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UKCP09: Marine data for UK waters from past and future multi-level ocean model simulations

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2017-09-05
Download Stats: last 12 months

Abstract

The UK climate projections 2009 (UKCP09) marine and coastal multi-level ocean projections provide detailed information on the potential future implications of climate change on the marine environment in UK waters.
Marine parameters are provided for projections of changes in water temperature, salinity, currents and stability of the water column over a 12km marine grid, for the 30 year time period 2070-2099 (and the baseline period 1961-1990) for the medium emissions scenario (IPCC SRES: A1B).

Note: The multi-level ocean projections are based on a single model simulation. In contrast to some other components of UKCP09 these are not probabilistic projections, meaning they do not quantify the range of future changes associated with modelling uncertainties or natural climate variability.

More information about the variables and methodology (including assumptions and caveats) are given in Chapter 6 of the Marine & coastal projections report (see linked documentation).

Citable as:  Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research (2017): UKCP09: Marine data for UK waters from past and future multi-level ocean model simulations. Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, date of citation. http://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/46f53c4e24f4428cba1c42a608844c82
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: UKCP09, UK, marine, model, climate projections

Details

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Access rules:
Public data: access to these data is available to both registered and non-registered users.
Use of these data is covered by the following licence: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/. When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
Data lineage:

Original data were produced by the Met Office as part of the UKCP09 service before preparation for archival with the Centre for Environmental Data Analysis (CEDA).

Data Quality:
The UKCP09 data were quality controlled by the UKCP09 partners prior to being made available through the UKCP09 data portal in 2009. See the UKCP09 climate projections review and response along with further details are in given in the relevant projections reports (and external websites) which are available under "Docs".
File Format:
The data are NetCDF formatted and adhere to version 1.0 of the CF data conventions.

