This page provides the CCMI modellers with instructions of how to prepare their data before submission to CCMI. Two options are provided: The model data can either be submitted to the BADC directly or be linked through a local ESGF node to the BADC:
1) Upload your model data to the BADC:
- Apply for deposit access by hitting the ‘apply for access’ button on the BADC webpage.
- You will obtain your own user deposit area at /badc/arrivals/users/, which will include a CCMI sub-directory.
- Contact Charlotte Pascoe at BADC to let her know that your deposit area is set up and ready for ingestion into the CCMI data archive.
- FTP your model data to this CCMI sub-directory in your user deposit area.
2) Link your model data from an existing ESGF node to the BADC:
Important! In order to comply with CMIP data standards, the CCMI modellers are asked to provide model output closely following the CCMI Model Output Requirements and Data Reference Syntax document (DRS) given below. Model output has to be in netCDF format conform with the ‘Climate and Forecast (CF)’ convention (using CMOR tables). Model and institute names have also to be used in a uniform way.
- Model and institute code namesAll modelling groups have to use the pre-defined model and institute code names when naming data files as listed in:
|>> Model and institute code names||contact/information: Michaela Hegglin||Latest Update 22/04/14|
- CMOR tablesThe CMOR-tables provide the information for naming conventions:
|>> Old CMOR-tables||contact/information: David Plummer||Latest Update 22/04/14|
|>> Instructions to retrieve new CMOR-tables||contact/information: David Plummer||Latest Update 26/08/14|
- CCMI Model Output Requirements and Data Reference SyntaxThe modellers are requested to follow the instructions given in the Model Output Requirements and Data Reference Syntax document (DRS):
|>> CCMI DRS Document||contact/information: David Plummer||Latest Update 22/04/14|
Once your files have been produced, you can test filenames and metadata in the netCDF file to ensure they are conform with the requirements outlined above using the BADC testing tool and following instructions provided by BADC.