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Earth System Model eValuation Tool (ESMValTool)

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ESMValTool extension for NorESM (NorESMValTool) covers

  • NorESM cmor-ization tools
  • ESMValTool
  • observational data
  • CMIP5 model data
  • namelists and scripts customised for NorESM
  • wrapper scripts for easy use

and is available at


Installation

On Norstore/Nird, run /projects/NS2345K/NorESMValTool/install.sh

This will create your personal setup in $HOME/NorESMValTool:

 data/		 - input and derived data (symbolic link to project area)
    clim/           - climatologies derived from original input data 
    cmor/	    - cmor output of new experiments  
    model/	    - CMIP5 model output
    obs/	    - obs. data installed with ESMValTool scripts
    rawobs/	    - obs. data as downloaded from internet 
    regrid/	    - data regridded by ESMValTool
    work/	    - work directory of ESMValTool
 mods/		 - source mods for ESMValTool 
    namelists/      - customised namelists for Norstore/NorESM
 scripts/        - wrapper scripts for cmor and ESMValTool 
    cmorize	    - cmor wrapper script for NorESM output 
    esmval	    - ESMValTool wrapper script
 tools/          - noresm2cmor and ESMValTool reside here
    noresm2cmor/    - cmorization tools 
    ESMValTool/	    - original ESMValTool installation 

CMOR-izing NorESM output

Syntax

$HOME/NorESMValTool/scripts/cmorize case folder start year end year

NOTE: Cmor-ization on NIRD requires intel's shared libraries. To make them available, add following line to your ~/.bashrc and log out and in again
source /opt/intel/compilers_and_libraries/linux/bin/compilervars.sh -arch intel64 -platform linux

Example

$HOME/NorESMValTool/scripts/cmorize /projects/NS2345K/www/cmor/sampledata/N20TRAERCN_f19_g16_01 2000 2000

Output configuration

The output can be customised in $HOME/NorESMValTool/tools/noresm2cmor/namelists/noresm2cmor_NorESM_GENERIC_template.nml

New variables need to be defined in the corresponding GENERIC_* tables in $HOME/NorESMValTool/tools/noresm2cmor/tools/noresm2cmor/tables

Output location

The cmor-ized output is written to the folder $HOME/NorESMValTool/data/cmor/case name.start year-end year e.g. $HOME/NorESMValTool/data/cmor/N20TRAERCN_f19_g16_01.2000-2000

NOTE: The cmor-ized output is stored in Norstore/Nird's project area. The path $HOME/NorESMValTool/data/cmor is a symbolic link to /projects/NS2345K/NorESMValTool/data/cmor.


Running ESMValTool (manually)

Prepare namelist

ESMValTool takes one namelist as input argument. Each namelist contains instructions for performing a specific diagnostic.

A collection of ported namelists is available in $HOME/NorESMValTool/mods/namelist. Path information to observational and simulation data is hardcoded in the namelists and need to be edited in order to apply ESMValTool on new simulation output.

More namelists provided by the official ESMValTool repository are available in $HOME/NorESMValTool/tools/ESMValTool/nml.

These namelists cannot be readily used with the ESMValTool on Norstore/Nird but have to be ported first. The specifications of observational and model data in the namelists have to be adapted to the data available in the system. We recommend to first copy the namelist to $HOME/NorESMValTool/mods/namelist and edit it there.

Note that in many cases new input data has to be made available first.

Launching ESMValTool

Change directory to $HOME/NorESMValTool/tools/ESMValTool.

Execute
./main.py
e.g.
./main.py ../../mods/namelists/namelist_SouthernOcean_norstore.xml

NOTE: ESMValTool requires NCL version 6.4. To make this version available, add following lines to your ~/.bash_profile and log out and in again
export NCARG_ROOT=/opt/ncl64
export PATH=/opt/ncl64/bin/:${PATH}


Running ESMValTool (through esmval-wrapper)

Syntax

$HOME/NorESMValTool/scripts/esmval cmor folder ESMValTool namelist

Example

$HOME/NorESMValTool/scripts/esmval $HOME/NorESMValTool/data/cmor/N20TRAERCN_f19_g16_01.2000-2000 $HOME/NorESMValTool/mods/namelist/namelist_MyDiag.xml

MyDiag_MyVar.png

How it works

The esmval script replaces MODELTAG with the path to the cmorized output in the customised ESMValTool namelist that has been selected (e.g., $HOME/NorESMValTool/mods/namelists/namelist_MyDiag.xml).

It then calls ESMValTool main script main.py with updated namelist as argument.

NOTE: If called outside of wrapper script, main.py requires the modules python2/2.7 and ncl on Norstore and must be run from $HOME/NorESMValTool/tools/ESMValTool

Output location

Plots are stored in home directory in $HOME/NorESMValTool/plots/

Regridded input data and derived climatologies are stored in project area in /norstore_osl/projects/NS2345K/NorESMValTool/data


Portrait diagrams

The portrait diagram is one ESMValTool's key features, but unfortunately also the most complex diagnostic performance-wise. A dedicated wrapper script has therefore been created on NIRD in order to make the creation of portrait diagrams as easy as possible. The script performs all the necessary steps, including CMORization.

For setup and user instructions, see

/projects/NS2345K/NorESMValTool/portrait_diagram/README

PerfmetricsGroundObs

An 'extension' to the portrait diagram diagnostic allowing the use of ground based (non-gridded) observations has also been created.

For setup and user instructions, see

/projects/NS2345K/NorESMValTool/PerfmetricsGroundObs/README


Installing additional input data

Before starting

Run "umask u=rxw,g=rxw,o=rx". This will ensure that newly created folders and files can be modified by members of the NorESM project.

If you do not already have a personal ESGF account, then create one at e.g. https://esgf-data.dkrz.de (Safari does not work properly, while Firefox just works fine) and sign up for the group CMIP5_Research.

CMIP5 model output

Where to store

Additional CMIP5 model output should be stored in $HOME/NorESMValTool/data/model/CMIP5 (which is a symbolic link to the project folder /projects/NS2345K/NorESMValTool/data/model/CMIP5). Each model has its own sub-folder that matches the models acronym.

