Also known as CMIP-temp
Model type Tool
Model part of larger framework permafrost toolbox
Note on status model
Date note status model
Incorporated models or components:
Spatial dimensions 2D
Spatial extent Continental
Model domain Climate, Cryosphere
One-line model description Data component provides monthly mean temperature for Permafrost Region 1902-2100
Extended model description Data component processed from the CRU-NCEP Climate Model Intercomparison Project - 5, also called CMIP 5. Data presented include the mean annual temperature for each gridcell, mean July temperature and mean January temperature over the period 1902 -2100. This dataset presents the mean of the CMIP5 models, and the original climate models were run for the representative concentration pathway RCP 8.5.
Name Irina Overeem
Type of contact Project manager
Institute / Organization INSTAAR, University of Colorado
Postal address 1 4001 Discovery Dr
Postal address 2
Town / City Boulder CO
Postal code 80303
Country United States
Email address
Phone +1-303-4926631

Name Scott Stewart
Type of contact Model developer
Institute / Organization INSTAAR, University of Colorado
Postal address 1 4001 Discovery Dr
Postal address 2
Town / City Boulder CO
Postal code 80303
State Colorado
Country United States
Email address

Supported platforms
Unix, Linux, Mac OS
Other platform
Programming language


Other program language
Code optimized Single Processor
Multiple processors implemented
Nr of distributed processors
Nr of shared processors
Start year development 2017
Does model development still take place? Yes
If above answer is no, provide end year model development
Code development status As is, no updates are provided
When did you indicate the 'code development status'? 2020
Model availability As code, As teaching tool
Source code availability
(Or provide future intension)
Through web repository
Source web address
Source csdms web address
Program license type BSD or MIT X11
Program license type other
Memory requirements dataset is >2GB
Typical run time not applicable

Describe input parameters This data component serves as input climate data for components in the permafrost toolbox. It requires specification of time period, time step (monthly), and of grid dimensions.

To set the grid to a desired region

 x=25 means 25 degrees east of the international date line
 y=37 means 37 degrees south of the north pole

(30 by 23) means a grid that is "30 degrees E/W by 23 degrees N/S"

Input format ASCII
Other input format
Describe output parameters The component provides monthly temperature data in degrees Celcius. Within the CSDMS framework, the component generates an NetCDF file of a stacked grid of monthly temperatures over the specified region.
Output format Binary
Other output format
Pre-processing software needed? No
Describe pre-processing software
Post-processing software needed? No
Describe post-processing software
Visualization software needed? Yes
If above answer is yes
Other visualization software Any software that can visualize NetCDF.

Describe processes represented by the model Air surface temperature as simulated from coupled atmosphere-ocean global climate models
Describe key physical parameters and equations The original dataset was created by the
Describe length scale and resolution constraints The grid is 720 wide by 360 high, thus it a half degree resolution.
Describe time scale and resolution constraints Data covers 1901 to 2100.

It is processed from the original data to comprise a monthly timescale.

Describe any numerical limitations and issues

Describe available calibration data sets not applicable
Upload calibration data sets if available:
Describe available test data sets
Upload test data sets if available:
Describe ideal data for testing

Do you have current or future plans for collaborating with other researchers? This component is part of the permafrost toolbox, it is currently linked to the Frost number model, and the Frost Number GEO. Extension of its functionality planned is to allow it to work with the Kudyatsev model.
Is there a manual available? No
Upload manual if available:
Model website if any
Model forum / discussion board

This part will be filled out by CSDMS staff

OpenMI compliant No not possible
BMI compliant No but possible
WMT component No but possible
PyMT component No but possible
Is this a data component
Can be coupled with:

Frost_Model, Kudryavtsev_Model,

Model info
Nr. of publications: 1
Total citations: 240
h-index: 1
m-quotient: 0.1
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Nr. of publications: 1
Total citations: 240
h-index: 1
m-quotient: 0.1

Featured publication(s)YearModel describedType of ReferenceCitations
Taylor, Karl E.; Stouffer, Ronald J.; Meehl, Gerald A.; 2012. An Overview of CMIP5 and the Experiment Design. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 93, 485–498. 10.1175/BAMS-D-11-00094.1
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2012 CMIP
Related theory 11694
Wei, Y.; Liu, S.; Huntzinger, D. N.; Michalak, A. M.; Viovy, N.; Post, W. M.; Schwalm, C. R.; Schaefer, K.; Jacobson, A. R.; Lu, C.; Tian, H.; Ricciuto, D. M.; Cook, R. B.; Mao, J.; Shi, X.; 2014. The North American Carbon Program Multi-scale Synthesis and Terrestrial Model Intercomparison Project – Part 2: Environmental driver data. Geoscientific Model Development, 7, 2875–2893. 10.5194/gmd-7-2875-2014
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2014 CMIP
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