MPI-M Earth System Modelling Framework: millennium fossil fuel CO2 experiment

Schnur, Reiner

The data represent monthly average values from the fossil fuel CO2 emission experiment for the MPI-M Millennium Project
using the comprehensive MPI-M Earth System Model ECHAM5/JSBACH/MPI-OM/HAMOCC including the biogeophysical and biogeochemical effects of an interactive carbon cycle.
This experiment is similar to the mil0008 experiment (see except that
vegetation cover (land use) is fixed, only the time-dependend fossil fuel CO2 emissions are prescribed.

The model is restarted from the mil0002 state at the end of 1859 and run from 1860 to 2100.
The vegetation cover is held fixed at the (annual) map of 1860.
For 1860-2000 regional fossil fuel CO2 emissions are from Marland et al.
2003 (Global, regional and national emissions. In: Trends: a compendium
of data on global change. Carbon Dioxide Information Center, National
Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy, Oak Ridge,
For 2001-2100 global CO2 emissions are adopted from the SRES A1B scenario
and distributed proportional to the Marland et al. (2003) regional
emissions in 2000.
All these fossil fuel CO2 emissions are allocated within the regions
proportional to population density (K. Klein Goldewijk, 2005: Three
centuries of global population growth: a spatial referenced population
density database for 1700-2000, Population and Environment, 26, 343-367).

Technical details:
The experiment used the following models/resolutions:
ECHAM5 (EH5) Version 5.4.01 at T31L19 resolution
JSBACH (JSB) at T31 resolution, one soil layer, 13 vegetation types
and four vegetation tiles per grid box
MPI-OM/HAMOCC Version 1.3.0 at GR3.0L40 resolution
The output from the experiment is archived at
MILLENNIUM_COSMOS (MILLENNIUM_COSMOS project aims at ensemble simualtion of the last millenium (800-2000 AD) using the comprehensive COSMOS Earth System Model)
Spatial Coverage
Longitude 0 to 360 Latitude -90 to 90 Altitude: -5720 m to 10 hPa
Temporal Coverage
1860-01-01 to 2100-12-31 (calendrical)
Use constraints
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Data Catalog
World Data Center for Climate
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completely archived
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Schnur, Reiner (2009). MPI-M Earth System Modelling Framework: millennium fossil fuel CO2 experiment. World Data Center for Climate (WDCC) at DKRZ.

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