from: Karl Taylor <taylor13atXYZxyzl.gov>
subject: Documenting the scientific impact of the WCRP CMIP3 multi-model
Dear user of the CMIP3 multi-model dataset at PCMDI (once referred to as
the IPCC AR4 archive):
This email is to urge you to:
*PLEASE ADD/EDIT ENTRIES TO THE LIST ON THE PCMDI WEBSITE OF ALL YOUR
PUBLICATIONS THAT ARE BASED ON THE CMIP3 MULTI-MODEL DATASET. THE ACTION
ITEMS ARE SHOWN IN ALL CAPS BELOW. THANK YOU.*
It has been a year (I think) since I last reminded you to record or
update entries on our website listing all papers you have written that
make use of WCRP CMIP3 model output (produced in support of the IPCC
AR4). I want to thank those of you who have responded in the past (and
continue to update your entries); the list has grown to about 400
entries (see http://www-pcmdi.llnl.gov/ipcc/subproject_publications.php
). Given that there are now over 2000 registered users of the data and
nearly 1.5 million files downloaded, we hope the publication list will
continue to grow substantially.
This email is to remind you that modeling groups and the WCRP can only
justify future activities of this kind if they can document the impact
of this data archive on our science, so
**** IF YOU HAVE SUBMITTED OR PUBLISHED A PAPER THAT MADE USE OF THE
DATA IN THE ARCHIVE, PLEASE ADD IT TO THE LIST AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
It is a good way to publicize your paper and will help maintain modeling
group participation in future exercises of this kind.
**** ALSO PLEASE UPDATE ANY ENTRIES WHERE THE STATUS OF A PAPER HAS CHANGED.
**** YOU MAY ENTER, UPDATE, AND EDIT THE CITATION INFORMATION FOR YOUR
PUBLICATIONS (AND YOUR PAPERS IN PREPARATION) BY going to:
and then clicking on the last entry: "Miscellaneous Research
Publications Based on IPCC Model Output". Some early users of the
database have subprojects that are listed individually. Those users
should click on their named subproject.
Once you have clicked on "miscellaneous" or your subproject, scroll to
the bottom of the page where you will find a link to "add publication",
which will take you to a form to fill out. You may also edit the
entries for existing papers listed on this page using the "edit" link
next to the paper. Before you can enter information into the form, you
will be asked for your user id and password, which are the same as those
you use to access the data archive at PCMDI. If you've forgotten your
user id and/or password, you will find buttons to click for assistance.
The more complete this list of publications is, the more accurately it
will reflect the true impact you all have made, so please don't delay.
There are more than two thousand users now, so I am quite sure some
publications are missing.
One final point. As noted above, the official name of the data archive
is the "WCRP CMIP3 multi-model dataset" (not, e.g., the IPCC AR4
dataset). The official name properly credit's the WCRP which, through
its Working Group on Coupled Modelling (WGCM), was responsible for
coordination of this modeling acitivity as the latest phase of its
series of CMIP exercises. The IPCC assessment relied heavily on the
dataset, but was not fundamentally responsible for it.
**** IN ALL FUTURE PUBLICATIONS, PLEASE PROPERLY ACKNOWLEDGE THOSE
RESPONSIBLE FOR PROVIDING THE MODEL OUTPUT BY INCLUDING THE WORDS GIVEN AT:
Thanks very much for taking a few minutes to do this.
P.S. PCMDI invites comments/suggestions concerning your experience in
obtaining model output from this archive. In preparing for CMIP5 (and
future IPCC activities of this kind), we welcome your ideas.