We have downloaded daily climate projection global maps for the tmax (maximum temperature) and prepared some plots to summarize its content.
There are some anomalous values and we are not sure whether if they are errors in the execution or expected.
The figure below is plotting the minimum, mean and maximum TMAX values along time. (One value for each day and for each global map)
We have observed that all maximum values are lower than ~57Celsius degrees except 2.
These 2 anomalies are 67 and 96 Celsius degrees respectively.
Our aim is to downscale from these models. Are these values expected? Should we remove and treat them?
This has been indeed downloaded from ESGF portal, the filter used was
Project > CMIP5
Model > EC-EARTH
Experiment > rcp45
Time Frequency > day
Ensamble > r1i1p1
Variable > tasmax
The procedure for the plot was to
1. load all the data in a matrix* with 3 axis (time, latitude, longitude)
2. Then plot the average for each day (along the time axis)
In my previous explanation ‘each global map’ refers to each latitudes-longitudes slide in the matrix*. Therefore the average was for each slide.
Unfortunately we cannot give further support to answer questions related to the quality of the data from the ESGF portal. The previous information from our side was only an interim solution before the data will be available on the Climate Data Store. From now on we can only provide support for the data presented here on the web demonstrator. We used EC-EARTH r12i1p1 in the model ensemble for producing climate impact indicators.
However, in order to ask further questions related to EC-EARTH you might have a look in the metadata and check the contact/email address where you could pose you question to. Another option would be to check the ESGF website (https://esgf.llnl.gov/) or the website where the data was downloaded from as e.g. https://esg-dn1.nsc.liu.se/projects/esgf-liu/.