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CONUS (Continental U.S.) II High Resolution Present and Future Climate Simulation

| DOI: 10.5065/49SN-8E08

The CONUS II simulations aim to partially address both the need to capture inherent climate internal variability and greenhouse gas induced atmospheric variability by using the mean of the CMIP5 model for both present and historical mean climate as the CONUS boundary forcing. This forcing is applied to a 4km horizontal resolution Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model to produce a mesoscale hydro-climate of two 20-year runs covering a current period from 1996-2015 and a future period from 2080-2099 over the CONUS domain.

The characteristics of these simulations are: 1) more realistic depiction of the mesoscale terrain features, critical to the successful simulation of mountainous precipitation, 2) the ability to realistically simulate the major summer precipitation producer in the central U.S. without the need of conventional cumulus parameterizations.

Temporal Range:
1995-01-01 00:00 +0000 to 2088-07-31 21:00 +0000 (Entire dataset) Period details by dataset product
Air Temperature Skin Temperature Upper Air Temperature
Vertical Levels:
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Spatial Coverage:
Longitude Range: Westernmost=146.821W Easternmost=44.766W
Latitude Range: Southernmost=15.594N Northernmost=70.449N Detailed coverage information
Data Contributors:
Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, State University of New York, Albany
Hydrometeorological Applications Program, Research Application Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Total Volume:
539.31 TB (Entire dataset) Volume details by dataset product
Data Formats:
Related RDA Datasets:
Four-kilometer long-term regional hydroclimate reanalysis over the conterminous United States (CONUS)
High Resolution WRF Simulations of the Current and Future Climate of North America
Multi-decadal Convection-permitting Simulation of Current Climate over South America using WRF
More Details:
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