Today, the Climate scientists made an announcement regarding the release of latest data sets that’ll provide new insights not only into the past but into the future climate change as well, at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Hosted at LLNL and plenty other sites around the globe, these brand new data sets grant access to each and every one. Also, they’ll enable the researcher’s substantial international community in order for them to analyze and examine the results. Twenty years ago, Project (CMIP) was formed by the World Climate Research Program (WRCP). Its objective was aimed at fostering international cooperation amongst climate modeling centers and defining quality experiments that will smoother the way for comparing the results and this will lead to fresh insights and a finer understanding of the climate system. The project has bloomed substantially and the volume of produced data has increased significantly. This was achieved partly because of the increased set of experiments, but also due to the expansion in model complexity and resolution to focus on new science questions. WRCP’s Working Group on Coupled Modeling (WGCM) has appointed a panel to coordinate with CMIP. To support their activities, funds are secured by the participants as part of their responsibility. To do this, CMIP prospers. As said by a member of the WGCM infrastructure panel “The numerous phases of the CMIP multi-model archive have provided a wealth of coordinated information that has turbocharged climate research over the last two decades. As one of the youngest members of the WIP, I am grateful to the work of the international modeling community that has led and contributed to the various CMIP phases. This considerable resource has hugely benefited my own research productivity, and I am glad to have personally contributed to the latest CMIP6 phase of the project." With the increase in modeling groups completing their simulations, climate researchers will find the archive as a progressively rich resource. This was highlighted by Valerie Masson-Delmotte, who was the co-chair of IPCC group “The coordination of inter-comparisons of climate models, within CMIP, their systematic comparison with paleoclimate evidence and observations, the analysis of the representation of climate processes, and the publication of the results is extremely important to support the assessment of the state of knowledge, the understanding of our changing climate, and inform the use of climate projections."
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