The experimental protocol for the Decadal Climate Prediction Project (DCPP) contribution to CMIP6 is described in detail in Boer et al. (2016). The paper is available here:

Geoscientific Model Development website

Or click the .pdf thumbnail below to directly access the article.

The Decadal Climate Prediction Project (DCPP) contribution to CMIP6
Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 1–27, 2016

There are three Technical Notes dealing with Component C experiments. They are available here:

Definition of the Anomalous Sea Surface Temperature patterns

I. Definition of the Anomalous Sea Surface Temperature patterns
TECHNICAL NOTE 1, DECADAL CLIMATE PREDICTION PROJECT (DCPP) - Component C

Recommendations for ocean restoring and
ensemble generation

II. Recommendations for ocean restoring and ensemble generation
TECHNICAL NOTE 2, DECADAL CLIMATE PREDICTION PROJECT (DCPP) - Component C

III. Guidelines for Component C Pacemaker Experiments
TECHNICAL TECHNICAL NOTE 3, DECADAL CLIMATE PREDICTION PROJECT(DCPP) - Component C

Some of the experiments in Component C of the DCPP make use of prescribed sea surface temperature (SST) patterns:

  • AMV SST data
  • PDV SST data
  • Pacemaker SST data (coming soon)

which are available from the anonymous ftp site: ftp://ftp.cerfacs.fr/pub/globc/exchanges/cassou/DCPP

The CMIP6 Panel is coordinating the production of forcing datasets and the output data request. See the CMIP6 webpage for these links.

Questions and comments concerning the DCPP may be conveyed via the Decadal Climate Prediction Project (DCPP) Participant Forum.

DCPP participant list

To get the participant list, click here.