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IPCC Working Group I AR5 snapshot

The IPCC Working Group I AR5 data snapshot was collected at ETH Zurich ( to support the IPCC WGI AR5 assessment process, including the production of CMIP5-based figures in the WGI AR5 report. This dataset is a subset of the data in the CMIP5 archive on March 15, 2013 (the cutoff date for literature to be included in the WGI AR5 report).1 The corresponding DDC AR5 Reference data snapshot can be found here.

CMIP5 data provided through the IPCC DDC has undergone a quality control procedure. To find individual information on data, data creation and data quality for an experiment, please follow the links in the below tables.

The CMIP5 archive is evolving and in some cases the data used in the IPCC 5th Assessment Report may have been superseded. Latest versions for all experiments are available in the Earth System Grid Federation (ESGF) at For corrections of data sets published under later versions please look at the errata page hosted by PCMDI. Further information on CMIP5 can be found on this page.The data is provided in NetCDF/CF format. A selected subset of this data can be ordered on USB flash drives, details are given here.

1 Please note that the full CMIP5 data archive continues to be updated with new results, corrections etc. in contrast to the two archives available from the DDC.

CMIP5 License Statement

These data were first published under the license of CMIP5. Terms of use for CMIP5 are applied for DDC-AR5 data. They are provided at Data from some modelling centres are licensed for use in non-commercial research and for educational purposes, other for unrestricted use. Please refer to the terms of use for the CMIP5 modeling groups for details.
DDC-AR5 data should be cited by its DataCite DOI and according to the citation recommendation of CMIP5.


Please note:

The 'DOI (Data Reference)' column entries represent a CMIP5 experiment or a CMIP5 experiment family as general citation unit in the literature. In the column 'Direct Access' links to individual CMIP5 experiments are provided for the CMIP5 experiment families in the citation entities.
Green experiments have completed the quality control process and are assigned DataCite DOIs (Digital Object Identifiers). The underlying links resolve to the DOI landing pages, which provide basic information related to the data including access.

For the data download from the IPCC DDC an account (free of charge) is required: Please register at the CERA Portal. How to download data is explained in the data download guide.


Experiment(s) DOI (Data Reference) Direct Access
1pctCO2 doi:10.1594/WDCC/ETHc1
abrupt4xCO2 doi:10.1594/WDCC/ETHc2
amip doi:10.1594/WDCC/ETHam
historical doi:10.1594/WDCC/ETHhi
past1000 doi:10.1594/WDCC/ETHpk
piControl doi:10.1594/WDCC/ETHpc
rcp26 doi:10.1594/WDCC/ETHr2
rcp45 doi:10.1594/WDCC/ETHr4
rcp60 doi:10.1594/WDCC/ETHr6
rcp85 doi:10.1594/WDCC/ETHr8
historicalYYYY doi:10.1594/WDCC/ETH_cmip5_historicals
historicalExt historicalGHG historicalMisc historicalNat
esmYYYY doi:10.1594/WDCC/ETH_cmip5_esms
esmHistorical esmFdbk1 esmFixClim1 esmrcp85
decadalXXXX doi:10.1594/WDCC/ETH_cmip5_decadals
decadal1960 decadal1961 decadal1962 decadal1963 decadal1964
decadal1965 decadal1966 decadal1967 decadal1968 decadal1969
decadal1970 decadal1971 decadal1972 decadal1973 decadal1974
decadal1975 decadal1976 decadal1977 decadal1978 decadal1979
decadal1980 decadal1981 decadal1982 decadal1983 decadal1984
decadal1985 decadal1986 decadal1987 decadal1988 decadal1989
decadal1990 decadal1991 decadal1992 decadal1993 decadal1994
decadal1995 decadal1996 decadal1997 decadal1998 decadal1999
decadal2000 decadal2001 decadal2002 decadal2003 decadal2004
decadal2005 decadal2006 decadal2007 decadal2008 decadal2009
decadal2010 decadal2011 decadal2012
noVolcXXXX doi:10.1594/WDCC/ETH_cmip5_noVolcs
noVolc1960 noVolc1975 noVolc1980 noVolc1985 noVolc1990



The World Data Center for Climate (WDCC) acknowledges the international modeling groups for providing their data for analysis, the Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison (PCMDI) for collecting and distributing the model data, the JSC/CLIVAR Working Group on Coupled Modelling (WGCM) and their Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP) and Climate Simulation Panel for organizing the model data analysis activity, and the IPCC WG1 TSU for technical support.

This work, including access to the data and technical assistance, is provided by the German Climate Computing Centre (DKRZ), with funding from the Federal Ministry for Education and Research.


Content last modified: 12 October 2017