Learn more about the prototype at up-coming presentations

There will be several presentations on this prototype and the Data Evaluation for Climate Model (DECM) project at the European Meteorological Society’s (EMS) annual meeting in Budapest, September 3-7 2018.

Rasmus Benestad, 2018-05-31 (updated with links to sessions and abstracts, 2018-06-19)

Why is the prototype designed this way?

We have ended up with the current choice of regions because it involves a minimum volume of data that helps the speed of the response. User-specified regions would require much heavier data usage and slow down the prototype.

The objective of this prototype is to provide information about the climate model quality/differences, and it is not meant for detailed analysis of future climate trends.

It would be good to include other data such as reanalysis products and gridded data, which will be a part of the final Copernicus Climate Data Storage. But this is outside the scope of our current project which involves setting up and testing this prototype.


Rasmus Benestad, 2018-05-30

The world map is getting more blues :-)

The following world map shows the geographical distribution of DECM users. The table in the bottom shows the top 12 countries with additional statistics.

Usage statistics by country

Current version of the prototype has been frozen

The current version (release_0) of the prototype has been frozen and will serve as basis for the upcoming training sessions. This version includes updated text and fixed bugs.

Many thanks for your contributions.

Posted by Abdelkader on May 23, 2018

Prudence regions implemented for CORDEX simulations

We have implemented the PRUDENCE pre-defined regions on which the regional climate model simulations could be evaluated. We are still working on polishing the text through the entire prototype. However, the main structure of the web page will remain as it is and will not be subject to any additional modifications. We have also added titles to the web-pages to reflect the item being used.

Posted by Abdelkader on May 16, 2018

Recent updates

The status and the progress of the prototype are excellent, and we are really happy with the results so far. The main features and structure of the prototype has settled, and there are some minor issues that we will attend to in the near future. After that, the version will be “frozen”.

  • We will have a second look at some of the text in the text boxes and the descriptions to see if it can be improved. The text should introduce and explain briefly the specific item, be concise, and assume that the reader is not necessarily familiar with the subject.
  • The plots will focus on the emission scenario RCP4.5 for all models (also for ESD).
  • Difficult to set up “deep links” as URL. There are no unique URLs for e.g. a specific model+area+field that gives a direct access to specific results. A possibility, however, is to save the HTML page in the browser for the stand-alone prototype (not embedded in the WordPress) that keeps all settings and figures in a static HTML file stored at the local computer. This does not work like a shared link, but does provide the selected settings and related figures and tables. We will try explore ways to make a button to get to this functionality, but we will probably not have the time to do so in the immediate future.
  • Work is still ongoing with the PRUDENCE sub-regions on which regional climate models are evaluated.
Rasmus. May 16, 2018

Recent updates of the ‘Product User’ items

We have implemented additional items into the ‘Product Users’ dashboard. These consist of a straightforward evaluation of the absolute values and their bias (i.e. removing the seasonal mean) in simulated seasonal cycle by global and regional climate models for precipitation and air temperatures.

We are still working on item ‘Changes in Climate’ and we will notify you once we are done.

Enjoy the prototype!

Posted by Abdelkader on May 15, 2018