Experimental protocol for land and aerosol forcing re-forecasts

A new document has been published that provides a description of the re-forecasts planned in WP3 to assess the impact of improved boundary forcings in an initialized climate prediction setting.

Several sets of experiments are planned. A first category of experiments relate to developments in WP1 on the representation of time-varying land use and vegetation in land surface models and reanalyses, which are key ingredients for seasonal forecasting systems and multi-annual forecasting systems operated in the framework of the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S). Another category of experiments will evaluate the impact of tropospheric and volcanic aerosol forcing on seasonal and multi-annual experiments.

This document details plans for each model / system as of Month 9 of the project. In some cases, which are specified, some details of the experimental setup are yet to be decided based on results from analyses in WP1 and WP2. However, this deliverable provides a first framework for WP3 activities and leaves room for future adjustments, to be agreed among partners, when needed.

You can read more about the protocol in D3.1 Experimental protocol for land and aerosol forcing re-forecasts.

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