Making the most of climate impacts ensembles

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Increasing use of regionally and globally oriented impacts studies, coordinated across international modelling groups, promises to bring about a new era in climate impacts research. Coordinated cycles of model improvement and projection are needed to make the most of this potential.

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Figure 1: Relationship between models' relative errors and the number of genotypic and calibrated parameters for 27 wheat crop simulation models in The Netherlands, Argentina, India and Australia.
Figure 2: Proposed coordinated cycle of model improvement and projection, based on recognition of the strengths and weaknesses of global, regional and local studies.

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  • 04 February 2014

    In the version of this Commentary originally published, the contact details for Philip Thornton and Frank Ewert were exchanged. This has now been corrected in the HTML and PDF versions.


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Challinor, A., Martre, P., Asseng, S. et al. Making the most of climate impacts ensembles. Nature Clim Change 4, 77–80 (2014).

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