- Working Groups
Called Decadal and Regional Climate Prediction Using Earth System Models (EaSM), the program is designed to generate models that - significantly more powerful than existing models - can help decision-makers develop adaptation strategies addressing climate change. These models will be developed through a joint, interagency solicitation for proposals.
EaSM is distinguished by its promise for generating:
The Climate Data Guide enables researchers and students to identify and make effective use of climate data sets by providing a focal point for expert-user guidance, commentary, and questions on the strengths and limitations of selected observational datasets and their applicability to model evaluations. [Climate Data Guide]
The aim of the Climate Process Modeling Teams (CPTs) is to speed development of global coupled climate models by bringing together theoreticians, observationalists, process modelers and the large modeling centers to concentrate on the leading problems facing models. Demand is growing for climate models to provide more accurate simulations of the present and past climates and more credible and reliable predictions and projections of future climates. Meeting this demand requires that progress in model development accelerate, a goal that will be met most effectively by bringing field experimentalists and remote sensing experts, process modelers and global-scale modelers together to tackle the most persistent and vexing problems in how global models represent key processes. [CPTs]