Articles | Volume 13, issue 3
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 1179–1199, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-1179-2020
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 1179–1199, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-1179-2020

Methods for assessment of models 16 Mar 2020

Methods for assessment of models | 16 Mar 2020

Earth System Model Evaluation Tool (ESMValTool) v2.0 – technical overview

Mattia Righi et al.

Model code and software

ESMValTool K. Adeniyi, B. Andela, E. Arnone, O. Bellprat, P. Berg, L. Bock, B. Broetz, L.-P. Caron, N. Carvalhais, I. Cionni, N. Cortesi, S. Corti, B. Crezee, E. L. Davin, P. Davini, C. Deser, F. Diblen, D. Docquier, L. Dreyer, C. Ehbrecht, N. Drost, P. Earnshaw, V. Eyring, B. Gier, N. Gonzalez-Reviriego, P. Goodman, S. Hagemann, J. von Hardenberg, B. Hassler, A. Hunter, C. Kadow, S. Kindermann, S. Koirala, N. Koldunov, A. Lauer, L. Lledó, Q. Lejeune, V. Lembo, L. Bill; S. Loosveldt-Tomas, R. Lorenz, T. Lovato, V. Lucarini, F. Massonnet, C. W. Mohr, B. Mueller, L. de Mora, P. Amarjiit, N. Pérez-Zanón, A. Phillips, V. Predoi, M. Righi, J. Russell, M. Sandstad, M. Schlund, A. Sellar, D. Senftleben, F. Serva, J. Sillmann, T. Stacke, R. Swaminathan, V. Torralba, J. Vegas-Regidor, K. Weigel, and K. Zimmermann, Klaus https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3401363

ESMValCore B. Andela, L. Bock, B. Broetz, F. Diblen, L. Dreyer, N. Drost, P. Earnshaw, V. Eyring, B. Hassler, N. Koldunov, A. Lauer, B. Little, S. Loosveldt-Tomas, L. de Mora, V. Predoi, M. Righi, M. Schlund, J. Vegas-Regidor, and K. Zimmermann https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3387139

Short summary
This paper describes the second major release of ESMValTool, a community diagnostic and performance metrics tool for the evaluation of Earth system models. This new version features a brand new design, with an improved interface and a revised preprocessor. It takes advantage of state-of-the-art computational libraries and methods to deploy efficient and user-friendly data processing, improving the performance over its predecessor by more than a factor of 30.