Artic Regional Climate Model Intercomparison Project (ARCMIP)

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A powerful method for improving regional climate simulations is the comparison of simulations produced by different models with each other as well as with available observations. Strengths and weaknesses of model structures, numerics and parameterizations can be assessed side-by-side. The utility of model intercomparisons is greatly enhanced if the models operate under the same external constraints and use a data-rich case study such as SHEBA. An international intercomparison of regional model simulations in the Arctic has been organized under the auspices of the WCRP GEWEX Cloud System Studies Working Group on Polar Clouds and the ACSYS Numerical Experimentation Group. Further queries about the ARCMIP project should be directed to Judy Curry.

Curry, J.A. and A.H. Lynch, 2002: Comparing Arctic Regional Climate Models. EOS, 83, p 87.

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