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WCRP CMIP5: The NSF-DOE-NCAR team CESM1-CAM5-1-FV2 model output for the historicalNat experiment

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Latest Data Update: 2020-03-02
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2017-03-17
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 234 Files | 474GB


WCRP CMIP5: The NSF-DOE-NCAR team CESM1-CAM5-1-FV2 model output for the natural-only historical simulation (historicalNat) experiment. These data cover the following realms: atmos, land, ocean and seaIce; at the following frequency: mon. The runs included the ensemble members: r3i1p1 and r4i1p1.

The WCRP Coupled Model Intercomparison Project, Phase 5 (CMIP5), was a global climate model intercomparison project, coordinated by PCMDI (Program For Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison) on behalf of the World Climate Research Program (WCRP) and provided input for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 5th Assessment Report (AR5).

The NSF-DOE-NCAR team consisted of the following agencies: National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).

Citable as:  National Science Foundation; US Department of Energy; National Center for Atmospheric Research (2017): WCRP CMIP5: The NSF-DOE-NCAR team CESM1-CAM5-1-FV2 model output for the historicalNat experiment. Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, date of citation.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: CMIP5, CMIP, WCRP, climate change, NSF-DOE-NCAR, CESM1-CAM5-1-FV2, historicalNat, atmos, land, ocean, seaIce, mon


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Data lineage:

Data were produced and verified by The NSF-DOE-NCAR team scientists before publication via the Earth Systems Grid Federation (ESGF) and a copy obtained by the Centre for Environmental Data Analysis (CEDA).

Data Quality:
Please see the linked documentation "CMIP5 Metadata Simulation Quality Control Report" for quality control assessment for this simulation.
File Format:
Data are netCDF formatted.

Process overview

This dataset was generated by the computation detailed below.

The NSF-DOE-NCAR team running: experiment historicalNat using the CESM1-CAM5-1-FV2 model.


The NSF-DOE-NCAR team running the natural-only historical simulation (historicalNat) experiment using the CESM1-CAM5-1-FV2 model. See linked documentation for available information for each component.

The NSF-DOE-NCAR team consisted of the following agencies: National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).

Please note the following are not recorded within the Earth System Documentation (ES-DOC) site : CESM1-CAM5-1-FV2 model and simulation details.

