IPCC AR5 Data on Storage Media

Selected IPCC AR5 data is available on storage media (USB flash drives). The data is a subset of the IPCC Working Group I AR5 snapshot of the 15th March 2013 (the cutoff date for literature to be included in the WGI AR5 report). The data is distributed on DVD for different regions (areas). The data is in monthly temporal resolution and the format is NetCDF.

Note that not all scenarios are available from all models.

Scenarios

  • historical - Simulation of recent past (1850 to 2005). Impose changing conditions (consistent with observations).

  • rcp26 - Future projection (2006-2100) forced by RCP2.6.  RCP2.6 is a representative concentration pathway which approximately results in a radiative  forcing of 2.6 W m-2 at year 2100, relative to pre-industrial conditions.

  • rcp45 - Future projection (2006-2100) forced by RCP4.5. RCP4.5 is a representative concentration pathway which approximately results in a radiative  forcing of 4.5 W m-2 at year 2100, relative to pre-industrial conditions. RCPs are time-dependent, consistent projections of emissions and concentrations of radiatively active gases and particles.

  • rcp85 - Future projection (2006-2100) forced by RCP8.5. RCP8.5 is a representative concentration pathway which approximately results in a radiative  forcing of 8.5 W m-2 at year 2100, relative to pre-industrial conditions. RCPs are time-dependent, consistent projections of emissions and concentrations  of radiatively active gases and particles.

Ensemble Runs

The first ensemble run r1i1p1 was selected. In case of the model CESM1-WACCM, which did not provide this ensemble, r2i1p1 was chosen.

Variables

Variable Short-Name

Standard Name

orog

surface_altitude

sftlf

land_area_fraction

sftgif

land_ice_area_fraction

psl

air_pressure_at_sea_level

tas

air_temperature at 2m height

tasmin

minimum air_temperature at 2m height

tasmax

maximum air_temperature at 2m height

uas

eastward_wind at 10m height

vas

northward_wind at 10 m height

pr

precipitation_flux

rsds

surface_downwelling_shortwave_flux_in_air

Models

Model

Institute

Link to model documentation

ACCESS1.0

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation/Bureau of Meteorology (CSIRO-BOM) Australia

http://wiki.csiro.au/confluence/display/ACCESS/ACCESS+Publications errata

ACCESS1.3

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation /Bureau of Meteorology (CSIRO-BOM) Australia

http://wiki.csiro.au/confluence/display/ACCESS/ACCESS+Publications errata

BCC-CSM1.1

Beijing Climate Center (BCC) China

http://forecast.bcccsm.cma.gov.cn/web/channel-34.htm

BCC-CSM1.1(m)

Beijing Climate Center (BCC) China

http://forecast.bcccsm.cma.gov.cn/web/channel-34.htm

BNU-ESM

Beijing Normal University (BNU) China

CanAM4

Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis (CCCma) Canada

http://www.cccma.ec.gc.ca/models

CanCM4

Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis (CCCma) Canada

http://www.cccma.ec.gc.ca/models

CanESM2

Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis (CCCma) Canada

http://www.cccma.ec.gc.ca/models

CCSM4

National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) USA

http://www.cesm.ucar.edu/ errata

CESM1(BGC)

National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) USA

http://www.cesm.ucar.edu/ errata

CESM1(CAM5)

National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) USA

http://www.cesm.ucar.edu/ errata

CESM1(CAM5.1,FV2)

National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) USA

http://www.cesm.ucar.edu/ errata

CESM1(FASTCHEM)

National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) USA

http://www.cesm.ucar.edu/ errata

CESM1(WACCM)

National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) USA

http://www.cesm.ucar.edu/ errata

CFSv2-2011

National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) USA

http://www.nco.ncep.noaa.gov/pmb/products/cfs/

CMCC-CM

Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici (CMCC) Italy

http://www.cmcc.it/models/cmcc-cm

CMCC-CESM

Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici (CMCC) Italy

http://www.cmcc.it/models/cmcc-cm

CMCC-CMS

Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici (CMCC) Italy

http://www.cmcc.it/models/cmcc-cm

CNRM-CM5

Centre National de Recherches Météorologiques (CNRM-CERFACS) France

http://www.cnrm.meteo.fr/cmip5 errata

CSIRO-Mk3.6.0

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Australia

http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/joc.1952

EC-EARTH

EC-EARTH consortium published at Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC) Netherlands/Ireland

http://ecearth.knmi.nl/

FGOALS-g2

Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (LSAG-CESS) China

http://www.lasg.ac.cn/fgoals/index2.asp

FGOALS-gl

Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (LSAG-IAP) China

http://www.lasg.ac.cn/fgoals/index2.asp

FGOALS-s2

Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (LSAG-IAP) China

http://www.lasg.ac.cn/fgoals/index2.asp

FIO-ESM

The First Institute of Oceanography, SOA (FIO) China

GEOS-5

NASA Global Modeling & Assimilation Office (NASA-GMAO) USA

http://geos5.org http://geos5.org/wiki/index.php?title=GEOS-5_Configuration_for_AR5

