Downscaled Climate Model for the North Central Atlantic Ocean 2000-2100

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Yanyun Liu
Publication_Date: 20130930
Title:
Downscaled Climate Model for the North Central Atlantic Ocean 2000-2100
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: others
Description:
Abstract:
The regional MOM5 domain contain the Atlantic Ocean between 100°W and 20°E bounded north and south by 65°N and 20°S, respectively. The regional MOM5 will have a fully eddy-resolving horizontal resolution of 0.1° in the GOM region from 10°N to 30°N and from 100°W to 70°W, decreasing linearly to 0.25° in the rest of the model domain. The regional MOM5 has 25 vertical z-coordinates, and is driven by the surface forcing fields obtained from CMIP5 dataset under the historical, RCP4.5, and RCP8.5 scenarios. The initial and boundary conditions are obtained from CMIP5. The ocean boundaries at 65°N and 20°S will be treated as closed, but are outfitted with about 5° of buffer zones in which the temperature and salinity will be linearly relaxed toward the corresponding fields obtained CMIP5 dataset. The sea surface salinity (SSS) of the model are also relaxed toward CMIP5 dataset. Two additional buffer zones will be located in the northwestern corner over the Labrador Sea, and in the Gulf of Cadiz (representing the Mediterranean Sea). The restoring time scale for the northern and southern boundaries will vary linearly from 25 days at the inner edge to 5 days at the walls. The timescale for the Labrador Sea region will be 25 days and, for the Mediterranean Sea, 365 days. The MOM4 model simulations are initialized from CMIP5 model simulations and are continuously run from 1900 to 2100. The available variables include temperature, salinity, sea surface height, current vectors, etc.
Purpose:
To create high resolution predictions of the oceanographic environment under climate change conditions, through to 2100
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19000101
Ending_Date: 21001231
Currentness_Reference: observed
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: irregular
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent: Northern central Atlantic Ocean
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -100
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 20
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 65
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 20
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Theme_Keyword: 004
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: Geographic Information > Climate
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Water Temperature
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Salinity/Density > Salinity
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Circulation > Ocean Currents
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: downscaled climate model
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CRCP Project
Theme_Keyword:
Developing downscaled climate models for coral reef management into the 21st Century
Theme_Keyword: 175
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Atlantic Ocean
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Place Thesaurus
Place_Keyword: OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints: None
Data_Set_Credit:
Fisheries and the Environment (NOAA), Coral Reef Conservation Program (NOAA)

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report: No formal attribute accuracy tests were conducted
Logical_Consistency_Report: not applicable
Completeness_Report:
Data set is considered complete for the information presented, as described in the abstract.Users are advised to read the rest of the metadata record carefully for addtional details.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report: No formal positional accuracy tests were conducted
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Please contact NOAA's Southeast Fisheries Science Center for additional information.
Process_Date: 20130930

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
Temperature (degC), salinity and current velocities (m/s) are available at varying horizontal and vertical spatial resolutions for the model domain
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: N/A

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Barbara Muhling
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 75 Virginia Beach Drive
City: Miami
State_or_Province: USA
Postal_Code: Florida
Country: 33149
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 3053614289
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Barbara.Muhling@noaa.gov
Resource_Description: Offline Data
Distribution_Liability: none
Custom_Order_Process:
There are no fees associated with obtaining this data. Please contact the distributor for additional information.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20140905
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Barbara Muhling
Contact_Organization: University of Miami
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 75 Virginia Beach Drive
City: Miami
State_or_Province: Florida
Postal_Code: 33149
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 305-361-4289
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Barbara.Muhling@noaa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name:
FDGC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata and Biological Data Profile
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998

CoRIS:
CoRIS_Metadata_Link:
<http://www.coris.noaa.gov/metadata/records/html/downscaled_climate_model_natlantic.html>
CoRIS_Tracking_ID: 6754

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