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Climate Model Outputs Assembled by DSS for EPA Carbon Dioxide Studies

| DOI: 10.5065/6W1M-ZW77

Various global climate model runs at several institutions were made in the 1980s to assess the impact of increasing levels of atmospheric CO2 on the global climate. The Data Support Section at NCAR assembled and/or computed the 10-year monthly climatologies from the outputs of these runs and made them available in a common ASCII exchange format. The standard parameters that were provided by all of the models are surface temperature, wind speed, precipitation, humidity, incoming solar radiation, and pressure (sea-level or surface). Other parameters were provided and they varied depending on the individual model. These models also provided outputs in various timesteps other than decadal means, and those outputs are archived by institution in the ds318.1 through ds318.5 series of datasets.

Air Temperature Albedo Atmospheric Stability Boundary Layer Temperature
Cloud Frequency Evaporation Evaporation Geopotential Height
Humidity Longwave Radiation Maximum/Minimum Temperature Precipitation Rate
Runoff Sea Level Pressure Sea Surface Temperature Shortwave Radiation
Skin Temperature Snow Snow Depth Soil Moisture/Water Content
Soil Temperature Solar Irradiance Surface Pressure Surface Winds
Surface Winds
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Data Contributors:
NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, U.S. Department of Commerce
Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Earth Sciences Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA
Total Volume:
175.92 MB
Data Formats:
ASCII (see dataset documentation)
Related RDA Datasets:
GFDL Climate Model Outputs for Carbon Dioxide Studies
United Kingdom Climate Model Outputs for Carbon Dioxide Studies
Canadian Climate Centre Model Outputs for Carbon Dioxide Studies
GISS Climate Model Outputs for Carbon Dioxide Studies
Oregon State University Climate Model Products for Carbon Dioxide Studies
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