CMIP5 errata information from CESM1 and CCSM4

Table of correct 'branch_time' values for all CMIP5 runs

Known problems

Date of first posting Model(s) Files/simulations Description Status Expected resolution
date, or date resolved
Mon 22 Dec 2014 CESM1-CAM5 All historical*, all files forcings metadata in error - these runs have sulfate indirect (SI) and sulfate direct (SD) forcings
time-evolving, so "SD" should be "SA"
Not to be corrected Mon 22 Dec 2014
Tue 28 Oct Jun 2014 CCSM4 3hr from amip_r[1-5]i1p1 piControl_r2i1p1

clt hfls hfss huss rlds rldscs rlus rsds rsdscs rsus pr prc prsn
Values represent average so time must be midpoint of 3-hour interval, not endpoint
Solution: shift time coordinate by -90 minutes
No corrections to be made Mon 3 Nov 2014
Fri 6 Jun 2014 CESM1-CAM5 All of 1941 missing but not properly set as missing Corrected Mon 9 Jun 2014
Thu 1 May 2014 CESM1-CAM5 OImon_CESM1-CAM5_rcp85_r3i1p1 Erroneous values for 2006-2095, all fields Corrected Fri 2 May 2014
Mon 3 Feb 2014 All models All experiments burntArea should be divided by 12
to properly weight by month
No corrections will be made Mon 3 Feb 2014
Wed 29 Jan 2014 CESM1-CAM5 Amon_rcp85_r3i1p1 Incorrect values for all Amon fields Corrected Thu 30 Jan 2014
Wed 29 Jan 2014 CCSM4 OImon_CCSM4_historical_r2i1p1 Incorrect time values for all OImon fields Corrected Thu 30 Jan 2014
Thu 10 Oct 2013 CESM1-CAM5 amipFuture Incorrect SST dataset used - SST not perturbed Experiment will be rerun and data overwritten End Oct 2013
Thu 26 Sep 2013 All models All experiments burntArea cCwd cLeaf cLitter cMisc cProduct cSoil cSoilFast
cSoilMedium cSoilSlow cVeg cWood fFire fLitterSoil fLuc
fVegLitter gpp nbp nppLeaf nppRoot nppWood ra rGrowth rh rMaint
, improperly masked over ocean areas,
leading to very large values over ocean
Any regridding/calcuations should ignore values > 1.e20 TBD
Thu 15 Aug 2013 CCSM4 historicalMisc_r1i1p12 all files forcings metadata in error - this run has black carbon (BC)
time-evolving only, not organic carbon (OC) as noted
Not to be corrected Fri 16 Aug 2013
Tue 2 Jul 2013 CCSM4 rlus_day from
rcp45_r6i1p1 rcp60_r6i1p1 rcp85_r6i1p1
Too large by factor of 1000.
Data can be used if one divides by 1000, but
these data will be corrected and replaced.
Corrected Tue 9 Jul 2013
Mon 24 Jun 2013 CCSM4 rcp26_r6i1p1
all 3hr, Amon, day, LImon, Lmon, OImon, Omon
Misfeature in CAM causing some monthly
averaged fields to be overwritten with
instantaneous values
Withdrawn Do not use
Sun 24 Feb 2013 CESM1-CAM5 historical, rcp26, rcp45, rcp60, rcp85 Incorrect parent_experiment_rip for all RCP data:
rcpNN_r1i1p1 incorrectly given parent_experiment_rip of r3i1p1
rcpNN_r2i1p1 incorrectly given parent_experiment_rip of r1i1p1
rcpNN_r3i1p1 incorrectly given parent_experiment_rip of r2i1p1
All rcpNN parent_experiment_id now match.
Mon 04 Mar 2013
Thu 07 Feb 2013 CESM1-BGC, CESM1-WACCM 1pctCO2, esmControl, esmFdbk1, esmFdbk2, esmFixClim1,
esmFixClim2, esmHistorical, esmrcp85,
historical, piControl, rcp26, rcp45, rcp85
(as relevant)
co2_Amon incorrectly weighted Corrected Thu 14 Mar 2013
Wed 06 Feb 2013 All models All experiments npp_Lmon improperly masked over ocean areas,
leading to very large values over ocean
Corrected Fri 08 Feb 2013
Tue 29 Jan 2013 CCSM4 historical_r6i1p1 cfc11 from Omon is in error after year 1979 Withdrawn Do not use
Wed 02 Jan 2013 CESM1-CAM5 All experiments Incorrect branch_time in netCDF header, all files Fix requires modification of ~6,856 files and changing tracking_id, TBD See branch_times.html
Wed 12 Dec 2012 CCSM4 and CESM1-CAM5 amip4xCO2 Incorrect prescribed CO2 values Experiments re-run and re-processed Thu 14 Feb 2013
Wed 10 Oct 2012 All models All experiments tran_Lmon incorrectly defined - missing transpiration component Corrected Thu 18 Oct 2012
Mon 21 Aug 2012 CCSM4 Daily multilevel data hur, hus, ta, ua, va, wap, zg
from historical_r6i1p1
ua (at least) incorrectly vertically interpolated Corrected Thu 23 Aug 2012
Thu 23 Aug 2012 CESM1-BGC All fields from Oyr_historical and Oyr_esmHistorical Shift in 1981 to incorrect original model field Corrected Fri 24 Aug 2012
Thu 16 Aug 2012 CCSM4 All clisccp_cfMon All clisscp has transposed 'plev' and 'tau' levels Corrected Tue 21 Aug 2012
Wed 18 Jul 2012 CCSM4 All zos_Omon from historical, rcp26, rcp45, rcp60, rcp85, piControl Incorrectly calculated as change from piControl Corrected Fri 20 July 2012