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WCRP CMIP5: Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) GFDL-CM3 model output for the amip4xCO2 experiment

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Latest Data Update: 2013-09-02
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2017-03-17
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 46 Files | 980MB


WCRP CMIP5: Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) GFDL-CM3 model output for the amip4xCO2 experiment. These data cover the following realms: aerosol and atmos; at the following frequency: mon. The runs included the ensemble member: r1i1p1.

The WCRP Coupled Model Intercomparison Project, Phase 5 (CMIP5), was a global climate model intercomparison project, coordinated by PCMDI (Program For Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison) on behalf of the World Climate Research Program (WCRP) and provided input for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 5th Assessment Report (AR5).

Citable as:  Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (2017): WCRP CMIP5: Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) GFDL-CM3 model output for the amip4xCO2 experiment. Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, date of citation.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: CMIP5, CMIP, WCRP, climate change, NOAA-GFDL, GFDL-CM3, amip4xCO2, aerosol, atmos, mon


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Data lineage:

Data were produced and verified by Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) scientists before publication via the Earth Systems Grid Federation (ESGF) and a copy obtained by the Centre for Environmental Data Analysis (CEDA).

Data Quality:
Please see the linked documentation "CMIP5 Metadata Simulation Quality Control Report" for quality control assessment for this simulation.
File Format:
Data are netCDF formatted.

Process overview

This dataset was generated by the computation detailed below.

Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) running: experiment amip4xCO2 using the GFDL-CM3 model.


Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) running the amip4xCO2 experiment using the GFDL-CM3 model. See linked documentation for available information for each component.

Please note the following are not recorded within the Earth System Documentation (ES-DOC) site : simulation details.

Input Description


Output Description


Software Reference


  • long_name: End time for average period
  • var_id: average_T2
  • units: %
  • standard_name: cloud_area_fraction_in_atmosphere_layer
  • var_id: clisccp
  • long_name: ISCCP Cloud Area Fraction
  • units: 1
  • standard_name: cloud_albedo
  • long_name: ISCCP Mean Cloud Albedo
  • var_id: albisccp
  • units: Pa
  • standard_name: air_pressure_at_cloud_top
  • long_name: ISCCP Mean Cloud Top Pressure
  • var_id: pctisccp
  • units: %
  • standard_name: cloud_area_fraction
  • var_id: cltisccp
  • long_name: ISCCP Total Cloud Fraction
  • units: days
  • long_name: Length of average period
  • var_id: average_DT
  • units: kg m-2
  • long_name: Load of SO4
  • standard_name: atmosphere_mass_content_of_sulfate_dry_aerosol
  • var_id: loadso4
  • long_name: Start time for average period
  • var_id: average_T1
  • units: %
  • standard_name: cloud_area_fraction
  • var_id: clt
  • long_name: Total Cloud Fraction
  • units: 1
  • standard_name: atmosphere_optical_thickness_due_to_cloud
  • var_id: tau
  • long_name: cloud optical thickness
  • units: 1
  • var_id: tau_bnds
  • long_name: cloud optical thickness bounds
  • var_id: lat_bnds
  • var_id: lon_bnds
  • units: Pa
  • long_name: pressure
  • var_id: plev_bnds
  • var_id: time_bnds
  • long_name: time axis boundaries

Co-ordinate Variables

  • units: degrees_north
  • standard_name: latitude
  • long_name: latitude
  • var_id: lat
  • units: degrees_east
  • standard_name: longitude
  • long_name: longitude
  • var_id: lon
  • long_name: time
  • standard_name: time
  • var_id: time
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