Sea surface temperature

CCI observation products are vital for understanding climate variability and change, and for monitoring the climate system. However, coverage is incomplete, not all variables of interest are routinely observed, and there is no predictive capability. Models are required to address these aspects. In conjunction with observations they can provide a […]

Use of ocean CCI data in Met Office model   Updated!

Map of the correlation between CCI SST and CCI cloud cover in the Pacific Ocean
The El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is the most important coupled ocean-atmosphere phenomenon affecting global climate variability on seasonal to inter-annual time scales. It is an irregularly periodical variation in winds and sea surface temperatures (SST) over the tropical eastern Pacific Ocean, affecting much of the tropics and subtropics: The […]

Using CCI SST and clouds for studying ENSO   Updated!

Matrix of root-mean-square deviation values
An enhanced version of the Earth System Model evaluation tool (ESMValTool, Eyring et al., 2016) has been developed that exploits a subset of Essential Climate Variables (ECVs) from the European Space Agency’s Climate Change Initiative (ESA CCI) Phase 2. This version of the ESMValTool has been used to demonstrate the […]

Benchmarking CMIP models with ESA CCI data using the ESMValTool   Updated!