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Improving reduced complexity model assessment and usability

Reduced complexity climate models are useful tools with practical policy applications, yet evaluation of their performance and application is nascent. We call for stakeholder-driven development and assessment to address user needs, including provision of open-source code and guidance to inform model selection and application.

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The views expressed in this Comment are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views or policies of the US Environmental Protection Agency. The US Environmental Protection Agency Climate Change Division provided support through contract EP-BPA-18-H-0011 and order number 68HE0H18F0184 with Abt Associates.

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Sarofim, M.C., Smith, J.B., St. Juliana, A. et al. Improving reduced complexity model assessment and usability. Nat. Clim. Chang. 11, 1–3 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-020-00973-9

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