Version 1.0 Drafted by John Scinocca, Tim Stockdale & Francois Lott
This is a draft protocol for a set of five QBO experiments, and is based on the outcome of discussions at the QBO Modeling and Reanalyses Workshop, Victoria, March 2015. The motivations and goals of the experiments are described below, followed by the technical specification of the experiments and information on data and diagnostics. The experiments themselves are designed to be simple and accessible to a wide range of groups.
It is expected that each group will submit a set of results from all the experiments, made with a single “best shot” model version. Use of the same model version for the different experiments is crucial for learning the most from this study.