GFDL-CM2.1

Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) USA

GFDL-CM3

Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) USA

GFDL-ESM2G

Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) USA

http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00560.1

GFDL-ESM2M

Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) USA

http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00560.1

GFDL-HIRAM-C180

Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) USA

GFDL-HIRAM-C360

Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) USA

GISS-E2-H

NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (NASA-GISS) USA

http://data.giss.nasa.gov/modelE/ar5

GISS-E2-H-CC

NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (NASA-GISS) USA

http://data.giss.nasa.gov/modelE/ar5

GISS-E2-R

NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (NASA-GISS) USA

http://data.giss.nasa.gov/modelE/ar5

GISS-E2-R-CC

NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (NASA-GISS) USA

http://data.giss.nasa.gov/modelE/ar5

HadCM3

Met Office Hadley Centre (MOHC) UK

http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ngeo1004

HadGEM2-A

Met Office Hadley Centre (MOHC) UK

http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JCLI3712.1

HadGEM2-AO

National Institute of Meteorological Research, Korea Meteorological Administration (NIMR-KMA) South Korea

http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JCLI3712.1

HadGEM2-CC

Met Office Hadley Centre (MOHC) UK

http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JCLI3712.1

HadGEM2-ES

Met Office Hadley Centre (MOHC) UK

http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JCLI3712.1

INM-CM4

Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Numerical Mathematics (INM) Russia

http://dx.doi.org/10.1134/S000143381004002X

IPSL-CM5A-LR

Institut Pierre Simon Laplace (IPSL) France

http://link.springer.com/journal/382/40/9/page/1

IPSL-CM5A-MR

Institut Pierre Simon Laplace (IPSL) France

http://link.springer.com/journal/382/40/9/page/1

IPSL-CM5B-LR

Institut Pierre Simon Laplace (IPSL) France

http://link.springer.com/journal/382/40/9/page/1

MIROC-ESM

Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute (The University of Tokyo), National Institute for Environmental Studies, and Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (MIROC) Japan

http://amaterasu.ees.hokudai.ac.jp/~fswiki/pub/wiki.cgi?page=CMIP5 errata

MIROC-ESM-CHEM

Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute (The University of Tokyo), National Institute for Environmental Studies, and Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (MIROC) Japan

http://amaterasu.ees.hokudai.ac.jp/~fswiki/pub/wiki.cgi?page=CMIP5 errata

MIROC4h

Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute (The University of Tokyo), National Institute for Environmental Studies, and Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (MIROC) Japan

http://amaterasu.ees.hokudai.ac.jp/~fswiki/pub/wiki.cgi?page=CMIP5 errata

MIROC5

Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute (The University of Tokyo), National Institute for Environmental Studies, and Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (MIROC) Japan

http://amaterasu.ees.hokudai.ac.jp/~fswiki/pub/wiki.cgi?page=CMIP5 errata

MPI-ESM-LR

Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) Germany

http://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/hub/issue/10.1002/(ISSN)1942-2466.MPIESM1/ errata

MPI-ESM-MR

Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) Germany

http://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/hub/issue/10.1002/(ISSN)1942-2466.MPIESM1/ errata

MPI-ESM-P

Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) Germany

http://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/hub/issue/10.1002/(ISSN)1942-2466.MPIESM1/ errata

MRI-AGCM3.2H

Meteorological Research Institute (MRI) Japan

http://www.mri-jma.go.jp/Publish/Technical/DATA/VOL_64/index_en.html

MRI-AGCM3.2S

Meteorological Research Institute (MRI) Japan

http://www.mri-jma.go.jp/Publish/Technical/DATA/VOL_64/index_en.html

MRI-CGCM3

Meteorological Research Institute (MRI) Japan

http://www.mri-jma.go.jp/Publish/Technical/DATA/VOL_64/index_en.html

MRI-ESM1

Meteorological Research Institute (MRI) Japan

http://www.mri-jma.go.jp/Publish/Technical/DATA/VOL_64/index_en.html

NorESM1-M

Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, Norwegian Meteorological Institute (NCC) **Norway **

http://www.geosci-model-dev.net/special_issue20.html

NorESM1-ME

Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, Norwegian Meteorological Institute (NCC) **Norway **

http://www.geosci-model-dev.net/special_issue20.html