ETH cmip5 rcp85

rcp85 is an experiment of the CMIP5 - Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5 ( ). CMIP5 is meant to provide a framework for coordinated climate change experiments for the next five years and thus includes simulations for assessment in the IPCC AR5. This subset of the CMIP5 additional historical data were collected by ETH Zurich until 15th March 2013 in support of IPCC AR5 Working Group 1 ( ). These data are part of the IPCC-DDC AR5.

rcp85 (4.2 RCP8.5) - Version 2: Future projection (2006-2100) forced by RCP8.5. RCP8.5 is a representative concentration pathway which approximately results in a radiative forcing of 8.5 W m-2 at year 2100, relative to pre-industrial conditions. RCPs are time-dependent, consistent projections of emissions and concentrations of radiatively active gases and particles.

Experiment design: List of output variables: Output: time series per variable in model grid spatial resolution in netCDF format Earth System model and the simulation information: CIM repository

Data are structured and entry names are set according to the ETH Zurich Archive layout: "experiment/MIP table/variable/model/ensemble member/CMOR"

Additional Info

Field Value
Creator Prof. Reto Knutti
Contact ETH Zurich
Discipline Earth Sciences
Format NetCDF
Language English
PublicationYear 2016
Publisher ETH Zurich
SpatialCoverage {-90.0,0.0,90.0,360.0}
TemporalCoverage period : ( 2000-01-01T11:59:59Z - 2095-12-31T11:59:59Z )