Step 1: generate download script

Modify the variable entry in this template and then paste everything into the address field of your browser:

http://esgf-data.dkrz.de/esg-search/wget?
download_structure=realm,experiment,variable,time_frequency,model,ensemble
&project=CMIP5
&experiment=historical
&time_frequency=mon
&variable=ua
&limit=10000
&distrib=true
&replica=true

The browser will generate a wget-script and try to store it on your local computer. This particular example will prepare a download script for monthly ua output of all available models for the CMIP5 historical experiment.

Alternatively, one can use the ESGF portal functionality to generate the download script.

Step 2: copy download script to Norstore/Nird and start download

Use the scp command to copy the wget-script into login.nird.sigma2.no:/projects/NS2345K/NorESMValTool/data/model/CMIP5/download/.

Log on to login.nird.sigma2.no and cd to /projects/NS2345K/NorESMValTool/data/model/CMIP5/download/.

Fix execution permission of wget script with “chmod +x wget*”. Run command "umask u=rxw,g=rxw,o=rx", which will ensure that the permissions of the downloaded data will be correct.

Execute wget-script with “-n” (i.e. dummy download option) option to update certificates to ~/.esg/ directory. The script will then prompt for your ESGF OpenID and password. Once done, you will be able to run the download script without prompts for username/password.

Run download script in background with “nohup wget-XXX.sh >& wget-XXX.log &” (replace XXX to match the name of your download script).

Step 3: move download output files

Use the mv command to move the output of model YYY to folder $HOME/NorESMValTool/data/model/CMIP5/YYY (replace YYY with actual model name).

Step 4: document downloaded output on wiki page

At the bottom of this page are three tables that list the ESMValTool input data that is available on NorStore. Always update these tables after installing new model/observation data.

Observation data

Detailed instructions for the installation of observational data are provided in section 6.2.2 of the ESMValTool user guide.

Observational products that are served through the Earth System Grid (use Firefox if Safari does not work) via the projects obs4mips and ana4mips follow the CMIP format standard and can be readily downloaded to sub-folders in /projects/NS2345K/NorESMValTool/data/obs. In principal, the download scripts can be generated in the same manner as for the model output (see previous section), with the one difference that the project specifier “CMIP5” has to be changed to “obs4mips” or “ana4mips”. Alternatively, one can use the ESGF portal functionality to generate the download script.

Observational products that do not follow the CMIP standard should instead be stored in sub-folders in /projects/NS2345K/NorESMValTool/data/rawobs. In the next step, the dataset has to be reformatted using the corresponding conversion script (one for each dataset) in $HOME/NorESMValTool/tools/ESMValTool/reformat_scripts/obs.

The reformat scripts provided by ESMValTool are sometimes outdated and do not always work out of the box. Hence it is likely that minor modifications are required to make them working.

Next, change directory to $HOME/NorESMValTool/tools/ESMValTool/ and execute "python main.py reformat_scripts/obs/script.ncl", where script.ncl should be replaced with the name of the reformatting script.

Make sure to run "umask u=rxw,g=rxw,o=rx" before downloading and reformatting.

Always update the tables at the bottom of the wiki page after installing new observation data.

NIRD compatible namelists

A number of namelists that reproduce a selection of figures from the GMD paper (Eyring et al. 2016) have been ported to NIRD and are 'ready to run'. These namelists, with corresponding GMD figures, can be found in the table below. Some of the namelists also produce additional figures related to the GMD figures - these are listed under “By-products” in the table below. The NIRD compatible namelists are all labeled *_nird.xml, and can be found in

/projects/NS2345K/NorESMValTool/mods/namelists/

See above under “Running ESMValTool” for launching instructions.

GMD figure Namelist By-products Notes
Figure 2 namelist_perfmetrics_CMIP5_nird.xml
Figure 3 namelist_perfmetrics_CMIP5_fig3_nird.xml tas: annual climatologies, indiviual models - reference
Figure 4 namelist_flato13ipcc_nird.xml
Figure 5 namelist_SAMonsoon_nird.xml Mean intensity, global mean
Figure 6 namelist_SAMonsoon_nird.xml
Figure 7 namelist_WAMonsoon_nird.xml
Figure 8 namelist_CVDP_fig8_nird.xml PDO timeseries
Figure 9 namelist_CVDP_fig9_nird.xml
Figure 11 namelist_DiurnalCycle_box_pr_nird.xml
Figure 12 namelist_flato13ipcc_nird.xml
Figure 13 namelist_williams09climdyn_CREM_nird.xml
Figure 14 namelist_SouthernOcean_nird.xml Models and observations individually Figures 14 (d) and (e) need model output (but should work)
Figure 15 namelist_SouthernHemisphere_nird.xml Same figure for rlds, rlut, rsut and surface latent/sensible heat fluxes Install 'basemap' and 'pyproj' python modules
Figure 16 namelist_TropicalVariability_nird.xml Same figure for Atlantic and Indian ocean, scatter plots for individual models
Figure 17 namelist_SeaIce_nird.xml Sea ice area
Figure 18 namelist_Evapotranspiration_nird.xml Individual model mean (all months individually)
Figure 19 namelist_runoff_et_nird.xml Bias of ET, bias of ET coefficient, bias of precip, bias of runoff Install 'cdo-1.3.0' python module (does not work with latest version!)
Figure 22 namelist_GlobalOcean_nird.xml mean, mean-diff, stddev-diff
Figure 24 namelist_righi15gmd_tropo3_nird.xml Individual models - AURA-MLS-OMI, Trop. Col. Ozone annual cycle (individual models)
Figure 25 namelist_eyring13jgr_nird.xml
Figure 26a namelist_wensel14jgr_nird.xml Figure 1, 2a, 2b, 3 and 4 from Wenzel et al. 2014
Other figures Namelist Notes
Aerosol optical depth (maps and scatter plots) namelist_aerosol_CMIP5_nird.xml
Near surface temperature trend namelist_CVDP_tas_trend_nird.xml

Resources


Available data on NorStore

A detailed description of all supported datasets is presented in table S9 in section 6.6.2 (page 28) of the ESMValTool user guide.

