Articles | Volume 13, issue 11
Model experiment description paper
31 Oct 2020
Model experiment description paper |  | 31 Oct 2020

Reduced Complexity Model Intercomparison Project Phase 1: introduction and evaluation of global-mean temperature response

Zebedee R. J. Nicholls, Malte Meinshausen, Jared Lewis, Robert Gieseke, Dietmar Dommenget, Kalyn Dorheim, Chen-Shuo Fan, Jan S. Fuglestvedt, Thomas Gasser, Ulrich Golüke, Philip Goodwin, Corinne Hartin, Austin P. Hope, Elmar Kriegler, Nicholas J. Leach, Davide Marchegiani, Laura A. McBride, Yann Quilcaille, Joeri Rogelj, Ross J. Salawitch, Bjørn H. Samset, Marit Sandstad, Alexey N. Shiklomanov, Ragnhild B. Skeie, Christopher J. Smith, Steve Smith, Katsumasa Tanaka, Junichi Tsutsui, and Zhiang Xie


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AR by Zebedee R. Nicholls on behalf of the Authors (22 Jun 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (28 Jun 2020) by Carlos Sierra
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (13 Jul 2020)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (15 Jul 2020) by Carlos Sierra
AR by Zebedee R. Nicholls on behalf of the Authors (26 Aug 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (04 Sep 2020) by Carlos Sierra
Short summary
Computational limits mean that we cannot run our most comprehensive climate models for all applications of interest. In such cases, reduced complexity models (RCMs) are used. Here, researchers working on 15 different models present the first systematic community effort to evaluate and compare RCMs: the Reduced Complexity Model Intercomparison Project (RCMIP). Our research ensures that users of RCMs can more easily evaluate the strengths, weaknesses and limitations of their tools.