Process overview

This dataset was generated by the computation detailed below.
Title UKCP09 data computation with POLCOMS model
Abstract These UKCP09 data were generated using outputs from a Met-Office Hadley Centre (MOHC) regional climate model simulation to drive the Atlantic Margin application shelf sea model of the Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory Coastal Ocean Modelling System (POLCOMS) (now the National Oceanography Centre Liverpool; NOCL). The POLCOMS shelf sea model is well established having been used operationally by the UK Met Office since 2002 and used in many scientific projects by NOCL (formerly POL) and the UK research community. It has been validated with observations from marine weather stations. See the marine and coastal projections report for full details.
Input Description None
Output Description None
Software Reference None
  • units: days
  • var_id: stratndays
  • long_name: Average number of seasonally stratified days
  • names: Average number of seasonally stratified days, stratndays
  • units: m
  • long_name: Bathymetry (sea floor depth below sea level)
  • standard_name: sea_floor_depth_below_sea_level
  • var_id: bathymetry
  • names: bathymetry, Bathymetry (sea floor depth below sea level), sea_floor_depth_below_sea_level
  • units: days
  • long_name: Change in average number of seasonally stratified days
  • var_id: change_in_stratndays
  • names: change_in_stratndays, Change in average number of seasonally stratified days
  • units: day
  • long_name: Change in day of breakdown of seasonal stratification
  • var_id: change_in_stratbreakdownday
  • names: change_in_stratbreakdownday, Change in day of breakdown of seasonal stratification
  • units: day
  • long_name: Change in day of onset of seasonal stratification
  • var_id: change_in_stratonsetday
  • names: Change in day of onset of seasonal stratification, change_in_stratonsetday
  • units: day
  • long_name: Change in day of peak seasonal stratification
  • var_id: change_in_stratpeakday
  • names: change_in_stratpeakday, Change in day of peak seasonal stratification
  • units: m
  • standard_name: ocean_mixed_layer_thickness
  • long_name: Change in maximum daily mean mixed layer depth
  • var_id: change_in_mld_dmean_tmax_abs
  • names: ocean_mixed_layer_thickness, change_in_mld_dmean_tmax_abs, Change in maximum daily mean mixed layer depth
  • units: J m-3
  • long_name: Change in maximum daily mean potential energy anomaly per unit depth
  • var_id: change_in_pea_dmean_tmax_abs
  • names: Change in maximum daily mean potential energy anomaly per unit depth, change_in_pea_dmean_tmax_abs
  • units: 0.001
  • long_name: Change in maximum daily mean salinity
  • var_id: change_in_sal_dmean_tmax_abs
  • standard_name: sea_water_salinity
  • names: sea_water_salinity, change_in_sal_dmean_tmax_abs, Change in maximum daily mean salinity
  • standard_name: sea_water_potential_temperature
  • units: degC
  • long_name: Change in maximum daily mean sea water potential temperature
  • var_id: change_in_ptemp_dmean_tmax_abs
  • names: sea_water_potential_temperature, Change in maximum daily mean sea water potential temperature, change_in_ptemp_dmean_tmax_abs
  • units: J m-2
  • var_id: change_in_ke_dmean_tmax_abs
  • long_name: Change in maximum daily mean total kinetic energy through water column
  • names: change_in_ke_dmean_tmax_abs, Change in maximum daily mean total kinetic energy through water column
  • units: m
  • var_id: change_in_mld_dmean_tmean_abs
  • long_name: Change in mean mixed layer depth
  • names: change_in_mld_dmean_tmean_abs, Change in mean mixed layer depth
  • units: J m-3
  • var_id: change_in_pea_dmean_tmean_abs
  • long_name: Change in mean potential energy anomaly per unit depth
  • names: change_in_pea_dmean_tmean_abs, Change in mean potential energy anomaly per unit depth
  • units: 0.001
  • long_name: Change in mean salinity
  • var_id: change_in_sal_dmean_tmean_abs
  • standard_name: sea_water_salinity
  • names: sea_water_salinity, Change in mean salinity, change_in_sal_dmean_tmean_abs
  • standard_name: sea_water_potential_temperature
  • units: degC
  • long_name: Change in mean sea water potential temperature
  • var_id: change_in_ptemp_dmean_tmean_abs
  • names: sea_water_potential_temperature, Change in mean sea water potential temperature, change_in_ptemp_dmean_tmean_abs
