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- n. A comparison made between diverse elements
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Mutual comparison of corresponding parts.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of intercomparing or comparing.
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The main climate models are also subjected to extensive model intercomparison tests, as part of the IPCC assessment process.
I also see more and more effort put into “ensembles” of various kinds: model intercomparison projects, perturbed physics ensembles, varied initial conditions, and so on.
In particular, there is a need for intercomparison of permafrost models using the same input parameters and standardized measures for quantifying changes in permafrost boundaries.
SUSPEN intercomparison of ultraviolet spectroradiometers.
Motivated by this, an international intercomparison of regional model simulations for the Arctic, ARCMIP, has been organized under the auspices of the World Climate Research Programme.
Participants in the ARCMIP project are seeking to improve model representations through an intercomparison of simulations by different models and comparison with observations made during the Surface Heat Budget of the Arctic Ocean field — experiment year (October 1997 to October 1998).
However, in order to reach definitive conclusions in an RCM intercomparison, ensemble simulations with adequate spin-up (time for regional model processes to equilibrate with prescribed external forcings) and equivalent initialization of surface fields are required .
Several aspects of the intercomparison are difficult due to the lack of adequate data for model validation.
Daily precipitation statistics in regional climate models: evaluation and intercomparison for the European Alps. Journal of Geophysical Research, 108: 10.1029/2002JD002287.
The effects of sulphur emissions from HSCT aircraft: A 2-D model intercomparison.