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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).

Temporal Range:
1860-01 to 2159-12
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
Vertical Levels:
Ground or water surface Mean sea level Top of atmosphere 2 m
10 m 1000 mbar 850 mbar 500 mbar
200 mbar
Data Types:
Spatial Coverage:
Longitude Range: Westernmost=180W Easternmost=180E
Latitude Range: Southernmost=87.864S Northernmost=87.864N Detailed coverage information
Data Contributors:
Deutsches Klimarechenzentrum GmbH, Ministry of Education and Research, Germany
Total Volume:
6.61 GB (Entire dataset) Volume details by dataset product
Data Formats:
Related RDA Datasets:
Climate Model Products from the First-generation Global Coupled Model at the Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis
Climate Model Products from the United Kingdom's Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research (HCCPR)
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