French scientists offer strong contribution to coordinated international effort to better understand the climate system through computer simulations


Climate scientists employed at Institut Pierre Simon Laplace (IPSL), Centre national de recherches météorologiques (CNRM, Météo-France/CNRS) and at “Climat, environnement, couplages et incertitudes” laboratory (CERFACS/CNRS), using means from CNRS, CEA, Météo-France, Sorbonne Université and IRD, today announce the release of new datasets that promise to provide fresh insights into past and future climate change. These laboratories are engaged in an international effort to provide a new generation of climate change experiments. The new climate models feature many improvements in their treatment of Earth’s climate system as well as higher resolution. The datasets, hosted at IPSL and Météo-France and replicated at other sites around the world, are provided freely to everyone and will enable a large international community of researchers to analyze and scrutinize the results. Primary goals are to understand the processes underlying climate change gauge the strengths and limitations of climate models and provide a strong scientific basis for climate change adaptation and mitigation policies.


Priscilla Dacher
Deputy head of CNRS press office
Meteo France press office
CEA press office