Climate Model Products from Germany's Deutches Klimarechenzentrum

This dataset contains climate model output from Deutches Klimarechenzentrum (DKRZ) in Germany. The model output consists of monthly mean grids for several variables from three runs of the ECHAM4 model. The three runs are a control (constant atmospheric forcing) run, a greenhouse gas run which assumes a compounded 1% per year increase in CO2, and an aerosol run which combines CO2 and sulphate aerosol concentrations. The model is run at T42 resolution, resulting in a 128 by 64 latitude/longitude gaussian output grid (approximately 2.8-degree by 2.8-degree resolution). The grids are in GRIB format (Edition 1).

DSS has computed decadal means for each decade-month from the monthly mean grids. The decade means are computed from years 0 through 9 of each decade. We also computed smoothed decadal means by computing 30-year running means of the decadal mean grids. Because of the large variability in the decadal means of variables such as precipitation, we recommend using the 30-year (smoothed decadal) means and applying them to the year at the middle of the 30-year period (i.e. - the 30-year mean for 2070-2099 should be applied at year 2085).

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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  1860-01
    End:  2159-12

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Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 1860-01
Temporal Range End 2159-12
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 87.8638
Bounding Box South Lat -87.8638
Bounding Box West Long -180
Bounding Box East Long 180
Spatial Representation grid
Spatial Resolution N/A
Related Links N/A
Additional Information N/A
Resource Format WMO_GRIB1 (Binary)
Standardized Resource Format GRIB
Asset Size 6610 MB
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Software Implementation Language N/A

Resource Support Name Bob Dattore
Resource Support Email dattore@ucar.edu
Resource Support Organization UCAR/NCAR - Research Data Archive
Distributor NCAR Research Data Archive
Metadata Contact Name N/A
Metadata Contact Email rdahelp@ucar.edu
Metadata Contact Organization NCAR Research Data Archive

Author Deutsches Klimarechenzentrum GmbH, Ministry of Education and Research, Germany
Publisher Research Data Archive at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory
Publication Date 1998-07-14
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) https://doi.org/10.5065/BWTT-Z375
Alternate Identifier ds319.3
Resource Version N/A
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2024-01-03T15:11:36-07:00
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.rda::ds319.3
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Deutsches Klimarechenzentrum GmbH, Ministry of Education and Research, Germany. (1998). Climate Model Products from Germany's Deutches Klimarechenzentrum. Research Data Archive at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory. https://doi.org/10.5065/BWTT-Z375. Accessed 13 July 2024.

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