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CMIP

CMIP is Coupled Model Intercomparison Project. CMIP is organized under the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) the Working Group on Cloupled Modelling (WGCM)

CMIP5

CMIP5 is meant to provide a framework for coordinated climate change experiments for the next five years and thus includes simulations for assessment in the AR5 as well as others that extend beyond the AR5. CMIP5 is not, however, meant to be comprehensive; it cannot possibly include all the different model intercomparison activities that might be of value, and it is expected that various groups and interested parties will develop additional experiments that might build on and augment the experiments described here.

CMIP5 promotes a standard set of model simulations in order to: evaluate how realistic the models are in simulating the recent past, provide projections of future climate change on two time scales, near term (out to about 2035) and long term (out to 2100 and beyond), and understand some of the factors responsible for differences in model projections, including quantifying some key feedbacks such as those involving clouds and the carbon cycle.

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  • CMIP5 (CMIP Phase 5)
    • Provide projections of future climate change on two time scales, near term (out to about 2035) and long term (out to 2100 and beyond).

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