Welcome to the website for the Green's Function Model Intercomparison Project (GFMIP)!
The GFMIP protocol is presented in this preprint, and consists of a series of simulations run with atmosphere-only general circulation models.
The boundary conditions for GFMIP's control and patch simulations are in this NetCDF file, on a 1ºx1º grid, with the sea ice conditions for all simulations given by the "sic" variable, the control SSTs given by the "sst_control" variable, and the patch SSTs given by the "sst_patch_..." variables.
The use of patches of sea surface warming/cooling perturbations to estimate the linear response of the atmosphere to the sea surface temperature field was first explored in a dynamical context by Barsugli and Sardeshmukh 2002 and Barsugli et al. 2006 and then applied to climate feedbacks by Zhou et al. 2017 and Dong et al. 2019.
- Barsugli and Sardeshmukh (2002), Global Atmospheric Sensitivity to Tropical SST Anomalies throughout the Indo-Pacific Basin, J. Clim.
- Barsugli, Shin, and Sardeshmukh (2006), Sensitivity of global warming to the pattern of tropical ocean warming, Clim. Dyn.
- Zhou, Zelinka, and Klein (2017), Analyzing the dependence of global cloud feedback on the spatial pattern of sea surface temperature change with a Green's function approach, JAMES
- Dong, Proistosescu, Armour, and Battisti (2019), Attributing Historical and Future Evolution of Radiative Feedbacks to Regional Warming Patterns using a Green's Function Approach: The Preeminence of the Western Pacific, J. Clim.