Articles | Volume 13, issue 9
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 4205–4228, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-4205-2020
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 4205–4228, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-4205-2020

Methods for assessment of models 10 Sep 2020

Methods for assessment of models | 10 Sep 2020

Earth System Model Evaluation Tool (ESMValTool) v2.0 – diagnostics for emergent constraints and future projections from Earth system models in CMIP

Axel Lauer et al.

Model code and software

ESMValTool Bouwe Andela, Bjoern Broetz, Lee de Mora, Niels Drost, Veronika Eyring, Nikolay Koldunov, Axel Lauer, Benjamin Mueller, Valeriu Predoi, Mattia Righi, Manuel Schlund, Javier Vegas-Regidor, Klaus Zimmermann, Kemisola Adeniyi, Enrico Arnone, Omar Bellprat, Peter Berg, Lisa Bock, Louis-Philippe Caron, Nuno Carvalhais, Irene Cionni, Nicola Cortesi, Susanna Corti, Bas Crezee, Edouard Leopold Davin, Paolo Davini, Clara Deser, Faruk Diblen, David Docquier, Laura Dreyer, Carsten Ehbrecht, Paul Earnshaw, Bettina Gier, Nube Gonzalez-Reviriego, Paul Goodman, Stefan Hagemann, Jost von Hardenberg, Birgit Hassler, Alasdair Hunter, Christopher Kadow, Stephan Kindermann, Sujan Koirala, Llorenç Lledó, Quentin Lejeune, Valerio Lembo, Bill Little, Saskia Loosveldt-Tomas, Ruth Lorenz, Tomas Lovato, Valerio Lucarini, François Massonnet, Christian Wilhelm Mohr, Pandde Amarjiit, Núria Pérez-Zanón, Adam Phillips, Joellen Russell, Marit Sandstad, Alistair Sellar, Daniel Senftleben, Federico Serva, Jana Sillmann, Tobias Stacke, Ranjini Swaminathan, Verónica Torralba, and Katja Weigel https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3970975

ESMValCore Bouwe Andela, Bjoern Broetz, Lee de Mora, Niels Drost, Veronika Eyring, Nikolay Koldunov, Axel Lauer, Valeriu Predoi, Mattia Righi, Manuel Schlund, Javier Vegas-Regidor, Klaus Zimmermann, Lisa Bock, Faruk Diblen, Laura Dreyer, Paul Earnshaw, Birgit Hassler, Bill Little, and Saskia Loosveldt-Tomas https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3952695

Short summary
The Earth System Model Evaluation Tool is a community software tool designed for evaluation and analysis of climate models. New features of version 2.0 include analysis scripts for important large-scale features in climate models, diagnostics for extreme events, regional model and impact evaluation. In this paper, newly implemented climate metrics, emergent constraints for climate-relevant feedbacks and diagnostics for future model projections are described and illustrated with examples.