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PCMDI: Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison

PCMDI is an Earth System Model Evaluation project, evaluating an international collection of Earth system models to determine their ability to simulate and predict climate change. A central focus is on the simulation of atmospheric temperatures, clouds, precipitation and continental aridity, and ways to reduce uncertainties in climate forcing and climate responses that improve future climate predictions. This project is a leader in organizing the coordinated climate experimentation and climate data that make it possible to evaluate models.
Keywords climate change attribution, climate feedbacks, clouds, drought, energy budget, global climate modeling (GCM), model intercomparison, precipitation, prediction, projection, water cycle
TYPE Project
Principal Investigator (PI)
Paul Ullrich
Lead Institution
Other Collaborators
Colorado State University National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (NOAA-GFDL) Princeton University University of California at Davis University of California at Los Angeles
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