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FOAM 1.5 Model Experiments

You may download seasonal and monthly output from these experiments by clicking the appropriate link in the Experiment Name column. Not all data is available. The numbers on the end of the filename correspond to the years. Also, NCAR/CCR diagnostic packages are available for some experiments.

FOAM 1.5 LPJ

CCR Expt Name Description  Res
(2) 
SSTs
(3) 
Sea ice
(4) 
Insol. (5a) Vegetation (5b) Mask (5c) CO2   Calendar (6) Hist Files
(7) 
Run
Length
 (in years)
Years Avged 

CTL-PI-TEST

Atmosphere Monthly
Coupler Monthly
Land Monthly
Ocean Monthly

Control Preindustrial R15, 128x128
40
FO  M ILPJ M 280 A
280 V
M 630 Last 400

6K

Atmosphere Monthly - diag pack
Coupler Monthly - diag pack
Land Monthly
Ocean Monthly

Mid-holocene
6000 YRBP
R15, 128x128
40
FO  6K ILPJ M 280 A
280 V
M 630 Last 400

0k0kFIXVEG

Atmosphere Monthly - diag pack
Coupler Monthly - diag pack
Land Monthly
Ocean Monthly

Pre-industrial Radiation
Vegetation (400 yr mean)
R15, 128x128
40
FO  M F(0k) M 280 A M 420 Last 400

6k0kFIXVEG

Atmosphere Monthly - diag pack
Coupler Monthly - diag pack
Land Monthly
Ocean Monthly

6K Radiation
Preindustrial Vegetation
R15, 128x128
40
FO  M F(0k) M 280 M 120 Last 100

6K6KFIXVEG

Atmosphere Monthly - diag pack
Coupler Monthly - diag pack
Land Monthly
Ocean Monthly

6K Radiation & Vegetation R15, 128x128
40
FO  M F(6k) M 280 M 120 Last 100
Related Publications

Vavrus, S., M. Notaro, and Z. Liu (2005). A Mechanism for Abrupt Change Associated with Tropical Pacific SSTs. Accepted by Journal of Climate. CCR #892.

Vavrus, S., Z. Liu, and M. Notaro, “Enhanced Equatorial Heating and Rapid Warming in the Tropical Pacific Ocean under Greenhouse Forcing.” Accepted by Journal of Climate. CCR #857.

Yang, H., Q. Zhang, Y. Zhong, S. Vavrus, and Z. Liu (2005). How does extratropical warming effect ENSO? Geophysical Research Letters 32, L01702. doi: 10.1029/2004GL021624. CCR #865.

Ruter, A., J. Arzt, S. Vavrus, R. A. Bryson, J. E. Kutzbach (2004). Climate and Environment of the Tropical Americas (NH) in the mid-Holocene: comparison of observations with climate model simulations. Quarternary Science Reviews 23: 663-679, DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2003.09.006. CCR #823.

Tables Key

1 Experiment Name, Global Stats (Standard Areas), Downloadable Data
2 Resolution: T42 (2.8125 x 2.8125)
3 SSTs: ML=mixed-layer, F=fixed, FO=Full-Ocean
4 Sea-ice: I=interactive, P=prescribed, F=fixed 
5a Insolation: M=modern
5b Vegetation: ILPJ=interactive fully coupled LPJ model, Fixed=fixed LPJ, F()=fixed veg cover (interactive case)
5c Mask: M=modern, C=calculated, P=Peltier reconstruction
CO2: A=Atmosphere, V=Vegetation
6 Calendar: M=modern dates, number=paleodate before present (i.e., 6k)
7 History file written: D=daily, M=monthly