CMIP5 Experiments List

Experiment Number

Short Name of Experiment

Experiment Name

Years Requested per Run

Ensemble Size Requested

Experiment Description

1.6 ** chemistry-focused runs 10-30 1 near-term runs with enhanced chemistry/aerosol models
3.1 piControl pre-industrial control >=500 1 coupled atmosphere/ocean pre-industrial control run
3.4 midHolocene mid-Holocene 100 1 consistent with PMIP, impose Mid-Holocene conditions
3.5 lgm last glecial maximum 100 1 consistent with PMIP, impose last glacial maximum conditions
3.2 historical historical 156 >=1 simulation of recent past (1850-2005)
7.3 historicalMisc other historical forcing 156 >=1 historical simulation but with other individual forcing agents or combinations of forcings
7.1 historicalNat natural-only 156 >=1 historical simulation but with natural forcing only
7.2 historicalGHG GHG-only 156 >=1 historical simulation but with greenhouse gas forcing only
7.4 historicalExt historical extension 7 >=1 extension of the historical simulation (experiment 3.2) through year 2012
5.1 esmControl ESM pre-industrial control 250 1 as in experiment 3.1, but emissions-forced (with atmospheric CO2 determined by model)
5.2 esmHistorical ESM historical 156 1 as in experiment 3.2, but emissions-forced (with atmospheric CO2 determined by model)
5.5-1 esmFdbk1 ESM feedback 1 140 1 carbon cycle "sees" control CO2, but radiation sees 1%/yr rise
5.5-2 esmFdbk2 ESM feedback 2 251 1 carbon cycle "sees" control CO2, but radiation sees historical followed by RCP4.5 rise in CO2
5.4-1 esmFixClim1 ESM fixed climate 1 140 1 radiation code "sees" control CO2, but carbon cycle sees 1%/yr rise
5.4-2 esmFixClim2 ESM fixed climate 2 251 1 radiation code "sees" control CO2, but carbon cycle sees historical followed by RCP4.5 rise in CO2
5.3 esmrcp85 ESM RCP8.5 95 1 as in experiment 4.2, but emissions-forced (with atmospheric CO2 determined by model)
6.1 1pctCO2 1 percent per year CO2 140 1 imposed 1%/yr increase in CO2 to quadrupling
6.3 abrupt4xCO2 abrupt 4XCO2 150 >=1 impose an instantaneous quadrupling of CO2, then hold fixed
4.3 rcp26 RCP2.6 95-295 1 future projection (2006-2300) forced by RCP2.6
4.1 rcp45 RCP4.5 95-295 1 future projection (2006-2300) forced by RCP4.5
4.4 rcp60 RCP6 95 1 future projection (2006-2100) forced by RCP6
4.2 rcp85 RCP8.5 95-295 1 future projection (2006-2300) forced by RCP8.5
3.3 amip AMIP >=30 >=1 AMIP (1979- at least 2008)
6.8 amip4K AMIP plus 4K anomaly 30 1 as in experiment 3.3, but with a uniform 4K increase in SST
6.5 amip4xCO2 amip4xCO2 30 1 AMIP (1979-2008) conditions (experiment 3.3) but with 4xCO2
6.6 amipFuture AMIP plus patterned anomaly 30 1 consistent with CFMIP, patterned SST anomalies added to AMIP conditions (experiment 3.3)
2.1 sst2030 2030 time-slice 10 >=1 conditions for 2026-2035 imposed
2.1a sst2090 2090 time-slice 10 >=1 conditions for 2086-2095 imposed
6.2a sstClim control SST climatology 30 1 control run climatological SSTs & sea ice imposed
2.1c sst2090rcp45 2090 time-slice using RCP4.5 10 >=1 ?????
6.2b sstClim4xCO2 CO2 forcing 30 1 as in experiment 6.2a, but with 4XCO2 imposed
6.4a sstClimAerosol all aerosol forcing 30 1 as in experiment 6.2a, but with aerosols from year 2000 of experiment 3.2
6.4b sstClimSulfate sulfate aerosol forcing 30 1 as in experiment 6.2a, but with sulfate aerosols from year 2000 of experiment 3.2
1.4 volcIn2010 prediction with 2010 volcano 10-30 >=3 Pinatubo-like eruption imposed in year 2010
1.3 noVolcXXXX volcano-free hindcasts 10-30 >=3 hindcasts but without volcanoes
3.6 past1000 past millennium 1000 1 consistent with PMIP, impose forcing for 850-1850
6.7a aquaControl aqua planet control 5 1 consistent with CFMIP, zonally uniform SSTs for ocean-covered earth
6.7b aqua4xCO2 4xCO2 aqua planet 5 1 as in experiment 6.7a, but with 4XCO2