Observation product Variables (on Norstore)
ACCESS
ACCESS-2
AERONET od550aer
AIRS hus, ta
Asmi11
AURA-MLS-OMI tropoz
AURA-TES tro3
BDBP
CARSNET
CASTNET sconcso4, sconcno3, sconcnh4, sconcna, sconccl
CERES rlds, rlut, rlutcs, rsds, rsus, rsuscs, rsut, rsutcs
CFSR
CIRRUS
CLARA-A2
CloudSat
CMAP pr
CONCERT
CR_AVE
CRU pr, tas
DC3
Dong08-ARGO mlotst
EANET
EMEP sconcnh4, sconccl, sconcno3, sconcpm10, sconcpm2p5, sconcna, sconcso4
Emmons
ERA-40
ERA-Interim psl, clivi, clwvi, evspsbl, hfds, hfls, hfss, pr, ps, rlns, rsns, sftlf, tas, wfpe, hus, ta, ua, va, zg, tauu, tauv, tos
ERA-Interim-fluxes
ESACCI-AEROSOL abs550aer, od550aer, od550lt1aer, od870aer
ESACCI-CLOUD clt, cltStderr
ESACCI-GHG xco2
ESACCI-LANDCOVER
ESACCI-OZONE toz, tozStderr
ESACCI-SIC sic, sicStderr
ESACCI-SOILMOISTURE
ESACCI-SST ts, tsStderr
ESRL co2
ETH-SOM-FFN spco2
GCP co2flux
GLOBALVIEW vmrco_alt, vmrco_asc, vmrco_ask, vmrco_azr, vmrco_bkt, vmrco_bme, vmrco_bmw, vmrco_brw, vmrco_bsc, vmrco_cba, vmrco_cgo, vmrco_chr, vmrco_cmo, vmrco_eic, vmrco_gmi, vmrco_goz, vmrco_hba, vmrco_hpb, vmrco_hun, vmrco_ice, vmrco_itn, vmrco_izo, vmrco_key, vmrco_kum, vmrco_kzd, vmrco_kzm, vmrco_lef, vmrco_mbc, vmrco_mhd, vmrco_mid, vmrco_mkn, vmrco_mlo, vmrco_nwr, vmrco_pal, vmrco_psa, vmrco_pta, vmrco_rpb, vmrco_sey, vmrco_shm, vmrco_smo, vmrco_spo, vmrco_stm, vmrco_sum, vmrco_syo, vmrco_tap, vmrco_tdf, vmrco_thd, vmrco_uta, vmrco_uum, vmrco_wis, vmrco_wlg, vmrco_zep
GPCC pr
GPCP-1DD pr
GPCP-SG pr
GTO-ECV
HadCRUT tas
HadISST ts, sic
HALOE vmrh2o
HIPPO
HWSD
IFS-Cy31r2
IMPROVE
INCA
ISCCP
ISCPP-FD-SRF
JMA-TRANSCOM
LACE
LAI3g
LandFlux-EVAL et, et-sd
MERRA pr
MISR od550aer, od550aerNobs, od550aerStdv
MSL
MODIS-CFMIP
MODIS_L3_C6 clivi, clt, clwvi, od550aer
MTE
NCEP clt, hus, pr, rlut, ta, tas, ua, va, zg
NDP
NIWA toz
NOA interpolated OLD
NSDIC sic
PATMOS
Putaud
SALTRACE
SeaWIFS chl
SOCAT spco2
SRB
SSMI-MERIS
takahashi14 talk
TC4
TES
Texas
Tilmes
TOMS
TRMM-3B42 pr
TRMM-L3 pr
UCN-Pacific
UWisc
WHOI-OAFlux hfls, hfss, huss, sfcWind, ts
WOA09 so, to, sos, tos
woa2005 o2
CMIP5 models Variables (on Norstore)
ACCESS1-0 clt, hus, od550aer, od870aer, pr, ps, rlut, rlutcs, rsut, rsutcs, sconcso4, sic, ta, tas, tos, ts, ua, va, zg
ACCESS1-3 clt, hus, od550aer, od970aer, pr, ps, rlut, rlutcs, rsut, rsutcs, sconcso4, sic, ta, tas, tos, ts, ua, va, zg
bcc-csm1-1 clt, hus, pr, ps, rlut, rlutcs, rsut, rsutcs, sic, ta, tas, tos, tro3, ts, ua, va, zg
bcc-csm1-1-m clt, hus, pr, ps, rlut, rlutcs, rsut, rsutcs, sic, ta, tas, tos, tro3, ts, ua, va, zg
BNU-ESM hus, od550aer, pr, ps, rlut, rlutcs, rsut, rsutcs, sic, spco2, ta, tas, tro3, ts, ua, va, zg
CanAM4 albisccp, cltisccp, pctisccp, pr, rlut, rlutcs, rsut, rsutcs, snc, sic
CanCM4 pr, rlut, ta, tas, ua, va, zg
CanESM2 clt, fgco2, hfls, hus, mstfmyz, nbp, pr, ps, rlds, rlut, rlutcs, rsds, rsut, rsutcs, sftlf, sic, ta, tas, tos, tro3, ts ua, va, zg
CCSM4 clt, hus, mstfmyz, pr, ps, rlut, rlutcs, rsut, rsutcs, sic, ta, tas, tos, tro3, ts, ua, va, zg
CESM1-BGC clt, fgco2, hus, nbp, pr, ps, rlut, rlutcs, rsut, rsutcs, sic, ta, tas, tos, ts, va, ua, zg
CESM1-CAM5 clt, hus, mstfmyz, od550aer, pr, ps, rlut, rlutcs, rsut, rsutcs, sic, ta, tas, tos, ts, ua, va, zg
CESM1-FASTCHEM clt, hus, mstfmyz, pr, ps, rlut, rlutcs, rsut, rsutcs, ta, tas, tro3, ts, ua, va, zg
CESM1-WACCM clt, hus, msftmyz, pr, ps, rlut, rlutcs, rsut, rsutcs, ta, tas, tro3, ts, ua, va, zg
CMCC-CM clt, hus, pr, ps, rlut, rlutcs, rsut, rsutcs, sic, ta, tas, tos, ts, ua, va, zg
CMCC-CMS clt, hus, pr, ps, rlut, rlutcs, rsut, sic, ta, tas, tos, ts, ua, va, zg
CMCC-CESM hus, pr, rlut, rlutcs, rsut, rsutcs, ta, tas, ua, va, zg
CNRM-CM5 albisccp, clt, cltisccp, hfls, hus, mstfmyz, pctisccp, pr, ps, rlut, rlutcs, rsut, rsutcs, sftlf, sic, snc, ta, tas, tro3, ts, ua, va, zg
CSIRO-Mk3-6-0 abs550aer, clt, hfls, hus, od550aer, od550lt1aer, od870aer, pr, ps, rlut, rlutcs, rsut, rsutcs, sftlf, sconcso4, sic, ta, tas, tos, tro3, ts, ua, va, zg
