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Volume 9, issue 9
Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 3413-3425, 2016
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Special issue: Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 6 (CMIP6) Experimental...

Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 3413-3425, 2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Model experiment description paper 23 Sep 2016

Model experiment description paper | 23 Sep 2016

The Dynamics and Variability Model Intercomparison Project (DynVarMIP) for CMIP6: assessing the stratosphere–troposphere system

Edwin P. Gerber and Elisa Manzini
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Diagnostics of atmospheric momentum and energy transport are needed to investigate and understand circulation biases in climate models and the atmospheric response to natural and anthropogenic forcing. To reduce such biases is of importance because they add uncertainty in regional climate projections. We define requirements for diagnosing resolved and parameterized dynamical processes relevant to atmospheric variability and the transport of mass, momentum and energy within CMIP.
Diagnostics of atmospheric momentum and energy transport are needed to investigate and...