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Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis


IPCC SRES B1 Experiment

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The atmosphere model output is provided on a 128x64 Gaussian grid (approximately 2.81° lat x 2.81° long). The ocean model output is provided on a 256x192 grid (2x3 oceanic grid boxes for each atmospheric grid box). Monthly data are available from one run for years 2001-2100. Daily data are available for years 2046-2065 and 2081-2100. Daily data for several 2-D variables are available for years 2001-2100.

The user should be aware that grid box values are not directly comparable to station data. Climate models attempt to represent the full climate system from first principles on large scales. Physical "parameterizations" are used to approximate the effects of unresolved small scale processes because it is not economically feasible to include detailed representations of these processes in present day models. Caution is therefore needed when comparing climate model output with observations or analyses on spatial scales shorter than several grid lengths (approximately 750 to 1200 km in mid-latitudes), or when using model output to study the impacts of climate variability and change. The user is further cautioned that estimates of climate variability and change obtained from climate model results are subject to sampling variability. This uncertainty arises from the natural variability that is part of the observed climate system and is generally well simulated by the climate models.