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Dataset

 
Update Frequency: Not Planned
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2008-12-03
Download Stats: last 12 months

Abstract

"The Role of Air-Sea Forcing in Causing Rapid Changes in the North Atlantic Thermohaline Circulation" project was a Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) RAPID Climate Change Research Programme project (Round 1 - NER/T/S/2002/00427 - Duration 16 Feb 2004 - 15 Oct 2007) led by Dr Simon Josey of National Ocenaography Centre, with co-investigators also at the National Oceanography Centre.

This dataset collections contains analysis of coupled model output of surface forcing variability in ocean circulation from the Fast Ocean Rapid Troposphere Experiment (FORTE).

Rapid Climate Change (RAPID) was a £20 million, six-year (2001-2007) programme for the Natural Environment Research Council. The programme aimed to improve the ability to quantify the probability and magnitude of future rapid change in climate, with a main (but not exclusive) focus on the role of the Atlantic Ocean's Thermohaline Circulation.

Citable as:  Natural Environment Research Council; Grist, J.; Josey, S. (2008): RAPID: FORTE climate model data (2004-2007). NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/5ab377d31133041357f5f88c711dcdac
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: RAPID, Climate change, Atlantic Ocean's Thermohaline Circulation

Details

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http://badc.nerc.ac.uk/view/badc.nerc.ac.uk__ATOM__dep_1228314626827073
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Data lineage:

Data provided by Jeremy Grist at National Oceanographic Centre (NOC).

Data Quality:
Not known at this time.
File Format:
Data are netCDF formatted

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Process overview

This dataset was generated by the computation detailed below.
Title FORTE (Fast Ocean Rapid Troposphere Experiment) model deployed on National Oceanographic Centre Southampton (NOCS)
Abstract This computation involved: FORTE (Fast Ocean Rapid Troposphere Experiment) model deployed on National Oceanographic Centre Southampton (NOCS). The centre is the country's focus for oceanography and represents an unparalleled investment in marine and earth sciences and technology in the UK. The centre opened in 1995 in a purpose-built, 50 million waterfront campus on the city Empress Dock. A collaboration between the Natural Environment Research Council and the University of Southampton, the centre houses around 500 staff and 750 undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Input Description None
Output Description None
Software Reference None
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  • long_name: Surface Temp. Flux
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  • var_id: TIME
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  • long_name: WAFLUX
  • var_id: WAFLUX
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  • long_name: air_temperature
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  • var_id: BUO
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  • units: m/s
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  • var_id: BVO
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  • long_name: northward_ocean_heat_transport
  • var_id: NHEAT
  • names: northward_ocean_heat_transport
  • units: m/s
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  • var_id: VA
  • names: northward_wind
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  • long_name: surface_eastward_stress
  • var_id: TAUU
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  • units: W/m^2
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  • units: K/s
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  • var_id: T_TEND_HDIFF
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  • units: K/s
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  • var_id: T_TEND_VDIFF
  • names: tendency_of_sea_water_potential_temperature_due_ to_vertical_diffusion
  • units: psu/s
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  • units: psu/s
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  • var_id: S_TEND_HDIFF
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  • var_id: S_TEND_VDIFF
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  • var_id: time
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  • units: W/m^2
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  • var_id: SWTOPUP
  • names: toa_net_upward_shortwave_flux
  • units: W/m^2
  • long_name: toa_outgoing_longwave_flux
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  • names: toa_outgoing_longwave_flux
  • units: m/s
  • long_name: upward_sea_water_velocity
  • var_id: WO
  • names: upward_sea_water_velocity
  • units: mm/day
  • var_id: waflux
  • units: m/year
  • long_name: water_flux_into_ocean
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Co-ordinate Variables

Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
2004-02-16T00:00:00
End time:
2007-10-14T23:00:00
Geographic Extent

 
90.0000°
 
-180.0000°
 
180.0000°
 
-90.0000°