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Volume 10, issue 10
Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 3805–3820, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-10-3805-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
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Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 3805–3820, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-10-3805-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Methods for assessment of models 23 Oct 2017

Methods for assessment of models | 23 Oct 2017

Multivariable integrated evaluation of model performance with the vector field evaluation diagram

Zhongfeng Xu et al.
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GPCC Full Data Reanalysis Version 6.0 at 0.5°: Monthly Land-Surface Precipitation from Rain-Gauges built on GTS-based and Historic Data Udo Schneider, Andreas Becker, Peter Finger, Anja Meyer-Christoffer, Bruno Rudolf, and Markus Ziese https://doi.org/10.5676/DWD_GPCC/FD_M_V7_050

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The paper develops a multivariable integrated evaluation (MVIE) method for evaluating the overall performance of a climate model in simulating multiple fields. MVIE takes multiple statistics of multiple variables into account and is expected to provide a more accurate and comprehensive evaluation of model performance. Moreover, a multivariable integrated evaluation index (MIEI) is also developed to concisely summarize model performance and facilitate multi-model intercomparison and ranking.
The paper develops a multivariable integrated evaluation (MVIE) method for evaluating the...
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