This dataset includes climate model output data from NCAR's
Community Earth System Model (CESM) CMIP 5 runs, configured as CCSM4
(CAM4), with output fields for the 3-D global atmosphere at six
hourly intervals. A basic set of parameters is provided on 26 model
hybrid level surfaces: specific humidity, temperature, wind
components, and geopotential height to support regional modeling
studies. Additional parameters are provided on single level grids to
support analysis studies including surface temperature. Data are
available in yearly time-series parameter archive files, and monthly
synoptic time archive files. An interface is provided to give users
the option to select parameter, temporal, and spatial subsets from
the monthly synoptic time archive files. The data are a single 20th
Century (1950-2005) simulation and three concomitant Representative
Concentration Pathway (RCP) future scenarios spanning 2005-2100.
These computer runs were completed in 2011.
Users needing for WRF boundary conditions are recommended to use the
bias corrected version of this dataset found in RDA dataset ds316.1,
NCAR CESM Global Bias-corrected CMIP5 Output to Support WRF/MPAS
NOTE: All RCP2.6 data has been removed due to corrupted data caused
by a model bug.