Articles | Volume 9, issue 12
Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 4381–4403, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-9-4381-2016
Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 4381–4403, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-9-4381-2016
Development and technical paper
07 Dec 2016
Development and technical paper | 07 Dec 2016

Evaluating lossy data compression on climate simulation data within a large ensemble

Allison H. Baker et al.

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We apply lossy data compression to output from the Community Earth System Model Large Ensemble Community Project. We challenge climate scientists to examine features of the data relevant to their interests and identify which of the ensemble members have been compressed, and we perform direct comparisons on features critical to climate science. We find that applying lossy data compression to climate model data effectively reduces data volumes with minimal effect on scientific results.