Aquaplanet simulations using the Model for Prediction Across Scales (MPAS) version 6.2

This dataset includes model output from aquaplanet simulations using the Model for Prediction Across Scales (MPAS), version 6.2. Aquaplanet simulations are numerical simulations on an Earth-like water-covered surface without land, topography, sea-ice, or seasons. These simulations are useful for studying climate and weather in a simplified yet realistic framework. The specific simulations contained in this dataset were produced using MPAS, which is an NCAR-supported community model. Various simulations were produced with variations to either the horizontal grid spacing, vertical grid spacing, or physics packages used. Model output from each simulation was interpolated to a 1-degree by 1-degree latitude-by-longitude grid and 17 vertical levels of constant pressure (e.g., isobaric levels). Most of the simulations cover a three-year period, and three simulations cover a two-year period. Details of the simulations and their comparison against other datasets will be documented in a manuscript to be submitted to the Journal of Advancements in Modeling Earth Systems Science. As required by the journal, the dataset will be made available to the public without restrictions.

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Questions? Email Resource Support Contact:

  • Rosimar Rios-Berrios
    UCAR/NCAR - Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology Laboratory

Temporal Range

  • Begin:  2000-03-01
    End:  2003-05-01


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 2000-03-01
Temporal Range End 2003-05-01
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 90.0
Bounding Box South Lat -90.0
Bounding Box West Long -180.0
Bounding Box East Long 180.0
Spatial Representation N/A
Spatial Resolution 1.0 degreesLatitude
1.0 degreesLongitude
Related Links N/A
Additional Information N/A
Resource Format Hierarchical Data Format File (application/x-hdf)
Standardized Resource Format HDF
Asset Size N/A
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Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Access Constraints None
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Resource Support Name Rosimar Rios-Berrios
Resource Support Email
Resource Support Organization UCAR/NCAR - Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology Laboratory
Distributor N/A
Metadata Contact Name GDEX Curator
Metadata Contact Email
Metadata Contact Organization UCAR/NCAR - GDEX

Author Rios-Berrios, Rosimar
Medeiros, Brian
Bryan, George
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - GDEX
Publication Date 2020-03-10
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
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Resource Version N/A
Topic Category N/A
Progress N/A
Metadata Date 2022-07-21T12:32:03-06:00
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.gdex::3077b262-38da-4a70-9d33-26dba7de4d10
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Rios-Berrios, Rosimar, Medeiros, Brian, Bryan, George. (2020). Aquaplanet simulations using the Model for Prediction Across Scales (MPAS) version 6.2. UCAR/NCAR - GDEX. Accessed 15 June 2024.

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