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


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on gmd-2023-156', Anonymous Referee #1, 10 Oct 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Emma Howard, 30 Nov 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on gmd-2023-156', Peter Gibson, 16 Oct 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Emma Howard, 30 Nov 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Emma Howard on behalf of the Authors (03 Dec 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (15 Dec 2023) by Travis O'Brien
AR by Emma Howard on behalf of the Authors (18 Dec 2023)  Manuscript 
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.