Use of CCI data over the Mediterranean area
Météo France has extended the confrontation of models with CCI Sea Level data over the Mediterranean area to include the analysis of three coupled regional simulations (CNRM-RCSM, LMDZ-MED, MORCE-MED) and one Mediterranean Sea simulation (MED12) from the Med-Cordex multi-model ensemble.
CCI data enables researchers to better assess model performance in terms of sea level trends.
Figure 1: Spatial anomalies of sea level trend (mm/year) with respect to basin average, for the common period 1993-2008. Model results are compared with the trends from the satellite-derived dataset CCI-ECV.
The figure shows the degree and distribution of modelled sea level anomalies compared with CCI data for the period 1993-2010.
- The work updates information in section 3.9 of the CMUG Quality Assessment Report (PDF document).
- Fanny Adloff et al., 2017: Improving sea level simulation in Mediterranean regional climate models. Climate Dynamics, doi:10.1007/s00382-017-3842-3
This article was produced by Fanny Adloff in 2017 as part of Meteo France.