The processing also provides a standardized set of metadata to allow the ESGF software queries to perform searches across all the reanalyses.
We have recently calculated the ensemble mean of the individual reanalyses and the standard deviation for each month of key fields from the atmospheric reanalyses and published this as the MRE in the CREATE project in ESGF. A preliminary view of the MRE suggests a similar result for a few selected variables in most of the reanalyses used to determine the ensemble mean.
Zadeh, 2014: NOA A GFDL GFDL-CM2pl, decadal experiments output for CMIP5 AR5, served by ESGF. World Data Center for Climate at Deutsches Klimarechenzentrum, http://cera-www.dkrz.de/WDCC/CMIP5/Compact.jsp?acronym=NGG2DEC.
Eade, 2014: HadCM3 model output prepared for CMIP5 decadal experiments, served by ESGF. World Data Center for Climate at Deutsches Klimarechenzentrum, https://cera-www.dkrz.de/WDCC/CMIP5/Compact,jsp?acronym=MOC302.
An added advantage is that this will also permit the database to be migrated to the ESGF
, which is already used to access the Earth system models that are assessed by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) process.
803), has rightfully been called a "game changer." By shifting the working relationship scientists have with each other and with their results, the ESGF database greatly eases and accelerates the progress of climate change research and other pressing needs in Earth system science.
ESGF, however, is more a metaphoric "game changer" than a statistic.
federal agencies, international agencies, and multiple worldwide data centers, and spanning seven international network organizations, the Earth System Grid Federation (ESGF) allows users to access, analyze, and visualize data using a globally federated collection of networks, computers, and software.
The Earth System Grid Federation (ESGF) represents a multinational effort to securely access, monitor, catalog, transport, and distribute petabytes of data for climate change research experiments and observations.
This initial set of satellite observations--which is expected to grow over time--is directly accessible from the Earth System Grid Federation (ESGF) supporting CMIP, providing a readily accessible and focused resource for climate model evaluation.
Initial reanalysis products (currently available via ESGF under the project name "Ana4MIPs") consist of monthly averaged output provided from NASA's Modern Era Retrospective Analysis (MERRA), with plans to include NOAA's Climate Forecast System Reanalysis (CFSR) and twentieth-century Reanalysis (20CR), the European Center for Medium-range Weather Forecasts Interim reanalysis (ECMWF-Interim), and the Japanese Meteorological Agency (JMA) 25-year Reanalysis (JRA-25).