EC-EARTH hfls, hus, pr, rlut, sftlf, sic, ta, tas, ts, ua, va, zg
FGOALS-g2 clt, hus, msftmyz, pr, ps, rlut, rlutcs, rsut, rsutcs, sic, ta, tas, tos, tro3, ts, ua, va, zg
FIO-ESM clt, hus, pr, ps, rlut, rlutcs, rsut, rsutcs, sic, ta, tas, tos, ts, ua, va, zg
GFDL-CM3 abs550aer, hus, od550aer, od550lt1aer, od870aer, pr, ps, rlut, rlutcs, rsut, rsutcs, sconcso4, sic, ta, tas, tro3, ua, va, zg
GFDL-ESM2G abs550aer, clt, hus, od550aer, od550lt1aer, od870aer, pr, ps, rlut, rlutcs, rsut, rsutcs, sconcso4, sic, ta, tas, tos, tro3, ts, ua, va, zg
GFDL-ESM2M abs550aer, clt, fgco2, hfls, hus, nbp, od550aer, od550lt1aer, od870aer, pr, ps, rlut, rlutcs, rsut, rsutcs, sconcso4, sftlf, sic, spco2, ta, tas, tos, tro3, ts, ua, va, zg
GFDL-HIRAM-C180 pr
GISS-E2-H abs550aer, clt, hus, od550aer, od550lt1aer, pr, ps, rlut, rlutcs, rsut, rsutcs, sconcso4, sic, ta, tas, tos, tro3, ts, ua, va, zg
GISS-E2-H-CC clt, pr, ps, rlut, rlutcs, rsut, rsutcs, sic, tas, tos, ts
GISS-E2-R abs550aer, clt, hus, od550aer, od550lt1aer, pr, ps, rlut, rlutcs, rsut, rsutcs, sconcso4, sic, ta, tas, tos, tro3, ts, ua, va, zg
GISS-E2-R-CC clt, pr, ps, rlut, rlutcs, rsut, rsutcs, sic, tos, tas, ts
HadCM3 abs550aer, clt, pr, rlut, rlutcs, rsut, rsutcs, sic, ta, tas, tos, ts, ua, va, zg
HadGEM2-A pr
HadGEM2-AO clt, hus, pr, ps, rlut, rlutcs, rsut, rsutcs, sic, ta, tas, tos, ts, ua, va, zg
HadGEM2-CC clt, hus, od550aer, od870aer, pr, ps, rlut, rlutcs, rsut, rsutcs, sconcso4, sic, ta, tas, tos, ts, ua, va, zg
HadGEM2-ES clt, fgco2, hfls, hus, nbp, od550aer, od870aer, pr, ps, rlut, rlutcs, rsut, rsutcs, sftlf, sic, spco2, ta, tas, tos, ts, ua, va, zg
inmcm4 clt, hus, mstfmyz, pr, ps, rlut, rlutcs, rsut, rsutcs, sic, spco2, ta, tas, tos, ts, ua, va, zg
IPSL-CM5A-LR abs550aer, clt, fgco2, hfls, hus, nbp, od550aer, od550lt1aer, pr, ps, rlut, rlutcs, rsut, rsutcs, sconcso4, sftlf, sic, ta, tas, tos, tro3, ts, ua, va, zg
IPSL-CM5A-MR abs550aer, clt, hus, od550aer, od550lt1aer, pr, ps, rlut, rlutcs, rsut, rsutcs, sconcso4, sic, ta, tas, tos, tro3, ts, ua, va, zg
IPSL-CM5B-LR abs550aer, clt, hus, od550aer, od550lt1aer, pr, ps, rlut, rlutcs, rsut, rsutcs, sconcso4, sic, ta, tas, tos, tro3, ts, ua, va, zg
MIROC4h clt, hus, od550aer, pr, ps, rlut, rlutcs, rsut, rsutcs, sconcso4, ta, tas, tro3, ua, va, zg
MIROC5 abs550aer, albisccp, clt, cltisccp, hfls, hus, od550aer, od550lt1aer, od870aer, pctisccp, pr, ps, rlut, rlutcs, rsut, rsutcs, sconcso4, sftlf, sic, snc, ta, tas, tos, tro3, ts, ua, va, zg
MIROC-ESM abs550aer, clt, fgco2, hus, nbp, od550aer, od550lt1aer, od870aer, pr, ps, rlut, rlutcs, rsut, rsutcs, sconcso4, sic, ta, tas, tos, tro3, ts, ua, va, zg
MIROC-ESM-CHEM abs550aer, clt, hus, od550aer, od550lt1aer, od870aer, pr, ps, rlut, rlutcs, rsut, rsutcs, sconcso4, sic, ta, tas, tro3, tos, ts, ua, va, zg
MPI-ESM-LR albisccp, clt, cltisccp, fgco2, hfls, hus, mstfmyz, nbp, pctisccp, pr, ps, rlut, rlutcs, rsut, rsutcs, sftlf, sic, snc, ta, tas, tos, tro3, ts, ua, va, zg
MPI-ESM-MR clt, hus, msftmyz, pr, ps, rlut, rlutcs, rsut, rsutcs, sic, ta, tas, tos, tro3, ts, ua, va, zg
MPI-ESM-P clt, hus, msftmyz, pr, ps, rlut, rlutcs, rsut, rsutcs, ta, tas, tro3, ts, ua, va, zg
MRI-CGCM3 abs550aer, albisccp, clt, cltisccp, hus, od550aer, od550lt1aer, od870aer, pctisccp, pr, ps, rlut, rlutcs, rsut, rsutcs, sconcso4, sic, snc, ta, tas, tos, ts, ua, va, zg
MRI-ESM1 abs550aer, clt, hus, od550lt1aer, od870aer, pr, ps, rlut, rlutcs, rsut, rsutcs, sconcso4, sic, ta, tas, tro3, ts, ua, va, zg
NorESM1-M abs550aer, clt, evspsbl, hfls, hus, mlotst, mrro, msftmyz, nbp, od550aer, pr, ps, rlds, rlut, rlutcs, rsds, rsut, rsutcs, sconcso4, sftlf, sic, sos, ta, tas, tos, ts, ua, va, zg
NorESM1-ME abs550aer, clt, fgco2, hfls, hus, mstfmyz, nbp, od550aer, pr, ps, rlut, rlutcs, rsut, rsutcs, sconcso4, sftlf, sic, spco2, ta, tas, tos, ts, ua, va, zg

