Collaborative modeling experiments to improve understanding of the future of the Earth system
Coordinated experiments run across major Earth system models help improve model projections and advance climate science understanding.
Projections of the future state of the Earth system can differ significantly across models, with various potential sources of
RFMIP is a newly-established international effort supported by DOE, NOAA, the Office of Naval Research, and NASA in the United States, with contributions from climate modeling efforts worldwide. The project establishes protocols for accurately determining radiative forcing—a measurement of human and natural factors that influence Earth’s energy balance and climate—and for using this improved skill to improve models and better understand the role of atmospheric