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Earth System Model Evaluation Tool (ESMValTool) v2.0 – diagnostics for extreme events, regional and impact evaluation, and analysis of Earth system models in CMIP

Weigel, Katja and Bock, Lisa and Gier, Bettina and Lauer, Axel and Righi, Mattia and Schlund, Manuel and Adeniyi, Kemisola and Andela, Bouwe and Arnone, Enrico and Berg, Peter and Caron, Louis-Philippe and Cionni, I. and Corti, Susanna and Drost, Niels and Hunter, Alasdair and Lledo, Llorenc and Mohr, Christian Wilhelm and Pacal, Aytac and Pérez-Zanón, Núria and Predoi, Valeriu and Sandstad, Marit and Sillmann, Jana and Sterl, Andreas and Vegas-Regidor, Javier and von Hardenberg, Jost and Eyring, Veronika (2021) Earth System Model Evaluation Tool (ESMValTool) v2.0 – diagnostics for extreme events, regional and impact evaluation, and analysis of Earth system models in CMIP. Geoscientific Model Development. Copernicus Publications. doi: 10.5194/gmd-14-3159-2021. ISSN 1991-959X.

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This paper complements a series of now four publications that document the release of the Earth System Model Evaluation Tool (ESMValTool) v2.0. It describes new diagnostics on the hydrological cycle, extreme events, impact assessment, regional evaluations, and ensemble member selection. The diagnostics are developed by a large community of scientists aiming to facilitate the evaluation and comparison of Earth system models (ESMs) which are participating in the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP). The second release of this tool aims to support the evaluation of ESMs participating in CMIP Phase 6 (CMIP6). Furthermore, datasets from other models and observations can be analysed. The diagnostics for the hydrological cycle include several precipitation and drought indices, as well as hydroclimatic intensity and indices from the Expert Team on Climate Change Detection and Indices (ETCCDI). The latter are also used for identification of extreme events, for impact assessment, and to project and characterize the risks and impacts of climate change for natural and socio-economic systems. Further impact assessment diagnostics are included to compute daily temperature ranges and capacity factors for wind and solar energy generation. Regional scales can be analysed with new diagnostics implemented for selected regions and stochastic downscaling. ESMValTool v2.0 also includes diagnostics to analyse large multi-model ensembles including grouping and selecting ensemble members by user-specified criteria. Here, we present examples for their capabilities based on the well-established CMIP Phase 5 (CMIP5) dataset.

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Document Type:Article
Title:Earth System Model Evaluation Tool (ESMValTool) v2.0 – diagnostics for extreme events, regional and impact evaluation, and analysis of Earth system models in CMIP
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Weigel, KatjaDLR, IPA und Univ. BremenUNSPECIFIED
Bock, Lisadlr, ipahttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-7058-5938
Gier, BettinaUniv. Bremen und DLR IPA EVAUNSPECIFIED
Lauer, AxelDLR, IPAhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-9270-1044
Righi, MattiaDLR, IPAhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-3827-5950
Schlund, ManuelDLR, IPAhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-5251-0158
Adeniyi, KemisolaUniv. Bremen und DLR, IPAUNSPECIFIED
Andela, BouweNetherlands eScience Center, Amsterdam, NetherlandsUNSPECIFIED
Arnone, EnricoISAC-CNR; University of Torino, ItalyUNSPECIFIED
Berg, PeterSwedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI)UNSPECIFIED
Caron, Louis-PhilippeBarcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC)UNSPECIFIED
Cionni, I.ENEA, Bologna, ItalyUNSPECIFIED
Corti, SusannaInstitute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (ISAC-CNR), ItalyUNSPECIFIED
Drost, NielsNetherlands eScience Center, Amsterdam, NiederlandeUNSPECIFIED
Hunter, AlasdairBSC, Barcelona, SpanienUNSPECIFIED
Lledo, LlorencBarcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC)UNSPECIFIED
Mohr, Christian WilhelmCICERO, Center for International Climate Research, Oslo, NorwayUNSPECIFIED
Pacal, AytacUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-1324-2389
Pérez-Zanón, NúriaBarcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC)UNSPECIFIED
Predoi, ValeriuUniv. Reading, UKUNSPECIFIED
Sandstad, MaritCICERO, Center for International Climate Research, Oslo, NorwayUNSPECIFIED
Sillmann, JanaCICERO,Center for International Climate Research, Oslo, NorwayUNSPECIFIED
Vegas-Regidor, JavierBarcelona Supercomputing Center, Barcelona, SpainUNSPECIFIED
von Hardenberg, JostPolitecnico di Torino, Turin, ItalienUNSPECIFIED
Eyring, VeronikaDLR, IPAhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-6887-4885
Journal or Publication Title:Geoscientific Model Development
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Publisher:Copernicus Publications
Keywords:ESMValTool, hydrological cycle, extreme events, ESMs, CMIP, CMIP6, ETCCDI, diagnostics, larege multi-model ensembles, dataset
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
Institute of Atmospheric Physics > Earth System Modelling
Deposited By: Langer, Michaela
Deposited On:01 Oct 2021 09:57
Last Modified:01 Oct 2021 12:20

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