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WGCM

Working Group on Coupled Modelling

www.clivar.org/organization/wgcm/wgcm.php
Type of Structure: network / framework activity
Regional Scope: global
Parent Organisations: CLIVAR
Child Organisations:
Duration : 0 to present
Contact Address: Prof. John Mitchell
Chief Scientist
Met Office
FitzRoy Road
Exeter, EX1 3PB
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0)139 288 4604
FAX: +44 (0) 870 900 5050
e-Mail: john.f.mitchell(at)metoffice.gov.uk
URL: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/

holding an official function in WGCM

General information and objectives

The JSC/CLIVAR Working Group on Coupled Modelling reviews and fosters the development of coupled climate models, including organization of model intercomparison as a basis for model validation and diagnosis of shortcomings (e.g. the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project, CMIP). WGCM also promotes co-ordinated studies of and experimentation with coupled models aiming to achieve more confident projections of the response of the climate system to changes in natural and anthropogenic forcing. WGCM maintains an overview of modelling activities in the WCRP as a whole.

The major objectives are:
(i) Review and foster the development of coupled climate models, including organization of model intercomparisons and utilisation of available instrumental records and palaeo-climatic data for model validation and diagnosis of shortcomings;


(ii) Promote coordinated experimentation with coupled models aiming to understand natural climate variability on decadal to centennial time scales and its predictability, and to predict the response of the climate system to changes in natural and anthropogenic forcing;

(iii) Promote the development of appropriate data assimilation procedures for coupled models and consider questions related to initialization;

(iv) Undertake other modelling activities in support of CLIVAR and the WCRP, as requested by the CLIVAR Scientific Steering Group and the JSC;

(v) Advise the CLIVAR Scientific Steering Group and the WCRP Joint Scientific Committee on progress in the development and use of global coupled models, and review and coordinate modelling activities as appropriate within CLIVAR and in the WCRP as a whole;

(vi) Maintain close cooperation with the JSC/CAS Working Group on Numerical Experimentation in establishing an integrated approach to climate modelling in the WCRP;

(vii) Liaise as appropriate with IPCC and the Global Analysis, Interpretation and Modelling (GAIM) element of IGBP.

For further details, link to the WGCM Home Page

Last update: 10/17/08
Source of data: ProClim- Research InfoSystem (1993-2017)

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