Articles | Volume 14, issue 1
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 73–90, 2021
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 73–90, 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.

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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.