Articles | Volume 13, issue 8
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 3643–3708, 2020

Special issue: Evaluation of Model Intercomparison Projects

Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 3643–3708, 2020

Model evaluation paper 21 Aug 2020

Model evaluation paper | 21 Aug 2020

Evaluation of global ocean–sea-ice model simulations based on the experimental protocols of the Ocean Model Intercomparison Project phase 2 (OMIP-2)

Hiroyuki Tsujino et al.

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The OMIP-2 framework for global ocean–sea-ice model simulations is assessed by comparing multi-model means from 11 CMIP6-class global ocean–sea-ice models calculated separately for the OMIP-1 and OMIP-2 simulations. Many features are very similar between OMIP-1 and OMIP-2 simulations, and yet key improvements in transitioning from OMIP-1 to OMIP-2 are also identified. Thus, the present assessment justifies that future ocean–sea-ice model development and analysis studies use the OMIP-2 framework.