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Title: An Appraisal of Coupled Climate Model Simulations

An Appraisal of Coupled Climate Model Simulations In 2002, the Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison (PCMDI) proposed the concept for a state-of-the-science appraisal of climate models to be performed approximately every two years. Motivation for this idea arose from the perceived needs of the international modeling groups and the broader climate research community to document progress more frequently than provided by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Assessment Reports. A committee of external reviewers, which included senior researchers from four leading international modeling centers, supported the concept by stating in its review: ''The panel enthusiastically endorses the suggestion that PCMDI develop an independent appraisal of coupled model performance every 2-3 years. This would provide a useful 'mid-course' evaluation of modeling progress in the context of larger IPCC and national assessment activities, and should include both coupled and single-component model evaluations.''
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OSTI Identifier:15014011
Report Number(s):UCRL-TR-202550
TRN: US200803%%912
DOE Contract Number:W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:Technical Report
Research Org:Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, CA
Sponsoring Org:USDOE
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: 58 GEOSCIENCES; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; CLIMATE MODELS; CLIMATES; DIAGNOSIS; EVALUATION; PERFORMANCE; SIMULATION