Ireland's Contribution to CMIP6, EC-Earth Climate Simulations published

The global climate simulations described in this report constitute Ireland’s contribution to the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP) (phase 6) (CMIP6) and will be included for assessment in the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report (AR6). ICHEC scientists Dr Paul Nolan and Alastair McKinstry collaborated with MetEireann and provided the report to the EPA. 

Since 1995, CMIP has co-ordinated climate model experiments involving multiple international modelling teams. The CMIP project has led to a better understanding of past, present and future climate, and CMIP model experiments have routinely been the basis for future climate change assessments carried out by the IPCC. The CMIP phase 5 (CMIP5) simulations have demonstrated the added value of improved models and enhanced resolution when compared with outputs from the CMIP phase 3 (CMIP3) project. This improvement in skill is expected to continue with the CMIP6 simulations.