Ocean Model Development Panel (OMDP)

About Us

Participants of the CLIVAR Ocean Model Development Panel at their 4th session - October 9-12, 2017, Exeter, UK.

OMDP Panel Members

Name Role Institute Country
Simon Marsland (2) Co-Chair 2019 CSIRO Australia
Baylor Fox Kemper Co-Chair 2021 Brown Uni. USA
Julien Le Sommer Member 2019 LGGE, CNRS France
Todd Ringler Member 2019 Los Alamos National Laboratory USA
Fangli Qiao Member 2019 FIO/SOA China
Mats Bentsen Member 2019 Uni Climate, Uni Research Ltd Norway
Helene Hewitt Member 2019 Met Office Hadley Centre UK
Ivonne Montes Member 2019 Instituto Geofísico del Perú Peru
Enrique Curchitser Member 2019 Rutgers University USA
Yoshiki Komuro Member 2020 JAMSTEC Japan
Petteri Uotila Member 2020 FMI Finland
Alistair Adcroft Member 2020 Princeton University USA
Stephen Yeager Member 2020 NCAR USA
Claus Böning Emeritus GEOMAR Germany
Anne Marie Treguier Emeritus IFREMER France
Eric Chassignet (7,8) Emeritus Florida State University USA
Stephen Griffies (6) Emeritus NOAA/GFDL USA
Hiroyuki Tsujino Emeritus JMA/MRI Japan
Gokhan Danabasoglu (1, 5) Emeritus National Center for Atmospheric Research USA
George Nurser Emeritus National Oceanography Center UK

Information on other activities where OMDP members are serving:

1 - Chair of the US CLIVAR AMOC Science Team
2 - Member of WCRP Working Group on Coupled Modelling and OMDP representative on WGNE/WGCM Climate Model Metrics Panel (WCMMP)
5 - US CLIVAR Climate Process Team (CPTs)
6 - CLIVAR Scientific Steering Group (SSG)
7 - Global Ocean Data Assimilation Experiment (GODAE)
8 - Member of CLIVAR Atlantic Region Panel

The ICPO contact for the CLIVAR Ocean Model Development Panel is Liping YIN.



Within the ocean modeling community, there are examples of a number of successful named intercomparison activities such as OCMIP, DYNAMO, DAMEE, and DOME that are organized around particular research questions with protocols designed specifically to address those questions.


Terms of Reference

1. To stimulate the development of ocean models for research in climate and related fields.

2. To encourage investigations of the effects of model formulation on the results of ocean models, making use of sensitivity studies and intercomparisons.

3. To promote interaction amongst the ocean modelling community and between this and other communities through workshops and other activities.

4. To stimulate the validation of ocean models when used in stand alone mode and as part of a coupled ocean-atmosphere model, using oceanographic data and other methods, and to advise on the observational requirements of such studies.

5. To publicise developments in ocean models amongst the climate modelling community.

6. To collaborate with other activities in areas of overlapping responsibility.

7. To advise on ocean modelling and related issues and to report on its activities to the CLIVAR Scientific Steering Group and the CLIVAR co-chair of WGCM.

WCRP-WWRP-THORPEX Model Evaluation and Development Survey - Overview

Errors in climate (ocean-atmosphere-land-ice) and NWP general circulation models substantially limit the skill of climate and weather predictions on a wide range of space and time scales. Identifying these errors and understanding their root cause constitutes a prerequisite for the planning of model