Articles | Volume 9, issue 5
Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 1937–1958, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-9-1937-2016

Special issue: Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 6 (CMIP6) Experimental...

Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 1937–1958, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-9-1937-2016

Model experiment description paper 26 May 2016

Model experiment description paper | 26 May 2016

Overview of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 6 (CMIP6) experimental design and organization

Veronika Eyring et al.

Data sets

WCRP Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP) CMIP Panel http://www.wcrp-climate.org/index.php/wgcm-cmip/about-cmip

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Short summary
The objective of CMIP is to better understand past, present, and future climate change in a multi-model context. CMIP's increasing importance and scope is a tremendous success story, but the need to address an ever-expanding range of scientific questions arising from more and more research communities has made it necessary to revise the organization of CMIP. In response to these challenges, we have adopted a more federated structure for the sixth phase of CMIP (i.e. CMIP6) and subsequent phases.