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Table 1

Characteristics of applied GCMs

CentreCentre acronymModelRCP (W/m2)Grid size (approximately)Predictor numberApplied climate variables in GCMsPressure levels (Pa)
Beijing Normal University, China BNU BNU-ESM RCP4.5; RCP8.5  380 aua: eastward wind; ava: northward wind; azg: geo-potential height; ahur: relative humidity; ahus: specific humidity; tas: air temperature; uas: eastward near-surface wind; vas: northward near-surface wind; psl: air pressure at sea level; hfls: surface upward latent heat flux; prc: convective precipitation flux; pr: precipitation flux; hurs: near-surface relative humidity; huss: near-surface specific humidity; evspsbl: water evaporation flux b100; b200; b300; b500; b700; 1,000; 2,000; 3,000; 5,000; 7,000; 10,000; 15,000; 20,000; 25,000; 30,000; 40,000; 50,000; 60,000; 70,000; 85,000; 92,500; 100,000 
Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis, Canada CCCma Can-ESM2 RCP4.5; RCP8.5  480 
Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Numerical Mathematics, Russia INM INM-CM4 RCP4.5 RCP8.5  380 
CentreCentre acronymModelRCP (W/m2)Grid size (approximately)Predictor numberApplied climate variables in GCMsPressure levels (Pa)
Beijing Normal University, China BNU BNU-ESM RCP4.5; RCP8.5  380 aua: eastward wind; ava: northward wind; azg: geo-potential height; ahur: relative humidity; ahus: specific humidity; tas: air temperature; uas: eastward near-surface wind; vas: northward near-surface wind; psl: air pressure at sea level; hfls: surface upward latent heat flux; prc: convective precipitation flux; pr: precipitation flux; hurs: near-surface relative humidity; huss: near-surface specific humidity; evspsbl: water evaporation flux b100; b200; b300; b500; b700; 1,000; 2,000; 3,000; 5,000; 7,000; 10,000; 15,000; 20,000; 25,000; 30,000; 40,000; 50,000; 60,000; 70,000; 85,000; 92,500; 100,000 
Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis, Canada CCCma Can-ESM2 RCP4.5; RCP8.5  480 
Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Numerical Mathematics, Russia INM INM-CM4 RCP4.5 RCP8.5  380 

aVariables which vary at pressure levels.

bPressure levels of Can-ESM2 model in addition to others.

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