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ESMValTool v2.0 Extended set of large-scale diagnostics for quasi-operational and comprehensive evaluation of Earth system models in CMIP

Eyring, Veronika and Bock, Lisa and Lauer, Axel and Righi, Mattia and Schlund, Manuel and Andela, Bouwe and Arnone, Enrico and Bellprat, Omar and Brötz, Björn and Caron, Louis-Philippe and Carvalhais, Nuno and Cionni, Irene and Cortesi, Nicola and Crezee, Bas and Davin, Edouard and Davini, Paolo and Debeire, Kevin and de Mora, Lee and Deser, Clara and Docquier, David and Earnshaw, Paul and Ehbrecht, Carsten and Gier, Bettina and Gonzalez-Reviriego, Nube and Goodman, Paul and Hagemann, Stefan and Hardiman, Steven and Hassler, Birgit and Hunter, Alasdair and Kadow, Christopher and Kindermann, Stephan and Koirala, Sujan and Koldunov, Nikolay and Lejuene, Quentin and Lembo, Valerio and Lovato, Tomas and Lucarini, Valerio and Massonnet, Francois and Müller, Benjamin and Pandde, Amarjiit and Pérez-Zanón, Nuria and Phillips, Adam S. and Predoi, Valeriu and Russell, Joellen L. and Sellar, Alistair and Serva, Federico and Stacke, Tobias and Swaminathan, Ranjini and Torralba, Véronica and Vegas-Regidor, Javier and von Hardenberg, Jost and Weigel, Katja and Zimmermann, Klaus (2020) ESMValTool v2.0 Extended set of large-scale diagnostics for quasi-operational and comprehensive evaluation of Earth system models in CMIP. Geoscientific Model Development, 13. Copernicus Publications. doi: 10.5194/gmd-13-3383-2020. ISSN 1991-959X.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-3383-2020


