APDRC archive of Earth Simulator model output run

Through an on-going collaboration between JAMSTEC and the IPRC, the APDRC serves output from atmospheric, oceanic, and coupled models run on the Earth Simulator supercomputer. The model output, referred to as AFES, OFES, and CFES, is provided by the Applications Laboratory (APL) at JAMSTEC.

This page provides links to these data sets, along with links to JAMSTEC where more information is available, including a list of publications that make use of the OFES output in particular.

If you use the OFES output, please acknowledge: "The OFES simulation was conducted on the Earth Simulator under the support of JAMSTEC." And please include the following references:


Masumoto, Y., H. Sasaki, T. Kagimoto, N. Komori, A. Ishida, Y. Sasai, T. Miyama, T. Motoi, H. Mitsudera, K. Takahashi, H. Sakuma and T. Yamagata (2004): A fifty-year eddy-resolving simulation of the world ocean: Preliminary outcomes of OFES (OGCM for the Earth Simulator). J. Earth Simulator, 1, 35-56.

Sasai, Y., A. Ishida, Y. Yamanaka, and H. Sasaki (2004), Chlorofluorocarbons in a global ocean eddy-resolving OGCM: Pathway and formation of Antarctic Bottom Water. Geophys. Res. Lett., 31(12), L12305, doi:10.1029/2004GL019895.

Sasaki, H., Y. Sasai, S. Kawahara, M. Furuichi, F. Araki, A. Ishida, Y. Yamanaka, Y. Masumoto, and H. Sakuma (2004), A series of eddy-resolving ocean simulations in the world ocean: OFES (OGCM for the Earth Simulator) project, OCEAN'04, 3, pp.1535-1541.

Sasaki, H., M. Nonaka, Y. Masumoto, Y. Sasai, H. Uehara, and H. Sakuma, "An eddy-resolving hindcast simulation of the quasi-global ocean from 1950 to 2003 on the Earth Simulator, in High resolution numerical modelling of the atmosphere and ocean", Ed. W. Ohfuchi and K. Hamilton, Springer, New York, 2008. 157-185.

Publicly available OFES output is also available at: http://www.jamstec.go.jp/esc/fes/dods/OFES

SEARCH APDRC archives for ES output:


Experiments: Horizontal Res: Vertical Res: Temporal Res:
Climatological forcing 0.1 by 0.1 Full 1-day snapshots
Hindcast 0.5 by 0.5 Surface only 3-day snapshots
QuikSCAT forcing Monthly means
Annual means