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Dataset

 
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2008-12-10
Download Stats: last 12 months

Abstract

The QUEST-GSI WPd1 "Climate scenarios". The aim was to construct climate scenarios representing the effects of uncertainty and different rates of climate forcing.

This dataset contains model data which construct climate scenarios.

The project requires climate scenarios which (a) characterise the uncertainty in the climate change associated with a given forcing, including changes in climate variability and extreme events, and (b) allow the construction of generalised relationships between climate forcing and impact.

Citable as:  Arnell, N.; Gosling, S. (2008): QUEST-GSI: Climate scenarios model data. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/32f731f7976045489ffeeda4794d4451
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: QUEST, GSI, climate change

Details

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Use of these data is covered by the following licence: http://licences.ceda.ac.uk/image/data_access_condition/quest.pdf. When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
Data lineage:

Data provided by Nigel Arnell (University of Reading) for archiving at the BADC.

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

Process overview

This dataset was generated by a combination of instruments deployed on platforms and computations as detailed below.

Computation Element: 1

Title CSIRO-Mk2 Global Circulation Model deployed on Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation computing facility
Abstract This computation involved: CSIRO-Mk2 Global Circulation Model deployed on Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation computing facility.
Input Description None
Output Description None
Software Reference None

Computation Element: 2

Title CGCM2 Canadian Global Coupled Model Version 2 deployed on Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis computing facility
Abstract This computation involved: CGCM2 Canadian Global Coupled Model Version 2 deployed on Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis computing facility.
Input Description None
Output Description None
Software Reference None

Computation Element: 3

Title ECHAM4 ocean coupled general circulation model deployed on Max Planck Institute für Meteorologie computing facility
Abstract This computation involved: ECHAM4 ocean coupled general circulation model deployed on Max Planck Institute für Meteorologie computing facility.
Input Description None
Output Description None
Software Reference None

Computation Element: 4

Title Hadley Centre Coupled Model 3 (HadCM3) deployed on unknown computer
Abstract This computation involved: Hadley Centre Coupled Model 3 (HadCM3).
Input Description None
Output Description None
Software Reference None

Computation Element: 5

Title NCAR-PCM Parallel Climate Model deployed on National Centre for Atmospheric Research (USA) computing facility
Abstract This computation involved: NCAR-PCM Parallel Climate Model deployed on National Centre for Atmospheric Research (USA) computing facility.
Input Description None
Output Description None
Software Reference None
  • standard_name: cloud_area_fraction
  • var_id: cld
  • long_name: Cloud area fraction
  • units: Percentage
  • names: cloud_area_fraction, Cloud area fraction
  • standard_name: air_temperature
  • var_id: tmp
  • long_name: Near surface air temperature
  • units: Celsius
  • names: air_temperature, Near surface air temperature
  • standard_name: air_temperature
  • var_id: dtr
  • long_name: Near surface air temperature: diurnal range
  • units: Celsius
  • names: air_temperature, Near surface air temperature: diurnal range
  • units: kg m-2
  • standard_name: precipitation_amount
  • long_name: Precipitation
  • var_id: pre
  • names: precipitation_amount, Precipitation
  • var_id: sst
  • standard_name: sea_surface_temperature
  • units: Celsius
  • long_name: Sea Surface Temperture
  • names: sea_surface_temperature, Sea Surface Temperture
  • units: hPa
  • var_id: vap
  • long_name: Water vapor pressure
  • standard_name: water_vapor_pressure
  • names: Water vapor pressure, water_vapor_pressure
  • units: days
  • long_name: Wet day frequency
  • var_id: wet
  • names: Wet day frequency, wet_day_frequency

Co-ordinate Variables

  • units: degrees_north
  • standard_name: latitude
  • var_id: latitude
  • long_name: latitude (degrees north)
  • names: latitude, latitude (degrees north)
  • units: degrees_east
  • standard_name: longitude
  • var_id: longitude
  • long_name: longitude (degrees east)
  • names: longitude, longitude (degrees east)
  • var_id: time
  • standard_name: latitude
  • units: months since 2003/01/01 00:00:00
  • long_name: time (months since 2003/01/01 00:00:00)
  • names: time, latitude, time (months since 2003/01/01 00:00:00)
  • var_id: time
  • standard_name: latitude
  • units: months since 2006/01/01 00:00:00
  • long_name: time (months since 2006/01/01 00:00:00)
  • names: time, latitude, time (months since 2006/01/01 00:00:00)
  • var_id: time
  • standard_name: latitude
  • units: months since 2040/01/01 00:00:00
  • long_name: time (months since 2040/01/01 00:00:00)
  • names: time, latitude, time (months since 2040/01/01 00:00:00)
Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
2009-01-01T00:00:00
End time:
2013-12-31T23:59:59
Geographic Extent

 
90.0000°
 
-180.0000°
 
180.0000°
 
-90.0000°