Metrics are essential tools within climate science. When climate scientists and climate impact practitioners co-design metrics then climate science and decision-making can both be advanced.
A wide variety of different kinds of metrics are critical for adequately assessing climate simulations or datasets. Metrics that are more easily understood or can be explained clearly are better at stimulating discourse between scientists and practitioners. A diverse group of scientists and practitioners is ideal for the co-production of metric suites, and for extracting meaning from subsequent analysis with those suites.
This work provides a discussion of insights gained from the development and appropriate use of metrics. Demonstrates how metrics can be used to engage with stakeholders and inform decision-making.