CONUS (Continental U.S.) II High Resolution Present and Future Climate Simulation

The CONUS II simulations aim to partially address both the need to capture inherent climate internal variability and greenhouse gas induced atmospheric variability by using the mean of the CMIP5 model for both present and historical mean climate as the CONUS boundary forcing. This forcing is applied to a 4km horizontal resolution Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model to produce a mesoscale hydro-climate of two 20-year runs covering a current period from 1996-2015 and a future period from 2080-2099 over the CONUS domain.

The characteristics of these simulations are: 1) more realistic depiction of the mesoscale terrain features, critical to the successful simulation of mountainous precipitation, 2) the ability to realistically simulate the major summer precipitation producer in the central U.S. without the need of conventional cumulus parameterizations.

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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  1995-01-01T00:00:00Z
    End:  2081-12-31T23:00:00Z

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Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 1995-01-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 2081-12-31T23:00:00Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
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Bounding Box South Lat N/A
Bounding Box West Long N/A
Bounding Box East Long N/A
Spatial Representation N/A
Spatial Resolution N/A
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Additional Information N/A
Resource Format NetCDF4 (Binary)
Standardized Resource Format NetCDF
Asset Size 0.00 MB
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Resource Support Name Chi-Fan Shih
Resource Support Email chifan@ucar.edu
Resource Support Organization UCAR/NCAR - Research Data Archive
Distributor NCAR Research Data Archive
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Metadata Contact Email rdahelp@ucar.edu
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Author Rasmussen, Roy
Dai, Aiguo
Liu, Changhai
Ikeda, Kyoko
Publisher Research Data Archive at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory
Publication Date 2021-03-26
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) https://doi.org/10.5065/49SN-8E08
Alternate Identifier ds612.5
Resource Version N/A
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2024-04-17T18:05:02-07:00
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.rda::ds612.5
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Rasmussen, Roy, Dai, Aiguo, Liu, Changhai, Ikeda, Kyoko. (2021). CONUS (Continental U.S.) II High Resolution Present and Future Climate Simulation. Research Data Archive at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory. https://doi.org/10.5065/49SN-8E08. Accessed 17 April 2024.

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