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Stephens et al. 2015

Stephens, G., C. Jakobs, and G. Tselioudis, 2015: The GEWEX Process Evaluation Study: GEWEX-PROES. GEWEX News, 27, no. 4, 4-5.

Progress in realistically simulating the energy and water cycles in weather and climate models has been slower than desirable. Climate models submitted to the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase-5 (CMIP-5), while more comprehensive than their predecessors, have shown little to no improvement in their biases in simulating key features of the climate system. As a result, uncertainties in global climate and hydrological sensitivities, and in the simulation of regional climate change, have not been reduced significantly.

It is time to make use of these opportunities to significantly advance our understanding of key energy and water cycle processes at a wide range of space and time scales, and to provide a more insightful evaluation of the representation of these processes within models. This will require new ways of both analyzing the observations and diagnosing model behavior. The keys to success will be in skillfully combining different data sets and exploring relationships between them, as well as in the ability of models to reproduce those relationships correctly.

In response to this challenge, a new GEWEX-wide activity, the GEWEX Process Evaluation Study, will take advantage of the opportunities that the combination of many of the existing data sets provide.

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  author={Stephens, G. and Jakobs, C. and Tselioudis, G.},
  title={The GEWEX Process Evaluation Study: GEWEX-PROES},
  journal={GEWEX News},

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