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RAPID: Unified Model temperature and humidity data from xctf run

Update Frequency: As Needed
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2008-12-10
Download Stats: last 12 months

Abstract

Data from "The impact of climate change on the North Atlantic and European storm-track and blocking" project was a Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) RAPID Climate Change Research Programme project (Round 2 - NE/C509115/1 - Duration 14 Mar 2005 - 13 Mar 2008) led by Prof Sir Brian Hoskins of Imperial College London, Grantham Institute for Climate Change, with co-investigators also at the University of Reading.

This dataset collection contains Unified Model climate temperature and humidity outputs from model run xctf.

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; Blackburn, M.; Hoskins, B. (2008): RAPID: Unified Model temperature and humidity data from xctf run. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/95651705d6cd4c55b2c2fc5a20e6cda8
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: RAPID, Climate change, Atlantic Ocean's Thermohaline Circulation

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Data lineage:

Data from University of Reading.

Data Quality:
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File Format:
Data are netCDF formatted

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Process overview

This dataset was generated by the computation detailed below.
Title Met Office operational unified model (UM) deployed on unknown computer
Abstract This computation involved: Met Office operational unified model (UM).
Input Description None
Output Description None
Software Reference None
  • long_name: 2-D effective radius * 2-D re weight
  • var_id: field1468
  • names: 2-D effective radius * 2-D re weight, field1468
  • long_name: Advecting u * layer thickness (pascals) = zonal mass-flux
  • var_id: field224
  • names: Advecting u * layer thickness (pascals) = zonal mass-flux, field224
  • long_name: Advecting v * layer thickness (pascals) = meridional mass-flux
  • var_id: field225
  • names: field225, Advecting v * layer thickness (pascals) = meridional mass-flux
  • units: m
  • var_id: blht
  • long_name: Boundary layer height
  • names: blht, Boundary layer height
  • long_name: C3H7O2
  • var_id: C3H7O2
  • names: C3H7O2
  • long_name: C3H7OOH
  • var_id: C3H7OOH
  • names: C3H7OOH
  • var_id: field1384
  • long_name: Canopy conductance
  • names: field1384, Canopy conductance
  • units: kg m-2
  • var_id: field271
  • long_name: Canopy water content
  • names: field271, Canopy water content
  • units: W m-2
  • var_id: csilr
  • long_name: Clear-sky (type II) IR down
  • names: csilr, Clear-sky (type II) IR down
  • units: W m-2
  • var_id: csolr
  • long_name: Clear-sky (type II) IR up
  • names: csolr, Clear-sky (type II) IR up
  • units: W m-2
  • var_id: field208
  • long_name: Clear-sky flux (type II) solar down
  • names: field208, Clear-sky flux (type II) solar down
  • units: W m-2
  • var_id: field207_1
  • long_name: Clear-sky flux (type II) solar up
  • names: field207_1, Clear-sky flux (type II) solar up
  • units: 0-1
  • var_id: cldamount
  • long_name: Cloud amount in a layer / at a level
  • names: cldamount, Cloud amount in a layer / at a level
  • long_name: Conditional sampling weight
  • var_id: field1467
  • names: Conditional sampling weight, field1467
  • var_id: convcld
  • long_name: Convective cloud
  • names: convcld, Convective cloud
  • units: kg m-2 s-1
