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At its recent meeting (September 2008) involving 20 climate modeling groups from around the world (i.e., most of the major groups performing climate change research today), the WCRP's Working Group on Coupled Modelling (WGCM), with input from IGBP's AIMES, agreed on a new set of coordinated climate model experiments, to be known as phase five of the Coupled(More)
Increasing demand from policy and industry; possibly more interest than in longer term; in the planning horizon for a lot of infrastructure, adaptation, vulnerability, … Climate services starting in various countries NOAA, UKCIP, CSC Event attribution-Gabi Refer to SI experience (e.g. IRI) Potential interest for chemistry/aerosols/pollution/short-lived(More)
Fitting ocean models to altimeter sea surface height (SSH) measurements requires knowledge of instrument noise (radar noise, sea state bias, path delay corrections, and orbit errors) and " representation " errors related to SSH signals (e.g., tidal or pressure driven) not computed in the models. Comparisons between the independent Ocean Topography(More)
We describe the surprising amount of high-frequency barotropic motion apparently present in TOPEXXPOSEIDON altimeter data, and the considerable predictive skill of present ocean general circulation models for what is actually observed. Models can thus beused to remove, at least partially, the energetic high-frequency signals from the data which otherwise(More)
New estimates from 11 yr of altimetric data are made of the global time-average variability kinetic energy and its decadal-scale variability. Making the approximation that the variability reflects primarily eddy motions, a time-mean, but spatially varying, eddy mixing coefficient is then estimated along with its changes over the last decade. With a record(More)