Articles | Volume 13, issue 11
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 5175–5190, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-5175-2020
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 5175–5190, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-5175-2020
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 et al.

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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.