Articles | Volume 14, issue 11
Model evaluation paper
12 Nov 2021
Model evaluation paper |  | 12 Nov 2021

Decadal climate predictions with the Canadian Earth System Model version 5 (CanESM5)

Reinel Sospedra-Alfonso, William J. Merryfield, George J. Boer, Viatsheslav V. Kharin, Woo-Sung Lee, Christian Seiler, and James R. Christian


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on gmd-2021-1', Anonymous Referee #1, 05 Jun 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on gmd-2021-1', Anonymous Referee #2, 23 Jun 2021
  • AC3: 'Comment on gmd-2021-1', Reinel Sospedra-Alfonso, 24 Jul 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Reinel Sospedra-Alfonso on behalf of the Authors (31 Jul 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (15 Sep 2021) by Paul Halloran

Post-review adjustments

AA: Author's adjustment | EA: Editor approval
AA by Reinel Sospedra-Alfonso on behalf of the Authors (29 Oct 2021)   Author's adjustment   Manuscript
EA: Adjustments approved (04 Nov 2021) by Paul Halloran
Short summary
CanESM5 decadal predictions that started from observed climate states represent the observed evolution of upper-ocean temperatures, surface climate, and the carbon cycle better than ones not started from observed climate states for several years into the forecast. This is due both to better representations of climate internal variability and to corrections of the model response to external forcing including changes in GHG emissions and aerosols.