Journal article

Evaluating global climate models for the Pacific island region

Damien B Irving, Sarah E Perkins, Josephine R Brown, Alex Sen Gupta, Aurel F Moise, Bradley F Murphy, Les C Muir, Robert A Colman, Scott B Power, Francois P Delage, Jaclyn N Brown

Climate Research | INTER-RESEARCH | Published : 2011

University of Melbourne Researchers


Funding Acknowledgements

This research was conducted with the support of the PCCSP, a program funded by AusAID, in collaboration with the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, and delivered by the Bureau of Meteorology and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). We thank the PCMDI and the World Climate Research Program's Working Group on Coupled Modelling for their roles in making available the CMIP3 multi-model dataset. Support of this dataset is provided by the Office of Science, US Department of Energy. More details on model documentation are available at the PCMDI website ( We also thank J Richmond for drafting the map shown in Fig. 1 and J. Bhend for his insightful comments on many aspects of the study methodology.