A list of supported variables with explanation is presented in table S8 in section 3.3 (page 17) of the ESMValTool user guide.

Variables Observation products (on Norstore) CMIP5 models (on Norstore)
abs550aer ESACCI-AEROSOL CSIRO-Mk3-6-0, GFDL-CM3, GFDL-ESM2G, GFDL-ESM2M, GISS-E2-H, GISS-E2-R, IPSL-CM5A-LR, IPSL-CM5A-MR, IPSL-CM5B-LR, MIROC5, MIROC-ESM, MIROC-ESM-CHEM, MRI-CGCM3, MRI-ESM1, NorESM1-M, NorESM1-ME
albisccp CanAM4
baresoilFrac
chl SeaWIFS
clivi ERA-Interim, MODIS_L3_C6
cl
clt ESACCI-CLOUD, MODIS_L3_C6, NCEP ACCESS1-0, ACCESS1-3, bcc-csm1-1, bcc-csm1-1-m, CanESM2, CCSM4, CESM1-BGC, CESM1-CAM5, CESM1-FASTCHEM, CESM1-WACCM, CMCC-CM, CMCC-CMS, CNRM-CM5, CSIRO-Mk3-6-0, FGOALS-g2, FIO-ESM, GFDL-ESM2G, GFDL-ESM2M, GISS-E2-H, GISS-E2-H-CC, GISS-E2-R, GISS-E2-R-CC, HadCM3, HadGEM2-AO, HadGEM2-CC, HadGEM2-ES, inmcm4, IPSL-CM5A-LR, IPSL-CM5A-MR, IPSL-CM5B-LR, MIROC4h, MIROC5, MIROC-ESM, MIROC-ESM-CHEM, MPI-ESM-LR, MPI-ESM-MR, MPI-ESM-P, MRI-CGCM3, MRI-ESM1, NorESM1-M NorESM1-ME
cltisccp CanAM4
cltStderr ESACCI-CLOUD
clwvi ERA-Interim
co2 ESRL
co2flux GCP
conccnd10
conccnd5
conccnmode
conccnSTPd120
conccnSTPd14
conccnSTPd3
conccnSTPd5
conccnSTPmode
cropFrac
cSoil
cumnbp
cVeg
diamcnmode
dos
dosStderr
et LandFlux-EVAL
et-sd LandFlux-EVAL
evspsbl ERA-Interim NorESM1-M
fgco2 CanESM2, CESM1-BGC, GFDL-ESM2M, HadGEM2-ES, IPSL-CM5A-LR, MIROC-ESM, MPI-ESM-LR, NorESM1-ME
grassFrac
grassNcropFrac
gpp
hfds ERA-Interim
hfls ERA-Interim, WHOI-OAFlux CanESM2, CNRM-CM5, CSIRO-Mk3-6-0, EC-EARTH, GFDL-ESM2M, HadGEM2-ES, IPSL-CM5A-LR, MIROC5, MPI-ESM-LR, Nor-ESM1-M, NorESM1-ME
hfss ERA-Interim, WHOI-OAFlux
hus AIRS, ERA-Interim, NCEP ACCESS1-0, ACCESS1-3, bcc-csm1-1, bcc-csm1-1-m, BNU-ESM, CanESM2, CCSM4, CESM1-BGC, CESM1-CAM5, CESM1-FASTCHEM, CESM1-WACCM, CMCC-CESM, CMCC-CM, CMCC-CMS, CSIRO-Mk3-6-0, EC-EARTH, FGOALS-g2, FIO-ESM, GFDL-CM3, GFDL-ESM2G, GFDL-ESM2M, GISS-E2-H, GISS-E2-R, HadGEM2-AO, HadGEM2-CC, HadGEM2-ES, inmcm4, IPSL-CM5A-LR, IPSL-CM5A-MR, IPSL-CM5B-LR, MIROC4h, MIROC5, MIROC-ESM, MIROC-ESM-CHEM, MPI-ESM-LR, MPI-ESM-MR, MPI-ESM-P, MRI-CGCM3, MRI-ESM1, NorESM1-M, NorESM1-ME
huss WHOI-OAFlux
intpp
ita
iwpStderr
lai
LW_CRE
lwp
lwpStderr
mlotst Dong08-ARGO NorESM1-M
mmraer
mmrbcfree
mmrbc
mrro NorESM1-M
mrso
msftmyz CanESM2, CCSM4, CESM1-CAM5, CESM1-FASTCHEM, CESM1-WACCM, CNRM-CM5, FGOALS-g2, inmcm4, MPI-ESM-LR, MPI-ESM-MR, MPI-ESM-P, NorESM1-M, NorESM1-ME
MyVar
nbp CanESM2, CESM1-BGC, GFDL-ESM2M, HadGEM2-ES, IPSL-CM5A-LR, MIROC-ESM, MPI-ESM-LR, NorESM1-M, NorESM1-ME
NET_CRE
o2 woa2005
o2_onelev
od550aer AERONET, ESACCI-AEROSOL, MISR, MODIS_L3_C6 ACCESS1-0, ACCESS1-3, BNU-ESM, CESM1-CAM5, CSIRO-Mk3-5-0, GFDL-CM3, GFDL-ESM2G, GFDL-ESM2M, GISS-E2-H, GISS-E2-R, HadGEM2-CC, HadGEM2-ES, IPSL-CM5A-LR, IPSL-CM5A-MR, IPSL-CM5B-LR, MIROC4h, MIROC5, MIROC-ESM, MIROC-ESM-CHEM, MRI-CGCM3, MRI-ESM1, NorESM1-M, NorESM1-ME
od550aerNobs MISR
od550aerStderr
od550aerStdv MISR
od550lt1aer ESACCI-AEROSOL CSIRO-Mk3-6-0, GFDL-CM3, GFDL-ESM2G, GFDL-ESM2M, GISS-E2-H, GISS-E2-R, IPSL-CM5A-LR, IPSL-CM5A-MR, IPSL-CM5B-LR, MIROC5, MIROC-ESM, MIROC-ESM-CHEM, MRI-CGCM3, MRI-ESM1
