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The European Space Agency (ESA) has established the "Climate Modelling User Group" (CMUG), to place a climate system perspective at the centre of its Climate Change Initiative (CCI) programme, and to provide a dedicated forum through which the Earth Observation Data Community and Climate Modelling Community can work closely together. CMUG will work with the eleven Essesntial Climate Variable (ECV) projects to achieve this goal.
CMUG is a consortium comprising the Met Office Hadley Centre, DLR, ECMWF, IPSL, the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Météo-France, SMHI and BSC.
Our climate system is continuously changing, so we need to measure its changes globally and regionally, and to model the system to understand the causes of the changes. Given their global and temporal coverage and spatial resolution, satellite data, which now span up to 30 years, can be used for both climate monitoring and model initialisation and evaluation.
We need to confront models with observations with the following aims:
The figure below shows the relations beteen the CMUG partners and their climate models, the ECVs, climate modellers and ESA.
Main CMUG Activities
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