[CCSM-Paleoclimate] Metrics/Diagnostics for CESM Evaluation from a Paleo Perspective
ottobli at ucar.edu
Thu Jun 13 10:47:02 MDT 2013
Dear CESM Paleoclimate WG Members,
An important component of the CESM development and scientific release is
an assessment of the coupled model behavior. At next week's Paleoclimate
Working Group meeting at the CESM Breckenridge Workshop, we will discuss
'key metrics and diagnostics for CESM evaluation from a paleo
perspective", using the following definitions:
* Metrics - A quantifiable comparison to observations that results in an
objective "score" (with uncertainty if possible)
* Diagnostics - Visual inspection of model biases/behavior. These may
include difference maps to observed fields, subjective visual assessment
of fields for which observations may not be available for easy and
direct comparison, etc.
Your input on this would be greatly appreciated. Please send your 'key
metrics/diagnostics' to me anytime before next Thursday. If you have a
slide illustrating a metric, even better. These metrics can be for
assessment of the control simulation, for a paleo simulation, or both.
Let's ensure that the paleo perspective has a voice!
Bette L. Otto-Bliesner
National Center for Atmospheric Research
1850 Table Mesa Drive
Boulder, Colorado 80305
Email: ottobli at ucar.edu
Web page: http://www.cgd.ucar.edu/ccr/ottobli
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