CMIP5 Coupled Model Intercomparison Project
WCRP    World Climate Research Programme

CMIP5 - Citation - CMIP5 References

CMIP5 overview and experiment strategy and design:

An overview of various aspects of CMIP5 is provided by:
WCRP Coupled Model Intercomparison Project – Phase 5: Special Issue of the CLIVAR Exchanges Newsletter, No. 56, Vol. 15, No. 2

The primary reference for experiment design is:
Taylor, K.E., R.J. Stouffer, G.A. Meehl: An Overview of CMIP5 and the experiment design.” Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 93, 485-498, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-11-00094.1, 2012.

The objectives and strategy for the CMIP5 decadal predictions simulations are summarized in:
Meehl, Gerald A., and Coauthors: Decadal Prediction. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 90, 1467–1485, doi:10.1175/2009BAMS2778.1, 2009.

An outline of the strategy for including ESM’s in CMIP is outlined in:
Meehl, G.A., and K.A. Hibbard, 2007: A strategy for climate change stabilization experiments with AOGCMs and ESMs. WCRP Informal Report No. 3/2007, ICPO Publication No. 112, IGBP Report No. 57, World Climate Research Programme: Geneva, 35 pp.

Hibbard, K. A., G. A. Meehl, P. Cox, and P. Friedlingstein (2007): A strategy for climate change stabilization experiments. EOS, 88, 217, doi:10.1029/2007EO200002