CMIP6 Online Seminars on 20, 21 April & 15 May 2020 

CMIP6 aims to improve our understanding of, and ability to simulate, key climate phenomena and future climate change using a coordinated multi-model approach. CMIP6 is an important application of the UKESM models. In CMIP6, UKESM1 and other climate models from around the world will be integrated using a common set of experiment protocols to address a range of key science questions. Five online seminars were held during April & May 2020 to bring together scientists working on the analysis of CMIP6 simulations to present and discuss their work. Recordings of those sessions are available below:

Presentation slides are available for each session as follows:

CMIP6 POSTERS 11.00-12.00 Monday 20 April

  1. Effective Radiative Forcing and Adjustments in CMIP6 – Chris Smith, University of Leeds
  2. Controls of the Transient Climate Response to Emissions in CMIP6 models: effects of physical feedbacks, heat uptake and saturation of radiative forcing – Ric Williams, University of Liverpool
  3. An emergent constraint on future warming from simulated historical warming in CMIP6 models – Femke Nijsse, University of Exeter
  4. UK CMIP6 data processing and availability: an update – Jeremy Walton, UKESM, Met Office
  5. Does ocean resolution affect the rate of AMOC weakening? – Laura Jackson, Met Office

CMIP6 POSTERS 13.00-14.00 Monday 20 April

  1. Patterns of Arctic amplification in CMIP5 and CMIP6 Projections – Satyaban Bishoyi Ratna, University of East Anglia
  2. Validation of the CMIP6 Representation of the Diurnal Cycle of Precipitation using GPM IMERG – Daniel Watters, University of Leicester
  3. Historical ocean heat uptake in CMIP6 Earth System models: global and regional perspectives – Till Kuhlbrodt, NCAS Reading
  4. A spatial emergent constraint on the sensitivity of soil carbon turnover time to global warming – Rebecca Varney, University of Exeter
  5. Identifying potential abrupt shifts of Amazon rainforest dieback in the CMIP6 dataset – Paul Ritchie, University of Exeter

CMIP6 POSTERS 11.00-12.00 Tuesday 21 April

  1. Earth System Music: the generation and reach of music generated from the United Kingdom Earth System Model (UKESM1) – Lee de Mora, Plymouth Marine Laboratory
  2. CMIP Southern Ocean SST biases traced to cloud errors – Patrick Hyder, Met Office
  3. Drivers of biases in the extratropical storm tracks in CMIP6 – Matthew Priestley, University of Exeter
  4. LaunchPAD: Developing and automating evaluation tools for African regions – Rachel James, University of Oxford
  5. Assessment of the pre-industrial to present-day anthropogenic forcing: Results from UKESM1 and AerChemMIP – Fiona O’Connor, Met Office

CMIP6 POSTERS 13.00-14.00 Tuesday 21 April

  1. Data management and analysis of the HighResMIP high-resolution multi-model climate dataset from the PRIMAVERA project – Jon Seddon, Met Office
  2. Challenging UKESM1 with SO2 and sulfate observational data to evaluate the aerosol sulfur cycle – Catherine Hardacre, Met Office
  3. Climate sensitivity increases under higher CO2 levels due to positive feedback temperature dependence – Jonah Bloch-Johnson, University of Reading
  4. The Relative Roles of Temperature and Moisture in Heat Stress Changes Under Warming – Nick Lutsko, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  5. ESMValTool – A Community Driven Tool for Climate Model Evaluation and Analysis – Valeriu Predoi, NCAS, Reading

CMIP6 POSTERS Friday 15 May

  1. Historical and future Air pollutants in CMIP6 ModelsSteven Turnock, Met Office
  2. Future changes in ENSO teleconnections over the North Pacific and North America in CMIP6 simulations – Jonathan Beverley, University of Exeter
  3. Understanding the simulation of historical global temperature in the UK CMIP6 modelsRichard Wood, Met Office
  4. Regional to global climate change at different levels of global mean  surface temperature warming as seen in UKESM1Ranjini Swaminathan, University of Reading
  5. Nitrogen Cycling in CMIP6 Land Surface Models: Progress and LimitationsTaraka Davies-Barnard, University of Exeter

The seminars took place durin​g the thirtieth anniversary year of the Met Office Hadley Centre for Climate Science and Services and in the lead up to the UK hosting the next Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in November 2020. It therefore occurs at a time when understanding the risks posed by climate change are high on both the public and political agendas.