ensembles_gcms: GCM forcing data from the ENSEMBLES project

Description Usage Source References See Also Examples

Description

This dataset contains air temperature and precipitation climate change signals of the 8 A1B driving GCMs used as boundary conditions for the ENSEMBLES RCMs. The climate change signal is from 1961-1990 to 2021-2050.

Usage

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Source

ENSEMBLES project: http://www.ensembles-eu.org/ CMIP3 project: http://www-pcmdi.llnl.gov

References

van der Linden P, Mitchell JFB. 2009. ENSEMBLES: Climate Change and its Impacts: Summary of research and results from the ENSEMBLES project. Met Office Hadley Centre: Exeter.

See Also

cmip3_2050, ensembles, models2wux

Examples

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require(wux)
data(ensembles_gcms)
ensembles.gcm.names <- levels(ensembles_gcms$acronym) #8 GCM names
summary(ensembles_gcms)

## Now lets compare this dataset to the CMIP3 ensemble
data(cmip3_2050)     # GCMs of CMIP3 ensemble
cmip3_2050.sub <- subset(cmip3_2050, subreg %in% c("World", "EU.ENS")
                       & em.scn == "A1B") 
cmip3_2050.sub <- droplevels(cmip3_2050.sub)
## "mpi_echam5-r3", "bccr_bcm2_0-r1", "ipsl_cm4-r2" can be found
## in the ensembles_gcms dataset as well as in the cmip3_2050 dataset
## so we delete it from one of these dataset
ensembles_gcms.sub <- subset(ensembles_gcms, !acronym %in%
                                c("mpi_echam5-r3", "bccr_bcm2_0-r1",
                                  "ipsl_cm4-r2"))
ensembles_gcms.sub <- gdata::drop.levels(ensembles_gcms.sub)
## combine cmip3 and ENSEMBLES GCMs in one data.frame
gcms.combined <- rbind(ensembles_gcms.sub, cmip3_2050.sub)

## Scatterplot
prec.range <- range(gcms.combined$perc.delta.precipitation_amount) + c(-1, 1)
tas.range <- range(gcms.combined$delta.air_temperature)
## Not run: plot(gcms.combined,
               "perc.delta.precipitation_amount", "delta.air_temperature",
               subreg.subset = "EU.ENS", draw.median.lines = FALSE,
               label.only.these.models = ensembles.gcm.names,
               xlim = prec.range,
               ylim = tas.range,
               main = "GCMs from ENSEMBLES project within CMIP3 SRESA1B ensemble",
               draw.seperate.legend = TRUE)

## End(Not run)

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