Articles | Volume 17, issue 2
Model evaluation paper
29 Jan 2024
Model evaluation paper |  | 29 Jan 2024

Performance and process-based evaluation of the BARPA-R Australasian regional climate model version 1

Emma Howard, Chun-Hsu Su, Christian Stassen, Rajashree Naha, Harvey Ye, Acacia Pepler, Samuel S. Bell, Andrew J. Dowdy, Simon O. Tucker, and Charmaine Franklin

Data sets

Performance and process-based evaluation of BARPA-R Emma Howard et al.

ERA5 Replicated Datasets (Version 1) NCI Australia

Australian Gridded Climate Data (AGCD) (Version 1) Bureau Of Meteorology

Bureau of Meteorology Atmospheric Regional Projections for Australia (BARPA) Bureau Of Meteorology

Short summary
The BARPA-R modelling configuration has been developed to produce high-resolution climate hazard projections within the Australian region. When using boundary driving data from quasi-observed historical conditions, BARPA-R shows good performance with errors generally on par with reanalysis products. BARPA-R also captures trends, known modes of climate variability, large-scale weather processes, and multivariate relationships.