Articles | Volume 13, issue 8
Methods for assessment of models
21 Aug 2020
Methods for assessment of models |  | 21 Aug 2020

Evaluating simulated climate patterns from the CMIP archives using satellite and reanalysis datasets using the Climate Model Assessment Tool (CMATv1)

John T. Fasullo

Model code and software

Climate Model Analysis Tool (Version 1) John Fasullo

Short summary
The fidelity of climate model simulations included in the WCRP Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Versions 3 through 6 is evaluated using best estimates of fields considered by the community to be critical for climate change projections. The analysis benchmarks patterns of the mean state and variability (seasonal/interannual) both within and across model generations, highlighting progress and quantifying persisting biases across models.