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Diagnosing Decadal-Scale Climate Variability in Current Generation Coupled Models for Informing Near-term Climate Change Impacts

Lead PI: Dr. Lisa M. Goddard

Unit Affiliation: International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI)

July 2008 - June 2013
Inactive
Global
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: The project has three objectives: 1) Determine the fidelity of oceanic decadal variability using CGCMs; 2) Develop metrics and baselines for estimating the quality of decadal predictions; and 3) Design climate information products for risk management and planning. This will be done through assembling a qualified team, using baselines, examining the impact of initialization, examining the quality of models, and dealing with biases.

SPONSOR:

National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration/Department of Commerce

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$347,616

RESEARCH TEAM:

Arthur Greene, Gokhan Danabasoglu, Keith Dixon, Doug Smith

EXTERNAL COLLABORATORS:

National Center for Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, United Kingdom Met Office 

KEYWORDS

information climate prediction ocean and climate physics oceanic decadal variability models climate variability cooperative institute for climate applications and research (cicar) climate change global climate models

THEMES

Modeling and Adapting to Future Climate