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QPENSO: Forced monthly mean ocean and atmosphere model fields measurements

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Latest Data Update: 2013-10-09
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2015-12-18
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 25 Files | 12GB


Model simulations undertaken by the Quantifying variability of the El Nino Southern Oscillation on adaptation-relevant time scales using a novel palaeodata-modelling approach (QPENSO) project. These are coupled ocean-atmosphere experiments with a modified version of the HadCM3 (UM version 4.5) climate model. The model has been modified to include stable isotopes of oxygen in both the ocean and atmosphere sub-models, after Tindall et al., 2009. The simulations are grouped into two experiments: 1) 'picontrol', comprising a single 750 year duration unforced pre-industrial boundary condition simulation; 2) 'forced', comprising a suite of six historical simulations of the interval 1160-1360 AD and including changes in solar, volcanic and greenhouse gas forcing. The six simulations represent an initial-condition ensemble over this interval. This dataset contains the forced experiment data.
This project was funded by NERC.

Citable as:  Russon, T. (2015): QPENSO: Forced monthly mean ocean and atmosphere model fields measurements. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation.
Abbreviation: rm2010-qpenso-forced
Keywords: NERC, QPENSO, el nino, ENSO, paleo, model, picontrol, simulation, oxygen


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Data created by QPENSO project team based in the School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh. The data were transferred to the BADC at the end of the project.

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Process overview

This dataset was generated by the computation detailed below.

Hadley Centre Coupled Model 3 (HadCM3) deployed on unknown computer


This computation involved: Hadley Centre Coupled Model 3 (HadCM3).

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  • units: 1e-3 kg m-2 s-1
  • long_name: Stable oxygen isotopic composition of mean precipitation flux (dpr)
  • var_id: dpr
  • units: 1e-3
  • long_name: Stable oxygen isotopic composition of ocean water (dsw)
  • var_id: dsw
  • units: m
  • var_id: depth
  • long_name: depth below surface
  • var_id: depth_bnds
  • var_id: latitude_bnds
  • var_id: longitude_bnds
  • var_id: pr
  • units: kg m-2 s-1
  • standard_name: precipitation_flux
  • standard_name: sea_water_salinity
  • units: 1e-3
  • var_id: sss
  • units: K
  • var_id: sst
  • standard_name: sea_water_temperature
  • var_id: time

Co-ordinate Variables

  • units: degree_north
  • standard_name: latitude
  • var_id: latitude
  • units: degree_east
  • standard_name: longitude
  • var_id: longitude
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