Articles | Volume 9, issue 7
Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 2391–2406, 2016
Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 2391–2406, 2016

Development and technical paper 12 Jul 2016

Development and technical paper | 12 Jul 2016

Evaluating statistical consistency in the ocean model component of the Community Earth System Model (pyCECT v2.0)

Allison H. Baker et al.

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Software quality assurance is critical to detecting errors in large, complex climate simulation codes. We focus on ocean model simulation data in the context of an ensemble-based statistical consistency testing approach developed for atmospheric data. Because ocean and atmosphere models have differing characteristics, we develop a new statistical tool to evaluate ocean model simulation data that provide a simple, subjective, and systematic way to detect errors and instil model confidence.