Climate Change Research ›› 2019, Vol. 15 ›› Issue (5): 476-480.doi: 10.12006/j.issn.1673-1719.2019.089

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Short commentary on CMIP6 Decadal Climate Prediction Project (DCPP)

Bo WU1,Xiao-Ge XIN2   

  1. 1 State Key Laboratory of Numerical Modeling for Atmospheric Sciences and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics (LASG), Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100029, China
    2 National Climate Center, China Meteorological Administration, Beijing 100081, China;
  • Received:2019-04-16 Revised:2019-07-11 Online:2019-09-30 Published:2019-09-30


Decadal Climate Prediction Project (DCPP) is one of sub-project of the CMIP6, which focuses on the decadal climate prediction, climate predictability and mechanisms of the climate variability based on coupled general circulation models. The DCPP consists of three components, decadal hindcast experiments, decadal forecast experiments and sensitivity experiments for mechanism and predictability of the decadal climate variability. Twenty-one models will participate in the DCPP, including 5 models from China. The DCPP will make efforts towards solving a great number of important scientific questions about climate predictions on the interannual and interdecadal time scales, assessing predictive skill of current climate prediction systems, revealing potential predictabilities, researching formation mechanisms of long-term climate variability and offering prediction productions valuable for scientific researches and social applications.

Key words: Decadal Climate Prediction Project (DCPP), Decadal climate prediction, Climate system model (CSM), CMIP6

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