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https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-5779-2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-5779-2020
Model evaluation paper
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25 Nov 2020
Model evaluation paper |  | 25 Nov 2020

Exploring the parameter space of the COSMO-CLM v5.0 regional climate model for the Central Asia CORDEX domain

Emmanuele Russo, Silje Lund Sørland, Ingo Kirchner, Martijn Schaap, Christoph C. Raible, and Ulrich Cubasch

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The parameter space of the COSMO-CLM RCM is investigated for the Central Asia CORDEX domain using a perturbed physics ensemble (PPE) with different parameter values. Results show that only a subset of model parameters presents relevant changes in model performance and these changes depend on the considered region and variable: objective calibration methods are highly necessary in this case. Additionally, the results suggest the need for calibrating an RCM when targeting different domains.