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GISS Climate Model Outputs for Carbon Dioxide Studies

| DOI: 10.5065/G9AF-1568

This dataset contains outputs from climate models at the Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) for use in assessing the impact of increased atmospheric CO2 concentrations on the global climate. A global equilibrium run (1XCO2 and 2XCO2) was made in 1984. A 100-year transient run and two scenario runs (exponential trace gas growth and reduced linear trace gas growth) were made sometime in the mid-1980s. Monthly means and 10-year monthly, seasonal, and annual climatologies are available for numerous parameters, depending on the specific model run, but most parameters are only available at the surface.

Air Temperature Cloud Frequency Cloud Top Pressure Evaporation
Evaporation Geopotential Height Heat Flux Heat Flux
Humidity Longwave Radiation Longwave Radiation Precipitation Amount
Runoff Sea Ice Concentration Sea Level Pressure Shortwave Radiation
Shortwave Radiation Snow Depth Soil Moisture/Water Content Soil Temperature
Solar Irradiance Surface Winds Upper Air Temperature Upper Level Winds
Vertical Levels:
Ground or water surface Mean sea level 1000 mbar 850 mbar
700 mbar 500 mbar 300 mbar 100 mbar
30 mbar
Temporal Frequencies:
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=90S Northernmost=90N Detailed coverage information
Data Contributors:
Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Earth Sciences Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA
Hansen, J., Fung, I., Lacis A., Rind, D., Lebedeff, S., Ruedy, R., Russel, G., and Stone, P., 1988: Global Climate Changes as Forecast by Goddard Institute for Space Studies Three-Dimensional Model J. Geophys. Res., 93, 9341-9364.

Hansen, J., G. Russell, D. Rind, P. Stone, A. Lacis, S. Lebedeff, R. Ruedy and L. Travis, 1983: Efficient Three-Dimensional Global Models for Climate Studies: Models I and II Mon. Wea. Rev., 3(4), 609-662.

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