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A multidisciplinary perspective on climate model evaluation for Antarctica


Bracegirdle, TJ and Bertler, NAN and Carleton, AM and Ding, Q and Fogwill, CJ and Fyfe, JC and Hellmer, HH and Karpechko, AY and Kusahara, K and Larour, E and Mayewski, PA and Meier, WN and Polvani, LM and Russell, JL and Stevenson, SL and Turner, J and van Wessem, JM and van de Berg, WJ and Wainer, I, A multidisciplinary perspective on climate model evaluation for Antarctica, American Meteorological Society. Bulletin, 97, (2) pp. ES23-ES26. ISSN 0003-0007 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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©2016 American Meteorological Society

DOI: doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-15-00108.1


Over the twenty-first century, large changes in climate are projected for Antarctica and the Southern Ocean under scenarios of greenhouse gas increase and stratospheric ozone recovery. These changes would potentially have important environmental and societal implications, affecting, for example, sea level change, global ocean heat and carbon uptake, and ecosystem function. However, our ability to make precise estimates of these impacts is hampered by uncertainties in state-of-the-art climate models. Model evaluation is a key step in reducing this model uncertainty by helping to identify biases and shortcomings common to the current generation of models and highlighting priorities for future model development. The evaluation of climate modelsí representation of Antarctic climate from the perspective of long-term twenty-first-century climate change was the subject of a workshop organized by Antarctic Climate 21 (AntClim21), one of six current scientific research programs of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR; see

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:meeting summary
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Climate change science
Research Field:Climate change processes
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Understanding climate change
Objective Field:Effects of climate change on Antarctic and sub-Antarctic environments (excl. social impacts)
UTAS Author:Kusahara, K (Dr Kazuya Kusahara)
ID Code:109885
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:6
Deposited By:CRC-Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems
Deposited On:2016-07-06
Last Modified:2017-10-30

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