Whole Atmosphere Climate Change: Dependence on Solar Activity

This dataset contains model output associated with the publication "Whole Atmosphere Climate Change: Dependence on Solar Activity" by S. C. Solomon et al. (2019), J. Geophys Res. Space Physics, 124, doi:10.1029/2019JA026678.

These netCDF files are global gridded monthly monthly mean "h0" files output by the NCAR WACCM-X model. The "SMIN" or "SMAX" in the file name designates perpetual solar minimum or perpetual solar maximum conditions, respectively. The date string at the end file name designates the year and month, e.g., 1972-01 is January 1972. The metadata in the individual netCDF files describes the individual parameters and locations. The spatial resolution is 1.9 x 2.5 degrees lat/lon.

Note that these are "free-running" climate simulations, and so are not representative of atmospheric weather on any particular date. Rather, the nominal date of the simulation indicates that the lower boundary conditions of CO2, CH4, CFC, sea-surface temperatures, etc., for that date, were employed. Similarly, constant "solar minimum" or constant "solar maximum" upper boundary conditions were used for each five-year run, instead of time-varying conditions. See publication for further details.

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  • Stanley C. Solomon
    UCAR/NCAR - High Altitude Observatory

Temporal Range

  • Begin:  1972-01-01
    End:  2005-12-31


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 1972-01-01
Temporal Range End 2005-12-31
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 N/A
Related Links

Whole Atmosphere Climate Change: Dependence on Solar Activity : Solomon, S. C., Liu, H. L., Marsh, D. R., McInerney, J. M., Qian, L., & Vitt, F. M. (2019). Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 124(5), 3799-3809.

Additional Information N/A
Resource Format application/x-netcdf
Standardized Resource Format NetCDF
Asset Size N/A
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Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Access Constraints None
Software Implementation Language N/A

Resource Support Name Stanley C. Solomon
Resource Support Email stans@ucar.edu
Resource Support Organization UCAR/NCAR - High Altitude Observatory
Distributor N/A
Metadata Contact Name GDEX Curator
Metadata Contact Email datahelp@ucar.edu
Metadata Contact Organization UCAR/NCAR - GDEX

Author Solomon, Stanley C.
Liu, Han-Li
Marsh, Daniel R.
McInerney, Joseph M.
Qian, Liying
Vitt, Francis M.
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - GDEX
Publication Date 2019-06-14
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) https://doi.org/10.26024/ypnz-d857
Alternate Identifier N/A
Resource Version N/A
Topic Category N/A
Progress N/A
Metadata Date 2023-05-29T00:39:56-06:00
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.gdex::b1f65b20-a382-4e7b-bff5-2c3590be29d6
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Solomon, Stanley C., Liu, Han-Li, Marsh, Daniel R., McInerney, Joseph M., Qian, Liying, Vitt, Francis M.. (2019). Whole Atmosphere Climate Change: Dependence on Solar Activity. UCAR/NCAR - GDEX. https://doi.org/10.26024/ypnz-d857. Accessed 29 May 2023.

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