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Climate Change Atlas: Greenhouse Simulations for the Model Evaluation Consortium for Climate Assessment

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Publication_Date: 199507
Title: Climate Change Atlas: Greenhouse Simulations for the Model Evaluation Consortium for Climate Assessment
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Publisher: EPRI
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Online_Linkage: http://www.epri.com/OrderableitemDesc.asp?product_id=TR-105344&targetnid=262211&value=03T046.0&marketnid=262183&oitype=6&searchdate=7/21/1995
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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 models are: GENESIS: Global Environmental and Ecological Simulation of Interactive Systems BMRC 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).
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REFERENCE: 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), pp. 1375-1378. 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.
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Beginning_Date: 19970101
Ending_Date: 20031231
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Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY > TRACE GASES/TRACE SPECIES > GREENHOUSE GASES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION AMOUNT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS > INDUSTRIAL EMISSIONS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY > CARBON AND HYDROCARBON COMPOUNDS > CARBON DIOXIDE
Theme_Keyword: MECCA > MODEL EVALUATION CONSORTIUM FOR CLIMATE CHANGE ASSESSMENT
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Contact_Person: ANN HENDERSON-SELLERS
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
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Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Macquarie University
Address: School of Earth Sciences
City: North Ryde
State_or_Province: New South Wales
Postal_Code: 2109
Country: Australia
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +61-2-850-8398
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +61-2-850-9671
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ann@mqclimat.mqcc.mq.oz.au
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Contact_Organization: EPRI > Electric Power Research Institute
Contact_Person: CHUCK HAKKARINEN
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Electric Power Research Institute
Address: 3412 Hillview Avenue, P.O. Box 10412
City: Palo Alto
State_or_Province: California
Postal_Code: 94303
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (415) 855 2592
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (415) 855 1069
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: chakk@mecca.epri.com
Resource_Description: MECCA_GHG_ATLAS
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Fees: $2500 Us Dollars
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Metadata_Review_Date: 20160127
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Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GENE R. MAJOR
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
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Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gsfc-gcmduso@mail.nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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