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PRISM PlioMIP PlioMIP 2011 meeting

The PRISM mid-Piacenzian reconstruction has been formatted for use in PlioMIP Experiments 1 (AGCM) and 2 (AOGCM) and is available using the links below. Please view the protocols and notes for these experiments before downloading packages of data.

The PRISM reconstruction is presented on a 2° x 2° fractional land grid. All cells with land or fractional amounts of land have topography and vegetation. All cells with ocean or fractional amounts of ocean have sea surface temperatures (SST). Sea ice is designated by SST = -1.8°C.

The reconstruction is presented in a preferred version where the coastline has been adjusted for a 25m sea level rise and in an alternate version where all data are projected onto modern geography (for those models that may not be able to change the land-sea mask).

Accessory files are available in the Accessory area toward the bottom of this page. If additional data are required, contact us.

Experiment 1 · AGCM version 1.0

Setup protocols, notes

Preferred Data Alternate Data Experiment Protocols and Notes

Experiment 2 · AOGCM version 1.0

Setup protocols, notes

Preferred Data Alternate Data Experiment Protocols and Notes

Accessory Datasets

PRISM3 Modern SST PRISM3_modern_SST Spreadsheet NetCDF
PRISM3 Alternate Modern SST PRISM3_alt_modern_SST Spreadsheet NetCDF
PRISM3 Modern DOT lev_94_dec_1 Spreadsheet NetCDF
BAS BIOME 4 Modern Vegetation Key to vegetation data values
BAS Biome 4 Land cover, ice BAS_Observ_BIOME Spreadsheet NetCDF
BAS Megabiome 4 Land cover, ice BAS_Observ_MEGABIOME Spreadsheet NetCDF
Piacenzian Land Surface Temperature and Precipitation Estimates Spreadsheet   .pdf  
Table of values for model variables, Biome 4 data Biome / Megabiome 4_lookup table
PRISM Modern Topography
PRISM3 Modern Topography PRISM3_modern_topo Spreadsheet NetCDF

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