Articles | Volume 16, issue 16
Methods for assessment of models
23 Aug 2023
Methods for assessment of models |  | 23 Aug 2023

Climate model Selection by Independence, Performance, and Spread (ClimSIPS v1.0.1) for regional applications

Anna L. Merrifield, Lukas Brunner, Ruth Lorenz, Vincent Humphrey, and Reto Knutti


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-1520', Anonymous Referee #1, 12 Apr 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Anna Merrifield, 26 Jun 2023
  • CC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-1520', Swen Brands, 21 Apr 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on CC1', Anna Merrifield, 26 Jun 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-1520', Anonymous Referee #2, 30 Apr 2023
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC2', Anna Merrifield, 26 Jun 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Anna Merrifield on behalf of the Authors (26 Jun 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (30 Jun 2023) by Ludovic Räss
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (07 Jul 2023)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (16 Jul 2023) by Ludovic Räss
AR by Anna Merrifield on behalf of the Authors (20 Jul 2023)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
Using all Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP) models is unfeasible for many applications. We provide a subselection protocol that balances user needs for model independence, performance, and spread capturing CMIP’s projection uncertainty simultaneously. We show how sets of three to five models selected for European applications map to user priorities. An audit of model independence and its influence on equilibrium climate sensitivity uncertainty in CMIP is also presented.