Climate Model Products from Germany's Deutches Klimarechenzentrum
| DOI: 10.5065/BWTT-Z375
This dataset contains climate model output from Deutches Klimarechenzentrum (DKRZ) in Germany. The model output consists of monthly mean grids for several variables from three runs of the ECHAM4 model. The three runs are a control (constant atmospheric forcing) run, a greenhouse gas run which assumes a compounded 1% per year increase in CO2, and an aerosol run which combines CO2 and sulphate aerosol concentrations. The model is run at T42 resolution, resulting in a 128 by 64 latitude/longitude gaussian output grid (approximately 2.8-degree by 2.8-degree resolution). The grids are in GRIB format (Edition 1).
DSS has computed decadal means for each decade-month from the monthly mean grids. The decade means are computed from years 0 through 9 of each decade. We also computed smoothed decadal means by computing 30-year running means of the decadal mean grids. Because of the large variability in the decadal means of variables such as precipitation, we recommend using the 30-year (smoothed decadal) means and applying them to the year at the middle of the 30-year period (i.e. - the 30-year mean for 2070-2099 should be applied at year 2085).
|Air Temperature||Albedo||Cloud Frequency||Dew Point Temperature|
|Evaporation||Geopotential Height||Humidity||Longwave Radiation|
|Maximum/Minimum Temperature||Precipitation Amount||Sea Level Pressure||Shortwave Radiation|
|Skin Temperature||Snow Depth||Soil Moisture/Water Content||Surface Winds|
|Upper Air Temperature||Upper Level Winds|
|Ground or water surface||Mean sea level||Top of atmosphere||2 m|
|10 m||1000 mbar||850 mbar||500 mbar|
Latitude Range: Southernmost=87.864S Northernmost=87.864N Detailed coverage information