Community Climate System Model (CCSM) Output Data
Entry ID: NCAR_CCSM3

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Summary
Abstract: The Community Climate System Model (CCSM) is a fully-coupled, global climate
model that provides state-of-the-art computer simulations of the Earth's past,
present, and future climate states. CCSM3.0 consists of model output from the
Community Atmosphere Model (CAM), the Community Sea Ice Model (CSIM), and the
Community Land Model (CLM).

CCSM3.0, various multi-century control runs were carried out. All output data
from these control runs is available to the public.
Another series of CCSM3 experiments is underway which will provide data for an
upcoming IPCC Assessment Report. Data from these experiments will be made
available after CCSM3 results are submitted to the IPCC.

CCSM3.0 experiments include the following scenarios at T85_gx1x3, T42_gx1x3,
and T31_gx3x5 resolution:
- 1990 Control
- 1% increasing CO2
- 2 x CO2
- 4 x CO2
- 1870 control

CCSM3.0 output data files consist of:
- CAM: monthly-mean time series of all 2D fields and monthly-mean,
zonally averaged time series of all 3D fields
- LSM: 100 years of original history files
- CSIM: monthly-mean time series of select fields
- POP: monthly-mean time series of all 2D fields and annual-mean time
series of all 3D fields

For all control runs, monthly average data were saved and many post-processed
time-series were created. All output data from these runs is available to the
public. A large (2TB) subset of this data is available via the ESG, which is
the primary method for distributing CCSM3 output data. The full set of original
output data is archived on NCAR's Mass Storage System (NCAR account/login
required). A sub-set (1TB) of post-processed output data is also available
"inside the firewall" at NCAR on the nfs-mounted data partition /ccsm/data
(NCAR account/login required).

CCSM is sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the U.S.
Department of Energy (DOE). Administration of the CCSM is maintained by the
Climate and Global Dynamics Division (CGD) at the National Center for
Atmospheric Research (NCAR).

Related URL
Link: GET DATA
Description: CCSM3.0 model output data. Registration is required.


Link: GET RELATED SERVICE METADATA (SERF)
Description: CCSM3.0 metadata and access to source code.


Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: Earth System Grid (ESG) Home Page


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: CCSM3.0 documentation and information


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

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: UCAR/NCAR/CGD
Dataset Title: CCSM3.0 Model Output
Dataset Release Date: 2004
Dataset Publisher: Earth System Grid (ESG)
Version: 3.0


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1870-01-01
Stop Date: 1990-12-31


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL


Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 1 degree
Longitude Resolution: 3 degrees
Temporal Resolution: monthly


Science Keywords
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL WATER HOLDING CAPACITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >AEROSOLS >SULFATE PARTICLES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >AIR QUALITY >TROPOSPHERIC OZONE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ALTITUDE >BAROMETRIC ALTITUDE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ALTITUDE >GEOPOTENTIAL HEIGHT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >FROST    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >SEA LEVEL PRESSURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >SURFACE PRESSURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >MAXIMUM/MINIMUM TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >POTENTIAL TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >SKIN TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >SURFACE AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >TEMPERATURE ANOMALIES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >EVAPORATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >EVAPOTRANSPIRATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >HUMIDITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >WATER VAPOR    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >WIND STRESS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD FREQUENCY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD MICROPHYSICS >CLOUD LIQUID WATER/ICE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD MICROPHYSICS >CLOUD PRECIPITABLE WATER    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION AMOUNT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION ANOMALIES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >SNOW    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >ATMOSPHERIC HEATING    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >HEAT FLUX    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >INCOMING SOLAR RADIATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >LONGWAVE RADIATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >NET RADIATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >OUTGOING LONGWAVE RADIATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >RADIATIVE FLUX    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >RADIATIVE FORCING    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >REFLECTANCE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >SCATTERING    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >SHORTWAVE RADIATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >SOLAR IRRADIANCE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >SOLAR RADIATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >SUNSHINE    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >CANOPY CHARACTERISTICS    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >HEAT FLUX    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >SEA ICE CONCENTRATION    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >SEA ICE MOTION    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW COVER    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW DEPTH    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW MELT    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW COVER    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW DEPTH    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW MELT    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >RUNOFF    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND TEMPERATURE >LAND HEAT CAPACITY    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL WATER HOLDING CAPACITY    [Definition]
OCEANS >BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY >WATER DEPTH    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >SALTWATER INTRUSION    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >SEA LEVEL RISE    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >SEA SURFACE HEIGHT    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >ADVECTION    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >CONVECTION    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >DIFFUSION    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >FRESH WATER FLUX    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >FRONTS    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >GYRES    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >OCEAN CURRENTS    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >OCEAN MIXED LAYER    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >THERMOHALINE CIRCULATION    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >UPWELLING/DOWNWELLING    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >WIND-DRIVEN CIRCULATION    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN HEAT BUDGET >ADVECTION    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN HEAT BUDGET >CONDUCTION    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN HEAT BUDGET >CONVECTION    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN HEAT BUDGET >DIFFUSION    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN HEAT BUDGET >EVAPORATION    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN HEAT BUDGET >HEAT FLUX    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN HEAT BUDGET >HEATING RATE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN HEAT BUDGET >LONGWAVE RADIATION    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN HEAT BUDGET >REFLECTANCE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN HEAT BUDGET >SHORTWAVE RADIATION    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN PRESSURE >SEA LEVEL PRESSURE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >OCEAN MIXED LAYER    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WINDS >WIND STRESS    [Definition]
OCEANS >SALINITY/DENSITY >SALT TRANSPORT    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >HEAT FLUX    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >SEA ICE MOTION    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA SURFACE TOPOGRAPHY >SEA SURFACE HEIGHT    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >SEA ICE CONCENTRATION    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >SNOW MELT    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >SNOW DEPTH    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >SNOW MELT    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >SNOW DEPTH    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >SALINITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >CARBON AND HYDROCARBON COMPOUNDS >CARBON DIOXIDE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >OXYGEN COMPOUNDS >OZONE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
OCEANS


Platform
GCM >General Circulation Model    [Information]


Project
IPCC >Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change    [Information]
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]
ESG >Earth System Grid    [Information]


Access Constraints
Registration is required to access the data.


Keywords
Earth System Grid
ESG
Climate Model
IPCC
climate change scenarios
CO2
ocean model
sea ice model
atmosphere model


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Data Center
Earth System Grid/Office of Science/U.S. Department of Energy    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.earthsystemgrid.org/index.jsp?

Data Center Personnel
Name: EARTH SYSTEM GRID
Email: esg-suport at earthsystemgrid.org
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: online
Fees: none


Publications/References
For a list of publications, see:
http://www.ccsm.ucar.edu/publications/

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-09-25
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-08-10

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