The Model Evaluation Consortium for Climate Assessment (MECCA) Enhanced Greenhouse AtlasEntry ID: MECCA_GHG_ATLAS
Abstract: The Model Evaluation Consortium for Climate Change Assessment (MECCA)
Enhanced Greenhouse Atlas is an industry-funded project designed to
assess the reliability of Global Circulation Models (GCMs), to
quantify the probable range of future climatic change and to convey
the resulting information to policymakers and other interested
organizations and individuals.
... The Enhance Greenhouse Atlas visualizes the results from six MECCA
experiments employing a variety of greenhouse gas scenarios. The six
GENESIS: Global Environmental and Ecological Simulation of Interactive
CCM0: NCAR's Community Climate Model (Washington and Meehl)
CCM1-OZ: Modified version of CCM1
CCM1W: Wang, et al (1992) version of CCM1
CCM1: Oglesby and Saltzman (1992) version of CCM1
The model results illustrate the effects of enhanced carbon dioxide
(CO2) concentrations on surface temperature and precipitation.
The atlas is divided into two sections representing surface
temperature and precipitation. These are further divided into five
subsections each consisting of displays for the four canonical months:
January, April, July and October. The five subsections are:
agreement maps; mean; standard deviation control run; mean
differences; and signal-to-noise.
Contributors and authors include: A. Henderson-Sellers, A.-M. Hansen,
J. Arblaster, J. Hoekstra, K. McGuffie, C. Brescianini, C. Gross,
P. Love, M. Perkins, and the MECCA Analysis Team, Professor R. Oglesby
(Purdue University) and Professor W-C. Wang (SUNY Albany).
Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: Climate Change Atlas: Greenhouse Simulations for the Model Evaluation Consortium for Climate Assessment
Dataset Release Date: 1995-07
Dataset Publisher: EPRIOnline Resource: http://www.epri.com/OrderableitemDesc.asp?product_id=TR-105344&targ...
Start Date: 1997-01-01Stop Date: 2003-12-31
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY > TRACE GASES/TRACE SPECIES > GREENHOUSE GASES
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE AIR TEMPERATURE
ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION AMOUNT
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS > INDUSTRIAL EMISSIONS
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY > CARBON AND HYDROCARBON COMPOUNDS > CARBON DIOXIDE
Distribution Media: on-line (WWW)
Fees: $2500 US Dollars
Email: ann at mqclimat.mqcc.mq.oz.au
Macquarie University School of Earth Sciences
City: North Ryde
Province or State: New South Wales
Postal Code: 2109
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: gsfc-gcmduso at mail.nasa.gov
Henderson-Sellers, A., W. Howe, and K. McGuffie. 1995. The MECCA
Analysis Project, Global and Planetary Change, Vol. 10, pp. 3-22.
Oglesby, R.J. and B. Saltzman. 1992. "Equilibrium climate statsitics
of a General Circulation Model as a function of atmospheric carbon
dioxide. Part I: Geographic distributions of primary variables",
J. Climate, Vol. ... 5 (1), pp. 66-92.
Wang, W-C., M.P. Dudek, and X-Z. Liang. 1992. "Inadeuacy of effective
CO2 as a proxy in assessing the regional climate change due to other
radiatively active gases", Geophys. Res. Letters, Vol. 19 (13),
Washington, W.M. and G.A. Meehl. 1993. "Greenhouse sensitivity
experiments with penetrative cumulus convection and tropical cirrus
albedo effects", Clim. Dynamics, Vol. 8, 211-223.
Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-04-20