The purpose of the Benchmarking working group is to facilitate, support and coordinate model evaluation and benchmarking using palaeoenvironmental observations.
Historical footnote: this group evolved from the Data-Model Comparison working group and was formally initiated at the PMIP workshop in Crewe.
One goal for the upcoming year is to improve the existing quantitative data sets for the LGM and MH, in order to have better benchmarks for evaluating these experiments.
A second goal for the upcoming year is to provide a “data-model comparison protocol” for the CMIP/PMIP special issue of GMD, focusing on model-evaluation issues that cross-cut all of the CMIP6/PMIP4 experiments.
If you want to contribute to either of these exercises, please contact us.