The Dynamics and Variability Model Intercomparison Project (DynVarMIP) for CMIP6: Assessing the stratosphere-troposphere system

Edwin Gerber, Elisa Manzini

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Diagnostics of atmospheric momentum and energy transport are needed to investigate the origin of circulation biases in climate models and to understand the atmospheric response to natural and anthropogenic forcing. Model biases in atmospheric dynamics are one of the factors that increase uncertainty in projections of regional climate, precipitation and extreme events. Here we define requirements for diagnosing the atmospheric circulation and variability across temporal scales and for evaluating the transport of mass, momentum and energy by dynamical processes in the context of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 6 (CMIP6). These diagnostics target the assessments of both resolved and parameterized dynamical processes in climate models, a novelty for CMIP, and are particularly vital for assessing the impact of the stratosphere on surface climate change.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3413-3425
Number of pages13
JournalGeoscientific Model Development
Volume9
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 23 2016

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Climate models
Climate Models
Upper atmosphere
Troposphere
Coupled Model
stratosphere
troposphere
climate modeling
Diagnostics
momentum
Momentum
Extreme Events
Energy Transport
atmospheric dynamics
Climate Change
extreme event
Climate change
Climate
atmospheric circulation
regional climate

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  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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The Dynamics and Variability Model Intercomparison Project (DynVarMIP) for CMIP6 : Assessing the stratosphere-troposphere system. / Gerber, Edwin; Manzini, Elisa.

In: Geoscientific Model Development, Vol. 9, No. 9, 23.09.2016, p. 3413-3425.

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