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Data set name

HadGEM Sea Surface Temperature and ice datasets

Data holding centreHadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time period1970 to 2099
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Global

Observations 
Parameters

Temperature of the water column; Snow and ice mass, thickness and extent

Instruments

Inapplicable

Description 
Summary

Brief description of the data The SST and ice concentration data were taken from HadGEM1 simulations. The data was transformed from the HadGEM1 grid to the same 1x1 degree grid used for the HadISST1 dataset. The fields are monthly means. The datasets were constructed by Claire Barnett of the Met Office's Technology and Applied Science Group. These sea surface temperature (SST) and ice datasets has been constructed primarily for use as external forcing for proposed transient climate-chemistry models (CCMs) simulations supporting the upcoming WMO/UNEP ozone assesment report. The proposed simulations will use the IPCC SRES scencario AIB with SSTs and sea ice taken from coupled atmosphere-ocean model simulations following the same SRES scenario. For this purpose SST and ice datesets have been derived using output from UK Met Office HadGEM1 simulations performed for the IPCC fourth assessment report. The HadGEM1 simulations had historical anthropogenic forcing from December 1970 to November 1999 (simulation started December 1859) , and followed the SRES A1B scenario from December 1999 to December 2099. Volcanic stratospheric aerosols and solar irradiance were constant.

OriginatorsHadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research
Data web sitehttp://www.hadobs.org/
Availability 
OrganisationHadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactNick Rayner
Address

Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research
Met Office FitzRoy Road
Exeter
Devon
EX1 3PB
United Kingdom

Emailnick.rayner@metoffice.gov.uk
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1026032
Global identifier371
Last revised2009-10-15