The Earth System Model Evaluation Tool (ESMValTool) is a community diagnostics and performance metrics tool designed to improve comprehensive and routine evaluation of Earth System Models (ESMs) participating in the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP). It has undergone rapid development since the first release in 2016 and is now a well-tested tool that provides end-to-end provenance tracking to ensure reproducibility. It consists of an easy-to-install, well documented Python package providing the core functionalities (ESMValCore) that performs common pre-processing operations and a diagnostic part that includes tailored diagnostics and performance metrics for specific scientific applications. Here we describe large-scale diagnostics of the second major release of the tool that supports the evaluation of ESMs participating in CMIP Phase 6 (CMIP6). ESMValTool v2.0 includes a large collection of diagnostics and performance metrics for atmospheric, oceanic, and terrestrial variables for the mean state, trends, and variability. ESMValTool v2.0 also successfully reproduces figures from the evaluation and projections chapters of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) and incorporates updates from targeted analysis packages, such as the NCAR Climate Variability Diagnostics Package for the evaluation of modes of variability the Thermodynamic Diagnostic Tool (TheDiaTo) to evaluate the energetics of the climate system, as well as parts of AutoAssess that contains a mix of top-down performance metrics. The tool has been fully integrated into the Earth System Grid Federation (ESGF) infrastructure at the Deutsches Klima Rechenzentrum (DKRZ) to provide evaluation results from CMIP6 model simulations shortly after the output is published to the CMIP archive. A result browser has been implemented that enables advanced monitoring of the evaluation results by a broad user community at much faster timescales than what was possible in CMIP5.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/135147/
Document Type:Article
Title:ESMValTool v2.0 Extended set of large-scale diagnostics for quasi-operational and comprehensive evaluation of Earth system models in CMIP
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Eyring, VeronikaDLR, IPAhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-6887-4885
Bock, LisaDLR, IPAhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-7058-5938
Righi, MattiaDLR, IPAhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-3827-5950
Schlund, ManuelDLR, IPAhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-5251-0158
Andela, BouweNetherlands eScience Center, Amsterdam, NiederlandeUNSPECIFIED
Arnone, EnricoUniv. Turino, ItalienUNSPECIFIED
Bellprat, OmarBSC, Barcelona, SpanienUNSPECIFIED
Caron, Louis-PhilippeBSC, Barcelona, SpanienUNSPECIFIED
Carvalhais, NunoMPI für Biogeochemistry, JenaUNSPECIFIED
Cionni, IreneENEA, Bologna, ItalienUNSPECIFIED
Cortesi, NicolaBSC, Barcelona, SpanienUNSPECIFIED
Crezee, BasETH Zurich, Zürich, SchweizUNSPECIFIED
Davin, EdouardETH Zurich, Zürich, SchweizUNSPECIFIED
Davini, PaoloISAC-CNR, Bologna, ItalienUNSPECIFIED
de Mora, LeePML, Plymouth, UKUNSPECIFIED
Docquier, DavidUniv. de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, BelgienUNSPECIFIED
Earnshaw, PaulMetOffice, Exeter, UKUNSPECIFIED
Ehbrecht, CarstenDKRZ, HamburgUNSPECIFIED
Gier, BettinaDLR, IPA und Univ. BremenUNSPECIFIED
Gonzalez-Reviriego, NubeBSC, Barcelona, SpanienUNSPECIFIED
Goodman, PaulUniv. Arizona, Tuscon, AZ, USAUNSPECIFIED
Hagemann, StefanMPI HamburgUNSPECIFIED
Hardiman, StevenMetOffice, Exeter, UKUNSPECIFIED
Hunter, AlasdairBSC, Barcelona, SpanienUNSPECIFIED
Kadow, ChristopherFreie Univ. BerlinUNSPECIFIED
Kindermann, StephanDKRZ, HamburgUNSPECIFIED
Koirala, SujanMPI für Biogeochemistry, JenaUNSPECIFIED
Koldunov, NikolayAWI, BremerhavenUNSPECIFIED
Lejuene, QuentinETH Zurich, Zürich, SchweizUNSPECIFIED
Lembo, ValerioUniv. HamburgUNSPECIFIED
Lovato, TomasCMCC, Bologna, ItalienUNSPECIFIED
Lucarini, ValerioCMCC, Bologna, ItalienUNSPECIFIED
Massonnet, FrancoisUniv. de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, BelgienUNSPECIFIED
Müller, BenjaminUniv. MünchenUNSPECIFIED
Pandde, AmarjiitUniv. Arizona, Tuscon, AZ, USAUNSPECIFIED
Pérez-Zanón, NuriaBSC, Barcelona, SpanienUNSPECIFIED
Phillips, Adam S.NCAR, Boulder, CO, USAUNSPECIFIED
Predoi, ValeriuUniv. Reading, UKUNSPECIFIED
Russell, Joellen L.Univ. of Arizona, Tucson USAUNSPECIFIED
Sellar, AlistairMet Office, Exeter, UKUNSPECIFIED
Serva, FedericoISMAR-CNR, ItalienUNSPECIFIED
Stacke, TobiasMPI für Meteorologie, HamburgUNSPECIFIED
Swaminathan, RanjiniUniv. Reading, UKUNSPECIFIED
Torralba, VéronicaBSC, Barcelona, SpanienUNSPECIFIED
Vegas-Regidor, JavierBSC, Barcelona, SpanienUNSPECIFIED
von Hardenberg, JostPolitecnico di Torino, Turin, ItalienUNSPECIFIED
Weigel, KatjaDLR, IPA und Univ. BremenUNSPECIFIED
Zimmermann, KlausSMHI, Norrköping, SchwedenUNSPECIFIED
Journal or Publication Title:Geoscientific Model Development
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
DOI :10.5194/gmd-13-3383-2020
Publisher:Copernicus Publications
Keywords:ESMValTool v2.0, evaluation, diagnostics, Earth System Models (ESMs), Coupled Model intercomparison Project (CMIP)
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Earth Observation
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Atmospheric and climate research
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Atmospheric Physics > Earth System Model Evaluation and Analysis
Deposited By: Langer, Michaela
Deposited On:04 Jun 2020 12:24
Last Modified:27 Nov 2020 08:54

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