  • var_id: cvrain
  • long_name: Convective rainfall rate
  • names: cvrain, Convective rainfall rate
  • units: kg m-2 s-1
  • var_id: cvsnow
  • long_name: Convective snowfall rate mm/s
  • names: cvsnow, Convective snowfall rate mm/s
  • units: W m-2
  • var_id: field200
  • long_name: Downward solar
  • names: field200, Downward solar
  • long_name: Droplet number conc * cloud amount
  • var_id: field1464
  • names: field1464, Droplet number conc * cloud amount
  • units: kg m-2 s-1
  • var_id: lsrain
  • long_name: Dynamic rainfall rate
  • names: lsrain, Dynamic rainfall rate
  • units: K m2 s-1 kg-1
  • long_name: Ertel potential vorticity (Q)
  • var_id: pv
  • names: Ertel potential vorticity (Q), pv
  • units: kg m-2 s-1
  • var_id: evap
  • long_name: Evap from sea * leads fraction.
  • names: evap, Evap from sea * leads fraction.
  • units: 0-1
  • var_id: iceconc
  • long_name: Fractional sea-ice cover
  • names: iceconc, Fractional sea-ice cover
  • var_id: field1386
  • long_name: Frozen soil moisture fraction
  • names: field1386, Frozen soil moisture fraction
  • units: m
  • var_id: ht
  • long_name: Height
  • names: ht, Height
  • units: m2
  • long_name: Height**2
  • var_id: htht
  • names: Height**2, htht
  • units: W m-2
  • var_id: ilr
  • long_name: IR down
  • names: ilr, IR down
  • units: W m-2
  • var_id: olr
  • long_name: IR up
  • names: olr, IR up
  • units: kg m-2 s-1
  • var_id: lssnow
  • long_name: Large scale snowfall rate mm/s
  • names: lssnow, Large scale snowfall rate mm/s
  • units: W m-2
  • var_id: lh
  • long_name: Latent heat flux
  • names: Latent heat flux, lh
  • long_name: Layer cloud amount in SWRAD (microphysics)
  • var_id: field166
  • names: Layer cloud amount in SWRAD (microphysics), field166
  • long_name: Layer cloud liquid re * layer cloud amount
  • var_id: field164
  • names: Layer cloud liquid re * layer cloud amount, field164
  • long_name: Layer cloud lwc * cloud amount
  • var_id: field1465
  • names: field1465, Layer cloud lwc * cloud amount
  • units: K s-1
  • var_id: lwhr
  • long_name: Long-wave radiative heating
  • names: lwhr, Long-wave radiative heating
  • var_id: O3
  • long_name: MAtr/ Ozone tracer
  • names: O3, MAtr/ Ozone tracer
  • units: K kg m-2 s-1 kg-1
  • long_name: Meridional mass-flux * specific humidity q
  • var_id: field232
  • names: field232, Meridional mass-flux * specific humidity q
  • units: K kg m-2 s-1 kg-1
  • long_name: Meridional mass-flux * total water
  • var_id: field236
  • names: field236, Meridional mass-flux * total water
  • units: kg m-2 s-1
  • var_id: field184
  • long_name: Moisture flux
  • names: field184, Moisture flux
  • units: W m-2
  • var_id: longwave_1
  • long_name: Net long wave radiation flux
  • names: longwave_1, Net long wave radiation flux
  • units: W m-2
  • var_id: solar_2
  • long_name: Net short wave radiation flux
  • names: solar_2, Net short wave radiation flux
  • units: Pa s-1
  • long_name: Omega (= dp/dt)
  • var_id: omega_2
  • names: Omega (= dp/dt), omega_2
  • units: kg m-2 tstep-1
  • long_name: Potential evaporation amount
  • var_id: field1557
  • names: Potential evaporation amount, field1557
  • units: K
  • var_id: theta
  • long_name: Potential temperature
  • names: theta, Potential temperature
  • units: Pa
  • long_name: Pressure
  • var_id: p_1
  • names: Pressure, p_1
  • units: m2 s-2
  • long_name: Product of wind components u*v
  • var_id: uv
  • names: uv, Product of wind components u*v
  • units: kg kg-1
  • var_id: QCF_1
  • long_name: QCF - Frozen cloud water
