CVDP | Data Repository

The CVDP Data Repository holds CVDP output (graphics and data files) from numerous CMIP and CESM integrations. To access the output, simply select Images or Data for the desired model intercomparison listed in the Table below. The data are stored as tar files: within each tar file there are multiple netCDF files corresponding to each component member included in the comparison. To see an example of the netCDF file metadata, click here

The CVCWG freely distributes these results for non-commerical purposes and is not responsible for errors in the data or within the CVDP. Use the distributed data at your own risk. Note that not all output fields may be relevant for a particular set of model simulations. For example, modes of decadal variability are not meaningful if the period of record is too short.

When presenting results either in oral or written form, please acknowledge the NCAR Climate Analysis Section's Climate Variability Diagnostics Package. An overview paper of the CVDP can also be cited:

Phillips, A. S., C. Deser, and J. Fasullo, 2014: A New Tool for Evaluating Modes of Variability in Climate Models. EOS, 95, 453-455, doi: 10.1002/2014EO490002.

More information on the CMIP3 and CMIP5 archives can be found here and here. Questions and feedback about the CVDP Data Repository are welcomed and should be posted on the CESM Bulletin Board.

CVDP v5.0.0 (or newer) was used to create the comparisons shown below.

CESM Comparisons

CESM1 CAM5 BGC Large Ensemble 1920-2018 Images Data CESM1 CAM5 BGC Large Ensemble 1979-2018Images Data
CESM1 CAM5 BGC Large Ensemble 2019-2048 ImagesData  CESM1 CAM5 BGC Large Ensemble 2019-2100 ImagesData 
CESM1 CAM5 BGC Large Ensemble Controls Images Data CESM1 Last Millennium ImagesData
CCSM4 Comparison Images Data CESM1 Last Millennium bycen Images Data






CMIP5 Comparisons

CMIP5 - 1pctCO2 Images Data CMIP5 - amipImages Data
CMIP5 - Historical Images Data CMIP5 - Last Glacial Maximum Images Data
CMIP5 - midHolocene Images Data CMIP5 - past1000Images Data
CMIP5 - past1000bycen Images Data CMIP5 - piControl Images Data
CMIP5 - rcp26 Images Data CMIP5 - rcp45 Images Data
CMIP5 - rcp60 Images Data CMIP5 - rcp85 Images Data






CMIP3 Comparisons

CMIP3 - 1pctto2x Images Data CMIP3 - 20c3mImages Data
CMIP3 - amip Images Data CMIP3 - picntrl Images Data
CMIP3 - sresa1b Images Data CMIP3 - sresa2  Images Data