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We have saved CAM-chem simulation output that is intended to be used as boundary conditions for regional modeling. We used CAM-chem at 0.9x1.25 horizontal resolution simulation with 56 vertical levels. Meteorology is driven by specified dynamics, by nudging with 50h relaxation (1%) to MERRA2 reanalysis. Data is saved as instantaneous fields every 6 hours. See a list of saved species. Chemistry is the MOZART-T1 mechanism, described in Emmons et al. (2019). You can find a description of all simulated species online. We use the MAM4-VBS scheme to model aerosols. Files are collected as daily information (4 time-slices per file). Anthropogenic emissions are from CMIP6, CMIP6 2014 anthropogenic emissions are repeated for dates past 2014 to 2016. Anthropogenic and "other" emissions are changed to SSP5-85 for 2017 onwards. Biogenic emissions are from online MEGAN2.1, fire emissions are from QFED CO2 x FINN emission ratios (from 2015), with emission ratios updated from 2017 onwards. Note that fire emitted DMS 2001-2015 is from CMIP6, in 2016 from GFAS and 2017 onwards from QFED. SST in 2019 are repeated from 2018.

  • Data Format: netCDF
  • File size: 4.8 GB per day (4 x 6-hour instantaneous time slices per day)
  • Data coverage: January 1, 2001 to December 31, 2018

*** NOTE: This version of output has incorrect HCN and O3S, please do not use these species ***

Get the data

1. Subset from dates within the time period January 1, 2001 to

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June 30,

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2019

A small subset of the boundary conditions are available via rapid access from the ACOM server:

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For more recent dates, you could consider using the WACCM forecast for boundary conditions, which is available from a year ago to 10 days from now: https://www.acom.ucar.edu/waccm/register.shtml.

2. All available dates January 1, 2001 to

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June 30,

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2019

To access any of the complete dataset of shared files between January 2001 and December 2018 you will need a Globus account, which requires a Google account. Get Globus access here.

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