Name 

Description
Ensemble
Size
Years (per
sim)
Total
years
Gaps of knowledge being
addressed with this experiment
volc-pinatubo-slab
As volc-pinatubo-full, but with a slab ocean
25
3
75
Effects of volcanic eruptions on ENSO dynamics.
control-slab
Slab ocean control run, necessary for volc-pinatubo-slab
1
30
30
-
volc-pinatubo-ini
As volc-pinatubo-full, but as decadal prediction runs joint experiment with DCPP. Forcing input and implementation of the forcing fully comply with the VolMIP protocol 10(5)
5
50

Influence of large volcanic eruptions in future climate.

Influence of large volcanic eruptions on seasonal and decadal climate predictability
volc-cluster-mill
Parallel experiment to volc-cluster-ctrl, but with initial conditions taken from last millennium simulation to account for the effects of a more realistic history of past natural forcing 3(1)
69
207

Contribution of volcanic forcing to the climate of the early 19th century, the coldest period in the past 500 years.
Discrepancies between simulated and reconstructed climates of the early 19th century.
Effect of history of volcanic forcing on the response to volcanic eruptions.

volc-cluster-21C
Parallel experiment to volc-cluster-ctrl, using restart files from the end of the historical simulation instead of from piControl, and boundary conditions from the 21st century SSP2-4.5 scenario experiment of ScenarioMIP 3(1)
85
255

Contribution of volcanic forcing uncertainty to uncertainty in future climate projections.
Long-term climate response to volcanic eruptions under warm background climate conditions

volc-long-hlS
Idealized Southern Hemisphere high-latitude eruption emitting 28.1 Tg of SO2. 9
20
180

Uncertainty in climate response to strong high-latitude volcanic eruptions (focus on coupled ocean-atmosphere).
Outstanding questions about the magnitude of the climatic impact of high-latitude eruptions

Tier 3 experiments






































volc = volcano, long = long-termsimulation, pinatubo = short-term simulation of the 1991 Pinatubo eruption, eq = equator, slab = slab ocean simulation,
ini = simulation initialized for decadal prediction, mill = initial conditions from full forcing transient simulation of the last millennium, 21C= 21st century
scenario experiment, hlS = Southern Hemisphere high-latitude eruption
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