Earth System Modeling

How is it possible to use the Planet as a laboratory?
How can scientists build scenarios of future climate making experiments on the Earth-System with high-performance computing and information technologies?
Find out the answers in this section dedicated to Earth System Modeling.



  • A Short Introduction to Climate Models – CMIP & CMIP6 This short movie gives insight into the world of climate modelling, particularly WCRP’s initiative CMIP. It stresses the importance of sharing, comparing and analyzing the outcomes of global climate models to deliver high quality climate information, serving as the basis for climate assessments and negotiations.
  • Energy Modeling: exploring the EU Reference Scenario 2016 MULTIMEDIA – There are many different ways to explore the energy, climate and transport projections up to 2050 contained in the EU Reference Scenario 2016.


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