Metrics as tools for bridging climate science and applications

dc.contributor.author Reed, Kevin A.
dc.contributor.author Goldenson, Naomi
dc.contributor.author Grotjahn, Richard
dc.contributor.author Gutowski, William
dc.contributor.author Jagannathan, Kripa
dc.contributor.author Jones, Andrew D.
dc.contributor.author Leung, L. Ruby
dc.contributor.author McGinnis, Seth A.
dc.contributor.author Pryor, Sara C.
dc.contributor.author Srivastava, Abhishekh K.
dc.contributor.author Ullrich, Paul A.
dc.contributor.author Zarzycki, Colin M.
dc.contributor.department Geological and Atmospheric Sciences
dc.date.accessioned 2022-12-13T14:55:56Z
dc.date.available 2022-12-13T14:55:56Z
dc.date.issued 2022-08-18
dc.description.abstract In climate science and applications, the term “metric” is used to describe the distillation of complex, multifaceted evaluations to summarize the overall quality of a model simulation, or other data product, and/or as a means to quantify some response to climate change. Metrics provide insights into the fidelity of processes and outcomes from climate models and can assist with both differentiating models' representation of variables or processes and informing whether models are “fit for purpose.” Metrics can also provide a valuable reference point for co-production of knowledge between climate scientists and climate impact practitioners. While continued metric developments enable model developers to better understand the impacts of decisions made in the model design process, metrics also have implications for the characterization of uncertainty and facilitating analyses of underlying physical processes. As a result, comprehensive evaluation with multiple metrics enhances usability of climate information by both scientific and stakeholder communities. This paper presents examples of insights gained from the development and appropriate use of metrics, and provides examples of how metrics can be used to engage with stakeholders and inform decision-making.
dc.description.comments This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Reed, Kevin A., Naomi Goldenson, Richard Grotjahn, William J. Gutowski, Kripa Jagannathan, Andrew D. Jones, L. Ruby Leung et al. "Metrics as tools for bridging climate science and applications." Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change 13, no. 6 (2022): e799, which has been published in final form at doi:10.1002/wcc.799. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions. This article may not be enhanced, enriched or otherwise transformed into a derivative work, without express permission from Wiley or by statutory rights under applicable legislation. Copyright notices must not be removed, obscured or modified. The article must be linked to Wiley’s version of record on Wiley Online Library and any embedding, framing or otherwise making available the article or pages thereof by third parties from platforms, services and websites other than Wiley Online Library must be prohibited.
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dc.subject.disciplines DegreeDisciplines::Physical Sciences and Mathematics::Oceanography and Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology::Climate
dc.subject.keywords climate change
dc.subject.keywords climate model
dc.subject.keywords co-production
dc.subject.keywords metrics
dc.title Metrics as tools for bridging climate science and applications
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