Chemistry-Climate Model Validation
Activity for SPARC



CCMVal Diagnostic Tool and Code Repository

The new vserion of the CCMVal Diagnostic tool is now available from this website: CCMValDiag3.0.tar.gz

Packaged observations/reanalyses and sample CMIP5 files are available at:"

The CCMVal Diagnostic tool is described in a technical note in GMD:

Gettelman, A., Eyring, V., Fischer, C., Shiona, H., Cionni, I., Neish, M., Morgenstern, O., Wood, S. W., and Li, Z., A community diagnostic tool for chemistry climate model validation, Geosci. Model Dev., 5, 1061-1073, doi:10.5194/gmd-5-1061-2012, 2012.

A more detailed set of instructions for installing and running the tool is also available in a ‘Readme’ file in the source code distribution.

This web-site will also report any bug fixes, and will serve as a code repository for Chemistry-Climate Model (CCM) evaluation.

Acknowledgements. The development of the CCMVal diagnostic tool was supported by the Atmospheric Chemistry Modeling and Analysis Program (ACMAP) grant NNX08AK54G and by the InfraStructure for the European Network for Earth System Modeling (IS-ENES) project (WP9/JRA3) which is funded by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme. Support has also been provided by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR, USA), the Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR, Germany), the University of Toronto (Canada) and the National Institute forWater and Atmosphere (NIWA, New Zealand). NCAR is supported by the United States National Science Foundation. We acknowledge the modeling groups for making their simulations available for this analysis, the Chemistry-Climate Model Validation (CCMVal) Activity for WCRP’s (World Climate Research Programme) SPARC (Stratospheric Processes and their Role in Climate) project for organizing and coordinating the model data analysis activity, and the British Atmospheric Data Center (BADC) for collecting and archiving the CCMVal model output.

Last modified:  2 August 2012
by Veronika Eyring