6.7c aqua4K aqua planet plus 4K anomaly 5 1 as in experiment 6.7a, but with a uniform 4K increase in SST
1.1,1.2 & 1.5(1) decadal1961 10- or 30-year run initialized in year 1961 10-30 >=3>=10 decadal hindcasts/predictions, some extended to 30 years
1.1,1.2 & 1.5(2) decadal1962 10- or 30-year run initialized in year 1962 10-30 >=3>=10 decadal hindcasts/predictions, some extended to 30 years
1.1,1.2 & 1.5(3) decadal1963 10- or 30-year run initialized in year 1963 10-30 >=3>=10 decadal hindcasts/predictions, some extended to 30 years
1.1,1.2 & 1.5(4) decadal1964 10- or 30-year run initialized in year 1964 10-30 >=3>=10 decadal hindcasts/predictions, some extended to 30 years
1.1,1.2 & 1.5(5) decadal1965 10- or 30-year run initialized in year 1965 10-30 >=3>=10 decadal hindcasts/predictions, some extended to 30 years
1.1,1.2 & 1.5(6) decadal1966 10- or 30-year run initialized in year 1966 10-30 >=3>=10 decadal hindcasts/predictions, some extended to 30 years
1.1,1.2 & 1.5(7) decadal1967 10- or 30-year run initialized in year 1967 10-30 >=3>=10 decadal hindcasts/predictions, some extended to 30 years
1.1,1.2 & 1.5(8) decadal1968 10- or 30-year run initialized in year 1968 10-30 >=3>=10 decadal hindcasts/predictions, some extended to 30 years
1.1,1.2 & 1.5(9) decadal1969 10- or 30-year run initialized in year 1969 10-30 >=3>=10 decadal hindcasts/predictions, some extended to 30 years
1.1,1.2 & 1.5(10) decadal1970 10- or 30-year run initialized in year 1970 10-30 >=3>=10 decadal hindcasts/predictions, some extended to 30 years
1.1,1.2 & 1.5(11) decadal1971 10- or 30-year run initialized in year 1971 10-30 >=3>=10 decadal hindcasts/predictions, some extended to 30 years
1.1,1.2 & 1.5(12) decadal1972 10- or 30-year run initialized in year 1972 10-30 >=3>=10 decadal hindcasts/predictions, some extended to 30 years
1.1,1.2 & 1.5(13) decadal1973 10- or 30-year run initialized in year 1973 10-30 >=3>=10 decadal hindcasts/predictions, some extended to 30 years
1.1,1.2 & 1.5(14) decadal1974 10- or 30-year run initialized in year 1974 10-30 >=3>=10 decadal hindcasts/predictions, some extended to 30 years
1.1,1.2 & 1.5(15) decadal1975 10- or 30-year run initialized in year 1975 10-30 >=3>=10 decadal hindcasts/predictions, some extended to 30 years
1.1,1.2 & 1.5(16) decadal1976 10- or 30-year run initialized in year 1976 10-30 >=3>=10 decadal hindcasts/predictions, some extended to 30 years
1.1,1.2 & 1.5(17) decadal1977 10- or 30-year run initialized in year 1977 10-30 >=3>=10 decadal hindcasts/predictions, some extended to 30 years
1.1,1.2 & 1.5(18) decadal1978 10- or 30-year run initialized in year 1978 10-30 >=3>=10 decadal hindcasts/predictions, some extended to 30 years
1.1,1.2 & 1.5(19) decadal1979 10- or 30-year run initialized in year 1979 10-30 >=3>=10 decadal hindcasts/predictions, some extended to 30 years
1.1,1.2 & 1.5(20) decadal1980 10- or 30-year run initialized in year 1980 10-30 >=3>=10 decadal hindcasts/predictions, some extended to 30 years
1.1,1.2 & 1.5(21) decadal1981 10- or 30-year run initialized in year 1981 10-30 >=3>=10 decadal hindcasts/predictions, some extended to 30 years
1.1,1.2 & 1.5(22) decadal1982 10- or 30-year run initialized in year 1982 10-30 >=3>=10 decadal hindcasts/predictions, some extended to 30 years
1.1,1.2 & 1.5(23) decadal1983 10- or 30-year run initialized in year 1983 10-30 >=3>=10 decadal hindcasts/predictions, some extended to 30 years
1.1,1.2 & 1.5(24) decadal1984 10- or 30-year run initialized in year 1984 10-30 >=3>=10 decadal hindcasts/predictions, some extended to 30 years
1.1,1.2 & 1.5(25) decadal1985 10- or 30-year run initialized in year 1985 10-30 >=3>=10 decadal hindcasts/predictions, some extended to 30 years
1.1,1.2 & 1.5(26) decadal1986 10- or 30-year run initialized in year 1986 10-30 >=3>=10 decadal hindcasts/predictions, some extended to 30 years
