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Dataset

 

RAPID: HADCM3 meteorology ans ocean model outputs

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

Abstract

"Improving our ability to predict rapid changes in the El Nino Southern Oscillation climatic phenomenon" project, which was a Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) RAPID Climate Change Research Programme project (Round 1 - NER/T/S/2002/00443 - Duration 1 Jan 2004 - 30 Sep 2007) led by Prof Alexander Tudhope of the University of Edinburgh, with co-investigators at the Scottish Universities Environment Research Centre, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, and the University of Reading.

This dataset collection contains meteorology and ocean model outputs from the Hadley Centre Coupled Model, version 3 (HadCM3) model.

The objective was to use a combination of palaeoclimate reconstruction from annually-banded corals and the fully coupled HadCM3 atmosphere-ocean general circulation model to develop an understanding of the controls on variability in the strength and frequency of ENSO, and to improve our ability to predict the likelihood of future rapid changes in this important element of the climate system. To achieve this, we targeted three periods:0-2.5 ka: Representative of near-modern climate forcing; revealing the internal variability in the system.6-9 ka: a period of weak or absent ENSO, and different orbital forcing; a test of the model's ability to capture externally-forced change in ENSO.200-2100 AD: by using the palaeo periods to test and optimise model parameterisation, produce a new, improved, prediction of ENSO variability in a warming world.

Rapid Climate Change (RAPID) was a £20 million, six-year (2001-2007) programme for the Natural Environment Research Council. The programme aimed to improve the ability to quantify the probability and magnitude of future rapid change in climate, with a main (but not exclusive) focus on the role of the Atlantic Ocean's Thermohaline Circulation.

Citable as:  Gregory, J.M. (2008): RAPID: HADCM3 meteorology ans ocean model outputs. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/07b007d59e83414baae0bf54e0b31483
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: RAPID, Climate change, Atlantic Ocean's Thermohaline Circulation

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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 contributing modelling centres to the BADC for archiving.

Data Quality:
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File Format:
Data are netCDF formatted