od870aer ESACCI-AEROSOL ACCESS1-0, ACCESS1-3, CSIRO-Mk3-6-0, GFDL-CM3, GFDL-ESM2G, GFDL-ESM2M, HadGEM2-CC, HadGEM2-ES, MIROC5, MIROC-ESM, MIROC-ESM-CHEM, MRI-CGCM3, MRI-ESM1
pastureFrac
pctisccp CanAM4
pr-mmday
pr-mmh
pr CMAP, CRU, ERA-Interim, GPCC, GPCP-1DD, GPCP-SG, MERRA, NCEP, TRMM-3B42 ACCESS1-0, ACCESS1-3, bcc-csm1-1, bcc-csm1-1-m, BNU-ESM, CanCM4, CanESM2, CCSM4, CESM1-BGC, CESM1-CAM5, CESM1-FASTCHEM, CESM1-WACCM, CMCC-CESM, CMCC-CM, CMCC-CMS, CNRM-CM5, CSIRO-Mk3-6-0, EC-EARTH, FGOALS-g2, FIO-ESM, GFDL-CM3, GFDL-ESM2G, GFDL-ESM2M, GFDL-HIRAM-C180, GISS-E2-H, GISS-E2-H-CC, GISS-E2-R, GISS-E2-R-CC, HadCM3, HadGEM-AO, HadGEM2-CC, HadGEM2-ES, inmcm4, IPSL-CM5A-LR, IPSL-CM5A-MR, IPSL-CM5B-LR, MIROC4h, MIROC5, MIROC-ESM, MIROC-ESM-CHEM, MPI-ESM-LR, MPI-ESM-MR, MPI-ESM-P, MRI-CGCM3, MRI-ESM1, NorESM1-M, NorESM1-ME
prStderr
prw
prwStderr
ps ERA-Interim ACCESS1-0, ACCESS1-3, bcc-csm1-1, bcc-csm1-1-m, BNU-ESM, CanESM2, CCSM4, CESM1-BGC, CESM1-CAM5, CESM1-FASTCHEM, CESM1-WACCM, CMCC-CM, CMCC-CMS, CNRM-CM5, CSIRO-Mk3-6-0, FGOALS-g2, FIO-ESM, GFDL-CM3, GFDL-ESM2G, GFDL-ESM2M, GISS-E2-H, GISS-E2-H-CC, GISS-E2-R, GISS-E2-R-CC, HadCM3, HadGEM2-AO, HadGEM2-CC, HadGEM2-ES, inmcm4, IPSL-CM5A-LR, IPSL-CM5A-MR, IPSL-CM5B-LR, MIROC4h, MIROC5, MIROC-ESM, MIROC-ESM-CHEM, MPI-ESM-LR, MPI-ESM-MR, MPI-ESM-P, MRI-CGCM3, MRI-ESM1, NorESM1-M, NorESM1-ME
psl ERA-Interim
rldscs
rlds CERES CanESM2, NorESM1-M
rlns ERA-Interim
rlus
rlutcs CERES ACCESS1-0, ACCESS1-3, bcc-csm1-1, bcc-csm1-1-m, BNU-ESM, CanAM4, CanESM2, CCSM4, CESM1-BGC, CESM1-CAM5, CESM1-FASTCHEM, CESM1-WACCM, CMCC-CESM, CMCC-CM, CMCC-CMS, CNRM-CM5, CSIRO-Mk3-6-0, FGOALS-g2, FIO-ESM, GFDL-CM3, GFDL-ESM2G, GFDL-ESM2M, GISS-E2-H, GISS-E2-H-CC, GISS-E2-R, GISS-E2-R-CC, HadCM3, HadGEM2-AO, HadGEM2-CC, HadGEM2-ES, inmcm4, IPSL-CM5A-LR, IPSL-CM5A-MR, IPSL-CM5B-LR, MIROC4h, MIROC5, MIROC-ESM, MIROC-ESM-CHEM, MPI-ESM-LR, MPI-ESM-MR, MPI-ESM-P, MRI-CGCM3, MRI-ESM1, NorESM1-M, NorESM1-ME
rlut CERES, NCEP ACCESS1-0, ACCESS1-3, bcc-csm1-1, bcc-csm1-1-m, BNU-ESM, CanAM4, CanCM4, CanESM2, CCSM4, CESM1-BGC, CESM1-CAM5, CESM1-FASTCHEM, CESM1-WACCM, CMCC-CESM, CMCC-CM, CMCC-CMS, CNRM-CM5, CSIRO-Mk3-6-0, EC-EARTH, FGOALS-g2, FIO-ESM, GFDL-CM3, GFDL-ESM2G, GFDL-ESM2M, GISS-E2-H, GISS-E2-H-CC, GISS-E2-R, GISS-E2-R-CC, HadCM3, HadGEM2-AO, HadGEM2-CC, HadGEM2-ES, inmcm4, IPSL-CM5A-LR, IPSL-CM5A-MR, IPSL-CM5B-LR, MIROC4h, MIROC5, MIROC-ESM, MIROC-ESM-CHEM, MPI-ESM-LR, MPI-ESM-MR, MPI-ESM-P, MRI-CGCM3, MRI-ESM1, NorESM1-M, NorESM1-ME
rsdscs
rsds CERES CanESM2, NorESM1-M
rsns ERA-Interim
rsuscs CERES
rsus CERES
rsutcs CERES ACCESS1-0, ACCESS1-3, bcc-csm1-1, bcc-csm1-1-m, BNU-ESM, CanAM4, CanESM2, CCSM4, CESM1-BGC, CESM1-CAM5, CESM1-FASTCHEM, CESM1-WACCM, CMCC-CESM, CMCC-CM, CNRM-CM5, CSIRO-Mk3-6-0, FGOALS-g2, FIO-ESM, GFDL-CM3, GFDL-ESM2G, GFDL-ESM2M, GISS-E2-H, GISS-E2-H-CC, GISS-E2-R, GISS-E2-R-CC, HadCM3, HadGEM2-AO, HadGEM2-CC, HadGEM2-ES, inmcm4, IPSL-CM5A-LR, IPSL-CM5A-MR, IPSL-CM5B-LR, MIROC4h, MIROC5, MIROC-ESM, MIROC-ESM-CHEM, MPI-ESM-LR, MPI-ESM-MR, MPI-ESM-P, MRI-CGCM3, MRI-ESM1, NorESM1-M, NorESM1-ME