  • names: QCF_1, QCF - Frozen cloud water
  • units: kg kg-1
  • var_id: QCL_1
  • long_name: QCL - Liquid cloud water
  • names: QCL_1, QCL - Liquid cloud water
  • units: kg m-2 s-1
  • var_id: field1531
  • long_name: Rate of canopy throughfall
  • names: field1531, Rate of canopy throughfall
  • units: kg m-2 s-1
  • var_id: field1527
  • long_name: Rate of evaporation from canopy
  • names: field1527, Rate of evaporation from canopy
  • units: kg m-2 s-1
  • var_id: field1526
  • long_name: Rate of evaporation from soil surface
  • names: field1526, Rate of evaporation from soil surface
  • units: kg m-2 s-1
  • long_name: Rate of snow melt on land
  • var_id: field1530
  • names: field1530, Rate of snow melt on land
  • units: kg m-2 s-1
  • var_id: field1533
  • long_name: Rate of sub-surface runoff
  • names: field1533, Rate of sub-surface runoff
  • units: kg m-2 s-1
  • var_id: field1528
  • long_name: Rate of sublimation from surface (gridbox mean)
  • names: field1528, Rate of sublimation from surface (gridbox mean)
  • units: kg m-2 s-1
  • var_id: field1532
  • long_name: Rate of surface runoff
  • names: field1532, Rate of surface runoff
  • units: kg m-2 s-1
  • var_id: field1529
  • long_name: Rate of transpiration
  • names: field1529, Rate of transpiration
  • long_name: Relative humidity
  • var_id: rh_1
  • names: Relative humidity, rh_1
  • units: 0-1
  • long_name: SEA ICE FRACTION AFTER TIMESTEP
  • var_id: iceconc
  • names: SEA ICE FRACTION AFTER TIMESTEP
  • units: K
  • var_id: temp
  • long_name: SURFACE TEMPERATURE AFTER TIMESTEP
  • names: SURFACE TEMPERATURE AFTER TIMESTEP
  • units: W m-2
  • var_id: botmelt
  • long_name: Sea-ice botmelt
  • names: botmelt, Sea-ice botmelt
  • units: W m-2
  • var_id: sh_1
  • long_name: Sensible heat flux
  • names: Sensible heat flux, sh_1
  • units: K s-1
  • var_id: swhr
  • long_name: Short-wave radiative heating
  • names: swhr, Short-wave radiative heating
  • units: kg m-2
  • var_id: snowdepth_1
  • long_name: Snow depth (water equivalent)
  • names: snowdepth_1, Snow depth (water equivalent)
  • units: W m-2
  • var_id: field179
  • long_name: Soil heat flux
  • names: field179, Soil heat flux
  • long_name: Soil moisture availability factor
  • var_id: field1559
  • names: field1559, Soil moisture availability factor
  • units: kg m-2
  • var_id: sm_1
  • long_name: Soil moisture in each (of 4) levels
  • names: sm_1, Soil moisture in each (of 4) levels
  • units: K
  • var_id: soiltemp
  • long_name: Soil temperature (levels 2,3,4)
  • names: soiltemp, Soil temperature (levels 2,3,4)
  • units: m s-1
  • var_id: v
  • long_name: Southerly component of wind v
  • names: v, Southerly component of wind v
  • units: kg kg-1
  • long_name: Specific humidity q
  • var_id: q_4
  • names: Specific humidity q, q_4
  • units: kg m-2
  • var_id: sublim
  • long_name: Sublimation
  • names: sublim, Sublimation
  • units: m
  • long_name: Surface roughness (momentum)
  • var_id: field324
  • names: field324, Surface roughness (momentum)
  • units: K2
  • long_name: T**2
  • var_id: TT
  • names: TT, T**2
  • units: K Pa s-1
  • var_id: Tomega
  • long_name: T*omega
  • names: Tomega, T*omega
  • units: K m s-1
  • var_id: Tu
  • long_name: T*u
  • names: Tu, T*u
  • units: K m s-1
  • var_id: Tv
  • long_name: T*v
  • names: Tv, T*v
  • units: K
  • long_name: Temperature T
  • var_id: temp_5
  • names: Temperature T, temp_5
  • units: 0-1
  • long_name: Total cloud
  • var_id: field30_1
  • names: Total cloud, field30_1
  • units: W m-2
  • var_id: field203
  • long_name: Total downward surface solar flux over sea-ice.
  • names: field203, Total downward surface solar flux over sea-ice.
  • units: kg m-2
  • long_name: Total precipitation rate
  • var_id: precip
  • names: Total precipitation rate, precip
  • units: kg m-2
  • var_id: sm
  • long_name: Total soil moisture content (levels 1-4)
  • names: sm, Total soil moisture content (levels 1-4)
  • var_id: field1385
  • long_name: Unfrozen soil moisture fraction
  • names: field1385, Unfrozen soil moisture fraction
  • units: W m-2
  • var_id: field201
  • long_name: Upward solar
  • names: field201, Upward solar
  • long_name: Weight for 2-D effective radius
  • var_id: field1469
  • names: Weight for 2-D effective radius, field1469
  • units: m s-1
  • var_id: u
  • long_name: Westerly component of wind u
  • names: u, Westerly component of wind u
  • units: W m-2
  • var_id: wme
  • long_name: Wind mixing energy
  • names: wme, Wind mixing energy
  • units: m s-1
  • var_id: wind
  • long_name: Wind speed
  • names: Wind speed, wind
  • units: K kg m-2 s-1 kg-1
  • long_name: Zonal mass-flux * specific humidity q
  • var_id: field231
  • names: field231, Zonal mass-flux * specific humidity q
  • units: K kg m-2 s-1 kg-1
  • long_name: Zonal mass-flux * total water
  • var_id: field235
  • names: field235, Zonal mass-flux * total water
  • units: m
  • var_id: blht_1
  • units: m
  • var_id: ht
  • units: level
  • var_id: hybrid_p_x1000
  • units: level
  • var_id: hybrid_p_x1000_1
  • units: level
  • var_id: hybrid_p_x1000_2
  • units: level
  • var_id: hybrid_p_x1000_3
  • units: m
  • var_id: level275
  • units: level
  • var_id: level6
  • units: level
  • var_id: level6_1
  • units: level
  • var_id: msl
  • units: mbar
  • var_id: p
  • units: mbar
  • var_id: p_1
  • units: K m2 s-1 kg-1
  • var_id: pv
  • units: kg kg-1 Pa s-1
  • long_name: q*w (specific humidity * vertical velocity)
  • var_id: qomega_2
  • names: q*w (specific humidity * vertical velocity), qomega_2
  • units: level
  • var_id: surface
  • var_id: t
  • var_id: t_1
  • units: K
  • var_id: theta
  • units: K
  • var_id: theta_1
  • units: level
  • var_id: toa
  • units: m2 s-2
  • long_name: u**2
  • var_id: uu
  • names: uu, u**2
  • units: m Pa s-2
  • long_name: u*omega
  • var_id: uomega
  • names: uomega, u*omega
  • units: m kg s-1 kg-1
  • var_id: uq
  • long_name: u*q
  • names: uq, u*q
  • var_id: unspecified
  • units: m2 s-2
  • long_name: v**2
  • var_id: vv
  • names: v**2, vv
  • units: m Pa s-2
  • long_name: v*omega
  • var_id: vomega
  • names: vomega, v*omega
  • units: m kg s-1 kg-1
  • var_id: vq
  • long_name: v*q
  • names: vq, v*q
  • var_id: x
  • units: N m-2
  • var_id: taux
  • long_name: x component of wind stress
  • names: taux, x component of wind stress
  • units: m s-1
  • long_name: x wind component (with respect to grid)
  • var_id: x-wind_1
  • names: x wind component (with respect to grid), x-wind_1
  • units: degrees_east
  • var_id: x_1
  • var_id: y
  • units: N m-2
  • var_id: tauy
  • long_name: y component of wind stress
  • names: tauy, y component of wind stress
  • units: m s-1
  • long_name: y wind component (with respect to grid)
  • var_id: y-wind_1
  • names: y wind component (with respect to grid), y-wind_1
  • units: degrees_north
  • var_id: y_1

Co-ordinate Variables

Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
1978-12-01T00:00:00
End time:
2008-11-27T23:59:59
Geographic Extent

 
90.0000°
 
-180.0000°
 
180.0000°
 
-90.0000°