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Process-Oriented Evaluation of Earth System Model

Eyring, Veronika (2013) Process-Oriented Evaluation of Earth System Model. WGNE systematic errors workshop, 15-19 April 2013, Exeter, UK.

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Abstract

A prerequisite to understanding and improving Earth system models (ESMs) is the systematic evaluation of the models with observations in a process-oriented approach. Extensive knowledge and experience has been acquired in a variety of international Model Intercomparison Projects (MIPs) that focus on the evaluation and quantification of processes for individual components of an ESM. In addition, progress has been made in the area of quantitative model evaluation using performance metrics, and in the area of model weighting using information on present-day performance. In this talk, results from the Chemistry-Climate Model Validation (CCMVal) activity will be presented to demonstrate the importance of process-oriented and quantitative global model evaluation. In addition, examples for diagnostics that have been successfully applied to coupled ESMs are discussed, targeting some of the main biases in existing models. The talk stresses the need for a coordinated international effort on this topic and the benefits that could be gained by establishing a diagnostic and metrics code repository that facilitates the complex evaluation of ESMs on the long-term.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/85281/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Process-Oriented Evaluation of Earth System Model
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Eyring, VeronikaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:2013
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:model evaluation, model weighting, performance metrics, emergent constraints
Event Title:WGNE systematic errors workshop
Event Location:Exeter, UK
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:15-19 April 2013
Organizer:MetOffice UK
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Projekt ESMVal (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Atmospheric Physics > Atmospheric Dynamics
Deposited By: Eyring, PD Dr. habil. Veronika
Deposited On:13 Nov 2013 08:37
Last Modified:13 Nov 2013 08:37

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