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Volume 9, issue 9
Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 3093-3110, 2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
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Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 3093-3110, 2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Methods for assessment of models 06 Sep 2016

Methods for assessment of models | 06 Sep 2016

Community Intercomparison Suite (CIS) v1.4.0: a tool for intercomparing models and observations

Duncan Watson-Parris et al.
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In this paper we describe CIS, a new command line tool for the easy visualization, analysis and comparison of a wide variety of gridded and ungridded data sets used in Earth sciences. Users can now use a single tool to not only view plots of satellite, aircraft, station or model data, but also bring them onto the same spatio-temporal sampling. This allows robust, quantitative comparisons to be made easily. CIS is an open-source project and welcomes input from the community.
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