Land surface model evaluation metrics

As a follow up to the CMIP7 model evaluation hackathon, I am posting here information from the land surface and carbon cycle group on the model evaluation metrics we require.

Desired metrics

Rather than providing a table of metrics we begin with a general list of variables and notes.
Much of the general purpose model evaluation for the land surface is already provided by ILAMB. The community prefers run-time diagnostics (diurnal cycle, physical bounds checking) for:

  • Albedo
  • Surface temperature
    • Tasmax
    • Tasmin
  • Precipitation
  • Soil Moisture
  • GPP
  • Energy, water and carbon closure
  • Latent heat
  • Sensible heat
  • Ground heat

Session notes

Action item GitHub issues

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Issue 4

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