A research group in the Department 'Earth System Modelling'
Head of group: Prof. Dr. Veronika Eyring
The group “Earth System Model Evaluation” examines the performance of models through a systematic comparison of model outputs with observations. The evaluation of Earth system models (ESMs) with observations is crucial for model improvement and an improved process understanding of the climate system. It is also a vital prerequisite for more trustworthy climate projections of the 21st century to be used as guidelines for climate policy. The group’s tasks in particular include the development and application of efficient methods for ESM evaluation and the development of new numerical tools to analyse large data sets.
Our research topics are:
Our main tools and data are:
The Earth System Model Evaluation (ESMVal) group is strongly linked to international research activities within the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), for example with substantial contributions to the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP), and contributes regularly to international climate and ozone assessments of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The ESMVal group also works closely together with the department of Climate Modelling of the University of Bremen and with the Climate Informatics Group at the DLR Institute of Data Sciences in Jena.
Prof. Dr. Veronika Eyring
Head of Earth System Model Evaluation Group and Chair of CMIP Panel