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User groups

The users of the Cloud CCI can be grouped in:

GEWEX Cloud Assessment

The GEWEX cloud assessment was initiated by the GEWEX Radiation Panel (GRP) in 2005 to evaluate the reliability of available, global, long-term cloud data products, with a special emphasis on ISCCP. The GEWEX cloud assessment data base is hosted at the IPSL ClimServ centre.

Climate Modelling User Group (CMUG)

The Climate Modelling User Group (CMUG) consist of notable European institutions representing an interface of the CCI program and the wider climate research community. The CMUG is intended as a structured forum allowing for discussion and inter-comparison of assessment methods, agreement on best practices and common standards, and multi-disciplinary assessments of the consistency, error characteristics and impacts of the global data products generated by CCI. CMUG allows for an integrated analysis of all ECVs being addressed in the first phase of the CCI programme. CMUG will provide integrated feedback assuring that ECV products will evolve according to their and the wider Climate Research Communities needs.

Climate Research Community

One focus of this project is the involvement of the end users of the generated cloud products. To reach this objective not only the project internal climate modellers and the Climate Modelling User Group will participate. Also other interested climate modellers are invited to provide their input in the requirements analysis, in round robin actions and the data validation. The wider climate research community includes the Climate Modelling User Group and the institutions engaged in the project team as partners.

Other users

In addition to climate-modelling researchers, other scientists can also benefit from the cloud product generated in this project. The data are used also in following projects: