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RAPID: HadCM3 control 9K simulation freshwater experiment

Update Frequency: As Needed
Latest Data Update: 2009-11-09
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2014-09-21
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 14 Files | 190MB


The "ISOMAP UK" project was a combined data-modelling investigation of water isotopes and their interpretation during rapid climate change events project was a Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) RAPID Climate Change Research Programme project (Round 1 - NER/T/S/2002/00460 - Duration 1 May 2003 - 30 Apr 2008) led by Prof J.A. Holmes of the University College London, with co-investigators at the University of Southampton, University of Liverpool, University of Manchester, University of Bristol and the NERC British Antarctic Survey.

This dataset contains comparison of high-resolution isotope records from terrestrial archives in NW Europe with model simulations of isotopes in precipitation. This is a control 9K simulation, and a freshwater hosing experiment. The freshwater hosing experiment had 5Sv of freshwater added to the North Atlantic for 1 year. The freshwater forcing was then removed and the model allowed to adjust.

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:  Tindall, J. (2014): RAPID: HadCM3 control 9K simulation freshwater experiment. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: RAPID, Climate change, water


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Data files provided as is by Jeni Milsom at Bristol University.

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Process overview

This dataset was generated by the computation detailed below.

Hadley Centre Coupled Model 3 (HadCM3) deployed on Met Office Hadley Centre Computers


This computation involved: Hadley Centre Coupled Model 3 (HadCM3) deployed on Met Office Hadley Centre Computers.

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  • standard_name: not_found
  • long_name: OCN EXTRACER 1: CONVEN TCO2
  • var_id: otracer1_mm_dpth
  • names: OCN EXTRACER 1: CONVEN TCO2, not_found
  • units: (psu-35)/1000
  • long_name: SALINITY (OCEAN) (PSU-35)/1000
  • standard_name: sea_water_salinity
  • var_id: salinity_mm_dpth
  • names: SALINITY (OCEAN) (PSU-35)/1000, sea_water_salinity
  • units: kg kg-1
  • long_name: Stash code = 338
  • standard_name: not_found
  • var_id: QCL_mm
  • names: Stash code = 338, not_found
  • var_id: temp_mm_1_5m
  • long_name: TEMPERATURE AT 1.5M
  • standard_name: air_temperature
  • units: K
  • names: air_temperature, TEMPERATURE AT 1.5M
  • units: m
  • var_id: depth
  • long_name: generic
  • var_id: lev
  • units: level
  • names: generic
  • units: m
  • var_id: ht
  • var_id: latitude
  • long_name: latitude
  • units: degrees_north
  • names: latitude
  • var_id: time

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  • units: degrees_east
  • standard_name: longitude
  • long_name: longitude
  • var_id: longitude
  • names: longitude
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