  • var_id: change_in_ke_dmean_tmean_abs
  • units: J m-2
  • long_name: Change in mean total kinetic energy through water column
  • names: change_in_ke_dmean_tmean_abs, Change in mean total kinetic energy through water column
  • units: m
  • long_name: Change in minimum daily mean mixed layer depth
  • var_id: change_in_mld_dmean_tmin_abs
  • names: change_in_mld_dmean_tmin_abs, Change in minimum daily mean mixed layer depth
  • units: J m-3
  • long_name: Change in minimum daily mean potential energy anomaly per unit depth
  • var_id: change_in_pea_dmean_tmin_abs
  • names: Change in minimum daily mean potential energy anomaly per unit depth, change_in_pea_dmean_tmin_abs
  • units: 0.001
  • long_name: Change in minimum daily mean salinity
  • var_id: change_in_sal_dmean_tmin_abs
  • standard_name: sea_water_salinity
  • names: sea_water_salinity, change_in_sal_dmean_tmin_abs, Change in minimum daily mean salinity
  • var_id: change_in_ptemp_dmean_tmin_abs
  • standard_name: sea_water_potential_temperature
  • units: degC
  • long_name: Change in minimum daily mean sea water potential temperature
  • names: sea_water_potential_temperature, Change in minimum daily mean sea water potential temperature, change_in_ptemp_dmean_tmin_abs
  • long_name: Change in minimum daily mean total kinetic energy through water column
  • var_id: change_in_ke_dmean_tmin_abs
  • units: J m-2
  • names: Change in minimum daily mean total kinetic energy through water column, change_in_ke_dmean_tmin_abs
  • units: m
  • long_name: Change in standard deviation of mean mixed layer depth
  • var_id: change_in_mld_dmean_tstd_abs
  • names: Change in standard deviation of mean mixed layer depth, change_in_mld_dmean_tstd_abs
  • units: J m-3
  • long_name: Change in standard deviation of mean potential energy anomaly per unit depth
  • var_id: change_in_pea_dmean_tstd_abs
  • names: change_in_pea_dmean_tstd_abs, Change in standard deviation of mean potential energy anomaly per unit depth
  • units: 0.001
  • var_id: change_in_sal_dmean_tstd_abs
  • standard_name: sea_water_salinity
  • long_name: Change in standard deviation of mean salinity
  • names: sea_water_salinity, Change in standard deviation of mean salinity, change_in_sal_dmean_tstd_abs
  • long_name: Change in standard deviation of mean sea water potential temperature
  • units: degC
  • var_id: change_in_ptemp_dmean_tstd_abs
  • standard_name: sea_water_potential_temperature
  • names: sea_water_potential_temperature, change_in_ptemp_dmean_tstd_abs, Change in standard deviation of mean sea water potential temperature
  • long_name: Change in standard deviation of mean total kinetic energy through water column
  • var_id: change_in_ke_dmean_tstd_abs
  • units: J m-2
  • names: Change in standard deviation of mean total kinetic energy through water column, change_in_ke_dmean_tstd_abs
  • units: day
  • long_name: Day of breakdown of seasonal stratification
  • var_id: stratbreakdownday
  • names: Day of breakdown of seasonal stratification, stratbreakdownday
  • units: day
  • var_id: stratonsetday
  • long_name: Day of onset of seasonal stratification
  • names: Day of onset of seasonal stratification, stratonsetday
  • units: day
  • long_name: Day of peak seasonal stratification
  • var_id: stratpeakday
  • names: Day of peak seasonal stratification, stratpeakday
  • units: m
  • long_name: Depth below the surface of the near-bed model level
  • var_id: depthofnearbedlevel
  • standard_name: depth
  • names: depth, depthofnearbedlevel, Depth below the surface of the near-bed model level
  • units: m
  • standard_name: depth
  • long_name: Depth below the surface of the near-surface model level
  • var_id: depthofsurfacelevel
  • names: depth, Depth below the surface of the near-surface model level, depthofsurfacelevel
  • units: m
  • var_id: mld_dmean_tmax_abs
  • long_name: Maximum daily mean mixed layer depth
  • names: Maximum daily mean mixed layer depth, mld_dmean_tmax_abs
  • units: J m-3
  • var_id: pea_dmean_tmax_abs
  • long_name: Maximum daily mean potential energy anomaly per unit depth
  • names: pea_dmean_tmax_abs, Maximum daily mean potential energy anomaly per unit depth
  • units: 0.001
  • long_name: Maximum daily mean salinity
  • var_id: sal_dmean_tmax_abs
  • standard_name: sea_water_salinity
  • names: sea_water_salinity, Maximum daily mean salinity, sal_dmean_tmax_abs
