)
Spatial Coverage
Longitude 0 to 360 Latitude -90 to 90
Temporal Coverage
1960-01-01 to 2020-12-31
Use constraints
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Data Catalog
World Data Center for Climate
Size
352.99 KiB (361459 Byte)
Format
NetCDF
Status
completely archived
Creation Date
Future Review Date
2032-07-22
Cite as
von Schuckmann, Karina; Minière, Audrey; Gues, Flora; Cuesta-Valero, Francisco; Kirchengast, Gottfried; Adusumilli, Susheel; Straneo, Fiammetta; Allan, Richard; Barker, Paul M.; Beltrami, Hugo; Boyer, Tim; Cheng, Lijing; Church, John; Desbruyeres, Damien; Dolman, Han; Domingues, Catia; García-García, Almudena; Giglio, Donata; Gilson, John; Gorfer, Maximilian; Haimberger, Leopold; Hendricks, Stefan; Hosoda, Shigeki; Johnson, Gregory; Killick, Rachel; King, Brian; Kolodziejczyk, Nicolas; Korosov, Anton; Krinner, Gerhard; Kuusela, Mikael; Langer, Moritz; Lavergne, Thomas; Li, Yuehua; Lyman, John; Marzeion, Ben; Mayer, Michael; MacDougall, Andrew; Lawrence, Isobel; McDougall, Trevor; Monselesan, Didier; Nitzbon, Jean; Otosaka, Inès; Peng, Jian; Purkey, Sarah; Roemmich, Dean; Sato, Kanako; Sato, Katsunari; Savita, Abhishek; Schweiger, Axel; Shepherd, Andrew; Seneviratne, Sonia; Simons, Leon; Slater, Donald; Slater, Thomas; Smith, Noah; Steiner, Andrea; Suga, Toshio; Szekely, Tanguy; Thiery, Wim; Timmermanns, Mary-Louise; Vanderkelen, Inne; Wijffels, Susan; Wu, Tonghua; Zemp, Michael (2022). Heat stored in the Earth system 1960-2020: Where does the energy go?. World Data Center for Climate (WDCC) at DKRZ. https://www.wdc-climate.de/ui/entry?acronym=GCOS_EHI_1960-2020

BibTeX RIS
[Entry acronym: GCOS_EHI_1960-2020] [Entry id: 3929277]
Contact typePersonORCIDInstitute
Contact Karina von Schuckmann-Mercator Ocean International
Author Karina von Schuckmann-Mercator Ocean International
Author Audrey Minière-Mercator Ocean International
Author Flora Gues-Mercator Ocean International
Author Francisco José Cuesta-Valero-Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research
Author Gottfried Kirchengast-Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change
Author Susheel Adusumilli-Scripps Institution for Oceanography
Author Fiammetta Straneo-Scripps Institution for Oceanography
Author Richard Allan-University of Reading
Author Paul M. Barker-University of New South Wales
Author Hugo Beltrami-Climate and Atmospheric Sciences Institute
Author Tim Boyer-NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information
Author Lijing Cheng-Chinese Academy of Sciences
Author John Church-University of New South Wales
Author Damien Desbruyeres-French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea
Author Han Dolman-Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
Author Catia Domingues-National Oceanographic Centre
Author Almudena García-García-Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research
Author Donata Giglio-University of Colorado
Author John Gilson-University of California, San Diego
Author Maximilian Gorfer-Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change
Author Leopold Haimberger-Department of Meteorology and Geophysics, University Vienna
Author Stefan Hendricks-Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research
Author Shigeki Hosoda-Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
Author Gregory C. Johnson-NOAA, Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory
Author Rachel Killick-Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research - UK Met Office
Author Brian A. King-National Oceanographic Centre
Author Nicolas Kolodziejczyk-French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea
Author Anton Korosov-Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center
Author Gerhard Krinner 0000-0002-2959-5920Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique en Alpes
Author Mikael Kuusela-Carnegie Mellon University
Author Moritz Langer-Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research
Author Thomas Lavergne-Norwegian Meteorological Institute
Author Yuehua Li-University of New South Wales
Author John Lyman-Meteorological Research Institute
Author Ben Marzeion-Institute of Geography
Author Michael Mayer-Department of Meteorology and Geophysics, University Vienna
Author Andrew MacDougall-St. Francis Xavier University Antigonish
Author Isobel Lawrence-European Space Agency
Author Trevor McDougall-University of New South Wales
Author Didier Paolo Monselesan-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation
Author Jean Nitzbon-Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research
Author Inès Otosaka-University of Leeds
Author Jian Peng-Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research
Author Sarah Purkey-Scripps Institution for Oceanography
Author Dean Roemmich-Scripps Institution for Oceanography
Author Kanako Sato-Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
Author Katsunari Sato-Japan Meteorological Agency
Author Abhishek Savita 0000-0003-2800-3636GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
Author Axel Schweiger-Applied Physics Laboratory
Author Andrew Shepherd-Center for Polar Observation and Modeling, University of Leeds
Author Sonia I. Seneviratne-ETH Zürich
Author Leon Simons-The Club of Rome, The Netherlands Association
Author Donald A. Slater-University of Edinburgh
Author Thomas Slater-University of Leeds
Author Noah Smith-University of Exeter
Author Andrea K. Steiner-Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change
Author Toshio Suga-Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
Author Tanguy Szekely-Ocean Scope
Author Wim Thiery-Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Author Mary-Louise Timmermanns-Department of Geology and Geophysics
Author Inne Vanderkelen-Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Author Susan E. Wijffels-Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Author Tonghua Wu-Northwest Institute of Eco–Environment and Resources (NIEER),
Author Michael Zemp-University of Zurich
Investigator Karina von Schuckmann-Mercator Ocean International

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