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Dataset

 

RAPID: ORCA1 model output data (1958-2004)

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2008-12-10
Download Stats: last 12 months

Abstract

The Assimilation in ocean and coupled models to determine the thermohaline circulation" project was a Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) RAPID Climate Change Research Programme project (Round 2 - NE/C509058/1 - Duration 1 Sep 2005 - 30 Sep 2009) led by Prof Keith Haines of the University of Reading, with co-investigators at the National Oceanography Centre.

This dataset collection contains Atlantic Ocean Thermohaline Circulation ORCA1 model data.

Citable as:  Smith, G. (2008): RAPID: ORCA1 model output data (1958-2004). NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/0291fc69526e4d8699737d7f67c60177
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: RAPID, Climate change, Atlantic Ocean's Thermohaline Circulation

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Access rules:
Public data: access to these data is available to both registered and non-registered users.
Use of these data is covered by the following licence: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/. When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
Data lineage:

Data provided by Greg Smith at ESSC.

Data Quality:
Not known.
File Format:
Data are netCDF formatted

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Process overview

This dataset was generated by the computation detailed below.
Title University of Reading NEMO coupled ice-ocean model v3.2
Abstract This computation involved: Reading University Ocean Reanalysis Software deployed on Reading University computer. Reading University developed ocean reanalysis software which uses the NEMOv3.2 ocean model in configuration ORCA025_LIM (1/4 deg by 75 vertical levels). The model is forced with ECMWF ERA-Interim atmospheric reanalysis without corrections for radiation and precipitation and bulk fluxes calculated as in Large and Yeager (2004). The vertical grid has 75 levels with partial steps at the bottom. The data assimilation methodology is similar to what is currently employed in the UK Met Office operational FOAM - NEMO system (Storkey et al., 2010). It is an OI-type scheme with assimilation increments calculated using a first-guess-at-appropriate- time (FGAT) scheme every 5 days and introduced evenly over the period in an incremental analysis update (IAU) step. UR025.4 assimilates in situ and satellite-based SSTs, altimeter SLA from AVISO/CLS using the Rio et al. (2005) mean dynamic topography (MDT), in situ temperature and salinity profile observations obtained from the UK Met Office ENACT/ENSEMBLES (EN3_v2a_NoCWT_LevitusXBTMBT_ Corr) data set, which includes bias corrections for XBT and MDT data, and satellite-based sea ice concentrations from the EUMETSAT Ocean Sea Ice Satellite Application Facility (OSI-SAF).
Input Description None
Output Description None
Software Reference None
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  • var_id: iocwnsfl
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  • units: kg/m3
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  • names: RMS_Vertical_Velocity
  • units: PSU
  • var_id: vosaline
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  • names: Salinity
  • units: PSU
  • long_name: Salinity_Bal_Inc_Tlev
  • var_id: vosbncto
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  • var_id: iicesflx
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  • names: Wind_stress_v
  • units: m/s
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  • units: m/s
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Co-ordinate Variables

Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
1958-01-01T00:00:00
End time:
2004-12-31T23:59:59
Geographic Extent

 
90.0000°
 
-180.0000°
 
180.0000°
 
-90.0000°
 
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