Articles | Volume 9, issue 10
Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 3751–3777, 2016

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

Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 3751–3777, 2016

Model experiment description paper 25 Oct 2016

Model experiment description paper | 25 Oct 2016

The Decadal Climate Prediction Project (DCPP) contribution to CMIP6

George J. Boer et al.

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The Decadal Climate Prediction Project (DCPP) investigates our ability to skilfully predict climate variations from a year to a decade ahead by means of a series of retrospective forecasts. Quasi-real-time forecasts are also produced for potential users. In addition, the DCPP investigates how perturbations such as volcanoes affect forecasts and, more broadly, what new information can be learned about the mechanisms governing climate variations by means of case studies of past climate behaviour.