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Event

Title:
PCPI Workshop on feedbacks in polar regions and the way they are represented in climate models
Calendar:
CliC meetings
Date:
17.05.2016 - 19.05.2016
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Description

Recent comparisons of climate model results with various types of observations have identified significant biases in the polar regions of both hemispheres. Nevertheless, suggesting improvements on the basis of model-observation comparisons is generally not straightforward. The approach proposed here is to focus on the way models reproduce the magnitude of various feedbacks and feedback-relevant processes compared to estimates derived from observations. The workshop has two goals. First, we will identify key processes that can be evaluated using observations. Identified processes will be based either on existing observations or on observations that if collected in the future that would help constrain polar climate feedbacks in models. Second, we will propose standard methods to evaluate these identified processes, and plan to apply these on a wide range of models.