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NorStore Research Data Archive: Guidelines for ingestion of NorESM output

The recommendations presented on this page are based on discussion between Alok, Mats and Ingo. Please feel free to comment and modify them.

The access point to NorStore's Research Data Archive is http://archive.norstore.no

For testing purposes, the alternative site http://archive-test.norstore.uio.no should be used.

Metadata recommendations

BibliographicCitation

Coverage

Please follow DCMI recommendations when specifying coverage.

Box (http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-box)

If coverage is global, use:

  • northlimit=90
  • southlimit=-90
  • westlimit=-180
  • eastlimit=180
  • units=signed decimal degrees

(leave rest unspecified)

Period (http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-period http://www.w3.org/TR/NOTE-datetime)

Specification of start- and end-year required (optionally, month and day):

  • start=YYYY[-MM-DD]
  • end=YYYY[-MM-DD]
  • scheme=W3C-DTF

The value of scheme should be always set to W3C-DTF. The value of name can be left blank.

Description

Recommended content in description:

NorESM1-M citation:

Bentsen, M., Bethke, I., Debernard, J. B., Iversen, T., Kirkevåg, A., Seland, Ø., Drange, H., Roelandt, C., Seierstad, I. A., Hoose, C., and Kristjánsson, J. E.: The Norwegian Earth System Model, NorESM1-M – Part 1: Description and basic evaluation of the physical climate, Geosci. Model Dev., 6, 687-720, doi:10.5194/gmd-6-687-2013, 2013.

NorESM1-ME citation:

Tjiputra, J. F., Roelandt, C., Bentsen, M., Lawrence, D. M., Lorentzen, T., Schwinger, J., Seland, Ø., and Heinze, C.: Evaluation of the carbon cycle components in the Norwegian Earth System Model (NorESM), Geosci. Model Dev., 6, 301-325, doi:10.5194/gmd-6-301-2013, 2013.

Mapping of CMIP experiment long/short names

10- or 30-year run initialized in year XXXX    decadalXXXX
volcano-free hindcast initialized in year XXXX noVolcXXXX
prediction with 2010 volcano                   volcIn2010
pre-industrial control                         piControl
historical                                     historical
historical extension                           historicalExt
other historical forcing                       historicalMisc
mid-Holocene                                   midHolocene
last glacial maximum                           lgm
last millennium                                past1000
RCP4.5                                         rcp45
RCP8.5                                         rcp85
RCP2.6                                         rcp26
RCP6                                           rcp60
ESM pre-industrial control                     esmControl
ESM historical                                 esmHistorical
ESM RCP8.5                                     esmrcp85
ESM fixed climate 1                            esmFixClim1
ESM fixed climate 2                            esmFixClim2
ESM feedback 1                                 esmFdbk1
ESM feedback 2                                 esmFdbk2
1 percent per year CO2                         1pctCO2
abrupt 4XCO2                                   abrupt4xCO2
natural-only                                   historicalNat
GHG-only                                       historicalGHG
AMIP                                           amip
2030 time-slice                                sst2030
control SST climatology                        sstClim
CO2 forcing                                    sstClim4xCO2
all aerosol forcing                            sstClimAerosol
sulfate aerosol forcing                        sstClimSulfate
4xCO2 AMIP                                     amip4xCO2
AMIP plus patterned anomaly                    amipFuture
aqua planet control                            aquaControl
4xCO2 aqua planet                              aqua4xCO2
aqua planet plus 4K anomaly                    aqua4K
AMIP plus 4K anomaly                           amip4K 

Boundary conditions

piControl:

-Prescribed atmospheric concentrations of pre-industrial well mixed gas: Carbon Dioxide
-Unperturbed Pre-Industrial Land Use
-Prescribed concentrations or emissions of pre-industrial natural aerosols
-Prescribed concentrations or emissions of pre-industrial natural aerosol precursors
-Prescribed atmospheric concentration of pre-industrial short lived (reactive) gas species
-Prescribed concentrations or emissions of pre-industrial short lived (reactive) aerosol species
-Prescribed atmospheric concentrations of pre-industrial well mixed gases: excluding CO2

Label

If the dataset matches a NorESM case then specify the case name as label, e.g., NAER1850CNOC_f19_g16_06.

Rights holder

If in doubt, specify

  • Organization: Norwegian Climate Centre
  • Organization acronym: NCC
  • Organization web-page: gfi.uib.no/EarthClim
  • Contact email: noresm-ncc@met.no (INGO: NEED TO FIND BETTER SOLUTION FOR EMAIL ADDRESS)

Title

We recommend to use following formula:

<MODEL ACRONYM> <PROJECT> <OFFICIAL EXPERIMENT ACRONYM> (<experiment number in Taylor document>) r<realisation number>[<realisation letter>] <output type> 

Examples:

  • NorESM1-M CMIP5 historicalExt (3.2) r1 raw output
  • NorESM1-ME CMIP5 rcp85 (4.2) r1a raw output
  • NorESM1-ME CMIP5 rcp85 (4.2) r1 cmor-processed output

<output type> should be a brief and general description of the type of output, e.g. raw output or cmor-processed output. Information on data format etc will be specified elsewhere.

