Jun 14, 2019

Whole Atmosphere Climate Change: Dependence on Solar Activity

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Version: 1.0

This dataset contains model output associated with the publication "Whole Atmosphere Climate Change: Dependence on Solar Activity" by S. C. Solomon et al. (2019), J. Geophys Res. Space Physics, 124, doi:10.1029/2019JA026678.

These netCDF files are global gridded monthly monthly mean "h0" files output by the NCAR WACCM-X model. The "SMIN" or "SMAX" in the file name designates perpetual solar minimum or perpetual solar maximum conditions, respectively. The date string at the end file name designates the year and month, e.g., 1972-01 is January 1972. The metadata in the individual netCDF files describes the individual parameters and locations. The spatial resolution is 1.9 x 2.5 degrees lat/lon.

Note that these are "free-running" climate simulations, and so are not representative of atmospheric weather on any particular date. Rather, the nominal date of the simulation indicates that the lower boundary conditions of CO2, CH4, CFC, sea-surface temperatures, etc., for that date, were employed. Similarly, constant "solar minimum" or constant "solar maximum" upper boundary conditions were used for each five-year run, instead of time-varying conditions. See publication for further details.

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Temporal Range
1972-01-01 to 2005-12-31
Related Links
Whole Atmosphere Climate Change: Dependence on Solar Activity - Solomon, S. C., Liu, H. L., Marsh, D. R., McInerney, J. M., Qian, L., & Vitt, F. M. (2019). Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 124(5), 3799-3809.
GCMD Science Keywords
  • Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature
  • Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Upper Air Temperature
  • Models > Climate Change Impact Assessment Models
Support Contact
Stanley C. Solomon
UCAR/NCAR - High Altitude Observatory

Data Curator
GDEX Curator

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Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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ISO19139 XML
Version History

Latitude Range
90.0° N to 90.0° S
Longitude Range
180.0° W to 180.0° E
Solomon, Stanley C.
Liu, Han-Li
Marsh, Daniel R.
McInerney, Joseph M.
Qian, Liying
Vitt, Francis M.

Suggested Citation
Solomon, Stanley C., Liu, Han-Li, Marsh, Daniel R., McInerney, Joseph M., Qian, Liying, Vitt, Francis M.. (2019). Whole Atmosphere Climate Change: Dependence on Solar Activity. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - GDEX. https://doi.org/10.26024/ypnz-d857. Accessed 28 Feb 2024.
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