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To obtain data choose a centre and a scenario. Then decide which variables you need and which data format you prefer. Finally, you will be guided to the database interface which will let you retrieve the data files one by one .

Due to a change in the data transfer system we currently provide data only in GRIB format (a machine independent, self-descriptive binary format). If you need data in Glog_CSIRO_TMPZIP (compressed ASCII) format you'll have to convert the GRIB data locally. For data format conversion you can either use grbconv or the CDO package.

Information on both formats and the internal data structure is given here


 

Survey of available SRES Scenarion Runs for TAR

Center Acronym Model SRES Scenario Runs Additional data
Max Planck Institute für Meteorologie
Germany
MPIfM ECHAM4 [PDF] / OPYC3 [PDF]       A2   B2 6-h data
(remote)
Hadley Centre 
for Climate Prediction and Research
UK
HCCPR HADCM3   A1FI   A2
A2b
A2c
B1 B2
B2b
 
Australia's Commonwealth Scientific
and Industrial Research Organisation Australia
Important notice concerning the CSRIO data sets!
CSIRO CSIRO-Mk2 A1FI     A2 B1 B2  
National Centre for Atmospheric Research 
USA
NCAR NCAR-CSM       A2      
NCAR-PCM A1B     A2   B2  
Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
USA
GFDL R30       A2   B2  
Canadian Center for Climate Modelling and Analysis
Canada
CCCma CGCM2       A2
A2b
A2c
  B2
B2b
B2c
daily data
(remote)
Center for Climate System Research
National Institute for Environmental Studies
Japan
CCSR /
NIES
CCSR/NIES AGCM
+ CCSR OGCM
A1B A1FI A1T A2 B1 B2  
SRES scenario runs included in the IPCC-DDC.

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Important note for CSIRO data:
CSIRO has provided data from SRES scenario runs to the IPCC-DDC in autumn 2001. These data are included into the DDC in January 2002. Due to an error in the model specifications provided to the IPCC DDC for all CSIRO SRES runs, the labels for model skin temperatures and model air temperatures were reversed. This error was discovered not before September 19th 2002 and the correction then was applied immediately.
As a consequence (air) temperature data sets retrieved from the archive prior to end of September 2002 will contain the skin temperature data instead of the air temperature. The results based on these data will be erroneous. The data were used in preparation of a report that depicts projected changes in seasonal surface air temperature and precipitation for three 30-year periods (2010-2039, 2040-2069 and 2070-2099) relative to the baseline period 1961-1990 in 32 sub-continental scale regions (Ruosteenoja et al., 2003). The implications of using the erroneous data in this application are described in a more detailed description of the errors.
H. Luthardt 13-05-05