rsut CERES ACCESS1-0, ACCESS1-3, bcc-csm1-1, bcc-csm1-1-m, BNU-ESM, CanAM4, CanESM2, CCSM4, CESM1-BGC, CESM1-CAM5, CESM1-FASTCHEM, CESM1-WACCM, CMCC-CESM, CMCC-CM, CMCC-CMS, CNRM-CM5, CSIRO-Mk3-6-0, FGOALS-g2, FIO-ESM, GFDL-ESM2G, GFDL-ESM2M, GISS-E2-H, GISS-E2-H-CC, GISS-E2-R, GISS-E2-R-CC, HadCM3, HadGEM2-AO HadGEM2-CC, HadGEM2-ES, inmcm4, IPSL-CM5A-LR, IPSL-CM5A-MR, IPSL-CM5B-LR, MIROC4h, MIROC5, MIROC-ESM, MIROC-ESM-CHEM, MPI-ESM-LR, MPI-ESM-MR, MPI-ESM-P, MRI-CGCM3, MRI-ESM1, NorESM1-M, NorESM1-ME
sconcbc
sconccl CASTNET, EMEP
sconcna CASTNET, EMEP
sconcnh4 CASTNET, EMEP
sconcno3 CASTNET, EMEP
sconcoa
sconcpm10 EMEP
sconcpm2p5 EMEP
sconcso4 CASTNET, EMEP ACCESS1-0, ACCESS1-3, CSIRO-Mk3-6-0, GFDL-CM3, GFDL-ESM2G, GFDL-ESM2M, GISS-E2-H, GISS-E2-R, HadGEM2-CC, IPSL-CM5A-LR, IPSL-CM5A-MR, IPSL-CM5B-LR, MIROC4h, MIROC5, MIROC-ESM, MIROC-ESM-CHEM, MRI-CGCM3, MRI-ESM1, NorESM1-M, NorESM1-ME
sfcWind WHOI-OAFlux
sftlf ERA-Interim CanESM2, CNRM-CM5, CSIRO-Mk3-6-0, EC-EARTH, GFDL-ESM2M, HadGEM2-ES, IPSL-CM5A-LR, MIROC5, MPI-ESM-LR, NorESM1-M, NorESM1-ME
shrubFrac
shrubNtreeFrac
sic ESACCI-SIC, HadISST, NSIDC ACCESS1-0, ACCESS1-3, bcc-csm1-1, bcc-csm1-1-m, BNU-ESM, CanAM4, CanESM2, CCSM4, CESM1-BGC, CESM1-CAM5, CMCC-CM, CMCC-CMS, CNRM-CM5, CSIRO-Mk3-6-0, EC-EARTH, FGOALS-g2, FIO-ESM, GFDL-CM3, GFDL-ESM2G, GFDL-ESM2M, GISS-E2-H, GISS-E2-H-CC, GISS-E2-R, GISS-E2-R-CC, HadCM3, HadGEM-AO, HadGEM2-CC, HadGEM2-ES, inmcm4, IPSL-CM5A-LR, IPSL-CM5A-MR, IPSL-CM5B-LR, MIROC5, MIROC-ESM, MIROC-ESM-CHEM, MPI-ESM-LR, MPI-ESM-MR, MRI-CGCM3, MRI-ESM1, NorESM1-M, NorESM1-ME
sicStderr ESACCI-SIC
sit
sm
smStderr
snc CanAM4
snd
snw
so WOA09
sos WOA09 NorESM1-M
spco2 ETH-SOM-FFN, SOCAT BNU-ESM, GFDL-ESM2M, HadGEM2-ES, inmcm4, NorESM1-ME
SW_CRE
talk takahashi14
ta AIRS, ERA-Interim, NCEP ACCESS1-0, ACCESS1-3, bcc-csm1-1, bcc-csm1-1-m, BNU-ESM, CanCM4, CanESM2, CCSM4, CESM1-BGC, CESM1-CAM5, CESM1-FASTCHEM, CESM1-WACCM, CMCC-CESM, CMCC-CM, CMCC-CMS, CNRM-CM5, CSIRO-Mk3-6-0, EC-EARTH, FGOALS-g2, FIO-ESM, GFDL-CM3, GFDL-ESM2G, GFDL-ESM2M, GISS-E2-H, GISS-E2-R, HadCM3, HadGEM2-AO, HadGEM2-CC, HadGEM2-ES, inmcm4, IPSL-CM5A-LR, IPSL-CM5A-MR, IPSL-CM5B-LR, MIROC4h, MIROC5, MIROC-ESM, MIROC-ESM-CHEM, MPI-ESM-LR, MPI-ESM-MR, MPI-ESM-P, MRI-CGCM3, MRI-ESM1, NorESM1-M, NorESM1-ME
tas CRU, ERA-Interim, HadCRUT, NCEP ACCESS1-0, ACCESS1-3, bcc-csm1-1, bcc-csm1-1-m, BNU-ESM, CanCM4, CanESM2, CCSM4, CESM1-BGC, CESM1-CAM5, CESM1-FASTCHEM, CESM1-WACCM, CMCC-CESM, CMCC-CM, CMCC-CMS, CNRM-CM5, CSIRO-Mk3-6-0, EC-EARTH, FGOALS-g2, FIO-ESM, GFDL-CM3, GFDL-ESM2G, GFDL-ESM2M, GISS-E2-H, GISS-E2-H-CC, GISS-E2-R, GISS-E2-R-CC, HadCM3, HadGEM2-AO, HadGEM2-CC, HadGEM2-ES, inmcm4, IPSL-CM5A-LR, IPSL-CM5A-MR, IPSL-CM5B-LR, MIROC4h, MIROC5, MIROC-ESM, MIROC-ESM-CHEM, MPI-ESM-LR, MPI-ESM-MR, MPI-ESM-P, MRI-CGCM3, MRI-ESM1, NorESM1-M, NorESM1-ME
tauu ERA-Interim
tauv ERA-Interim
tauw
theta-850
theta
to WOA09