Input Description


Output Description


Software Reference


  • units: N m-1
  • long_name: Compressive Sea Ice Strength
  • standard_name: compressive_strength_of_sea_ice
  • var_id: streng
  • units: W m-2
  • standard_name: surface_downwelling_longwave_flux_in_air
  • long_name: Downwelling Long Wave over Sea Ice
  • var_id: rldssi
  • units: W m-2
  • standard_name: surface_downwelling_shortwave_flux_in_air
  • var_id: rsdssi
  • long_name: Downwelling Shortwave over Sea Ice
  • units: K
  • standard_name: sea_water_potential_temperature
  • long_name: Global Average Sea Water Potential Temperature
  • var_id: thetaoga
  • units: W m-2
  • standard_name: net_downward_radiative_flux_at_top_of_atmosphere_model
  • var_id: rtmt
  • long_name: Net Downward Flux at Top of Model
  • var_id: pr
  • units: kg m-2 s-1
  • standard_name: rainfall_flux
  • long_name: Rainfall Flux where Ice Free Ocean over Sea
  • standard_name: relative_humidity
  • units: %
  • long_name: Relative Humidity
  • var_id: hur
  • units: %
  • standard_name: sea_ice_area_fraction
  • var_id: sic
  • long_name: Sea Ice Area Fraction
  • units: 1
  • standard_name: sea_surface_salinity
  • long_name: Sea Surface Salinity
  • var_id: sos
  • units: kg
  • long_name: Sea Water Mass
  • standard_name: sea_water_mass
  • var_id: masso
  • units: K
  • standard_name: sea_water_potential_temperature
  • var_id: thetao
  • long_name: Sea Water Potential Temperature
  • units: 1
  • standard_name: sea_water_salinity
  • var_id: so
  • long_name: Sea Water Salinity
  • units: m s-1
  • var_id: uo
  • long_name: Sea Water X Velocity
  • standard_name: sea_water_x_velocity
  • units: m s-1
  • var_id: vo
  • long_name: Sea Water Y Velocity
  • standard_name: sea_water_y_velocity
  • units: m
  • standard_name: surface_snow_thickness
  • long_name: Snow Depth
  • var_id: snd
  • units: kg m-2 s-1
  • var_id: snomelt
  • standard_name: surface_snow_melt_flux
  • long_name: Snow Melt Rate
  • units: kg m-2 s-1
  • standard_name: snowfall_flux
  • var_id: prsn
  • long_name: Snowfall Flux where Ice Free Ocean over Sea
  • units: kg m-2
  • long_name: Soil Frozen Water Content
  • standard_name: soil_frozen_water_content
  • var_id: mrfso
  • units: s-1
  • long_name: Strain Rate Divergence of Sea Ice
  • var_id: divice
  • standard_name: divergence_of_sea_ice_velocity
  • units: Pa
  • standard_name: surface_air_pressure
  • var_id: ps
  • long_name: Surface Air Pressure
  • units: W m-2
  • var_id: hfss
  • standard_name: surface_downward_sensible_heat_flux
  • long_name: Surface Downward Sensible Heat Flux
  • units: N m-2
  • standard_name: surface_downward_x_stress
  • long_name: Surface Downward X Stress
  • var_id: tauuo
  • units: N m-2
  • standard_name: surface_downward_y_stress
  • long_name: Surface Downward Y Stress
  • var_id: tauvo
  • units: kg m-2 s-1
  • standard_name: snowfall_flux
  • var_id: prsn
  • long_name: Surface Snowfall Rate into the Sea Ice Portion of the Grid Cell
  • units: W m-2
  • standard_name: surface_upward_sensible_heat_flux
  • long_name: Surface Upward Sensible Heat Flux over Sea Ice
  • var_id: hfssi
  • var_id: rlut
  • units: W m-2
  • standard_name: toa_outgoing_longwave_flux
  • long_name: TOA Outgoing Longwave Radiation
  • units: W m-2
  • standard_name: surface_upwelling_longwave_flux_in_air
  • long_name: Upward Long Wave over Sea Ice
  • var_id: rlussi
  • units: kg m-2
  • standard_name: moisture_content_of_soil_layer
  • long_name: Water Content of Soil Layer
  • var_id: mrlsl
  • units: kg m-2 s-1
  • var_id: evap
  • standard_name: water_evaporation_flux
  • long_name: Water Evaporation Flux from Sea Ice
  • units: N m-2
  • var_id: strairx
  • long_name: X-Component of Atmospheric Stress On Sea Ice
  • standard_name: surface_downward_x_stress
  • units: N m-2
  • var_id: strocnx
  • long_name: X-Component of Ocean Stress On Sea Ice
  • standard_name: upward_x_stress_at_sea_ice_base
  • units: N m-2
  • var_id: strairy
  • long_name: Y-Component of Atmospheric Stress On Sea Ice
  • standard_name: surface_downward_y_stress
  • units: N m-2
  • var_id: strocny
  • long_name: Y-Component of Ocean Stress On Sea Ice
  • standard_name: upward_y_stress_at_sea_ice_base
  • units: 1
  • long_name: cell index along first dimension
  • var_id: i
  • units: 1
  • long_name: cell index along second dimension
  • var_id: j
  • units: m
  • var_id: depth
  • standard_name: depth
  • long_name: depth
  • var_id: depth_bnds
  • var_id: lat_bnds
  • units: degrees_north
  • var_id: lat_vertices
  • var_id: lev_bnds
  • var_id: lon_bnds
  • units: degrees_east
  • var_id: lon_vertices
  • units: m
  • standard_name: depth
  • var_id: lev
  • long_name: ocean depth coordinate
  • units: Pa
  • standard_name: air_pressure
  • long_name: pressure
  • var_id: plev
  • var_id: time_bnds

Co-ordinate Variables

  • units: degrees_north
  • standard_name: latitude
  • long_name: latitude
  • var_id: lat
  • units: degrees_north
  • standard_name: latitude
  • var_id: lat
  • long_name: latitude coordinate
  • units: degrees_east
  • standard_name: longitude
  • long_name: longitude
  • var_id: lon
  • units: degrees_east
  • standard_name: longitude
  • var_id: lon
  • long_name: longitude coordinate
  • long_name: time
  • standard_name: time
  • var_id: time
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