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GFDL Climate Model Outputs for Carbon Dioxide Studies

| DOI: 10.5065/CM1B-H912

This dataset contains model outputs from climate models at the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL). The various model runs were made in 1989 (with one rerun in 1991). The model was an atmosphere-ocean coupled model, run first at R15 (48 by 40) global resolution and then later at R30 (96 by 80) global resolution. Control runs (1xCO2), 2xCO2, and 1% increase per year transient runs were made and values for numerous variables were output. DSS has decadal means for up to 100 model years, as well as daily values and monthly and seasonal means for shorter periods.

Air Temperature Albedo Cloud Frequency Evaporation
Heat Flux Heat Flux Humidity Incoming Solar Radiation
Longwave Radiation Outgoing Longwave Radiation Precipitation Amount Runoff
Shortwave Radiation Snow Snow Depth Surface Pressure
Upper Air Temperature Upper Level Winds Vertical Wind Velocity/Speed Wind Stress
Vertical Levels:
0.025 sigma 0.095 sigma 0.205 sigma 0.35 sigma
0.515 sigma 0.68 sigma 0.83 sigma 0.94 sigma
0.99 sigma
Temporal Frequencies:
Every day , Every month (Mean) , Monthly Climatology, Winter Season Climatology, Spring Season Climatology, Summer Season Climatology, Autumn Season Climatology, Annual Climatology
Data Types:
Spatial Coverage:
Longitude Range: Westernmost=180W Easternmost=180E
Latitude Range: Southernmost=88.288S Northernmost=88.288N Detailed coverage information
Data Contributors:
NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, U.S. Department of Commerce
Stouffer, R. J., S. Manabe and K. Bryan, 1989: Interhemispheric asymmetry in climate response to a gradual increase of atmospheric carbon dioxide Nature, 342, 660-662.

Total Volume:
5.16 GB (Entire dataset) Volume details by dataset product
Data Formats:
Binary (see dataset documentation)
Metadata Record:
Data License:
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