<realisation letter> can be used if an experiment is composed of several cases – e.g., NorESM1-ME CMIP5 rcp85 r1 is associated with the cases NRCP85AERCNOC_f19_g16_01 and NRCP85AERCNOC_f19_g16_02 – and one intends to create a dataset for each cases.

Mapping between CMIP5 experiment acronyms and NorESM1-M cases:

 piControl      r1 NAER1850CNOC_f19_g16_06  (3.1) none
 1pctCO2        r1 N1850RMAERCN_f19_g16_01  (6.1) GHG
 abrupt4xCO2    r1 N18504XAERCN_f19_g16_01  (6.3) GHG
 amip           r1 NFAMIP2005AERAMIPO_f19_f19_01 (1979-2005), NFAMIP2008AERAMIPO_f19_f19_01 (2006-2008) (3.3) GHG+AER
 amip           r2 NFAMIP2005AERAMIPO_f19_f19_02 (1979-2005), NFAMIP2008AERAMIPO_f19_f19_02 (2006-2008) (3.3) GHG+AER
 amip           r3 NFAMIP2005AERAMIPO_f19_f19_03 (1979-2005), NFAMIP2008AERAMIPO_f19_f19_03 (2006-2008) (3.3) GHG+AER
 amip4xCO2      r1 NF20054XAERAMIPO_f19_f19_01 (1979-2005), NF20084XAERAMIPO_f19_f19_01 (2006-2008) (6.5) GHG 
 historical     r1 N20TRAERCN_f19_g16_01 GHG+AER
 historical     r2 N20TRAERCN_f19_g16_02 GHG+AER
 historical     r3 N20TRAERCN_f19_g16_03 GHG+AER
 historicalExt  r2 NRCP85AERCN_f19_g16_02 GHG+AER  
 historicalExt  r3 NRCP85AERCN_f19_g16_03 GHG+AER
 historicalGHG  r1 N20TRAERCNGHG_f19_g16_01 (1850-2005), NRCP85AERCNGHG_f19_g16_01 (2006-2012) (7.2) GHG
 historicalMisc r1 N20TRAERCNAER_f19_g16_01 (1850-2005), NRCP85AERCNAER_f19_g16_01 (2006-2012) (7.3) AER
 historicalNat  r1 N20TRAERCNNAT_f19_g16_01 (1850-2005), NRCP85AERCNNAT_f19_g16_01 (2006-2012) (7.1) NONE
 rcp26          r1 NRCP26AERCN_f19_g16_01 (4.3) GHG+AER 
 rcp45          r1 NRCP45AERCN_f19_g16_01 (2006-2100), NRCP45XTAERCN_f19_g16_01 (2101-2300) (4.1-L) GHG+AER
 rcp6           r1 NRCP60AERCN_f19_g16_01 (4.4) GHG+AER
 rcp85          r1 NRCP85AERCN_f19_g16_01 (4.2) GHG+AER
 sst2030        r1 NFRCP45_2026-2035_f19_f19 (2.1) GHG+AER
 sstClim        r1 NF1850AERCNAMIPC_f19_f19_01  (6.2a) none
 sstClim4xCO2   r1 NF18504XAERCNAMIPC_f19_f19_01 (6.2b) GHG
 sstClimAerosol r1 NF1850AER20CNAMIPC_f19_f19_01 (6.4a) AER

Mapping between CMIP5 experiment acronyms and NorESM1-ME cases names:

  piControl     r1 N1850AERCNOC_f19_g16_CTRL_02 
  1pctCO2       r1 N1850RMAERCNOC_f19_g16_02 
  historical    r1 N20TRAERCNOC_01
  esmControl    r1 N1850AERBPRP_f19_g16_02 
  esmHistorical r1 N20TRAERCNOCBPRP_f19_g16_01  
  esmrcp85      r1 NRCP85AERBPRP_f19_g16_03   
  esmFdbk1      r1 N1850RMAERCNOC_f19_g16_RAD_02  
  esmFixClim1   r1 N1850RMAERCNOC_f19_g16_BGC_02 
  rcp26         r1 NRCP26AERCNOC_f19_g16_01 (2006-2060), NRCP26AERCNOC_f19_g16_02 (2061-2101)  
  rcp45         r1 NRCP45AERCNOC_f19_g16_02  
  rcp6          r1 NRCP60AERCNOC_f19_g16_01 (2006-2050), NRCP60AERCNOC_f19_g16_02 (2051-2101) 
  rcp85         r1 NRCP85AERCNOC_f19_g16_01 (2006-2044), NRCP85AERCNOC_f19_g16_02 (2045-2100)   

Project

For CMIP5 output, specify Integrated Earth System Approach to Explore Natural Variability and Climate Sensitivity (EarthClim)

Conforms to

If in doubt, specify “Climate and Forecast (CF) metadata conventions

Provenance

In case the output has been compressed, specify “gzip compression of restart files and conversion of history output to compressed NetCDF-4 format” and state the time stamp of the last compressed restart file.

