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8th U.S. Climate Modeling Summit supports collaboration across modeling centers

Since 2015, USGCRP’s Interagency Group on Integrative Modeling has convened an annual U.S. Climate Modeling Summit. The Summit brings together representatives from the U.S. CMIP-class climate model development centers and from operational climate prediction programs, with the goal of improving the coordination and communication of national climate modeling goals. Ultimately, the IGIM and the Climate Modeling Summit seek to optimize the investments made by the federal government in global-scale modeling and to better meet national needs for model-based information, tools, and understanding. The 8th U.S. Climate Modeling Summit was held in August 2022, alongside a technical workshop focused on the water cycle and water security. Workshop presentations and discussions focused on model development and evaluation, observational and modeling insights, and emerging approaches, including ultra-high-resolution modeling and artificial intelligence/machine learning. The 8th U.S. Climate Modeling Summit Report provides a summary.