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Work Package 1 has three primary objectives:

  • To develop an Arctic-specific framework that will result in the creation of advanced metrics and diagnostics to assess and analyse existing climate models. Project partners will disseminate this framework to APPLICATE partners and the wider scientific community using the Earth System Model eValuation Tool (ESMValTool).
  • To apply this framework to establishing a baseline understanding of the realism of models across time scales, which will provide insight into the mechanisms governing Arctic climate change and the linkages between the Arctic and the rest of the Northern Hemisphere.
  • To explore the concept of emergent constraints to test the possibility of narrowing the uncertainty of regional climate change projections.

Work package 1 is led by Thomas Jung from the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) and Len Shaffrey from the University of Reading


Contact info:

Thomas Jung

Thomas Jung
Alfred Wegener Institute
Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research
Bussestrasse 24
D-27570 Bremerhaven

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Phone: +49 (0)471-4831-1761/1760


Len Shaffrey

Len Shaffrey
Senior Research Scientist (NCAS Climate)
Department of Meteorology
University of Reading
Earley Gate
PO Box 243
Reading, RG6 6BB
United Kingdom

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Phone: +44 (0)118 378 8950 Ext. 5193


APPLICATE partners participating in Work Package 1:

Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI)
Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC)
European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)
University of Bergen (UiB)
UNI Research
Met Office
Universtié catholique de Louvain (UCL)
University of Reading
Stockholm University (SU)
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique / Groupe d'étude de l'Atmosphère Météorologique (CNRS-GAME) / Méteo France
Centre Européen de Recherche et de Formation Avancée en Calcul Scientifique (CERFACS)
P. P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IORAS)
Voeikov Main Geophysical Observatory, Federal Service for Hydrology and Environmental Monitoring (MGO)