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Evaluating climate models with an African lens

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Climate models are becoming evermore complex and increasingly relied upon to inform climate change adaptation. Yet progress in model development is lagging behind in many of the regions that need the information most, including in Africa. Targeted model development for Africa is crucial and so too is targeted model evaluation. Assessment of model performance in specific regions often follows a “validation” approach, focusing on mean biases, but if models are to be improved, it is important to...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0090.1

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, SOGE, Environmental Change Institute
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Publisher:
American Meteorological Society Publisher's website
Journal:
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society Journal website
Volume:
99
Issue:
2
Pages:
313–336
Publication date:
2018-03-02
Acceptance date:
2017-07-01
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EISSN:
1520-0477
ISSN:
0003-0007
Pubs id:
pubs:702866
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uri:39a0bda6-dded-4df5-ad6b-8455c8f62989
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uuid:39a0bda6-dded-4df5-ad6b-8455c8f62989
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pubs:702866
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2

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