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SPECS - MOHC-GloSea5 model output prepared for SPECS aerosols (1992-2012)

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Latest Data Update: 2015-11-16
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2015-12-17
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 8.45K Files | 109GB


This dataset includes the Met Office GloSea5 model output prepared for SPECS aerosols (1992-2012). These data were prepared by the Met Office Hadley Centre, as part of the SPECS project.

Model id is GloSea5 (GloSea5: HadGEM3 v3.0 (2014); atmosphere: UM (GA3.0) ; ocean: NEMO (v2, ORCA0.25) ; coupler: OASIS3 (v3.3); sea ice: CICE), frequency is daily and monthly.

Daily Atmospheric variables are:
pr psl rls rlut tas tasmax tasmin

Monthly atmos variables:
pr psl ta tas zg

Monthly seaIce variables:
sic sit snd

Ocean variables:
so thetao tos uo vo

Citable as:  Knight, J. (2015): SPECS - MOHC-GloSea5 model output prepared for SPECS aerosols (1992-2012). Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, date of citation.
Abbreviation: SPECS-MOH-GloSea5-aerosols
Keywords: specs, MOHC, GloSea5, climate, model


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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: When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
Data lineage:

Data were supplied by SPECS participants to CEDA for archiving in 2015. Data was checked for compliance with CF standards and SPECS requirements.

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Process overview

  • units: K
  • standard_name: air_temperature
  • var_id: ta
  • long_name: Air Temperature
  • units: K
  • standard_name: air_temperature
  • var_id: tasmax
  • long_name: Daily Maximum Near-Surface Air Temperature
  • units: K
  • standard_name: air_temperature
  • var_id: tasmin
  • long_name: Daily Minimum Near-Surface Air Temperature
  • units: m
  • standard_name: geopotential_height
  • var_id: zg
  • long_name: Geopotential Height
  • var_id: nav_lev
  • units: model_levels
  • long_name: Model levels
  • units: K
  • standard_name: air_temperature
  • var_id: tas
  • long_name: Near-Surface Air Temperature
  • units: W m-2
  • standard_name: surface_net_downward_longwave_flux
  • long_name: Net longwave surface radiation
  • var_id: rls
  • var_id: pr
  • units: kg m-2 s-1
  • standard_name: precipitation_flux
  • long_name: Precipitation
  • units: %
  • standard_name: sea_ice_area_fraction
  • var_id: sic
  • long_name: Sea Ice Area Fraction
  • units: m
  • standard_name: sea_ice_thickness
  • long_name: Sea Ice Thickness
  • var_id: sit
  • units: Pa
  • var_id: psl
  • standard_name: air_pressure_at_sea_level
  • long_name: Sea Level Pressure
  • units: K
  • standard_name: sea_surface_temperature
  • var_id: tos
  • long_name: Sea Surface Temperature
  • units: psu
  • standard_name: sea_water_salinity
  • var_id: so
  • long_name: Sea Water Salinity
  • units: m s-1
  • var_id: uo
  • long_name: Sea Water X Velocity
  • standard_name: sea_water_x_velocity
  • units: m s-1
  • var_id: vo
  • standard_name: sea_water_y_velocity
  • long_name: Sea water Y velocity
  • units: K
  • standard_name: sea_water_potential_temperature
  • var_id: thetao
  • long_name: Sea water potential temperature
  • units: m
  • standard_name: surface_snow_thickness
  • long_name: Snow Depth
  • var_id: snd
  • units: degrees_north
  • long_name: T grid center latitude
  • var_id: TLAT
  • units: degrees_east
  • long_name: T grid center longitude
  • var_id: TLON
  • var_id: rlut
  • units: W m-2
  • standard_name: toa_outgoing_longwave_flux
  • long_name: TOA Outgoing Longwave Radiation
  • units: days
  • long_name: Time elapsed since the start of the forecast
  • standard_name: forecast_period
  • var_id: leadtime
  • units: m^2
  • var_id: tarea
  • long_name: area of T grid cells
  • var_id: time_bounds
  • long_name: boundaries for time-averaging interval
  • var_id: e1
  • var_id: e2
  • var_id: e3
  • standard_name: forecast_reference_time
  • var_id: forecast_reference_time
  • units: m
  • standard_name: height
  • var_id: height
  • long_name: height
  • units: degrees_north
  • long_name: latitude boundaries of T cells
  • var_id: latt_bounds
  • units: degrees_east
  • long_name: longitude boundaries of T cells
  • var_id: lont_bounds
  • long_name: ocean grid mask
  • var_id: tmask
  • units: hPa
  • var_id: pressure
  • long_name: pressure

Co-ordinate Variables

  • units: degrees_north
  • standard_name: latitude
  • long_name: Latitude
  • var_id: nav_lat
  • units: degrees_east
  • standard_name: longitude
  • long_name: Longitude
  • var_id: nav_lon
  • standard_name: time
  • var_id: time
  • long_name: Verification time of the forecast
  • units: degrees_north
  • standard_name: latitude
  • var_id: latitude
  • units: degrees_east
  • standard_name: longitude
  • var_id: longitude
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