Ultra-high-resolution climate simulation project

The ICCP has conducted ultra-high-resolution simulations with the goal of improving our understanding of scale-interactions and key mechanisms leading to climate variability and extreme weather events as well as exploring the sensitivity of the climate system to greenhouse warming.

The Community Earth System Model version 1.2.2 (CESM1.2.2) is employed to perform fully coupled (atmosphere, ocean, land, sea ice, river-runoff) global climate simulations. The atmospheric component is configured with about 25 km horizontal resolution and 30 vertical layers. The horizontal and vertical resolutions of the ocean component is about 0.1 degree and 62 levels, respectively.

Three experiments with different level of greenhouse gas condition were conducted:

The present-day run was started from a previous high-resolution simulation of Small et al. (2014) and we conducted a 140-year-long control simulation. The doubling and quadrupling CO2 forcing experiments were branched from year 71 of the present-day control run and were integrated for 100 years.

For more information please visit ibsclimate.org/research/ultra-high-resolution-climate-simulation-project/

Dataset doi: 10.22741/iccp.20200001

The following data is avalible through our OPeNDAP server: (More data is in preperation and will be avalible soon)

Atmospheric data

variable Monthly data Daily data
CLDTOT vertically-integrated total cloud [fraction] Data Access
PRECC convective precipitation rate (liq + ice) [m/s] Data Access
PRECL large-scale (stable) precipitation rate (liq + ice) [m/s] Data Access
PS surface pressure [pa] Data Access
PSL sea level pressure [pa] Data Access
TAUX zonal surface stress [n/m2] Data Access
TAUY meridional surface stress [n/m2] Data Access
TS surface temperature (radiative) [k] Data Access
U10 10m wind speed [m/s] Data Access

Ocean data

variable Monthly data Daily data
SST surface potential temperature [degc] In prep Data Access
TEMP potential temperature [degc] In prep Data Access