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The PRIMAVERA General Assembly 2 meeting was held at KNMI, De Bilt, The Netherlands, between 29/11/2016 and 01/12/2016, which brought together all 19 partner institutions involved in PRIMAVERA.
Plot of the month for December 2016 is from Benoît Vannière, who evaluates hydrological cycle processes in models and their sensitivity to model horizontal resolution.
Plot of the month for November 2016 is provided by Pier Luigi Vidale, Reinhard Schiemann, Marie-Estelle Demory and Malcolm Roberts, who have created an animated 'snapshot' of present climate.
This animation shows sea surface temperature, clouds and precipitation during the period 1986-1987, simulated in a 25-km atmospheric model (HadGEM3-GA3.0, part of the UPSCALE modelling campaign).
This paper, just published with co-authors from the PRIMAVERA project, on model-observation comparison offers researchers important guidance on objective selection of observational data.