Coupled Model Intercomparison Project
Video from WCRP CMIP: https://www.wcrp-climate.org/wgcm-cmip
The objective of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP) is to better understand past, present and future climate changes arising from either natural, unforced variability or in response to changes in radiative forcing in a multi-model context.
This understanding includes assessments of model performance during the historical period and quantifications of the causes of the spread in future projections. Idealized experiments are also used to increase understanding of the model responses. In addition to these long time scale responses, experiments are performed to investigate the predictability of the climate system on various time and space scales as well as making predictions from observed climate states.
An important part of CMIP is to make the multi-model output publicly available in a standardized format.
CMIP6 is currently asking for feedback on the organization of the various Model Intercomparison Projects (MIPs).
Information for the various submissions can be found at the link below:
Feedback & Information
In order to provide the necessary oversight, support and analysis of the various CESM simulations, it is expected that any CESM participation to a particular MIP will require the identification of an NCAR or external contributor. This person will serve as the point of contact for that MIP and will help in the planning, execution, distribution and analysis of the specific MIP simulations.