Please add additional provenance entries in case further manipulations have been performed on the output.

Metadata example

Link to this section.

Parameter Value Comment
Title NorESM1-M CMIP5 historicalExt (3.2) r2 raw output
Created on 29/Oct/2011 Ingo: time stamp of the last restart folder (i.e, time experiment was completed)
Category Simulation
State Raw
Domain Natural Sciences
Field Earth Sciences
Creator Norwegian Climate Center (NCC)
Contributor Alok Kumar Gupta (Alok.Gupta@uni.no) Ingo: NorStore defines the contributor as the person who puts in the metadata
Data Manager Alok Kumar Gupta (Alok.Gupta@uni.no)
Rights Holder Norwegian Climate Center (NCC) (Ingo.Bethke@uni.no) Ingo: need to find better solution for the email address
Access Rights Public Ingo: our processed CMIP5 is public, so we might as well make the raw data public
Label NRCP85AERCN_f19_g16_02 Ingo: decided to use the experiment “case name” as label
BibliographicCitation http://www.geosci-model-dev.net/6/687/2013/gmd-6-687-2013.html Ingo: the BibliographicCitation value has to be an URL. We decided to add additional citation information to Description
Project Integrated Earth System Approach to Explore Natural Variability and Climate Sensitivity (EarthClim)
Conforms to Climate and Forecast (CF) metadata conventions
Provenance gzip compression of restart files and conversion of history output to compressed NetCDF-4 format Ingo: specify time stamp of last compressed restart file
Coverage Box: Southlimit=-90, Northlimit=90, Westlimit=-180, Eastlimit=180, Uplimit=20000, Downlimit=-9000, Units=signed decimal degrees, Zunits=m; Period: start=2006-01-01, end=2012-12-31, scheme=W3C-DTF Ingo: use of DCMI standard makes it easy for external servers to interpret the coverage information

Description

Norwegian Earth System Model version 1 (medium resolution) output prepared for the CMIP5 historical extension experiment with forcing scenario RCP8.5.

Citation: Bentsen, M., Bethke, I., Debernard, J. B., Iversen, T., Kirkevåg, A., Seland, Ø., Drange, H., Roelandt, C., Seierstad, I. A., Hoose, C., and Kristjánsson, J. E.: The Norwegian Earth System Model, NorESM1-M – Part 1: Description and basic evaluation of the physical climate, Geosci. Model Dev., 6, 687-720, doi:10.5194/gmd-6-687-2013, 2013.

Technical details:
Production machine: Cray XT3 in Bergen (hexagon)
Model source: https://svn.met.no/viewvc/noresm/noresm/branches/noresm-ver1_cmip5-r112
Model revision number: 112
Model components: atmosphere=CAM4; ocean=MICOM; land=CLM; sea ice=CICE
Horizontal resolution: atmosphere/land=1.9x2.5 degree; ocean/sea ice=~1 degree  
Output frequency: monthly + daily + 6-hourly + 3-hourly as requested by CMIP5
Experiment type: fully coupled
Initialisation: branched from CMIP5 historical simulation r2 (N20TRAERCN_f19_g16_02) at 2006-01-01
Changing forcing agents: prescribed GHG concentration changes; aerosol emissions for SO4, POM and BC (see Kirkevåg et al. 2013)
Tuning parameters changed relative to the host model CAM4: rhminl=0.90 (0.91 in CAM4) reduced RH threshold for formation of low stratiform clouds; critrp=5.0 mm/day (0.5 mm/day in CAM4) maximum precipitation rate for suppression of autoconversion of cloud water; r3lc=14 um (10 um in CAM4) critical mean droplet volume radius for onset of autoconversion
Other comments: -

External references:
http://cmip-pcmdi.llnl.gov/cmip5/docs/Taylor_CMIP5_design.pdf (experimental design)
http://search.es-doc.org (model system, boundary conditions, experiments, etc)
http://noresg.norstore.no (Norwegian ESGF portal with post-processed CMIP5 data)
http://www.geosci-model-dev.net/special_issue20.html (NorESM special issue)
http://www.cristin.no/as/WebObjects/cristin.woa/wo/18.Profil.29.25.2.3.3.7 (link to national publication database)
noresm/norstorearchive.txt · Last modified: 2014-10-28 12:44:43 by alok.gupta@uni.no