CMIP6

Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 6

The objective of CMIP is to better understand past, present and future climate changes arising from natural, unforced variability or in response to changes in radiative forcing in a multi-model context. This understanding includes assessments of model performance during the historical period and quantifications of the causes of the spread in future projections. An important goal of CMIP is to make the multi-model output publicly available in a standardized format. KNMI contributes to CMIP6 with the global climate model EC-Earth. In particular, KNMI chairs the High-Resolution MIP (HighResMIP), and coordinates EC-Earth’s contributions to the Aerosols and Chemistry MIP (AerChemMIP).

Schematic of the CMIP/CMIP6 experiment design
Schematic of the CMIP/CMIP6 experiment design. At the core are the CMIP DECK (Diagnostic, Evaluation and Characterization of Klima) experiments and the CMIP6 historical simulation. The middle and outer rings shows science topics related specifically to CM