Articles | Volume 14, issue 1
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 73–90, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-73-2021
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 73–90, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-73-2021

Model experiment description paper 07 Jan 2021

Model experiment description paper | 07 Jan 2021

A multi-year short-range hindcast experiment with CESM1 for evaluating climate model moist processes from diurnal to interannual timescales

Hsi-Yen Ma et al.

Data sets

A multi-year short-range hindcast experiment with CESM1 H.-Y. Ma https://portal.nersc.gov/archive/home/h/hyma/www/CAPT/CAPT_Long

Initial conditions for the multi-year short-range hindcast experiment with CESM1 H.-Y. Ma https://portal.nersc.gov/archive/home/h/hyma/www/CAPT/CAPT_Long/IC/

Documentation for Multi-year (1997–2012) CAPT Hindcast Output H.-Y. Ma, S. A. Klein, and S. Xie https://portal.nersc.gov/archive/home/h/hyma/www/CAPT/CAPT_Long/CAPT_Long_output_cesm1_0_5_v5.pdf

NOAA Optimum Interpolation (OI) Sea Surface Temperature (SST) V2 NOAA Physical Sciences Laboratory https://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/data/gridded/data.noaa.oisst.v2.html

Model code and software

CESM Models National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) http://www.cesm.ucar.edu/models/cesm1.0/

CESM Subversion input data repository National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) https://svn-ccsm-inputdata.cgd.ucar.edu/trunk/inputdata/

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Short summary
We propose an experimental design of a suite of multi-year, short-term hindcasts and compare them with corresponding observations or measurements for periods based on different weather and climate phenomena. This atypical way of evaluating model performance is particularly useful and beneficial, as these hindcasts can give scientists a robust picture of modeled precipitation, and cloud and radiation processes from their diurnal variation to year-to-year variability.