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The impact of stratospheric ozone feedbacks on climate sensitivity estimates

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Latest Data Update: 2018-03-14
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2018-05-23
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 24 Files | 302KB


Data for each figure presented in the paper 'The impact of stratospheric ozone feedbacks on climate sensitivity estimates', as appeared in Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres in the year 2018.
- The temporal resolution ('temporalResolution'): depends on the variable: annual means or multi-annual-means.
- 'timeslice' climate model simulations using the HadGEM3-AO model from the UK Met Office, coupled to the interactive atmospheric chemistry scheme UKCA. References to model descriptions can be found in the publication. The simulations consist of a pre-industrial control run (A) and several abrupt4xCO2 simulations carried out with different treatments of atmospheric chemistry (B, D1, D2).
- 'umid' is the ID of the simulation, to be read from the stitching table.
- 'variable' names: 'temp': temperature, 'olr': Outgoing longwave radiation at the top of the atmosphere (TOA), 'csolr': same as olr but under clear sky conditions, 'field207': upward clear sky shortwave flux at the TOA, 'field201': Outgoing SW Flux at the TOA, 'tracer1': ozone mass mixing ratios, 'field1426': frozen cloud fraction in each grid cell, 'q': specific humidity, 'u': zonal wind component, 'ht': tropopause height in km following the WMO lapse rate definition.

Citable as:  Nowack, P.J.; Abraham, N.L.; Braesicke, P.; Pyle, J.A. (2018): The impact of stratospheric ozone feedbacks on climate sensitivity estimates. Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, date of citation.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: Not defined


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Model simulations with the HadGEM3-AO global climate model on the MonSooN supercomputer (both UK Met Office). The data was temporarily stored on the MASS data archive and then transferred directly

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Process overview

This dataset was generated by the computation detailed below.

Hadley Centre Global Environment Model version 3 (HadGEM3-AO)


We use the atmosphere-ocean coupled configuration of the Hadley Centre Global Environment
Model version 3 (HadGEM3-AO) from the United Kingdom Met Office (Hewitt et al., 2011). Atmospheric chemistry is represented by the United Kingdom Chemistry and Aerosols
(UKCA) model in an updated version of the detailed stratospheric chemistry configuration
(Morgenstern et al., 2009; Nowack et al., 2015, 2016, 2017) which is coupled to the MetUM.

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Software Reference


  • units: W m-2
  • var_id: csolr
  • standard_name: toa_outgoing_longwave_flux_assuming_clear_sky
  • long_name: Clear-sky (type II) IR up
  • units: W m-2
  • var_id: field200
  • standard_name: toa_incoming_shortwave_flux
  • long_name: Downward solar
  • units: m
  • var_id: ht
  • long_name: Height
  • standard_name: tropopause_altitude
  • units: m
  • var_id: ht
  • long_name: Height at Tropopause Level
  • units: level
  • long_name: Hybrid height
  • var_id: hybrid_ht_1
  • units: W m-2
  • var_id: olr
  • standard_name: toa_outgoing_longwave_flux
  • long_name: IR up
  • var_id: field1426
  • long_name: Layer frozen cloud amount in layers
  • units:
  • units: kg kg-1
  • var_id: tracer1
  • long_name: MAUA/ Atmosphere tracer 1 (conventionally O3)
  • units: kg kg-1
  • var_id: tracer1
  • units: W m-2
  • long_name: OUTGOING SW RAD FLUX (TOA)
  • var_id: field201
  • units: K
  • var_id: temp
  • units: kg kg-1
  • long_name: Specific humidity q
  • var_id: q
  • standard_name: specific_humidity
  • units: level
  • var_id: surface
  • long_name: Surface
  • units: W m-2
  • var_id: olr
  • standard_name: toa_outgoing_longwave_flux
  • units: K
  • long_name: Temperature T
  • var_id: temp
  • standard_name: surface_temperature
  • units: level
  • var_id: toa
  • long_name: Top of atmosphere
  • units: W m-2
  • var_id: field201
  • long_name: Upward solar
  • units: m s-1
  • standard_name: eastward_wind
  • var_id: u
  • long_name: Westerly component of wind u
  • units: m
  • var_id: ht_1
  • long_name: ht_1
  • units: degrees_north
  • var_id: lat
  • units: degrees_east
  • var_id: lon
  • units: level
  • var_id: surface
  • var_id: t_bnds
  • var_id: time

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: longitude_1
  • standard_name: time
  • var_id: t
  • long_name: t
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