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IPCC 4th Assessment Report (2007): Variable: precipitation_flux (Anomaly), change fields

Variable: precipitation_flux

Units: Kilograms per metre squared per second [kg m-2 s-1]

Anomalies

For the SRES scenarios, SRA1B, SRA2, SRB1, anomalies are calculated relative to the 1961-1990 mean of the 20th century simulation, 20C3M. Anomalies for the 1PTO2X and 1PTO4X scenarios are relative to the pre-industrial control, PICTL.

Data Tables

Each block in the table contains links to one or more data files and to one information page (the `info' link) with further information.

The data files are 'tar' files with names of the form [model]_[scenario]_[variable]_[climatology].tar.

The model, scenario and variable are determined by the position in the table.

Each tar file contains several NetCDF files with names of the form: [model]_[scenario]_[ensemble number]_[variable]_[start-year]-[end-year].nc.

Different climatologies are indicated by the links within each table entry.

  • 20x: Twenty year averages, +20-39, +46-65, +80-99, +180-199 (as used in Chapt. 10 of IPCC 2007)
  • 30a: Thirty year averages, +01-30, +31-60, +61-90 (as used in the observational climatologies)
  • 30b: Thirty year averages, +10-39, +40-69, +70-99 (for compatibility with the 3rd Assessment Report)
The averaging period is relative to AD2000 for SRES scenarios A1B, A2 and B1, relative to AD1900 for the twentieth century run (20C3M) and relative to the start of the experiment for the pre-industrial control (PICTL) and the 1PCTO2X and 1PCTO4X runs.

Data available

Scenario
Model 1PTO2X COMMIT SRA1B SRB1 1PTO4X SRA2
BCCR:BCM2 20x; 30a; 30b; info 20x; 30b; info 20x; 30b; info 20x; 30b; info -- --
CCCMA:CGCM3_1-T47 20x; 30a; 30b; info -- 20x; 30b; info -- 20x; 30a; 30b; info --
CCCMA:CGCM3_1-T63 -- -- 20x; 30b; info 20x; 30b; info -- --
CNRM:CM3 20x; 30a; 30b; info 20x; 30b; info 20x; 30b; info -- 20x; 30a; 30b; info 20x; 30b; info
CONS:ECHO-G 20x; 30a; 30b; info 20x; 30b; info 20x; 30b; info -- 20x; 30a; 30b; info 20x; 30b; info
CSIRO:MK3 20x; 30a; 30b; info 20x; 30b; info 20x; 30b; info 20x; 30b; info -- 20x; 30b; info
GFDL:CM2 20x; 30a; 30b; info 20x; 30b; info 20x; 30b; info 20x; 30b; info 20x; 30a; 30b; info 20x; 30b; info
GFDL:CM2_1 20x; 30a; 30b; info 20x; 30b; info 20x; 30b; info 20x; 30b; info 20x; 30a; 30b; info 20x; 30b; info
INM:CM3 20x; 30a; 30b; info 20x; 30b; info 20x; 30b; info 20x; 30b; info 20x; 30a; 30b; info 20x; 30b; info
IPSL:CM4 20x; 30a; 30b; info 20x; 30b; info 20x; 30b; info 20x; 30b; info 20x; 30a; 30b; info 20x; 30b; info
LASG:FGOALS-G1_0 20x; 30a; 30b; info 20x; 30b; info 20x; 30b; info 20x; 30b; info -- --
MPIM:ECHAM5 20x; 30a; 30b; info 20x; 30b; info 20x; 30b; info 20x; 30b; info 20x; 30a; 30b; info 20x; 30b; info
MRI:CGCM2_3_2 20x; 30a; 30b; info 20x; 30b; info 20x; 30b; info 20x; 30b; info 20x; 30a; 30b; info 20x; 30b; info
NASA:GISS-AOM -- -- 20x; 30b; info 20x; 30b; info -- --
NASA:GISS-EH 20x; 30a; 30b; info -- 20x; 30b; info -- -- --
NASA:GISS-ER 20x; 30a; 30b; info 20x; 30a; 30b; info -- 20x; 30b; info 20x; 30a; 30b; info 20x; 30b; info
NCAR:CCSM3 20x; 30a; 30b; info 20x; 30b; info 20x; 30b; info 20x; 30b; info 20x; 30a; 30b; info 20x; 30b; info
NCAR:PCM 20x; 30a; 30b; info -- 20x; 30b; info -- -- 20x; 30b; info
NIES:MIROC3_2-HI 20x; 30a; 30b; info -- 20x; 30b; info 20x; 30b; info -- --
NIES:MIROC3_2-MED 20x; 30a; 30b; info 20x; 30b; info 20x; 30b; info 20x; 30b; info 20x; 30a; 30b; info 20x; 30b; info
UKMO:HADCM3 -- 20x; 30b; info 20x; 30b; info 20x; 30b; info -- 20x; 30b; info
UKMO:HADGEM1 20x; 30a; 30b; info -- 20x; 30b; info -- -- 20x; 30b; info