The CSIRO archive of the Indian Ocean Climate Initiative 2005 (IOCI) Regional Climate Model dataset for the entire Australasia region for the years 1950-2100. Created with the CSIRO Cubic Conformal Atmospheric Model (CCAM) Regional Climate Model (RCM) by dynamically downscaling the NCEP reanalysis model output over a target area centered on the Australasia region. IOCI is a research program investigating the causes and impacts of climate change and climate variability in Western Australia. The CCAM model was nested in the NCEP R1, CSIROMk3.0 A2 & A1B host with M20th greenhouse emissions. 2X-Daily, monthly and seasonal atmospheric variables are available between Lat: 15, -50 & Lon: 70, 200 at 5 levels (1000, 850, 700, 500, 300 hPa) with .5º (60km) resolution. There are: CSIROMk3.0 A2 M20th - 1682 daily files totalling 2.25 TB, and 2680 monthly_mean & seasonal files totaling 73.6 GB. CSIROMk3.0 A1B M20th - 1200 daily files totaling 21.62 TB, and 1663 monthly_mean & seasonal files totaling 39.0 GB. NCEPG - 637 daily files totalling 883 GB, and 1408 monthly_mean & seasonal files totaling 40.0 GB. All files are in netcdf format and are available for internal use and analysis by CSIRO staff on the HPSC cherax.
Progress Code: completed
Maintenance and Update Frequency: asNeeded
Statement: Data source is CCAM regional model, utilising 3 differant nested model runs NCEPG(1950-2000), Mk3 A2 M20th(1961-2100) & Mk3 A1B (2001-2100). Data available in CCAM & lat/lon grid for daily, lat/lon grid for monthly mean and seasonal.
IOCI - Indian Ocean Climate Initiative, CSIRO - Atmospheric and Marine research, Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BoM), Australian Government.