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Process overview

This dataset was generated by the computation detailed below.
Title Hadley Centre Coupled Model 3 (HadCM3) deployed on Met Office Hadley Centre Computers
Abstract This computation involved: Hadley Centre Coupled Model 3 (HadCM3) deployed on Met Office Hadley Centre Computers.
Input Description None
Output Description None
Software Reference None
  • units: m s-1
  • standard_name: eastward_wind
  • var_id: eastward_wind
  • long_name: 10 metre wind u-comp
  • names: eastward_wind, 10 metre wind u-comp
  • units: m s-1
  • long_name: 10 metre wind v-comp
  • standard_name: northward_wind
  • var_id: northward_wind
  • names: northward_wind, 10 metre wind v-comp
  • units: W m-2
  • long_name: Total surface heat flux (inc. sensible+latent)
  • var_id: surface_downward_heat_flux_in_sea_water
  • standard_name: surface_downward_heat_flux_in_sea_water
  • names: surface_downward_heat_flux_in_sea_water, Total surface heat flux (inc. sensible+latent)
  • standard_name: sea_ice_area_fraction
  • var_id: sea_ice_area_fraction
  • units: 1
  • long_name: aice : ice concentration
  • names: sea_ice_area_fraction, aice : ice concentration
  • standard_name: air_pressure
  • units: hPa
  • var_id: air_pressure
  • names: air_pressure
  • var_id: ap_for_eta_hsp
  • standard_name: atmosphere_hybrid_sigma_pressure_coordinate
  • var_id: eta_hsp
  • units: 1
  • names: atmosphere_hybrid_sigma_pressure_coordinate
  • var_id: b_for_eta_hsp
  • var_id: bound_ap_for_eta_hsp
  • var_id: bound_b_for_eta_hsp
  • var_id: bound_depth
  • var_id: bound_eta_hsp
  • var_id: bound_latitude
  • var_id: bound_longitude
  • var_id: bound_time
  • units: m
  • var_id: depth
  • standard_name: depth
  • names: depth
  • units: W m-2
  • long_name: downward lw rad flux: surface
  • var_id: surface_upwelling_longwave_flux_in_air
  • standard_name: surface_upwelling_longwave_flux_in_air
  • names: surface_upwelling_longwave_flux_in_air, downward lw rad flux: surface
  • long_name: ds/dt from advection gs**-1
  • var_id: tendency_of_sea_water_salinity_due_to_advection
  • units: psu s-1
  • standard_name: tendency_of_sea_water_salinity_due_to_advection
  • names: tendency_of_sea_water_salinity_due_to_advection, ds/dt from advection gs**-1
  • var_id: tendency_of_sea_water_salinity_due_to_bolus_advection
  • units: psu s-1
  • long_name: ds/dt from g&mcw scheme gs**-1
  • standard_name: tendency_of_sea_water_salinity_due_to_bolus_advection
  • names: tendency_of_sea_water_salinity_due_to_bolus_advection, ds/dt from g&mcw scheme gs**-1
  • long_name: ds/dt from x-diffusion (ocn) gs**-1
  • var_id: tendency_of_sea_water_salinity_due_to_horizontal_mixing
  • units: psu s-1
  • standard_name: tendency_of_sea_water_salinity_due_to_horizontal_mixing
  • names: tendency_of_sea_water_salinity_due_to_horizontal_mixing, ds/dt from x-diffusion (ocn) gs**-1
  • long_name: ds/dt from z-diffusion (ocn) gs**-1
  • standard_name: tendency_of_sea_water_salinity_due_to_vertical_mixing
  • var_id: tendency_of_sea_water_salinity_due_to_vertical_mixing
  • units: psu s-1
  • names: tendency_of_sea_water_salinity_due_to_vertical_mixing, ds/dt from z-diffusion (ocn) gs**-1
  • units: K s-1
  • long_name: dtheta/dt from advection k/gs
  • var_id: tendency_of_sea_water_temperature_due_to_advection
  • standard_name: tendency_of_sea_water_temperature_due_to_advection
  • names: tendency_of_sea_water_temperature_due_to_advection, dtheta/dt from advection k/gs
  • standard_name: tendency_of_sea_water_temperature_due_to_bolus_advection
  • var_id: tendency_of_sea_water_temperature_due_to_bolus_advection
  • units: K s-1
  • long_name: dtheta/dt from g&mcw scheme k/gs
  • names: dtheta/dt from g&mcw scheme k/gs, tendency_of_sea_water_temperature_due_to_bolus_advection
  • units: K s-1
  • var_id: tendency_of_sea_water_temperature_due_to_horizontal_mixing
  • long_name: dtheta/dt from x-diffusion k/gs
  • standard_name: tendency_of_sea_water_temperature_due_to_horizontal_mixing
  • names: tendency_of_sea_water_temperature_due_to_horizontal_mixing, dtheta/dt from x-diffusion k/gs
  • standard_name: tendency_of_sea_water_temperature_due_to_vertical_mixing
  • units: K s-1
  • long_name: dtheta/dt from z-diffusion k/gs
  • var_id: tendency_of_sea_water_temperature_due_to_vertical_mixing
