Data Citation & Acknowledgements

The following section describes the details of proper citation and acknowledgement for use of CMIP5 model output data.

WHOI CMIP5 Community Storage Server Acknowledgment

If you acquire model output data via the WHOI CMIP5 Community Storage Server, we ask that you acknowledge us in the use of your data. This may be done by including the following text in any documents or publications using these data.

CMIP5 model output data provided by the WHOI CMIP5 Community Storage Server, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, USA from their website at http://cmip5.whoi.edu/.

We would also appreciate receiving a copy of the relevant publications. This will help to justify continued support and future development of the WHOI CMIP5 Community Storage Server. Thank you!

CMIP5 Citation

In order to document CMIP5’s impact and enable ongoing support of CMIP, you are obligated to acknowledge CMIP5 and the participating modeling groups. The CMIP5 model output should be referred to as “the CMIP5 multi-model ensemble [archive/output/results/of simulations/dataset/ …]”. In publications, you should include a table listing the models and institutions that provided model output used in your study. In this table and as appropriate in figure legends, you should use the CMIP5 “official” model names found in the subsequent section, Modelling Groups & Terms of Use.

In addition it may be appropriate to cite one or more of the CMIP5 experiment design articles listed on the CMIP5 reference page.

Besides the above acknowledgement, you should register any journal articles (or other scientific documents) that are based on CMIP5 results at CMIP5 Publications. Registering your paper(s) will make IPCC authors as well as other researchers aware of your work. More importantly it will serve to document the scientific impact of CMIP5, which is of vital importance for securing future funding to support both the modeling groups and software infrastructure of CMIP. You should consider this an obligation if you have taken advantage of the CMIP5 archive, which represents the end product of considerable effort by the modeling groups and others.

For the first time in CMIP, Digital Object Identifiers (DOI’s used, for example, in journal citations) will be assigned to various subsets of the CMIP5 multi-model dataset and, when available and as appropriate, users should cite these references in their publications. These DOI’s will provide a traceable record of the analyzed model data, as tangible evidence of their scientific value. Instructions will be forthcoming on how to cite the data using DOI’s.

In addition, you may wish to cite one or more of the following references, which describe the CMIP5 experiment design, objectives, and strategy.

An overview of various aspects of CMIP5 is provided by:
WCRP Coupled Model Intercomparison Project – Phase 5: Special Issue of the CLIVAR Exchanges Newsletter, No. 56, Vol. 15, No. 2

The primary reference for experiment design is:
Taylor, K.E., R.J. Stouffer, G.A. Meehl: An Overview of CMIP5 and the experiment design.” Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 93, 485-498, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-11-00094.1, 2012.

The objectives and strategy for the CMIP5 decadal predictions simulations are summarized in:
Meehl, Gerald A., and Coauthors: Decadal Prediction. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 90, 1467–1485, doi:10.1175/2009BAMS2778.1, 2009.

An outline of the strategy for including ESM’s in CMIP is outlined in:
Meehl, G.A., and K.A. Hibbard, 2007: A strategy for climate change stabilization experiments with AOGCMs and ESMs. WCRP Informal Report No. 3/2007, ICPO Publication No. 112, IGBP Report No. 57, World Climate Research Programme: Geneva, 35 pp.

and
Hibbard, K. A., G. A. Meehl, P. Cox, and P. Friedlingstein (2007): A strategy for climate change stabilization experiments. EOS, 88, 217, doi:10.1029/2007EO200002

World Climate Research Program Acknowledgement

The World Climate Research Program requests that an acknowledgement similar to the following text should be included in you publication.

We acknowledge the World Climate Research Program’s Working Group on Coupled Modelling, which is responsible for CMIP, and we thank the climate modeling groups (listed in Table XX of this paper) for producing and making available their model output. For CMIP the U.S. Department of Energy’s Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison provides coordinating support and led development of software infrastructure in partnership with the Global Organization for Earth System Science Portals.

where “Table XX” in your paper should list the models and modeling groups that provided the data you used.

