A Comparison of Simulations of Current Climate from
Two Coupled Atmosphere-Ocean Global Climate Models
Against Observations and Evaluation of Their Future Climates

Ruth Doherty and Linda O. Mearns

Revised 27 April 1999

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Figure 1a: Legates and Wilmott seasonal-mean surface temperature fields over the period 1921-1980 at original 0.5° by 0.5 ° resolution. DJF = winter; MAM = spring; JJA = summer; SON = fall (and on all subsequent seasonal plots).(1.2MB)

Figure 1b: Legates and Wilmott seasonal-mean surface temperature fields over the 1921-1980 period aggregated to 2° by 2° resolution.(0.2MB)

Figure 2a: CGCMI seasonal-mean surface temperature fields for the period 1921-1980 at the original model 3.75 ° by 3.75 ° resolution.(0.2MB)

Figure 2b: CGCMI seasonal-mean surface temperature fields for 1921-1980 interpolated to 2 ° by 2° resolution.(0.2MB)

Figure 3a: HADCM2 seasonal-mean surface temperature fields for the period 1921- 1980 at the original model 2.5° by 3.75 ° resolution.(0.2MB)

Figure 3b: HADCM2 seasonal-mean model surface temperature fields for 1921-1980 interpolated to 2 ° by 2 ° resolution.(0.2MB)

Figure 4: Seasonal-mean surface temperature difference fields in Centigrade degrees (CGCMI - Legates and Wilmott) for 1921-1980.(0.2MB)

Figure 5: Seasonal-mean surface temperature difference fields in Centigrade degrees (HADCM2 - Legates and Wilmott) for 1921-1980.(0.2MB)

Figure 6a: Legates and Wilmott seasonal-mean precipitation fields over the period 1921- 1980 at original 0.5 ° by 0.5 ° resolution.(1.1MB)

Figure 6b: Legates and Wilmott seasonal-mean precipitation fields over the 1921-1980 period aggregated to 2° by 2 ° resolution.(0.2MB)

Figure 7: CGCMI seasonal-mean precipitation fields for 1921-1980 interpolated to 2° by 2 ° resolution.(0.2MB)

Figure 8: HADCM2 seasonal-mean model precipitation fields for 1921-1980 interpolated to 2 ° by 2 ° resolution.(0.2MB)

Figure 9a: Seasonal-mean precipitation difference fields in mm/day (CGCMI - Legates and Wilmott) for 1921-1980.(0.2MB)

Figure 9b: Seasonal-mean fractional precipitation difference fields (CGCMI - observed / observed) for 1921-1980. Observed is Legates and Wilmott.(0.2MB)

Figure 10a: Seasonal-mean precipitation difference fields in mm/day (HADCM2 - Legates and Wilmott) for 1921-1980. (0.2MB)

Figure 10b: Seasonal-mean fractional precipitation difference fields (HADCM2 - observed/ observed) for 1921-1980. Observed is Legates and Wilmott.(0.2MB)

Figure 11: NCEP/NCAR reanalyses seasonal-mean sea-level pressure fields for 1980-1989 interpolated to 2° by 2 ° resolution.(0.2MB)

Figure 12: CGCMI seasonal-mean sea-level pressure fields for 1980-1989 interpolated to 2 ° by 2° degree resolution.(0.2MB)

Figure 13: HADCM2 seasonal-mean sea-level pressure fields for 1980-1989 interpolated to 2° by 2° resolution.(0.2MB)

Figure 14: NCEP/NCAR reanalyses seasonal-mean 500 mb geopotential height fields for 1980-1989 interpolated to 2° by 2 ° resolution.(0.2MB)

Figure 15: CGCMI seasonal-mean 500 mb geopotential height fields for 1980-1989 interpolated to 2 ° by 2 ° resolution.(0.2MB)

Figure 16: HADCM2 seasonal-mean 500 mb geopotential height fields for 1980-1989 interpolated to 2° by 2° resolution.(0.2MB)

Figure 17: CGCMI seasonal-mean temperature difference fields (2025-20351921-1980)(0.2MB)

Figure 18: HADCM2 seasonal-mean temperature difference fields (2025-2035 1921-1980)(0.2MB)

Figure 19: CGCMI seasonal-mean temperature difference fields (2055-20651921-1980)(0.2MB)

Figure 20: HADCM2 seasonal-mean temperature difference fields (2055-20651921-1980)(0.2MB)

Figure 21: CGCMI seasonal-mean temperature difference fields (2085-20951921-1980)(0.2MB)

Figure 22: HADCM2 seasonal-mean temperature difference fields (2085-20951921-1980)(0.2MB)

Figure 23: CGCMI seasonal-mean precipitation difference fields (2025-20351921-1980)(0.2MB)

Figure 24: HADCM2 seasonal-mean precipitation difference fields (2025-20351921-1980)(0.2MB)

Figure 25: CGCMI seasonal-mean precipitation difference fields (2055-20651921-1980)(0.2MB)

Figure 26: HADCM2 seasonal-mean precipitation difference fields (2055-20651921-1980)(0.2MB)

Figure 27: CGCMI seasonal-mean precipitation difference fields (2085-20951921-1980)(0.2MB)

Figure 28: HADCM2 seasonal-mean precipitation difference fields (2085-20951921-1980)(0.2MB)


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