  • names: tendency_of_sea_water_temperature_due_to_vertical_mixing, dtheta/dt from z-diffusion k/gs
  • units: m
  • var_id: geopotential_height
  • standard_name: geopotential_height
  • long_name: geopotential height: pressure levels
  • names: geopotential_height, geopotential height: pressure levels
  • units: m
  • standard_name: height
  • var_id: height
  • names: height
  • var_id: tendency_of_sea_ice_thickness_due_to_thermodynamics
  • units: m s-1
  • standard_name: tendency_of_sea_ice_thickness_due_to_thermodynamics
  • long_name: hice inc. (thermodynamic) m/ts
  • names: tendency_of_sea_ice_thickness_due_to_thermodynamics, hice inc. (thermodynamic) m/ts
  • long_name: hice inc. due to dynamics m/ts
  • units: m s-1
  • var_id: tendency_of_sea_ice_thickness_due_to_dynamics
  • standard_name: tendency_of_sea_ice_thickness_due_to_dynamics
  • names: hice inc. due to dynamics m/ts, tendency_of_sea_ice_thickness_due_to_dynamics
  • units: m
  • standard_name: sea_ice_thickness
  • long_name: hice: mean ice depth over gridbox m
  • var_id: sea_ice_thickness
  • names: sea_ice_thickness, hice: mean ice depth over gridbox m
  • units: W m-2
  • long_name: incoming sw rad flux (toa): all tss
  • var_id: toa_incoming_shortwave_flux
  • standard_name: toa_incoming_shortwave_flux
  • names: toa_incoming_shortwave_flux, incoming sw rad flux (toa): all tss
  • long_name: mead diagnostics: salinity kg/s
  • var_id: data
  • units: m3 s-1
  • names: mead diagnostics: salinity kg/s
  • long_name: mead diagnostics: temperature w
  • var_id: northward_ocean_heat_transport
  • units: W
  • standard_name: northward_ocean_heat_transport
  • names: northward_ocean_heat_transport, mead diagnostics: temperature w
  • units: m3 s-1
  • long_name: meridional overturning streamfunction/Sv
  • var_id: ocean_meridional_overturning_streamfunction
  • standard_name: ocean_meridional_overturning_streamfunction
  • names: ocean_meridional_overturning_streamfunction, meridional overturning streamfunction/Sv
  • standard_name: model_level_number
  • var_id: model_level_number
  • names: model_level_number
  • units: W m-2
  • long_name: outgoing lw rad flux (toa)
  • var_id: toa_outgoing_longwave_flux
  • standard_name: toa_outgoing_longwave_flux
  • names: toa_outgoing_longwave_flux, outgoing lw rad flux (toa)
  • units: W m-2
  • var_id: toa_outgoing_shortwave_flux
  • standard_name: toa_outgoing_shortwave_flux
  • long_name: outgoing sw rad flux (toa)
  • names: toa_outgoing_shortwave_flux, outgoing sw rad flux (toa)
  • standard_name: water_flux_into_ocean
  • units: kg m-2 s-1
  • long_name: ple:precip-evap into ocean kg/m2/s a
  • var_id: water_flux_into_ocean
  • names: water_flux_into_ocean, ple:precip-evap into ocean kg/m2/s a
  • long_name: potential temperature (ocean) deg.c
  • standard_name: sea_water_potential_temperature
  • units: degC
  • var_id: sea_water_potential_temperature
  • names: sea_water_potential_temperature, potential temperature (ocean) deg.c
  • standard_name: air_pressure_at_sea_level
  • long_name: pressure at mean sea level
  • units: Pa
  • var_id: air_pressure_at_sea_level
  • names: air_pressure_at_sea_level, pressure at mean sea level
  • var_id: surface_air_pressure
  • long_name: pstar after timestep
  • units: Pa
  • standard_name: surface_air_pressure
  • names: surface_air_pressure, pstar after timestep
  • standard_name: region
  • var_id: region_name
  • names: region
  • units: %
  • standard_name: relative_humidity
  • var_id: relative_humidity
  • long_name: relative humidity at 1.5m
  • names: relative_humidity, relative humidity at 1.5m
  • standard_name: relative_humidity
  • var_id: relative_humidity
  • units: %
  • long_name: relative humidity on pressure levels
  • names: relative_humidity, relative humidity on pressure levels
  • units: psu
  • standard_name: sea_water_salinity
  • long_name: salinity (ocean) (psu-35)/1000
  • var_id: sea_water_salinity
  • names: sea_water_salinity, salinity (ocean) (psu-35)/1000
  • long_name: snow amount after timestep kg/m2
  • standard_name: surface_snow_amount
  • units: kg m-2
  • var_id: surface_snow_amount
  • names: surface_snow_amount, snow amount after timestep kg/m2
  • long_name: specif hum;p levs;u grid. use macro
  • var_id: specific_humidity
  • units: 1
  • standard_name: specific_humidity
