Control run for the HadCM3 model
Entry ID: HadCM3-Control

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Abstract: The Hadley Centre Coupled Model Version 3 was developed from the earlier HadCM2 model. Various improvements were applied to the 19 level atmosphere model and the 20 level ocean model and as a result the model requires no artificial flux adjustments to prevent excessive climate drift. The atmosphere and ocean exchange information once per day, heat and water fluxes being conserved exactly. Momentum ... View entire text
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Description: More detailed metadata on the model configuration and parameters is available in XML format
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0
Min Altitude: 0 KM Max Altitude: 50 PA
Min Depth: 0 KM Max Depth: 5.2 KM

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Met Office Hadley Centre
Dataset Title: HadCM3-Control
Dataset Release Date: 2007-02-01
Dataset Release Place: Exeter/Devon/UK
Dataset Publisher: Met Office Hadley Centre
Data Presentation Form: model grid
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1849-12-01
Stop Date: 2159-01-01
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 1.25 degrees in the ocean
Longitude Resolution: 1.25 degrees in the ocean
Horizontal Resolution Range: 250 km - < 500 km or approximately 2.5 degrees - < 5.0 degrees
Vertical Resolution: 10m to 616m (20 levels in the ocean)
Vertical Resolution Range: 10 meters - < 30 meters
Temporal Resolution: 1 hour in ocean - typically averaged on day, month, season or year
Temporal Resolution Range: Daily Climatology
Access Constraints Registration with the British Atmospheric Data Centre is required before this data set can be accessed.(
Use Constraints This dataset must only be used for scientific purposes unless specific authorisation is given by the Met Office. The Met Office must be acknowledged in any reproduction of data, publication of papers, reports, presentations and other literature arising from the use of these data.
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Data Center
British Atmospheric Data Centre, NERC Centres for Atmospheric Science, United Kingdom Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: HadCM3-Control

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +44 (0) 1235 446432
Fax: +44 (0) 1235 446314
Email: badc at
Contact Address:
Space Science and Technology Department
R25 - Room 2.122
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
City: Chilton, Nr Didcot
Province or State: Oxfordshire
Postal Code: OX11 0QX
Country: UK
Distribution Media: online FTP
Distribution Size: 150Gb
Distribution Format: PP
Fees: None (for scientific use)

Distribution Media: online FTP
Distribution Size: 150Gb
Distribution Format: netCDF
Fees: None (for scientific use)
Phone: +44 (0) 1392 886901
Fax: +44 (0) 1392 885681
Email: tim.johns at
Contact Address:
Met Office Hadley Centre
Fitzroy Road
City: Exeter
Province or State: Devon
Postal Code: EX1 3PB
Country: UK
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Pope, V., M.L. Gallani, P.R. Rowntree, R.A. Stratton, (2000) The impact of new physical parameterisations in the Hadley Centre climate model: HadAM3. Climate Dynamics, 16, pp123-146.

Gordon, C., C. Cooper, C.A. Senior, H.T. Banks, J.M. Gregory, T.C. Johns, J.F.B Mitchell and R.A. Wood (2000) The simulation of SST, sea ice extents and ocean heat ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-03-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-05-03
Future DIF Review Date: 2010-12-01
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