Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 6 (CMIP6)

This page is intended to provide information on the participation of the Community Earth System Model to the Climate Model Intercomparison Project Phase 6 (CMIP6)

CESM - CMIP6 Projects

Polar Amplification Model Intercomparison Project (PAMIP)

Seeks to improve our understanding of polar amplification through a coordinated set of numerical model experiments.

As one of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 6 (CMIP6) endorsed MIPs, PAMIP will address the following primary questions:

  1. What are the relative roles of local sea ice and remote sea surface temperature changes in driving polar amplification?
  2. How does the global climate system respond to changes in Arctic and Antarctic sea ice?
Project Overview Project Publications


CMIP6 is currently asking for feedback on the organization of the various Model Intercomparison Projects (MIPs).

Information for the various submissions can be found at the link below.

Feedback & Information

Oversight, Support & Analysis

In order to provide the necessary oversight, support and analysis of the various CESM simulations, it is expected that any CESM participation to a particular MIP will require the identification of an NCAR or external contributor. This person will serve as the point of contact for that MIP and will help in the planning, execution, distribution and analysis of the specific MIP simulations.

The current list can be found at the link below.

CESM CMIP Participation