An assessment of global and regional sea level in a suite of interannual CORE-II simulations: a synopsis

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There is a growing number of observation-based measures of sea level related patterns with the advent of the Argo floats (since the early 2000s) and satellite altimeters (since 1993). These measures provide a valuable means to evaluate aspects of global model simulations, such as the global ocean-sea ice simulations run as part of the interannual Coordinated Ocean- ice Reference Experiments Griffies et al. (2009), Danabasoglu et al. (2013). In addition, these CORE-II simulations provide a means for evaluating the likely mechanisms causing sea level variations, particularly when models with different skill are compared against each other and observations. We have conducted an assessment of CORE-II simulations from 13 model configurations Griffies et al. (2013), with a focus on their ability to capture observed trends in ocean heat content as well as the corresponding dynamic sea level over the period 1993- 2007. Here, we provide a synopsis of the assessment.

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Griffies, S. M. , Yin, J. , Bates, S. , Behrens, E. , Bentsen, M. , Bi, D. , Biastoch, A. , Böning, C. , Bozec, A. , Cassou, C. , Chassignet, E. , Danabasoglu, G. , Danilov, S. , Domingues, C. , Drange, H. , Durack, P. , Farneti, R. , Fernandez, E. , Goddard, P. , Greatbatch, R. , Ilicak, M. , Lu, J. , Marsland, S. , Mishra, A. , Lorbacher, K. , Nurser, G. , Salas y Mélia, D. , Palter, J. , Samuels, B. , Schröter, J. , Schwarzkopf, F. , Sidorenko, D. , Treguier, A. M. , Tseng, Y. , Tsujino, H. , Uotila, P. , Valcke, S. , Voldoire, A. , Wang, Q. , Winton, M. and Zhang, X. (2013): An assessment of global and regional sea level in a suite of interannual CORE-II simulations: a synopsis , Exchanges : newsletter of the Climate Variability and Predictability Programme (CLIVAR), No.62, (2), pp. 11-15 .


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