CMIP5 Data Access
Numerical climate experiment defined in the Experiment Design Document, e.g. historical or rcp45
|Product||output1 contains the results of highest priority, output2 extensions|
|Realm||Model component, e.g. atmosphere or ocean|
|CMOR Table||Tabulated requirements concerning variables dependent on time frequency|
|CF Standard Name||
Variable names following the Climate and Forecast convention. The CF convention also contains definitions of the variables.
|Variable||Abbreviations for variable names. for associated CF Standard Names and Variable Long Names see CMIP5 Standard Output tables|
|Ensemble||For example, r1i1p1 and r2i1p1 are ensemble members. r is an abbreviation for realisation (starting point of the calculation), i for initialisation method and p for physics version. r0i0p0 denotes time-independent, e.g. orographical data.|
The most important CMIP5 datasets have been replicated. Therefore, if you do not find all datasets you need, enable "Show All Replicas" as in the screen shot.
Metadata are shown without registration. Simply click on "Show Metadata" in the search result.
Registration: Before you can download data you have to register.
- To become an ESGF user click on "Create Account". Take down the OpenID after sending the registration form. You will need it for logging in. Your account is immediately active. Don't wait for a confirmation.
Your OpenID and group memberships should be valid on every ESGF data node.
- Click on "Show Files" to expand a dataset in the search results.
- Click on "HTTPServer" to the right of the file you want to download.
Linux and Mac users may also download data via Wget script. In this way, you may download many files with one command.