How Good are Chemistry-Climate Models?

  • Veronika Eyring
  • Pierre Friedlingstein
  • Heidi Huntrieser
  • Theodore G. Shepherd
  • Darryn W. Waugh
Part of the Research Topics in Aerospace book series (RTA)


Chemistry-climate models (CCMs) are important tools for simulating stratospheric ozone changes that arise from changes in ozone-depleting substances and greenhouse gases. Interest in providing reliable future projections of stratospheric ozone and its impact on climate has created a need to address how well the related key processes are represented in CCMs. The Chemistry-Climate Model Validation (CCMVal) activity is a response to this need. Here, the key processes and observations identified by CCMVal are reviewed. Results are presented to demonstrate the importance of a process-oriented and quantitative global model evaluation. In the future, similar evaluation strategies will be needed for Earth system models.


Stratospheric Ozone Polar Vortex Lower Stratosphere Earth System Model Polar Stratospheric Cloud 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Veronika Eyring
    • 1
  • Pierre Friedlingstein
    • 2
  • Heidi Huntrieser
    • 1
  • Theodore G. Shepherd
    • 3
  • Darryn W. Waugh
    • 4
  1. 1.DLR, Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IPA)OberpfaffenhofenGermany
  2. 2.University of ExeterExeterUK
  3. 3.Department of PhysicsUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada
  4. 4.Department of Earth and Planetary SciencesJohns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA

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