1. Introduction

The following pages give an overview on the available diagnostics and metrics packages implemented into the ESMValTool v1.1. The overview contains a brief description of the diagnostic/metric, a list of available user settings, information on the observational data used, references, and example plots.

For further information on the diagnostics and performance metrics of ESMValTool v1.0, see also

  • Eyring et al., ESMValTool (v1.0) – a community diagnostic and performance metrics tool for routine evaluation of Earth System Models in CMIP, Geosci.Model Dev., 9, 1747-1802, 2016. doi:10.5194/gmd-9-1747-2016 .

Diagnostics and observational data sets newly implemented into the ESMValTool v1.1 are described in

  • Lauer et al., Benchmarking CMIP5 models with a subset of ESA CCI Phase 2 data using the ESMValTool, Remote Sens. Environ. (2017), doi:10.1016/j.rse.2017.01.007