Modelling Groups & Terms of Use

The “official” model and group names given in the table below should be used in all presentations and publications (e.g., in tables and figure legends).

Output from highlighted models is available for unrestricted use. Output from the others may only be used for non-commercial research and educational purposes. See complete “Terms of Use”: http://cmip-pcmdi.llnl.gov/cmip5/terms.html

Modeling Center (or Group)

Institute ID

Model Name

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) and Bureau of Meteorology (BOM), Australia

CSIRO-BOM

ACCESS1.0

ACCESS1.3

Beijing Climate Center, China Meteorological Administration

BCC

BCC-CSM1.1

BCC-CSM1.1(m)

Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (National Institute for Space Research)

INPE

BESM OA 2.3

College of Global Change and Earth System Science, Beijing Normal University

GCESS

BNU-ESM

Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis

CCCMA

CanESM2

CanCM4

CanAM4

University of Miami – RSMAS

RSMAS

CCSM4(RSMAS)*

National Center for Atmospheric Research

NCAR

CCSM4

Community Earth System Model Contributors

NSF-DOE-NCAR

CESM1(BGC)

CESM1(CAM5)

CESM1(CAM5.1,FV2)

CESM1(FASTCHEM)

CESM1(WACCM)

Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies and National Centers for Environmental Prediction

COLA and NCEP

CFSv2-2011

Centro Euro-Mediterraneo per I Cambiamenti Climatici

CMCC

CMCC-CESM

CMCC-CM

CMCC-CMS

Centre National de Recherches Météorologiques / Centre Européen de Recherche et Formation Avancée en Calcul Scientifique

CNRM-CERFACS

CNRM-CM5

CNRM-CM5-2

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization in collaboration with Queensland Climate Change Centre of Excellence

CSIRO-QCCCE

CSIRO-Mk3.6.0

EC-EARTH consortium

EC-EARTH

EC-EARTH

LASG, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences and CESS,Tsinghua University

LASG-CESS

FGOALS-g2

LASG, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

LASG-IAP

FGOALS-gl

FGOALS-s2

The First Institute of Oceanography, SOA, China

FIO

FIO-ESM

NASA Global Modeling and Assimilation Office

NASA GMAO

GEOS-5

NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

NOAA GFDL

GFDL-CM2.1

GFDL-CM3

GFDL-ESM2G

GFDL-ESM2M

GFDL-HIRAM-C180

GFDL-HIRAM-C360

NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies

NASA GISS

GISS-E2-H

GISS-E2-H-CC

GISS-E2-R

GISS-E2-R-CC

National Institute of Meteorological Research/Korea Meteorological Administration

NIMR/KMA

HadGEM2-AO

Met Office Hadley Centre (additional HadGEM2-ES realizations contributed by Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais)

MOHC

(additional realizations by INPE)

HadCM3

HadGEM2-CC

HadGEM2-ES

HadGEM2-A

Institute for Numerical Mathematics

INM

INM-CM4

Institut Pierre-Simon Laplace

IPSL

IPSL-CM5A-LR

IPSL-CM5A-MR

IPSL-CM5B-LR

Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute (The University of Tokyo), and National Institute for Environmental Studies

MIROC

MIROC-ESM

MIROC-ESM-CHEM

Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute (The University of Tokyo), National Institute for Environmental Studies, and Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology

MIROC

MIROC4h

MIROC5

Max-Planck-Institut für Meteorologie (Max Planck Institute for Meteorology)

MPI-M

MPI-ESM-MR

MPI-ESM-LR

MPI-ESM-P

Meteorological Research Institute

MRI

MRI-AGCM3.2H

MRI-AGCM3.2S

MRI-CGCM3

MRI-ESM1

Nonhydrostatic Icosahedral Atmospheric Model Group

NICAM

NICAM.09

Norwegian Climate Centre

NCC

NorESM1-M

NorESM1-ME