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Kelley et al. 2020

Kelley, M., G.A. Schmidt, L. Nazarenko, S.E. Bauer, R. Ruedy, G.L. Russell, A.S. Ackerman, I. Aleinov, M. Bauer, R. Bleck, V. Canuto, G. Cesana, Y. Cheng, T.L. Clune, B.I. Cook, C.A. Cruz, A.D. Del Genio, G.S. Elsaesser, G. Faluvegi, N.Y. Kiang, D. Kim, A.A. Lacis, A. Leboissetier, A.N. LeGrande, K.K. Lo, J. Marshall, E.E. Matthews, S. McDermid, K. Mezuman, R.L. Miller, L.T. Murray, V. Oinas, C. Orbe, C. Pérez García-Pando, J.P. Perlwitz, M.J. Puma, D. Rind, A. Romanou, D.T. Shindell, S. Sun, N. Tausnev, K. Tsigaridis, G. Tselioudis, E. Weng, J. Wu, and M.-S. Yao, 2020: GISS-E2.1: Configurations and climatology. J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., 12, no. 8, e2019MS002025, doi:10.1029/2019MS002025.

This paper describes the GISS-E2.1 contribution to the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project, Phase 6 (CMIP6). This model version differs from the predecessor model (GISS-E2) chiefly due to parameterization improvements to the atmospheric and ocean model components, rather than increases in resolution. Model skill when compared to modern era climatologies is significantly higher than in previous versions. Additionally, updates in how forc38 ings and forcing uncertainty are tackled have a material impact on the results. In particular, there have been specific improvements in representations of modes of variability (such as the Madden-Julian Oscillation and other modes in the Pacific) and significant improvements in the simulation of the climate of the Southern Oceans, including sea ice. The effective climate sensitivity to 2×CO2 is slightly higher than previously at 2.7-3.1°C (depending on version), and is a result of lower radiative forcing and stronger positive feedbacks.

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  author={Kelley, M. and Schmidt, G. A. and Nazarenko, L. and Bauer, S. E. and Ruedy, R. and Russell, G. L. and Ackerman, A. S. and Aleinov, I. and Bauer, M. and Bleck, R. and Canuto, V. and Cesana, G. and Cheng, Y. and Clune, T. L. and Cook, B. I. and Cruz, C. A. and Del Genio, A. D. and Elsaesser, G. S. and Faluvegi, G. and Kiang, N. Y. and Kim, D. and Lacis, A. A. and Leboissetier, A. and LeGrande, A. N. and Lo, K. K. and Marshall, J. and Matthews, E. E. and McDermid, S. and Mezuman, K. and Miller, R. L. and Murray, L. T. and Oinas, V. and Orbe, C. and Pérez García-Pando, C. and Perlwitz, J. P. and Puma, M. J. and Rind, D. and Romanou, A. and Shindell, D. T. and Sun, S. and Tausnev, N. and Tsigaridis, K. and Tselioudis, G. and Weng, E. and Wu, J. and Yao, M.-S.},
  title={GISS-E2.1: Configurations and climatology},
  journal={J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst.},

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RIS Citation

ID  - ke01200v
AU  - Kelley, M.
AU  - Schmidt, G. A.
AU  - Nazarenko, L.
AU  - Bauer, S. E.
AU  - Ruedy, R.
AU  - Russell, G. L.
AU  - Ackerman, A. S.
AU  - Aleinov, I.
AU  - Bauer, M.
AU  - Bleck, R.
AU  - Canuto, V.
AU  - Cesana, G.
AU  - Cheng, Y.
AU  - Clune, T. L.
AU  - Cook, B. I.
AU  - Cruz, C. A.
AU  - Del Genio, A. D.
AU  - Elsaesser, G. S.
AU  - Faluvegi, G.
AU  - Kiang, N. Y.
AU  - Kim, D.
AU  - Lacis, A. A.
AU  - Leboissetier, A.
AU  - LeGrande, A. N.
AU  - Lo, K. K.
AU  - Marshall, J.
AU  - Matthews, E. E.
AU  - McDermid, S.
AU  - Mezuman, K.
AU  - Miller, R. L.
AU  - Murray, L. T.
AU  - Oinas, V.
AU  - Orbe, C.
AU  - Pérez García-Pando, C.
AU  - Perlwitz, J. P.
AU  - Puma, M. J.
AU  - Rind, D.
AU  - Romanou, A.
AU  - Shindell, D. T.
AU  - Sun, S.
AU  - Tausnev, N.
AU  - Tsigaridis, K.
AU  - Tselioudis, G.
AU  - Weng, E.
AU  - Wu, J.
AU  - Yao, M.-S.
PY  - 2020
TI  - GISS-E2.1: Configurations and climatology
JA  - J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst.
VL  - 12
IS  - 8
SP  - e2019MS002025
DO  - 10.1029/2019MS002025
ER  -

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