Fig. 6 | Climate Dynamics

Fig. 6

From: The CNRM-CM5.1 global climate model: description and basic evaluation

Fig. 6

Taylor diagrams summarizing the comparison of the CNRM-CM3 and CNRM-CM5.1 models over the period 1970–1999, the arrows indicate the evolution of the fields shown from CNRM-CM3 to CNRM-CM5.1. The correlation is the spatial correlation between annual mean fields and the variance is calculated as the spatial variance of the annual mean field. (Left) for the respective atmospheric models run in AMIP mode (SST forced), (right) for the coupled models. On the top, prognostic variables are shown compared globally to the ERA40 reanalysis over the period 1970–1999 for three levels 850, 500 and 200 hPa (psl = sea level pressure, ta = atmospheric temperature, ua = zonal wind, va = meridional wind, hus = specific humidity, zq = geopotential). At the bottom, the surface net long-wave (rls) and shortwave (rss) fluxes are compared to the ISCCP-d2 dataset (Rossow et al. 1996) over the latitudes 60S–60 N, the outgoing long-wave (rlut) and shortwave (rsut) radiation at the top of the atmosphere as well as the long-wave cloud radiative forcing (lwcrf) and the short-wave radiative forcing (swcrf) are compared the the CERES data (Wielicki et al. 2006) over the latitudes 60S–60 N, the precipitation is compared to the GPCP data (Adler et al. 2003) globally

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