NCAR Nested Regional Climate Model (NRCM)

This dataset contains climate model output data from the NCAR Nested Regional Climate Model (NRCM). The NRCM combines the strengths of the NCAR Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model and the NCAR Community Climate System Model (CCSM) into an instrument that will allow for fundamental progress on the understanding and prediction of regional climate variability and change. In particular, embedding WRF within CCSM will allow scientists to resolve processes that occur at the regional scale, as well as the influence of those processes on the large-scale climate, thereby improving the fidelity of climate change simulations and their utility for local and regional planning.

The output fields in this dataset consist of two- and three-dimensional arrays at three- and six-hourly intervals. A basic set of three-dimensional parameters is provided on model pressure levels: relative humidity, temperature, wind components, geopotential height, and potential vorticity. Additional two-dimensional parameters are provided at the model surface or near-surface level, and potential vorticity arrays are also provided on the 320 K and 345 K isentropic surfaces.

Data are available as monthly time series files in NetCDF. The data currently provided are from the climate runs with regional model domain extending over the eastern North Pacific Ocean, North Atlantic Ocean, North and Central America, northern South America, Continental Europe, and North Africa. The simulation covers the periods 1995-2005, 2020-2030, and 2045-2055.

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  • Thomas Cram
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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  1995-01-01T00:00:00Z
    End:  2055-12-31T21:00:00Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 1995-01-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 2055-12-31T21:00:00Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat N/A
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
Related Links N/A
Additional Information N/A
Resource Format NetCDF (Binary)
Standardized Resource Format NetCDF
Asset Size 2135186 MB
Legal Constraints

Use of this dataset is subject to UCAR's Terms of Use, except that commercial use is generally not prohibited.

Access Constraints Registration on the RDA web site is a requirement for access to the data.
Software Implementation Language N/A

Resource Support Name Thomas Cram
Resource Support Email
Resource Support Organization UCAR/NCAR - Research Data Archive
Distributor NCAR Research Data Archive
Metadata Contact Name N/A
Metadata Contact Email
Metadata Contact Organization NCAR Research Data Archive

Author Bruyère, C. L.
Done, J. M.
Fredrick, S.
Suzuki-Parker, A.
Publisher Research Data Archive at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory
Publication Date 2013-03-27
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Alternate Identifier ds601.0
Resource Version N/A
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2024-01-03T15:11:50-07:00
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.rda::ds601.0
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Bruyère, C. L., Done, J. M., Fredrick, S., Suzuki-Parker, A.. (2013). NCAR Nested Regional Climate Model (NRCM). Research Data Archive at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory. Accessed 25 June 2024.

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