Regional Climate Model Evaluation System


Modeling climate and Earth system processes on a regional scale is essential for projecting the impacts of climate change on society and our natural resources. Quantifying model biases is critical to characterizing the uncertainties associated with these climate change projections and is also an essential step in developing and improving Earth system models. The Regional Climate Model Evaluation System (RCMES) is designed to greatly facilitate regional-scale evaluations of climate and Earth system models by providing standardized access to a vast and comprehensive set of observations, as well as tools for performing common analysis and visualization tasks. Browse this site to get a better idea of the objectives, capabilities and applications of RCMES, and how they support the goals of the JPL Center for Climate Sciences and the JPL-UCLA Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering.