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Dataset

 

RAPID: FORTE2 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 FORTE2 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: FORTE2 meteorology and ocean model outputs. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/d4c6ac6309dd4728adc11023628e2294
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: RAPID, Climate change, Atlantic Ocean's Thermohaline Circulation

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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:
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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 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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  • var_id: YEAR
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  • names: Elapsed model time
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  • var_id: LONGITUDE_U
  • long_name: Longitude
  • units: degrees
  • names: Longitude
  • units: days
  • long_name: Model Day
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  • var_id: pressure
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  • long_name: air_pressure_at_sea_level
  • var_id: psl
  • units: Pa
  • standard_name: air_pressure_at_sea_level
  • names: air_pressure_at_sea_level, air pressure at sea level
  • var_id: ta
  • standard_name: air_temperature
  • long_name: air_temperature
  • units: K
  • names: air_temperature, air temperature
  • long_name: atmosphere_horizontal_streamfunction
  • var_id: psi
  • units: m2 s-1
  • standard_name: atmosphere_horizontal_streamfunction
  • names: atmosphere_horizontal_streamfunction, atmosphere horizontal streamfunction
  • standard_name: barotropic_eastward_sea_water_velocity
  • units: m s-1
  • var_id: buo
  • names: barotropic_eastward_sea_water_velocity
  • units: m s-1
  • var_id: bvo
  • standard_name: barotropic_northward_sea_water_velocity
  • names: barotropic_northward_sea_water_velocity
  • var_id: bound_day
  • var_id: bound_depth
  • var_id: bound_latitude
  • var_id: bound_latitude_t
  • var_id: bound_latitude_u
  • var_id: bound_longitude
  • var_id: bound_longitude_t
  • var_id: bound_longitude_u
  • var_id: bound_time
  • long_name: convective_cloud_area_fraction
  • var_id: cl_conv
  • standard_name: convective_cloud_area_fraction
  • units: 1
  • names: convective_cloud_area_fraction, convective cloud area fraction
  • long_name: convective_rainfall_flux
  • var_id: pcon
  • units: kg m-2 s-1
  • standard_name: convective_rainfall_flux
  • names: convective_rainfall_flux, convective rainfall flux
  • units: m
  • long_name: depth
  • standard_name: depth
  • var_id: DEPTH_EDGES
  • names: depth
  • units: m
  • long_name: depth_at_centre_of_layer
  • var_id: DEPTH
  • standard_name: depth
  • names: depth, depth_at_centre_of_layer
  • units: m
  • long_name: depth_at_layer_interfaces
  • standard_name: depth
  • var_id: DEPTH_EDGES
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  • units: K day-1
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  • var_id: di_heat
  • names: diabatic_heating
  • long_name: divergence_of_wind
  • var_id: div
  • units: s-1
  • standard_name: divergence_of_wind
  • names: divergence_of_wind, divergence of wind
  • units: m s-1
  • standard_name: eastward_sea_water_velocity
  • var_id: uo
  • names: eastward_sea_water_velocity
  • units: m s-1
  • standard_name: eastward_wind
  • var_id: ua
  • long_name: eastward_wind
  • names: eastward_wind, eastward wind
  • units: K m2 kg-1 s-1
  • long_name: ertel_potential_vorticity
  • var_id: ertel_pv
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  • units: m
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  • var_id: zg
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  • standard_name: cloud_area_fraction
  • long_name: high_level_cloud_area_fraction
  • var_id: cl_high
  • units: 1
  • names: cloud_area_fraction, high_level_cloud_area_fraction
  • long_name: lagrangian_tendency_of_air_pressure
  • var_id: wap
  • units: Pa s-1
  • standard_name: lagrangian_tendency_of_air_pressure
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  • standard_name: large_scale_rainfall_flux
  • units: kg m-2 s-1
  • long_name: large_scale_rainfall_flux
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  • long_name: low_level_cloud_area_fraction
  • standard_name: cloud_area_fraction
  • units: 1
  • var_id: cl_low
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  • units: m
  • long_name: lwe_thickness_of_soil_moisture_content
  • standard_name: lwe_thickness_of_soil_moisture_content
  • var_id: mst_soil
  • names: lwe_thickness_of_soil_moisture_content, lwe thickness of soil moisture content
  • standard_name: cloud_area_fraction
  • long_name: mid_level_cloud_area_fraction
  • units: 1
  • var_id: cl_mid
  • names: cloud_area_fraction, mid_level_cloud_area_fraction
  • units: psu/s
  • long_name: northward_ocean_freshwater_transport
  • var_id: nfreshw
  • names: northward_ocean_freshwater_transport
  • long_name: northward_ocean_heat_transport
  • var_id: nheat
  • units: W
  • names: northward_ocean_heat_transport
  • units: m s-1
  • standard_name: northward_sea_water_velocity
  • var_id: vo
  • names: northward_sea_water_velocity
  • units: m s-1
  • var_id: va
  • standard_name: northward_wind
  • long_name: northward_wind
  • names: northward_wind, northward wind
  • long_name: precipitation_flux
  • var_id: pr
  • units: kg m-2 s-1
  • standard_name: precipitation_flux
  • names: precipitation_flux, precipitation flux
  • var_id: mrro
  • standard_name: runoff_flux
  • units: kg m-2 s-1
  • long_name: runoff_flux
  • names: runoff_flux, runoff flux
  • units: m
  • var_id: zos
  • standard_name: sea_surface_height_above_geoid
  • names: sea_surface_height_above_geoid
  • var_id: rho_is
  • units: kg m-3
  • standard_name: sea_water_density
  • names: sea_water_density
  • standard_name: sea_water_potential_temperature
  • var_id: theta0
  • units: K
  • names: sea_water_potential_temperature
  • var_id: so
  • standard_name: sea_water_salinity
  • units: 1e-3
  • names: sea_water_salinity
  • units: K
  • standard_name: soil_temperature
  • long_name: soil_temperature
  • var_id: t_soil
  • names: soil_temperature, soil temperature
  • var_id: hus
  • units: 1
  • long_name: specific_humidity
  • standard_name: specific_humidity
  • names: specific_humidity, specific humidity
  • units: m/s
  • long_name: speed_of_sound_in_sea_water
  • var_id: co
  • names: speed_of_sound_in_sea_water
  • standard_name: surface_air_pressure
  • units: Pa
  • var_id: ps
  • long_name: surface_air_pressure
  • names: surface_air_pressure, surface air pressure
  • long_name: surface_albedo
  • var_id: albedo
  • units: 1
  • standard_name: surface_albedo
  • names: surface_albedo, surface albedo
  • units: Pa
  • standard_name: surface_downward_eastward_stress
  • var_id: tauu
  • names: surface_downward_eastward_stress
  • units: W m-2
  • standard_name: surface_downward_heat_flux_in_sea_water
  • var_id: hfo
  • names: surface_downward_heat_flux_in_sea_water
  • units: W/m^2
  • long_name: surface_downward_heat_flux_into_sea_water
  • var_id: hfo
  • names: surface_downward_heat_flux_into_sea_water
  • units: Pa
  • standard_name: surface_downward_northward_stress
  • var_id: tauv
  • names: surface_downward_northward_stress
  • long_name: surface_downward_water_flux
  • var_id: waflux
  • units: mm day-1
  • names: surface_downward_water_flux
  • units: W m-2
  • long_name: surface_downwelling_longwave_flux_in_air
  • standard_name: surface_downwelling_longwave_flux_in_air
  • var_id: rlds
  • names: surface_downwelling_longwave_flux_in_air, surface downwelling longwave flux in air
  • units: W m-2
  • standard_name: surface_downwelling_shortwave_flux_in_air
  • long_name: surface_downwelling_shortwave_flux_in_air
  • var_id: rsds
  • names: surface_downwelling_shortwave_flux_in_air, surface downwelling shortwave flux in air
  • units: W m-2
  • long_name: surface_energy_balance
  • var_id: srf_en_b
  • names: surface_energy_balance
  • units: m
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  • var_id: snd
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  • long_name: surface_specific_humidity
  • standard_name: surface_specific_humidity
  • units: 1
  • var_id: huss
  • names: surface_specific_humidity, surface specific humidity
  • standard_name: surface_temperature
  • var_id: ts
  • long_name: surface_temperature
  • units: K
  • names: surface_temperature, surface temperature
  • units: W m-2
  • standard_name: surface_upward_latent_heat_flux
  • long_name: surface_upward_latent_heat_flux
  • var_id: hfls
  • names: surface_upward_latent_heat_flux, surface upward latent heat flux
  • units: W m-2
  • standard_name: surface_upward_sensible_heat_flux
  • var_id: hfss
  • long_name: surface_upward_sensible_heat_flux
  • names: surface_upward_sensible_heat_flux, surface upward sensible heat flux
  • units: W m-2
  • var_id: rlus
  • long_name: surface_upwelling_longwave_flux_in_air
  • standard_name: surface_upwelling_longwave_flux_in_air
  • names: surface_upwelling_longwave_flux_in_air, surface upwelling longwave flux in air
  • units: W m-2
  • standard_name: surface_upwelling_shortwave_flux_in_air
  • var_id: rsus
  • long_name: surface_upwelling_shortwave_flux_in_air
  • names: surface_upwelling_shortwave_flux_in_air, surface upwelling shortwave flux in air
  • units: K/s
  • var_id: t_tend_adv
  • long_name: tendency_of_sea_water_potential_temperature_due_to_advection
  • names: tendency_of_sea_water_potential_temperature_due_to_advection
  • units: K/s
  • long_name: tendency_of_sea_water_potential_temperature_due_to_horizontal_diffusion
  • var_id: t_tend_hdiff
  • names: tendency_of_sea_water_potential_temperature_due_to_horizontal_diffusion
  • units: K/s
  • long_name: tendency_of_sea_water_potential_temperature_due_to_vertical_diffusion
  • var_id: t_tend_vdiff
  • names: tendency_of_sea_water_potential_temperature_due_to_vertical_diffusion
  • units: psu/s
  • var_id: s_tend_adv
  • long_name: tendency_of_sea_water_salinity_due_to_advection
  • names: tendency_of_sea_water_salinity_due_to_advection
  • units: psu/s
  • var_id: s_tend_hdiff
  • long_name: tendency_of_sea_water_salinity_due_to_horizontal_diffusion
  • names: tendency_of_sea_water_salinity_due_to_horizontal_diffusion
  • long_name: tendency_of_sea_water_salinity_due_to_horizontal_mixing
  • standard_name: tendency_of_sea_water_salinity_due_to_horizontal_mixing
  • var_id: s_tend_hdiff
  • units: s-1
  • names: tendency_of_sea_water_salinity_due_to_horizontal_mixing, tendency of sea water salinity due to horizontal mixing
  • units: psu/s
  • var_id: s_tend_vdiff
  • long_name: tendency_of_sea_water_salinity_due_to_vertical_diffusion
  • names: tendency_of_sea_water_salinity_due_to_vertical_diffusion
  • long_name: tendency_of_sea_water_salinity_due_to_vertical_mixing
  • standard_name: tendency_of_sea_water_salinity_due_to_vertical_mixing
  • units: s-1
  • var_id: s_tend_vdiff
  • names: tendency_of_sea_water_salinity_due_to_vertical_mixing, tendency of sea water salinity due to vertical mixing
  • units: K s-1
  • var_id: t_tend_adv
  • long_name: tendency_of_sea_water_temperature_due_to_advection
  • standard_name: tendency_of_sea_water_temperature_due_to_advection
  • names: tendency_of_sea_water_temperature_due_to_advection, tendency of sea water temperature due to advection
  • units: K s-1
  • var_id: t_tend_hdiff
  • long_name: tendency_of_sea_water_temperature_due_to_horizontal_mixing
  • standard_name: tendency_of_sea_water_temperature_due_to_horizontal_mixing
  • names: tendency_of_sea_water_temperature_due_to_horizontal_mixing, tendency of sea water temperature due to horizontal mixing
  • long_name: tendency_of_sea_water_temperature_due_to_vertical_mixing
  • standard_name: tendency_of_sea_water_temperature_due_to_vertical_mixing
  • units: K s-1
  • var_id: t_tend_vdiff
  • names: tendency_of_sea_water_temperature_due_to_vertical_mixing, tendency of sea water temperature due to vertical mixing
  • units: W m-2
  • long_name: toa_incoming_shortwave_flux
  • standard_name: toa_incoming_shortwave_flux
  • var_id: rsdt
  • names: toa_incoming_shortwave_flux, toa incoming shortwave flux
  • units: W m-2
  • standard_name: toa_outgoing_longwave_flux
  • long_name: toa_outgoing_longwave_flux
  • var_id: rtmt
  • names: toa_outgoing_longwave_flux, toa outgoing longwave flux
  • units: W m-2
  • long_name: toa_outgoing_shortwave_flux
  • standard_name: toa_outgoing_shortwave_flux
  • var_id: rsut
  • names: toa_outgoing_shortwave_flux, toa outgoing shortwave flux
  • units: m s-1
  • long_name: u_cphase
  • var_id: u_cphase
  • names: u_cphase
  • units: m s-1
  • var_id: wo
  • standard_name: upward_sea_water_velocity
  • names: upward_sea_water_velocity
  • var_id: vort
  • units: s-1
  • long_name: vorticity
  • names: vorticity
  • standard_name: water_flux_into_ocean
  • units: kg m-2 s-1
  • var_id: wfo
  • names: water_flux_into_ocean

Co-ordinate Variables

  • standard_name: latitude
  • var_id: latitude
  • long_name: latitude
  • units: degrees_north
  • names: latitude
  • standard_name: latitude
  • var_id: LATITUDE_T
  • long_name: latitude_on_tracer_point_mask
  • units: degrees_north
  • names: latitude, latitude_on_tracer_point_mask
  • standard_name: latitude
  • var_id: LATITUDE_U
  • long_name: latitude_on_vector_point_mask
  • units: degrees_north
  • names: latitude, latitude_on_vector_point_mask
  • units: degrees_east
  • standard_name: longitude
  • long_name: longitude
  • var_id: longitude
  • names: longitude
  • units: degrees_east
  • var_id: LONGITUDE_T
  • standard_name: longitude
  • long_name: longitude_on_tracer_point_mask
  • names: longitude, longitude_on_tracer_point_mask
  • standard_name: longitude
  • units: degrees_east
  • var_id: LONGITUDE_U
  • long_name: longitude_on_vector_point_mask
  • names: longitude, longitude_on_vector_point_mask
  • var_id: YEAR
  • standard_name: time
  • names: time
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°