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

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What does this data set describe?

Downscaled Climate Model for the North Central Atlantic Ocean 2000-2100
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.
  1. How should this data set be cited?

    Liu, Yanyun, 20130930, Downscaled Climate Model for the North Central Atlantic Ocean 2000-2100.

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -100
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: 20
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 65
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 20
    Description_of_Geographic_Extent: Northern central Atlantic Ocean

  3. What does it look like?

  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?

    Ending_Date: 31-Dec-2100
    Currentness_Reference: observed

  5. What is the general form of this data set?

    Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: others

  6. How does the data set represent geographic features?

    1. How are geographic features stored in the data set?

      This is a Vector data set.

    2. What coordinate system is used to represent geographic features?

  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?

    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

Who produced the data set?

  1. Who are the originators of the data set? (may include formal authors, digital compilers, and editors)

  2. Who also contributed to the data set?

    Fisheries and the Environment (NOAA), Coral Reef Conservation Program (NOAA)

  3. To whom should users address questions about the data?

Why was the data set created?

To create high resolution predictions of the oceanographic environment under climate change conditions, through to 2100

How was the data set created?

  1. From what previous works were the data drawn?

  2. How were the data generated, processed, and modified?

    Date: 30-Sep-2013 (process 1 of 1)
    Please contact NOAA's Southeast Fisheries Science Center for additional information.

  3. What similar or related data should the user be aware of?

How reliable are the data; what problems remain in the data set?

  1. How well have the observations been checked?

    No formal attribute accuracy tests were conducted

  2. How accurate are the geographic locations?

    No formal positional accuracy tests were conducted

  3. How accurate are the heights or depths?

  4. Where are the gaps in the data? What is missing?

    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.

  5. How consistent are the relationships among the observations, including topology?

    not applicable

How can someone get a copy of the data set?

Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?

Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints: None

  1. Who distributes the data set? (Distributor 1 of 1)

    Barbara Muhling
    75 Virginia Beach Drive
    Miami, USA Florida

    3053614289 (voice)

  2. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set?

    Offline Data

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  5. Is there some other way to get the data?

    There are no fees associated with obtaining this data. Please contact the distributor for additional information.

Who wrote the metadata?

Last modified: 24-Jan-2017
Metadata author:
Barbara Muhling
University of Miami
75 Virginia Beach Drive
Miami, Florida 33149

305-361-4289 (voice)

Metadata standard:
FDGC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata and Biological Data Profile (FGDC-STD-001-1998)

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