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Dataset

 

RAPID: FRUGAL meteorology and ocean model outputs

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2008-12-10
Download Stats: last 12 months

Abstract

"Improving our ability to predict rapid changes in the El Nino Southern Oscillation climatic phenomenon" project, which was a Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) RAPID Climate Change Research Programme project (Round 1 - NER/T/S/2002/00443 - Duration 1 Jan 2004 - 30 Sep 2007) led by Prof Alexander Tudhope of the University of Edinburgh, with co-investigators at the Scottish Universities Environment Research Centre, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, and the University of Reading.

This dataset collection contains meteorology and ocean model outputs from the FRUGAL model.

The objective was to use a combination of palaeoclimate reconstruction from annually-banded corals and the fully coupled HadCM3 atmosphere-ocean general circulation model to develop an understanding of the controls on variability in the strength and frequency of ENSO, and to improve our ability to predict the likelihood of future rapid changes in this important element of the climate system. To achieve this, we targeted three periods:0-2.5 ka: Representative of near-modern climate forcing; revealing the internal variability in the system.6-9 ka: a period of weak or absent ENSO, and different orbital forcing; a test of the model's ability to capture externally-forced change in ENSO.200-2100 AD: by using the palaeo periods to test and optimise model parameterisation, produce a new, improved, prediction of ENSO variability in a warming world.

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:  Gregory, J.M. (2008): RAPID: FRUGAL meteorology and ocean model outputs. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/89896f4ac3224d68a0afa279a96bc63a
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: RAPID, Climate change, Atlantic Ocean's Thermohaline Circulation

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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:

Data provided by contributing modelling centres to the BADC for archiving.

