GFDL R30 Coupled Climate Models: Decadel to Centennial Time Scale Studies
Entry ID: deccen_coupled_climate

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Summary
Abstract: The GFDL R30 climate model is a coupled atmosphere-ocean
general circulation model (AOGCM). Its four major components
are an atmospheric spectral GCM, and ocean GCM, and
relatively simple models of sea ice and land surface processes.
The name "R30" is derived from the resolution of the
atmospheric spectral model (rhomboidal truncation at wave
number 30).

This R30 model is identified as GFDL_R30_c in the Third
Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate
Change (IPCC). See Chapter 9, Table 9.1 of "Climate Change
2001: The Scientific Basis" IPCC Working Group I (2001).

The model output stored on this server is taken from six
experiments conducted at GFDL using the GFDL_R30_c model.
Data files produced by one long-running control integration
(one with no changes in external forcings, e.g., constant CO2)
and five climate change scenario experiments have been made
accessible to interested researchers. More information regarding
the individual experiments is found in the Control & Transient
Forcing Experiments section of these web pages.
The Experiments are identified as follows:
The Control Experiment ctl_06
The Climate Change Scenario Experiments IPCC_A2_01 and IPCC_B2_01
The Climate Change Scenario Experiments: gps_01, gps_02, and gps_0


This numerical model was developed and the experiments
conducted by members of the Climate Dynamics & Prediction
Group at the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL)
located in Princeton, New Jersey. GFDL is part of the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA's) Oceanic
and Atmospheric Research (OAR).

More Information:
http://www.gfdl.noaa.gov/~kd/ClimateDynamics/NOMADS/

Obtain the DecCen Coupled Climate Experiments data from
the NOAA Operational Model Archive and Distribution System.
http://nomads.gfdl.noaa.gov/nomads/forms/climate.html

[Summary Extracted from the GFDL Web Site]

Related URL
Link: GET DATA > NOMADS
Description: Obtain this dataset via NOMADS


Link: GET RELATED SERVICE METADATA (SERF)
Description: Metadata Describing the NetCDF Format (network Common Data Form)


Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: The NOAA Operational Model Archive and Distribution System (NOMADS)


Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: Access model data from NCDC's NOMADS server.


Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: The NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Documentation that describes the DecCen Coupled Climate
Experiments


Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL)
Dataset Title: GFDL R30 Coupled Climate Models: Decadel to Centennial Time Scale Studies
Dataset Release Place: Princeton, NJ, USA
Dataset Publisher: GFDL
Online Resource: http://www.gfdl.noaa.gov/~kd/ClimateDynamics/NOMADS/index.html


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1860-01-01


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN
OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL LAND
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL OCEAN


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >SKIN TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >EVAPORATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >HUMIDITY >RELATIVE HUMIDITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >SUBLIMATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >WATER VAPOR    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >SURFACE WINDS >U-WIND COMPONENT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >SURFACE WINDS >V-WIND COMPONENT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >UPPER LEVEL WINDS >U-WIND COMPONENT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >UPPER LEVEL WINDS >V-WIND COMPONENT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD TYPES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION AMOUNT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION RATE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >RAIN    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >SNOW >SNOWFALL RATE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >LONGWAVE RADIATION >NET LONGWAVE RADIATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >SHORTWAVE RADIATION >NET SHORTWAVE RADIATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >SOLAR RADIATION    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >ICE GROWTH/MELT    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >ALBEDO    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >ICE GROWTH/MELT    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW DEPTH    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW MELT >SNOW MELT RATE    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >RUNOFF    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND TEMPERATURE >LAND SURFACE TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN HEAT BUDGET >HEAT FLUX    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >POTENTIAL TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
OCEANS >SALINITY/DENSITY >SALINITY    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >HEAT FLUX    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >ICE GROWTH/MELT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >CARBON AND HYDROCARBON COMPOUNDS >CARBON DIOXIDE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >OXYGEN COMPOUNDS >OZONE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
INLAND WATERS
OCEANS


Platform
GCM >General Circulation Model    [Information]


Project
NOMADS >The NOAA Operational Model Archive and Distribution System    [Information]


Keywords
MIXING RATIO
VERTICAL DIFFUSION
NEGATIVE MIXING RATIO
PERCENT OF CLOUD COVER
NOMADS
sigma dot
RADIATION TENDENCY
OMEGA
Sulphate loading
TEMS
GTOS
G3OS


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Originating Center
NOAA/GFDL


Data Center
NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory Operational Model Archive and Distribution System, U.S. Department of Commerce    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://nomads.gfdl.noaa.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: NOMADS SERVICES
Phone: 609-452-6500
Fax: 609-987-5063
Email: GFDL.Climate.Model.Info at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory/NOAA
Princeton University
201 Forrestal Road
Campus/Rte. 1
P.O. Box 308
City: Princeton
Province or State: NJ
Postal Code: 08542
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: Online (HTTP)
Distribution_Format: NetCDF
Fees: None


Personnel
SCOTT A. RITZ
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 301-614-5126
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Scott.A.Ritz at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: Maryland
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA


NOMADS SERVICES
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 609-452-6500
Fax: 609-987-5063
Email: GFDL.Climate.Model.Info at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory/NOAA
Princeton University
201 Forrestal Road
Campus/Rte. 1
P.O. Box 308
City: Princeton
Province or State: NJ
Postal Code: 08542
Country: USA


Publications/References
Delworth, T. L., R. J. Stouffer, K. W. Dixon, M. J. Spelman, T. R. Knutson, A.
J. Broccoli, P. J. Kushner, and R. T. Wetherald, 2002: Review of simulations of
climate variability and change with the GFDL R30 coupled climate model. Climate
Dynamics, 19(7), 555-574.

Dixon, K. W., T. L. Delworth, T. R. Knutson, M. J. Spelman, and R. J. Stouffer,
2003: A comparison of climate change simulations produced by two GFDL coupled
climate models. Global & Planetary Change, 37(1-2), 81-102.

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-09-04
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-02-13

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