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Canadian Climate Centre Model Outputs for Carbon Dioxide Studies

| DOI: 10.5065/ZT9Z-A625

The second generation General Circulation Model (GCMII) at the Canadian Climate Centre was used to run a CO2 experiment in which the current climate (1xCO2) was compared with a new equilibrium climate obtained with twice the amount of atmospheric CO2 (2xCO2). The model was run around November 1989 at T32 resolution, and several surface parameters and 500mb heights were output on a 3.75-degree resolution grid.

For the globe, DSS has monthly 20-year climatologies of some surface parameters. For a North American window (30 by 19), DSS has 12-hourly data of several surface parameters and 500mb heights and monthly 10-year climatologies created from the aforementioned data.

Air Temperature Albedo Cloud Frequency Evaporation
Geopotential Height Heat Flux Heat Flux Humidity
Incoming Solar Radiation Maximum/Minimum Temperature Net Radiation Precipitation Rate
Sea Ice Concentration Sea Level Pressure Sea Surface Temperature Skin Temperature
Snow Cover Soil Moisture/Water Content Surface Pressure Surface Winds
Vertical Levels:
Ground or water surface 500 mbar
Temporal Frequencies:
Every 12 hours , Monthly Climatology
Data Types:
Spatial Coverage:
Longitude Range: Westernmost=180W Easternmost=180E
Latitude Range: Southernmost=87.16S Northernmost=87.16N Detailed coverage information
Data Contributors:
Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis, Climate Research Branch, Meteorological Service of Canada, Environment Canada
Boer, G.J., N.A. McFarlane, and M. Lazare, 1992: Greenhouse Gas-induced Climate Change Simulated with the CCC Second-Generation General Circulation Model J. Clim., 5, 1045-1077.

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