Data Quality:
Not known.
File Format:
Data are netCDF formatted

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Process overview

This dataset was generated by the computation detailed below.
Title FRUGAL deployed on unknown computer
Abstract This computation involved: FRUGAL.
Input Description None
Output Description None
Software Reference None
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  • long_name: Global meridional overturning streamfunction (transformed to conventional longitude - latitude grid)
  • names: Global meridional overturning streamfunction (transformed to conventional longitude - latitude grid)
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  • names: Pacific meridional heat transport (transformed to conventional longitude - latitude grid)
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  • names: Pacific meridional overturning streamfunction (transformed to conventional longitude - latitude grid)
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  • units: kg s-1
  • long_name: Pacific meridional salt transport (transformed to conventional longitude - latitude grid)
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  • long_name: Pacific/Indian meridional heat transport (transformed to conventional longitude - latitude grid)
  • var_id: ozb33
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  • names: Pacific/Indian meridional overturning streamfunction (transformed to conventional longitude - latitude grid)
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  • long_name: Pacific/Indian meridional salt transport (transformed to conventional longitude - latitude grid)
  • var_id: ozb37
  • names: Pacific/Indian meridional salt transport (transformed to conventional longitude - latitude grid)
  • long_name: air temperature
  • units: K
  • var_id: a2d33
  • names: air temperature
  • long_name: atmospheric water vapour content
  • var_id: a2d311
  • units: kg m-2
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  • units: kg m-3
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  • names: distance from surface down to bottom of level k
  • units: m
  • long_name: distance from surface down to centre of level k
  • var_id: zt
  • names: distance from surface down to centre of level k
  • units: m s-1
  • long_name: eastward wind velocity (eastward in southern hemisphere only)
  • var_id: a2d313
  • names: eastward wind velocity (eastward in southern hemisphere only)
  • units: kg m-2 s-1
  • long_name: fresh water flux to ocean
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  • long_name: horizontal kinetic energy
  • var_id: o3d36
  • units: m2 s-2
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  • units: W m-2
  • long_name: incoming top of atmosphere shortwave heat flux
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  • names: incoming top of atmosphere shortwave heat flux
  • long_name: latitude of the (i,j) t point
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  • long_name: latitude of the (i,j) u,v point
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  • names: latitude of the (i,j) u,v point
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  • long_name: latitudinal width of t boxes
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  • var_id: dyu
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  • var_id: xt
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  • names: longitude of the (i,j) t point
  • long_name: longitude of the (i,j) u,v point
  • var_id: xu
  • units: degrees
  • names: longitude of the (i,j) u,v point
  • units: m
  • long_name: longitudinal width of t boxes
  • var_id: dxt
  • names: longitudinal width of t boxes
  • units: m
  • var_id: dxu
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  • long_name: meridional heat transport due to diffusion on model grid (northward in southern hemisphere only)
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  • units: W
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  • names: meridional heat transport on model grid (northward in southern hemisphere only)
  • long_name: meridional salt transport due to diffusion on model grid (northward in southern hemisphere only)
  • var_id: o3d314
  • units: kg s-1
  • names: meridional salt transport due to diffusion on model grid (northward in southern hemisphere only)
  • units: kg s-1
  • var_id: o3d313
  • long_name: meridional salt transport on model grid (northward in southern hemisphere only)
  • names: meridional salt transport on model grid (northward in southern hemisphere only)
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  • long_name: northward wind velocity (northward in southern hemisphere only)
  • var_id: a2d314
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  • long_name: number of vertical boxes over t points
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  • long_name: number of vertical boxes over u points
  • var_id: kmu
  • names: number of vertical boxes over u points
  • var_id: o3d11
  • long_name: ocean potential temperature
  • units: K
  • names: ocean potential temperature
  • long_name: ocean salinity
  • var_id: o3d12
  • units: 1e-3
  • names: ocean salinity
  • units: m s-1
  • long_name: ocean u velocity (eastward in southern hemisphere only)
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  • names: ocean u velocity (eastward in southern hemisphere only)
  • units: m s-1
  • long_name: ocean v velocity (northward in southern hemisphere only)
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  • names: ocean v velocity (northward in southern hemisphere only)
  • var_id: o3d15
  • units: m s-1
  • long_name: ocean w velocity (upward)
  • names: ocean w velocity (upward)
  • units: W m-2
  • long_name: outgoing longwave top of atmosphere heat flux
  • var_id: a2d318
  • names: outgoing longwave top of atmosphere heat flux
  • units: W m-2
  • long_name: outgoing top of atmosphere shortwave heat flux
  • var_id: a2d317
  • names: outgoing top of atmosphere shortwave heat flux
  • long_name: precipitation flux
  • var_id: a2d32
  • units: kg m-2 s-1
  • names: precipitation flux
  • units: kg m-2 s-1
  • long_name: runoff flux
  • var_id: a2d312
  • names: runoff flux
  • units: 1e-2
  • var_id: o2d33
  • long_name: sea ice fraction
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  • units: m
  • long_name: sea ice thickness
  • var_id: o2d32
  • names: sea ice thickness
  • units: m s-1
  • long_name: sea ice u velocity (eastward in southern hemisphere only)
  • var_id: o2d34
  • names: sea ice u velocity (eastward in southern hemisphere only)
  • units: m s-1
  • long_name: sea ice v velocity (northward in southern hemisphere only)
  • var_id: o2d35
  • names: sea ice v velocity (northward in southern hemisphere only)
  • units: m
  • long_name: sea surface height
  • var_id: o2d11
  • names: sea surface height
  • var_id: a2d315
  • long_name: specific humidity
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  • units: m s-1
  • long_name: speed of sound
  • var_id: o3d37
  • names: speed of sound
  • units: W m-2
  • long_name: surface downward shortwave heat flux
  • var_id: a2d39
  • names: surface downward shortwave heat flux
  • var_id: a2d34
  • units: Pa
  • long_name: surface eastward wind stress
  • names: surface eastward wind stress
  • long_name: surface northward wind stress
  • var_id: a2d35
  • units: Pa
  • names: surface northward wind stress
  • var_id: a2d11
  • units: Pa
  • long_name: surface pressure
  • names: surface pressure
  • long_name: surface temperature
  • var_id: a2d310
  • units: K
  • names: surface temperature
  • units: W m-2
  • long_name: surface upward latent heat flux
  • var_id: a2d36
  • names: surface upward latent heat flux
  • units: W m-2
  • var_id: a2d38
  • long_name: surface upward longwave heat flux
  • names: surface upward longwave heat flux
  • units: W m-2
  • long_name: surface upward sensible heat flux
  • var_id: a2d37
  • names: surface upward sensible heat flux
  • units: W m-2
  • long_name: total heat flux to ocean
  • var_id: o2d37
  • names: total heat flux to ocean
  • units: m
  • long_name: vertical separation bewteen centres of levels k and k+1
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  • long_name: zonal heat transport due to diffusion on model grid (eastward in southern hemisphere only)
  • var_id: o3d312
  • units: W
  • names: zonal heat transport due to diffusion on model grid (eastward in southern hemisphere only)
  • var_id: o3d311
  • units: W
  • long_name: zonal heat transport on model grid (eastward in southern hemisphere only)
  • names: zonal heat transport on model grid (eastward in southern hemisphere only)
  • long_name: zonal salt transport due to diffusion on model grid (eastward in southern hemisphere only)
  • units: kg s-1
  • var_id: o3d316
  • names: zonal salt transport due to diffusion on model grid (eastward in southern hemisphere only)
  • units: kg s-1
  • long_name: zonal salt transport on model grid (eastward in southern hemisphere only)
  • var_id: o3d315
  • names: zonal salt transport on model grid (eastward in southern hemisphere only)

Co-ordinate Variables

Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
1990-01-01T00:00:00
End time:
2091-01-01T00:00:00
Geographic Extent

 
90.0000°
 
-180.0000°
 
180.0000°
 
-90.0000°