Performance-based sub-selection of CMIP6 models for impact assessments in Europe
A 4C-funded study conducts a performance-based assessment of CMIP6 models for Europe that can be used to inform the sub-selection of models for the region.
The assessment covers criteria indicative of the ability of individual models to capture a range of large-scale processes that are important for the representation of present-day European climate. This study provides examples of how this performance-based assessment may be applied to a multi-model ensemble of CMIP6 models to (a) filter the ensemble for performance against these climatological and processed-based criteria and (b) create a smaller subset of models based on performance that also maintains model diversity and the filtered projection range as far as possible.
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