1. CMIP6 archive of NorESM results

NorESM2 contributes to the 6th phase of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP6; Eyring et al., 2016):

CMIP6:

  • Project under World Climate Research Programme (WCRP)

  • Since 1995 CMIP has coordinated climate model experiments

  • Defines common experiment protocols, forcings and output.

  • 33 model groups participate

Advantages:

  • Several models perform the same experiments (enabeling comparisons across models and multi-model ensembles)

  • Homogenized and standardized outputs (including variable names). More specifically, all data is in compliance with the standards of the Climate Model Output Rewriter (CMOR).

1.1. Data access

1.1.1. The Earth System Grid Federation (ESGF):

All data is CMOR-ized and public available here: https://esg-dn1.nsc.liu.se/search/cmip6-liu/

1.1.2. The (Norwegian) National Infrastructure for Research Data (NIRD)

All NIRD users can access the archive of CMOR-ized CMIP6 NorESM data under project NS9034K:

/projects/NS9034K/CMIP6/

This is the same data that you can access through the ESGF. Note data is organized by the different contributions/MIPs. The DECK and historical simulations are located under “CMIP”.

NIRD users that are members of NS9252K (NFR storage project for KeyCLIM) can access CMOR-ized CMIP6 data from multiple models under:

/projects/NS9252K/CMIP6/

Note this data has a different structure than the data residing in /projects/NS9034K/CMIP6/. If you want to make a request for data or for more data to be downloaded to this folder, contact jang@met.no. If you are a NIRD user, but not a member of this project and would like to request access, contact michaels@met.no.

NIRD users that are members of NS9560K (NFR storage project for INES) can access most of the raw (non-CMOR-ized) model data under:

/projects/NS9560K/noresm/cases/

If you are a NIRD user, but not a member of this project, and would like to request access, contact mben@norceresearch.no.

1.2. DECK contributions

NorESM2 contributions to the CMIP6 Diagnostic, Evaluation and Characterization of Klima (DECK) and CMIP6 historical simulations

Exp. short name

Exp. long name

NorESM2 version (members)

amip

a historical Atmospheric MIP simulation

NorESM2-LM (1), NorESM2-MM (1)

piControl

pre-industrial control simulation

NorESM2-LM (1), NorESM2-MM (1)

historical

historical

NorESM2-LM (3), NorESM2-MM (1)

abrupt-4xCO2

forced by an abrupt quadrupling of atmospheric CO2

NorESM2-LM (1), NorESM2-MM (1)

1pctCO2

forced by a 1 % pr. year atmospheric CO2 increase

NorESM2-LM (1), NorESM2-MM (1)

1.3. MIPs contributions

MIP short name

MIP long name

NorESM2 version

Contact person(s)*

CMIP

Coupled MIP

NorESM2-LM, NorESM2-MM

ØS, TT, DJLO

AerChemMIP

Aerosols and Chemistry MIP

NorESM2-LM

DJLO, MS

C4MIP

Coupled Climate Carbon Cycle MIP

NorESM2-LME

JS, JT

CDRMIP

The Carbon Dioxide Removal MIP

NorESM2-LM

JT, JS

CFMIP

Cloud Feedback MIP

No contribution yet

TS, ØS

DAMIP

Detection and Attribution MIP

NorESM2-LM

ØS

DCPP

Decadal Climate Prediction Project

NorCPM1

NK, FC

GeoMIP

Geoengineering MIP

No contribution yet

HM

LUMIP

Land-Use MIP

No contribution yet

HL, YH

OMIP

Ocean MIP

NorESM2-LM

MB, JS

PAMIP

Polar Amplification MIP

NorESM2-LM

LSG, MB

PMIP

Paleoclimate MIP

NorESM1-F, NorESM2-LM

CG, ZZ

RFMIP

Radiative Forcing MIP

NorESM2-LM, NorESM2-MM

AK, DJLO

ScenarioMIP

Scenario MIP

NorESM2-LM, NorESM2-MM

MB, MS

SIMIP

Sea Ice MIP

No contribution yet

JBD

ZECMIP

Zero Emissions Commitment MIP

NorESM2-LM

JS, JT

* MB: Mats Bentsen <mats.bentsen@uni.no>, FC: Francois Counillon <francois.counillon@nersc.no>, JBD: Jens Boldingh Debernard <jensd@met.no>, LSG: Lise Seland Graff <lisesg@met.no>, YH: Yanchun He <yanchun.he@nersc.no>, AK: Alf Kirkevag <alfk@met.no>, NK: Noel Keenlyside <noel.keenlyside@gfi.uib.no>, HL: Hanna Lee <hanna.lee@uni.no>, HM: Helene Muri <helene.muri@ntnu.no>, DJLO: Dirk Jan Leo Olivie <dirkjlo@met.no>, TT: Thomas Toniazzo <thomas.toniazzo@uni.no>, JS: Jörg Schwinger <jorg.schwinger@norceresearch.no>, MS: Michael Schultz <michaels@met.no> TS: Trude Storelvmo <trude.storelvmo@geo.uio.no>, ØS: Øyvind Seland <oyvind.seland@met.no>, JT: Jerry Tjiputra <Jerry.Tjiputra@norceresearch.no>, CG: Chuncheng Guo <chgu@norceresearch.no>, ZZ: Zhongshi Zhang <zhzh@norceresearch.no>,

1.4. References

Seland, Ø., Bentsen, M., Seland Graff, L., Olivié, D., Toniazzo, T., Gjermundsen, A., Debernard, J. B., Gupta, A. K., He, Y., Kirkevåg, A., Schwinger, J., Tjiputra, J., Schancke Aas, K., Bethke, I., Fan, Y., Griesfeller, J., Grini, A., Guo, C., Ilicak, M., Hafsahl Karset, I. H., Landgren, O., Liakka, J., Onsum Moseid, K., Nummelin, A., Spensberger, C., Tang, H., Zhang, Z., Heinze, C., Iverson, T., and Schulz, M.: The Norwegian Earth System Model, NorESM2 – Evaluation of theCMIP6 DECK and historical simulations, Geosci. Model Dev. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-2019-378, in review, 2020.

Eyring, V., Bony, S., Meehl, G. A., Senior, C. A., Stevens, B., Stouffer, R. J., and Taylor, K. E.: Overview of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 6 (CMIP6) experimental design and organization, Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 1937–1958, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-9-1937-2016, 2016.