Satellite Observations for CMIP5: The Genesis of Obs4MIPs

TitleSatellite Observations for CMIP5: The Genesis of Obs4MIPs
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsTeixeira, Joao, Waliser Duane, Ferraro Robert, Gleckler Peter, Lee Tsengdar, and Potter Gerald
JournalAmerican Meteorological Society
Volume95
Number9
Pages1329-1334
Date Published09/2014
Abstract / Summary

Global climate modeling systems are the essential tools that provide climate projections. Observations play an essential role in the development and evaluation of these climate modeling systems. In particular, observations from satellite platforms often provide a global depiction of the climate system that is uniquely suited for these purposes.  The initial goal of the Observations for Model Intercomparison Projects (Obs4MIPs), launched by NASA and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), is to better exploit existing satellite measurements by making them more accessible for research involving the fifth phase of the World Climate Research Pro- gramme’s (WCRP) Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP5)1. CMIP5 specifies a series of standard experimental protocols that facilitate the community- based study of coupled Earth system model simula- tions, and has been a centralizing resource for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Working Group I contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report (IPCC WGI AR5) and Summary for Policy Makers.

 

DOI10.1175/BAMS-D-12-00204.1
Journal: American Meteorological Society
Year of Publication: 2014
Volume: 95
Number: 9
Pages: 1329-1334
Date Published: 09/2014

Global climate modeling systems are the essential tools that provide climate projections. Observations play an essential role in the development and evaluation of these climate modeling systems. In particular, observations from satellite platforms often provide a global depiction of the climate system that is uniquely suited for these purposes.  The initial goal of the Observations for Model Intercomparison Projects (Obs4MIPs), launched by NASA and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), is to better exploit existing satellite measurements by making them more accessible for research involving the fifth phase of the World Climate Research Pro- gramme’s (WCRP) Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP5)1. CMIP5 specifies a series of standard experimental protocols that facilitate the community- based study of coupled Earth system model simula- tions, and has been a centralizing resource for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Working Group I contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report (IPCC WGI AR5) and Summary for Policy Makers.

 

DOI: 10.1175/BAMS-D-12-00204.1
Citation:
Teixeira, J, D Waliser, R Ferraro, P Gleckler, T Lee, and G Potter.  2014.  "Satellite Observations for CMIP5: The Genesis of Obs4MIPs."  American Meteorological Society 95(9): 1329-1334.  https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-12-00204.1.