Category Archives: Model-Data Comparison Precipitation

Models Fail: Global Land Precipitation & Global Ocean Precipitation

We used NOAA’s CAMS-OPI satellite-era precipitation data in the post Model-Data Precipitation Comparison: CMIP5 (IPCC AR5) Model Simulations versus Satellite-Era Observations. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to isolate precipitation data for land and oceans with that dataset at the KNMI Climate Explorer. … Continue reading

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Satellite-Era Model-Data Precipitation Comparison for the UK and US

Lots of hubbub around the blogosphere recently about precipitation in the UK and U.S. The UK had lots of rain in 2012 and the U.S. had too little. (Hey, you guys! Give us our rain back, will ya?) So I … Continue reading

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Model-Data Precipitation Comparison: CMIP5 (IPCC AR5) Model Simulations versus Satellite-Era Observations

In numerous past posts, we’ve compared observed surface temperature data to the simulations of it by the climate models used by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for their 4th (2007) and 5th (upcoming) assessment reports. Refer to the examples … Continue reading

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