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GFDL SPEAR Large Ensemble Publicly Available Output

Selected output from 30-member ensembles of climate change simulations over the period 1921-2100 are available for download here. These simulations were conducted with the 50 km version of the SPEAR climate model. The simulations used historical radiative forcing for the period 1921-2014 and SSP5-8.5 forcing for the period 2015-2100.

Ocean Data Assimilation Experiments (ODA)

North American Regional Climate Change Assessment Program (NARCCAP)

Coordinated Ocean-ice Reference Experiments (CORE)

NMME Experiments

The US National Multi-Model Ensemble (NMME) is an experimental multi-model seasonal forecasting system consisting of coupled models from US modeling centers including NOAA/NCEP, NOAA/GFDL, IRI, NCAR, NASA, and Canada's CMC.

Our Data Portal Services

Public data sets from GFDL are made available through the GFDL Data Portal. The Data Portal is designed to allow one to download files, display data files attributes, and graphically display the data. One can download complete files via "http" and "ftp" access. One can also display data file attributes that provide information about file contents without having to download the file itself.

Data Storage

The data files on the data portal are stored in netCDF (network Common Data Form), and can be identified by the suffix ".nc". The files are intended to be compliant with the COARDS conventions for the standardization of netCDF files. More information about netCDF, a machine independent format for representing array-oriented scientific data, can be found at the Unidata Program Center netCDF website.


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GFDL Contribution to Model Intercomparison Projects (MIPs)

GFDL participates in a variety of model intercomparison projects (MIPs). You can see the primary point of contact for a MIP at this link: MIP Contact Information . We highly recommend that you use for most inquiries.


Questions concerning the availability of GFDL Data Portal data files and their content may be directed to:
Other questions related to GFDL Data Portal functionality, development, system administration, etc., may be directed to:

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