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Detailed PMIP3-CMIP5 data access

This page details the steps outlined on the Accessing PMIP3-CMIP5 data page. The PMIP3 and the CMIP5 databases overlap and data access instructions that you can find on the official CMIP5 web site also apply for PMIP3

Standard variable names

The variables requested for CMIP5 (and PMIP3) are detailed in the standard_output document.

You should download the xls or pdf version of the document and find out the standard names of the variables you need


The common PMIP3-CMIP5 and the PMIP3-specific data are distributed through the ESGF (Earth System Grid Federation) network. This is basically a world-wide collection of:

  • Data Nodes: data servers where the model data is stored and distributed
  • Access Portals (usually called P2P-FE or Peer-to-Peer Front End): servers that will help you locate and download the data

Each P2P FE will let you search the content of all the other nodes, so you only need to pick up the P2P FE that is closest to you. You can start with one of the P2P below, and look at the Peer Nodes list on the left to check which P2P is closer

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pmip3/database/access_details.txt · Last modified: 2013/07/29 17:23 by jypeter