1.1,1.2 & 1.5(27) decadal1987 10- or 30-year run initialized in year 1987 10-30 >=3>=10 decadal hindcasts/predictions, some extended to 30 years
1.1,1.2 & 1.5(28) decadal1988 10- or 30-year run initialized in year 1988 10-30 >=3>=10 decadal hindcasts/predictions, some extended to 30 years
1.1,1.2 & 1.5(29) decadal1989 10- or 30-year run initialized in year 1989 10-30 >=3>=10 decadal hindcasts/predictions, some extended to 30 years
1.1,1.2 & 1.5(30) decadal1990 10- or 30-year run initialized in year 1990 10-30 >=3>=10 decadal hindcasts/predictions, some extended to 30 years
1.1,1.2 & 1.5(31) decadal1991 10- or 30-year run initialized in year 1991 10-30 >=3>=10 decadal hindcasts/predictions, some extended to 30 years
1.1,1.2 & 1.5(32) decadal1992 10- or 30-year run initialized in year 1992 10-30 >=3>=10 decadal hindcasts/predictions, some extended to 30 years
1.1,1.2 & 1.5(33) decadal1993 10- or 30-year run initialized in year 1993 10-30 >=3>=10 decadal hindcasts/predictions, some extended to 30 years
1.1,1.2 & 1.5(34) decadal1994 10- or 30-year run initialized in year 1994 10-30 >=3>=10 decadal hindcasts/predictions, some extended to 30 years
1.1,1.2 & 1.5(35) decadal1995 10- or 30-year run initialized in year 1995 10-30 >=3>=10 decadal hindcasts/predictions, some extended to 30 years
1.1,1.2 & 1.5(36) decadal1996 10- or 30-year run initialized in year 1996 10-30 >=3>=10 decadal hindcasts/predictions, some extended to 30 years
1.1,1.2 & 1.5(37) decadal1997 10- or 30-year run initialized in year 1997 10-30 >=3>=10 decadal hindcasts/predictions, some extended to 30 years
1.1,1.2 & 1.5(38) decadal1998 10- or 30-year run initialized in year 1998 10-30 >=3>=10 decadal hindcasts/predictions, some extended to 30 years
1.1,1.2 & 1.5(39) decadal1999 10- or 30-year run initialized in year 1999 10-30 >=3>=10 decadal hindcasts/predictions, some extended to 30 years
1.1,1.2 & 1.5(40) decadal2000 10- or 30-year run initialized in year 2000 10-30 >=3>=10 decadal hindcasts/predictions, some extended to 30 years
1.1,1.2 & 1.5(41) decadal2001 10- or 30-year run initialized in year 2001 10-30 >=3>=10 decadal hindcasts/predictions, some extended to 30 years
1.1,1.2 & 1.5(42) decadal2002 10- or 30-year run initialized in year 2002 10-30 >=3>=10 decadal hindcasts/predictions, some extended to 30 years
1.1,1.2 & 1.5(43) decadal2003 10- or 30-year run initialized in year 2003 10-30 >=3>=10 decadal hindcasts/predictions, some extended to 30 years
1.1,1.2 & 1.5(44) decadal2004 10- or 30-year run initialized in year 2004 10-30 >=3>=10 decadal hindcasts/predictions, some extended to 30 years
1.1,1.2 & 1.5(45) decadal2005 10- or 30-year run initialized in year 2005 10-30 >=3>=10 decadal hindcasts/predictions, some extended to 30 years
1.1,1.2 & 1.5(46) decadal2006 10- or 30-year run initialized in year 2006 10-30 >=3>=10 decadal hindcasts/predictions, some extended to 30 years
1.1,1.2 & 1.5(47) decadal2007 10- or 30-year run initialized in year 2007 10-30 >=3>=10 decadal hindcasts/predictions, some extended to 30 years
1.1,1.2 & 1.5(48) decadal2008 10- or 30-year run initialized in year 2008 10-30 >=3>=10 decadal hindcasts/predictions, some extended to 30 years
1.1,1.2 & 1.5(49) decadal2009 10- or 30-year run initialized in year 2009 10-30 >=3>=10 decadal hindcasts/predictions, some extended to 30 years
1.1,1.2 & 1.5(50) decadal2010 10- or 30-year run initialized in year 2010 10-30 >=3>=10 decadal hindcasts/predictions, some extended to 30 years
1.1,1.2 & 1.5(51) decadal2011 10- or 30-year run initialized in year 2011 10-30 >=3>=10 decadal hindcasts/predictions, some extended to 30 years
1.1,1.2 & 1.5(52) decadal2012 10- or 30-year run initialized in year 2012 10-30 >=3>=10 decadal hindcasts/predictions, some extended to 30 years