ESMValTool User’s and Developer’s Guide

A detailed ESMValTool User’s and Developer’s Guide is available in the ESMValTool GitHub repository at and on Read The Docs at

Projects funding the ESMValTool Development

  1. Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) CMIP6-DICAD project
  2. Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) "Metrics and Access to Global Indices for Climate Projections (C3S-MAGIC)" projects
  3. Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft "TRR181 – Energy transfers in Atmosphere and Ocean" project
  4. DLR "Earth System Model Evaluation (ESMVal)" project until 2015
  5. DLR "Klimarelevanz von atmosphärischen Spurengasen, Aerosolen und Wolken: Auf dem Weg zu EarthCARE und MERLIN (KliSAW)" project
  6. ESA Climate Change Initiative Climate Model User Group (ESA CCI CMUG)
  7. EU Horizon 2020 project "Advanced Prediction in Polar regions and beyond: Modelling, observing system design and LInkages associated with a Changing Arctic climate (APPLICATE)"
  8. EU Horizon 2020 project "Coordinated Research in Earth Systems and Climate: Experiments, kNowledge, Dissemination and Outreach (CRESCENDO)"
  9. EU FP7 project "Earth system Model Bias Reduction and assessing Abrupt Climate change (EMBRACE)" until 2016
  10. EU Horizon 2020 "PRocess-based climate sIMulation: AdVances in high-resolution modelling and European climate Risk Assessment (PRIMAVERA)"
  11. Helmholtz Society project "Advanced Earth System Model Evaluation for CMIP (EVal4CMIP)"

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Please contact Prof. Veronika Eyring (veronika.eyring"at" and Dr. Axel Lauer (axel.lauer"at" if you want join the Software Development Team or if you have any questions on the Software.