tos ERA-Interim, WOA09 ACCESS1-0, ACCESS1-3, bcc-csm1-1, bcc-csm1-1-m, CanESM2, CCSM4, CESM1-BGC, CESM1-CAM5, CMCC-CM, CMCC-CMS, CSIRO-Mk3-6-0, GFOALS-g2, GFDL-ESM2G, GISS-E2H, GISS-E2-H-CC, GISS-E2-R, GISS-E2-R-CC, HadCM3, HadGEM2-CC, HadGEM2-ES, IPSL-CM5A-LR, IPSL-CM5A-MR, IPSL-CM5B-LR, MIROC5, MIROC-ESM, MIROC-ESM-CHEM, MPI-ESM-LR, MPI-ESM-MR, MRI-CGCM3, NorESM1-M
total_column
toz ESACCI-AEROSOL, NIWA
tozStderr ESACCI-AEROSOL
treeFrac
tro3 AURA-TES bcc-csm1-1, bcc-csm1-1-m, BNU_ESM, CanESM2, CCSM4, CESM1-FASTCHEM, CESM1-WACCM, CNRM-CM5, CSIRO-Mk3-6-0, FGAOLS-g2, GFDL-CM3, GFDL-ESM2G, GFDL-ESM2M, GISS-E2-H, GISS-E2-R, IPSL-CM5A-LR, IPSL-CM5A-MR, IPSL-CM5B-LR, MIROC4h, MIROC5, MIROC-ESM, MIROC-ESM-CHEM, MPI-ESM-LR, MPI-ESM-MR, MPI-ESM-P, MRI-ESM1
tro3_NHext
tro3prof
tro3_SHext
tro3_Trop
tropospheric_column
tropoz AURA-MLS-OMI
ts ESACCI-SST, HadISST, WHOI-OAFlux ACCESS1-0, ACCESS1-3, bcc-csm1-1, bcc-csm1-1-m, BNU-ESM, CanESM2, CCSM4, CESM1-BGC, CESM1-CAM5, CESM1-FASTCHEM, CESM1-WACCM, CMCC-CM, CMCC-CMS, CNRM-CM5, CSIRO-Mk3-6-0, EC-EARTH, FGOALS-g2, FIO-ESM, GFDL-ESM2G, GFDL-ESM2M, GISS-E2-H, GISS-E2-H-CC, GISS-E2-R, GISS-E2-R-CC, HadCM3, HadGEM2-AO, HadGEM2-CC, HadGEM2-ES, inmcm4, IPSL-CM5A-LR, IPSL-CM5A-MR, IPSL-CM5B-LR, MIROC5, MIROC-ESM, MIROC-ESM-CHEM, MPI-ESM-LR, MPI-ESM-MR, MPI-ESM-P, MRI-CGCM3, MRI-ESM1, NorESM1-M, NorESM1-ME
tsStderr ESACCI-SST
ua-1000
ua-200-850
ua-200
ua-700
ua-850
ua-925
ua ERA-Interim, NCEP ACCESS1-0, ACCESS1-3, bcc-csm1-1, bcc-csm1-1-m, BNU-ESM, CanCM4, CanESM2, CCSM4, CESM1-BGC, CESM1-CAM5, CESM1-FASTCHEM, CESM1-WACCM, CMCC-CESM, CMCC-CM, CMCC-CMS, CNRM-CM5, CSIRO-Mk3-6-0, EC-EARTH, FGOALS-g2, FIO-ESM, GFDL-CM3, GFDL-ESM2G, GFDL-ESM2M, GISS-E2-H, GISS-E2-R, HadCM3, HadGEM2-AO, HadGEM2-CC, HadGEM2-ES, inmcm4, IPSL-CM5A-LR, IPSL-CM5A-MR, IPSL-CM5B-LR, MIROC4h, MIROC5, MIROC-ESM, MIROC-ESM-CHEM, MPI-ESM-LR, MPI-ESM-MR, MPI-ESM-P, MRI-CGCM3, MRI-ESM1 NorESM1-M, NorESM1-ME
uo
va-200-850
va-200
va-700
va-850
va-925
va ERA-Interim, NCEP ACCESS1-0, ACCESS1-3, bcc-csm1-1, bcc-csm1-1-m, BNU-ESM, CanCM4, CanESM2, CCSM4, CESM1-BGC, CESM1-CAM5, CESM1-FASTCHEM, CESM1-WACCM, CMCC-CESM, CMCC-CM, CMCC-CMS, CNRM-CM5, CSIRO-Mk3-6-0, EC-EARTH, FGOALS-g2, FIO-ESM, GFDL-CM3, GFDL-ESM2G, GFDL-ESM2M, GISS-E2-H, GISS-E2-R, HadCM3, HadGEM2-AO, HadGEM2-CC, HadGEM2-ES, inmcm4, IPSL-CM5A-LR, IPSL-CM5A-MR, IPSL-CM5B-LR, MIROC4h, MIROC5, MIROC-ESM, MIROC-ESM-CHEM, MPI-ESM-LR, MPI-ESM-MR, MPI-ESM-P, MRI-CGCM3, MRI-ESM1, NorESM1-M, NorESM1-ME
vmrc2h4
vmrc2h6
vmrc3h6
vmrc3h8
vmrch3coch3
vmrco_alt
vmrco_azr
vmrco_chr
vmrco_eic
vmrco_gmi
vmrco_hpb
vmrco_lef
vmrco_mlo
vmrco
vmrco_nwr
vmrh2o HALOE
vmrnox
vo
wfpe ERA-Interim
xco2 ESACCI-GHG
xco2Stderr
zg ERA-Interim, NCEP ACCESS1-0, ACCESS1-3, bcc-csm1-1, bcc-csm1-1-m, BNU-ESM, CanCM4, CanESM2, CCSM4, CESM1-BGC, CESM1-CAM5, CESM1-FASTCHEM, CESM1-WACCM, CMCC-CESM, CMCC-CM, CMCC-CMS, CNRM-CM5, CSIRO-Mk3-6-0, EC-EARTH, FGOALS-g2, FIO-ESM, GFDL-CM3, GFDL-ESM2G, GFDL-ESM2M, GISS-E2-H, GISS-E2-R, HadCM3, HadGEM2-AO, HadGEM2-CC, HadGEM2-ES, inmcm4, IPSL-CM5A-LR, IPSL-CM5A-MR, IPSL-CM5B-LR, MIROC4h, MIROC5, MIROC-ESM, MIROC-ESM-CHEM, MPI-ESM-LR, MPI-ESM-MR, MPI-ESM-P, MRI-CGCM3, MRI-ESM1 NorESM1-M, NorESM1-ME
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