  • names: specific_humidity, specif hum;p levs;u grid. use macro
  • long_name: surf & bl totl moisture flux kg/m2/s
  • standard_name: surface_upward_water_vapor_flux
  • var_id: surface_upward_water_vapor_flux
  • units: kg m-2 s-1
  • names: surf & bl totl moisture flux kg/m2/s, surface_upward_water_vapor_flux
  • units: W m-2
  • standard_name: surface_upward_sensible_heat_flux
  • var_id: surface_upward_sensible_heat_flux
  • long_name: surface & b.layer heat fluxes w/m2
  • names: surface_upward_sensible_heat_flux, surface & b.layer heat fluxes w/m2
  • units: W m-2
  • standard_name: surface_upward_latent_heat_flux
  • long_name: surface latent heat flux w/m2
  • var_id: surface_upward_latent_heat_flux
  • names: surface_upward_latent_heat_flux, surface latent heat flux w/m2
  • var_id: runoff_flux
  • long_name: surface runoff amount kg/m2/ts
  • standard_name: runoff_flux
  • units: kg m-2 s-1
  • names: runoff_flux, surface runoff amount kg/m2/ts
  • long_name: surface runoff rate kg/m2/s
  • var_id: runoff_flux
  • standard_name: runoff_flux
  • units: kg m-2 s-1
  • names: runoff_flux, surface runoff rate kg/m2/s
  • standard_name: surface_temperature
  • long_name: surface temperature after timestep
  • var_id: surface_temperature
  • units: K
  • names: surface_temperature, surface temperature after timestep
  • standard_name: air_temperature
  • var_id: air_temperature
  • long_name: temperature at 1.5m
  • units: K
  • names: air_temperature, temperature at 1.5m
  • units: K
  • standard_name: air_temperature
  • var_id: air_temperature
  • long_name: temperature on pressure levels
  • names: air_temperature, temperature on pressure levels
  • long_name: total cloud amount in lw radiation
  • standard_name: cloud_area_fraction
  • units: 1
  • var_id: cloud_area_fraction
  • names: cloud_area_fraction, total cloud amount in lw radiation
  • units: W m-2
  • long_name: total downward surface sw flux
  • standard_name: surface_upwelling_shortwave_flux_in_air
  • var_id: surface_upwelling_shortwave_flux_in_air
  • names: surface_upwelling_shortwave_flux_in_air, total downward surface sw flux
  • standard_name: eastward_sea_water_velocity
  • long_name: total ocean u-velocity cm s**-1
  • units: m s-1
  • var_id: eastward_sea_water_velocity
  • names: eastward_sea_water_velocity, total ocean u-velocity cm s**-1
  • standard_name: northward_sea_water_velocity
  • units: m s-1
  • long_name: total ocean v-velocity cm s**-1
  • var_id: northward_sea_water_velocity
  • names: northward_sea_water_velocity, total ocean v-velocity cm s**-1
  • var_id: precipitation_flux
  • long_name: total precipitation rate kg/m2/s
  • units: kg m-2 s-1
  • standard_name: precipitation_flux
  • names: precipitation_flux, total precipitation rate kg/m2/s
  • units: m s-1
  • standard_name: eastward_wind
  • var_id: eastward_wind
  • long_name: u compnt of wind on pressure levels
  • names: eastward_wind, u compnt of wind on pressure levels
  • units: m s-1
  • long_name: v compnt of wind on pressure levels
  • standard_name: northward_wind
  • var_id: northward_wind
  • names: northward_wind, v compnt of wind on pressure levels
  • var_id: upward_sea_water_velocity
  • units: m s-1
  • standard_name: upward_sea_water_velocity
  • long_name: vert.vel. on ocean half levels cm/s
  • names: upward_sea_water_velocity, vert.vel. on ocean half levels cm/s
  • var_id: surface_downward_eastward_stress
  • units: Pa
  • standard_name: surface_downward_eastward_stress
  • long_name: x-comp of surf & bl wind stress n/m2
  • names: surface_downward_eastward_stress, x-comp of surf & bl wind stress n/m2
  • long_name: y-comp of surf & bl wind stress n/m2
  • var_id: surface_downward_northward_stress
  • units: Pa
  • standard_name: surface_downward_northward_stress
  • names: surface_downward_northward_stress, y-comp of surf & bl wind stress n/m2

Co-ordinate Variables

  • standard_name: latitude
  • var_id: latitude
  • units: degrees_north
  • names: latitude
  • units: degrees_east
  • standard_name: longitude
  • var_id: longitude
  • names: longitude
  • standard_name: time
  • var_id: time
  • names: time
Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
1990-01-01T00:00:00
End time:
2091-01-01T00:00:00
Geographic Extent

 
90.0000°
 
-180.0000°
 
180.0000°
 
-90.0000°