Articles | Volume 10, issue 1
Earth Syst. Dynam., 10, 171–187, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-10-171-2019
Earth Syst. Dynam., 10, 171–187, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-10-171-2019
Research article
20 Mar 2019
Research article | 20 Mar 2019

Development and prospects of the regional MiKlip decadal prediction system over Europe: predictive skill, added value of regionalization, and ensemble size dependency

Mark Reyers et al.

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In this study, the regional MiKlip decadal prediction system is evaluated. This system has been established to deliver highly resolved forecasts for the timescale of 1 to 10 years for Europe. Evidence of the general potential for regional decadal predictability for the variables temperature, precipitation, and wind speed is provided, but the performance of the prediction system depends on region, variable, and system generation.
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