Models Represented in NOAA's Climate Change Web Portal

Models Represented in NOAA's Climate Change Web Portal:



We acknowledge the World Climate Research Programme's Working Group on Coupled Modelling, which is responsible for CMIP, and we thank the climate modeling groups listed below for producing and making available their model output. For CMIP the U.S. Department of Energy's Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison provides coordinating support and led development of software infrastructure in partnership with the Global Organization for Earth System Science Portals.

More information on the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP5) and the 5th Assessment of the IPCC can be found here.

Modeling Center Model Institution terms of use
  BCC   BCC-CSM1.1
  BCC-CSM1.1(m)
  Beijing Climate Center, China Meteorological Administration  unrestricted 
  CCCma   CanESM2   Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis  unrestricted 
  CMCC   CMCC-CESM
  CMCC-CM
  Centro Euro-Mediterraneo per I Cambiamenti Climatici   non-commercial only
  CNRM-CERFACS   CNRM-CM5   Centre National de Recherches Meteorologiques / Centre Europeen de Recherche et Formation Avancees en Calcul Scientifique  unrestricted 
  CSIRO-BOM   ACCESS1.0
  ACCESS1.3
  CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia), and BOM (Bureau of Meteorology, Australia)   non-commercial only
  CSIRO-QCCCE   CSIRO-Mk3.6.0   Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation in collaboration with the Queensland Climate Change Centre of Excellence  non-commercial only 
  EC-EARTH   EC-EARTH   EC-EARTH consortium  unrestricted 
  FIO   FIO-ESM   The First Institute of Oceanography, SOA, China  non-commercial only 
  GCESS   BNU-ESM   College of Global Change and Earth System Science, Beijing Normal University  unrestricted 
  INM   INM-CM4   Institute for Numerical Mathematics  unrestricted 
  IPSL   IPSL-CM5A-LR
  IPSL-CM5A-MR
  IPSL-CM5B-LR
  Institut Pierre-Simon Laplace  unrestricted 
  LASG-CESS   FGOALS-g2   LASG, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences; and CESS, Tsinghua University   unrestricted
  LASG-IAP   FGOALS-s2   LASG, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences   unrestricted
  MIROC   MIROC5
  Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute (The University of Tokyo), National Institute for Environmental Studies, and Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology  non-commercial only 
  MIROC   MIROC-ESM
  MIROC-ESM-CHEM
 Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute (The University of Tokyo), and National Institute for Environmental Studies  non-commercial only 
  MOHC (additional realizations by INPE)   HadGEM2-AO
  HadGEM2-CC
  HadGEM2-ES
  Met Office Hadley Centre (additional HadGEM2-ES realizations contributed by Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais)  unrestricted 
  MPI-M   MPI-ESM-LR
  MPI-ESM-MR
  Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M)  unrestricted 
  MRI   MRI-CGCM3
  Meteorological Research Institute  non-commercial only 
  NASA GISS   GISS-E2-H
  GISS-E2-R
  NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies  unrestricted 
  NCAR   CCSM4   National Center for Atmospheric Research  unrestricted 
  NCC   NorESM1-M
  NorESM1-ME
  Norwegian Climate Centre  unrestricted 
  NOAA GFDL   GFDL-CM3
  GFDL-ESM2G
  GFDL-ESM2M
  Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory  unrestricted 
  NSF-DOE-NCAR   CESM1(BGC)
  CESM1(CAM5)
  National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, National Center for Atmospheric Research  unrestricted 


Experiments


The CMIP5 experiements represented in NOAA's Climate Change Portal are the Historical, RCP4.5 and the RCP8.5. The historical experiments are forced with observed climate forcing (CO2, volcanos, solar activity) through the year 2005. The two future experiments are defined by strength of the radiative forcing in 2100, aka "representative concentration pathways" or RCPs. The CO2 emissions and the radiative forcing for each RCP are shown in the following figure.


More details on RCPs can be found in this paper.

We acknowledge the World Climate Research Programme's Working Group on Coupled Modelling, which is responsible for CMIP, and we thank the climate modeling groups listed here for producing and making available their model output. For CMIP the U.S. Department of Energy's Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison provides coordinating support and led development of software infrastructure in partnership with the Global Organization for Earth System Science Portals.

More information on the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP5) and the 5th Assessment of the IPCC can be found here.




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