Data and Bias Correction for Decadal Climate Predictions (14 Feb 2011)

The joint CMIP-WGCM-WGSIP Decadal Climate Prediction Panel (http://www.wcrp-climate.org/decadal/cmip5.shtml#dcpp) has prepared a document with recommendations on Data and Bias Correction for Decadal Climate Predictions. The document can also be found on the CLIVAR WGSIP and WGCM websites, as well as the WCRP Decadal Climate Prediction website: http://www.wcrp-climate.org/decadal/index.shtml It explains the use of bias correction in decadal predictions, outlines which bias corrected data should be submitted to the CMIP5 archive and emphasizes the importance of clearly reporting what bias correction has been used.