  • standard_name: sea_water_potential_temperature
  • units: degC
  • long_name: Maximum daily mean sea water potential temperature
  • var_id: ptemp_dmean_tmax_abs
  • names: sea_water_potential_temperature, ptemp_dmean_tmax_abs, Maximum daily mean sea water potential temperature
  • var_id: ke_dmean_tmax_abs
  • units: J m-2
  • long_name: Maximum daily mean total kinetic energy through water column
  • names: ke_dmean_tmax_abs, Maximum daily mean total kinetic energy through water column
  • units: m
  • long_name: Mean mixed layer depth
  • var_id: mld_dmean_tmean_abs
  • names: Mean mixed layer depth, mld_dmean_tmean_abs
  • units: J m-3
  • long_name: Mean potential energy anomaly per unit depth
  • var_id: pea_dmean_tmean_abs
  • names: Mean potential energy anomaly per unit depth, pea_dmean_tmean_abs
  • units: 0.001
  • long_name: Mean salinity
  • var_id: sal_dmean_tmean_abs
  • standard_name: sea_water_salinity
  • names: sea_water_salinity, sal_dmean_tmean_abs, Mean salinity
  • var_id: ptemp_dmean_tmean_abs
  • standard_name: sea_water_potential_temperature
  • units: degC
  • long_name: Mean sea water potential temperature
  • names: sea_water_potential_temperature, Mean sea water potential temperature, ptemp_dmean_tmean_abs
  • long_name: Mean total kinetic energy through water column
  • var_id: ke_dmean_tmean_abs
  • units: J m-2
  • names: ke_dmean_tmean_abs, Mean total kinetic energy through water column
  • units: m
  • long_name: Minimum daily mean mixed layer depth
  • var_id: mld_dmean_tmin_abs
  • names: mld_dmean_tmin_abs, Minimum daily mean mixed layer depth
  • units: J m-3
  • long_name: Minimum daily mean potential energy anomaly per unit depth
  • var_id: pea_dmean_tmin_abs
  • names: Minimum daily mean potential energy anomaly per unit depth, pea_dmean_tmin_abs
  • units: 0.001
  • var_id: sal_dmean_tmin_abs
  • standard_name: sea_water_salinity
  • long_name: Minimum daily mean salinity
  • names: sea_water_salinity, Minimum daily mean salinity, sal_dmean_tmin_abs
  • long_name: Minimum daily mean sea water potential temperature
  • units: degC
  • var_id: ptemp_dmean_tmin_abs
  • standard_name: sea_water_potential_temperature
  • names: sea_water_potential_temperature, Minimum daily mean sea water potential temperature, ptemp_dmean_tmin_abs
  • long_name: Minimum daily mean total kinetic energy through water column
  • var_id: ke_dmean_tmin_abs
  • units: J m-2
  • names: Minimum daily mean total kinetic energy through water column, ke_dmean_tmin_abs
  • var_id: level
  • units: -
  • long_name: Ocean Level
  • names: Ocean Level, level
  • units: m
  • long_name: Standard deviation of mean mixed layer depth
  • var_id: mld_dmean_tstd_abs
  • names: mld_dmean_tstd_abs, Standard deviation of mean mixed layer depth
  • var_id: pea_dmean_tstd_abs
  • units: J m-3
  • long_name: Standard deviation of mean potential energy anomaly per unit depth
  • names: Standard deviation of mean potential energy anomaly per unit depth, pea_dmean_tstd_abs
  • units: 0.001
  • long_name: Standard deviation of mean salinity
  • var_id: sal_dmean_tstd_abs
  • standard_name: sea_water_salinity
  • names: sea_water_salinity, Standard deviation of mean salinity, sal_dmean_tstd_abs
  • standard_name: sea_water_potential_temperature
  • units: degC
  • long_name: Standard deviation of mean sea water potential temperature
  • var_id: ptemp_dmean_tstd_abs
  • names: sea_water_potential_temperature, ptemp_dmean_tstd_abs, Standard deviation of mean sea water potential temperature
  • units: J m-2
  • var_id: ke_dmean_tstd_abs
  • long_name: Standard deviation of mean total kinetic energy through water column
  • names: Standard deviation of mean total kinetic energy through water column, ke_dmean_tstd_abs
  • var_id: bounds_latitude
  • var_id: bounds_longitude
  • var_id: meaning_period
  • long_name: meaning_period
  • units: -
  • names: meaning_period

Co-ordinate Variables

  • standard_name: latitude
  • var_id: latitude
  • long_name: latitude
  • units: degrees_north
  • names: latitude
  • units: degrees_east
  • standard_name: longitude
  • long_name: longitude
  • var_id: longitude
  • names: longitude
  • long_name: time
  • standard_name: time
  • var_id: time
  • names: time
Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
1961-01-01T00:00:00
End time:
2099-12-31T23:59:59
Geographic Extent

 
61.1101°
 
-8.5649°
 
4.4195°
 
49.5310°