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Volume 9, issue 8 | Copyright

Special issue: Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 6 (CMIP6) Experimental...

Special issue: The Model Intercomparison Project on the climatic response...

Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 2701-2719, 2016
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Model experiment description paper 17 Aug 2016

Model experiment description paper | 17 Aug 2016

The Model Intercomparison Project on the climatic response to Volcanic forcing (VolMIP): experimental design and forcing input data for CMIP6

Davide Zanchettin et al.
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Simulating volcanically-forced climate variability is a challenging task for climate models. The Model Intercomparison Project on the climatic response to volcanic forcing (VolMIP) – an endorsed contribution to CMIP6 – defines a protocol for idealized volcanic-perturbation experiments to improve comparability of results across different climate models. This paper illustrates the design of VolMIP's experiments and describes the aerosol forcing input datasets to be used.
Simulating volcanically-forced climate variability is a challenging task for climate models. The...