ISIMIP2b: RCP26 data on ocean dynamic topography extended to 2300


Posted by Felix John on May 16, 2018

For Hadgem2, RCP26 data on ocean dynamic topography ("zos") from 2100-2300 became available and we prolonged the total sea level projections with this data. Further, the Mediterranean and the Black Sea are isolated from the oceans in Hadgem2 and have non-credible zos values. Also, the Caspian sea has no credible values, a meaningful zos cannot be expected here. We set the Caspian and Black sea to missing values. For the Mediterranean, we use the mean of the Atlantic ocean near Strait of Gibraltar as a proxy. This means the Mediterranean has no internal dynamics or spatial variation.