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  • The SLIMCAT (Single Layer Isentropic Model of Chemistry And Transport) Reference Atmosphere for UTLS-Ozone was a set of example output from the SLIMCAT three-dimensional chemical transport model (CTM). It includes three-dimensional global fields of chemical (and sometimes meteorological) variables as computed for twelve dates in 1997, near the middle of each month. This data set includes 12 files, each of them corresponding to one output time near the middle of each month of Year 1997 (12 Jan, 11 Feb, 13 Mar, 12 Apr, 12 May, 11 Jun, 11 Jul, 10 Aug, 19 Sept, 19 Oct, 18 Nov, 18 Dec). Each file contains the calculated 3-D distribution of 37 chemical species or families and 6 meteorological variables. The model used is the SLIMCAT chemistry transport model (CTM). The model was run from October 1991 and forced by the UK Met Office analyses. The model used 18 isentropic levels. The vertical coordinate in the data files is the globally averaged altitude. The real lat/lon-dependent altitude is given in the ALT field recorded in the files. The THETA field gives the real model theta levels (which are constant with latitude/longitude). Data from Martyn Chipperfield, University of Leeds. NERC Research Programme UTLS-Ozone (Upper Troposphere and Lower Stratosphere) and National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO).

  • This dataset contains monthly mean ozone output between 1979-2016 simulated by the TOMCAT/SLIMCAT model. The data contains ozone and a passive odd-oxygen tracer that is set equal to the modelled chemical Ox =O(3 P)+O(1 D)+ O3 concentration on the first day every year and then advected passively without chemistry. It was simulated using the TOMCAT/SLIMCAT three-dimensional offline chemical transport model, using σ-p vertical coordinates and identical stratospheric chemistry and aerosol loading, solar flux input and surface mixing ratios of long-lived source gases. The long-term simulation (1979-2016) was performed with a T42 horizontal resolution of approximately 2.8° latitude × 2.8° longitude and 32 levels from the surface to 60 km. The model uses horizontal winds and temperature from the reanalysis data of the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts. The TOMCAT/SLIMCAT model contains a detailed description of the distribution of chemical species for the troposphere and stratosphere including heterogeneous reactions on sulfate aerosols and liquid/solid polar stratospheric clouds either with a simple or full microphysical PSC scheme, as well as chemistry reactions of the oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen, chlorine and bromine families. The model uses a hybrid σ-p or σ-θ vertical coordinate and has an option to run at different horizontal resolution forced by different meteorological reanalysis. Tracer transport uses the conservation of the second order moments scheme of Prather. Vertical advection is calculated from the divergence of the horizontal mass flux.

  • The SLIMCAT Reference Atmosphere for UTLS-Ozone was a set of example output from the SLIMCAT three-dimensional chemical transport model (CTM). It includes three-dimensional global fields of chemical (and sometimes meteorological) variables as computed for twelve dates in 1997, near the middle of each month. This data set includes 12 files, each of them corresponding to one output time near the middle of each month of Year 1997 (12 Jan, 11 Feb, 13 Mar, 12 Apr, 12 May, 11 Jun, 11 Jul, 10 Aug, 19 Sept, 19 Oct, 18 Nov, 18 Dec). Each file contains the calculated 3-D distribution of 37 chemical species or families and 6 meteorological variables. The model used is the SLIMCAT chemistry transport model (CTM). The model was run from October 1991 and forced by the UK Met Office analyses. The model used 18 isentropic levels. The vertical coordinate in the data files is the globally averaged altitude. The real lat/lon-dependent altitude is given in the ALT field recorded in the files. The THETA field gives the real model theta levels (which are constant with latitude/longitude). Data from Martyn Chipperfield, University of Leeds. NERC Research Programme UTLS-Ozone (Upper Troposphere and Lower Stratosphere) and National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO).

  • The SLIMCAT Reference Atmosphere for UTLS-Ozone was a set of example output from the SLIMCAT three-dimensional chemical transport model (CTM). It includes three-dimensional global fields of chemical (and sometimes meteorological) variables as computed for twelve dates in 1997, near the middle of each month. This data set includes 12 files, each of them corresponding to one output time near the middle of each month of Year 1997 (12 Jan, 11 Feb, 13 Mar, 12 Apr, 12 May, 11 Jun, 11 Jul, 10 Aug, 19 Sept, 19 Oct, 18 Nov, 18 Dec). Each file contains the calculated 3-D distribution of 37 chemical species or families and 6 meteorological variables. The model used is the SLIMCAT chemistry transport model (CTM). The model was run from October 1991 and forced by the UK Met Office analyses. The model used 18 isentropic levels. The vertical coordinate in the data files is the globally averaged altitude. The real lat/lon-dependent altitude is given in the ALT field recorded in the files. The THETA field gives the real model theta levels (which are constant with latitude/longitude). Data from Martyn Chipperfield, University of Leeds. NERC Research Programme UTLS-Ozone (Upper Troposphere and Lower Stratosphere) and National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO). A newer version 2 dataset was produced in 2009 that supersedes this dataset.