CMIP7 evaluation group meeting notes 7/6/24

Some notes from our first meeting - please feel free to add or edit as necessary.

Topic of discussion: What is the scope for the upcoming evaluation hackathon (to be held as a training activity during the September ACCESS workshop)

  • There seems to be three broad categories for evaluation:
    1. Live/‘on the fly’ diagnostics, more relevant to core development team
    2. ESMValTool for more generalised metrics, more of a community effort
    3. ILAMB - more used by the land surface modellers

Hackathon focus on ESMValTool might be more beneficial for the wider community.

  • What kind of recipes to focus on?

    Suggestion was made to develop beforehand a generalised recipe which can be modified to read in variable of choice and plot some standard maps/metrics. Eyring et al. (2015) has a comprehensive list of recipes - perhaps just selecting a few and working on customising these would work well for a 1-day activity.
    eyring.esmvaltool.gmd16.pdf (
    Reproducing Figures 2 & 4 might be a good starting point.
    Next meeting 21 June.

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