Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP)

Climate models help scientists understand how climate has changed and will continue to change. As part of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP) organized under the auspices of the World Climate Research Programme’s (WCRP) Working Group on Coupled Modelling (WGCM) many hundreds of climate researchers, working with modeling centers around the world, will share, compare and analyze the latest outcomes of global climate models. The ultimate goal for CMIP is to standardize the simulations run by the models in order to compare models directly, better understand projections, and use the results to inform future scenarios, scientists, and the public. Here we show an introduction to climate models.

A Short Introduction to Climate Models

Date aired: 21 June 2017

About: This short movie gives insight into the world of climate modelling, particularly WCRP’s initiative CMIP. It stresses the importance of sharing, comparing and analyzing the outcomes of global climate models to deliver high quality climate information, serving as the basis for climate assessments and negotiations.