GC23H:
Improving Societal Relevance of Climate and Earth System Models through Use-Oriented Performance Metrics and Benchmarks for Developers Posters


Session ID#: 9180

Session Description:
Earth System Prediction Systems (ESPS) are essential for understanding the coupled, dynamic processes of the Earth. Different scientific perspectives generally motivate evaluations through performance metrics and benchmarks. The art of coupled model development balancing such different performance metrics to preserve or advance the ESPS’s overall credibility. As the output from comprehensive models gets used more frequently in societal applications, a new collection of performance metrics is necessary that helps users to determine how adequate model output might be for their interests. Indices and ensemble compilations facilitate this exchange. But the reverse flow of such use-oriented perspectives back into model development is not straightforward, and thus often does not happen. The goal of this exchange is to stimulate the conversation between model developers and users, together with evaluation experts, to identify innovative approaches for providing societally meaningful, physically objective, and user-relevant insights on the strengths and weaknesses of predicted fields.
Primary Conveners:  Caspar M. Ammann, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States
Conveners:  Barbara Brown, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, Laurna Kaatz, Denver Water, Denver, CO, United States and William J Gutowski Jr, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, United States
Chairs:  Barbara Brown, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, Laurna Kaatz, Denver Water, Denver, CO, United States, Caspar M. Ammann, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States and William J Gutowski Jr, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, United States
OSPA Liaisons:  William J Gutowski Jr, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • A - Atmospheric Sciences
  • H - Hydrology
  • NH - Natural Hazards
  • SI - Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Nathalie De Noblet-Ducoudré and Amelie Rajaud, LSCE Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement, Gif-Sur-Yvette Cedex, France
Jonathan R Buzan and Matt Huber, University of New Hampshire Main Campus, Durham, NH, United States