Monthly Archives: September 2013

About CMIP5 Page Added

The Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5 (CMIP5) represents a collaborative effort involving 20 climate modeling groups from around the world – the Working Group on Coupled Modelling (WGCM), as part of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP). At a September 2008 meeting, the WGCM, with input from the International Geospher-Biosphere Programme (IGBP)‘s Analysis, Integration and Modelling of the Earth System (AIMES) project, agreed to promote a new set of coordinated climate model experiments. These experiments comprise the fifth phase of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project. CMIP5 will notably provide a multi-model context for
  1. assessing the mechanisms responsible for model differences in poorly understood feedbacks associated with the carbon cycle and with clouds,
  2. examining climate “predictability” and exploring the ability of models to predict climate on decadal time scales, and, more generally, and
  3. determining why similarly forced models produce a range of responses.

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