Gerber and Manzini (2016) The Dynamics and Variability Model Intercomparison Project (DynVarMIP) for CMIP6: assessing the stratosphere–troposphere system. Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 3413–3425






The Dynamics and Variability Model Intercomparison Project (DynVarMIP) is an endorsed participant in the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 6 (CMIP6) of the World Climate Research Program (WCRP).

DynVarMIP emerged from the Stratosphere-Troposphere Process and their Role in Climate Project (SPARC) DynVar activity on the modelling of the dynamics and variability of the stratosphere-troposphere system. SPARC is a core project of WCRP.

Rather than proposing new experiments, the DynVarMIP requests additional model output from existing CMIP6 experiments. This additional output is critical for understanding the role of atmospheric dynamics in past, present and future climate.

The rationale and the diagnostics proposed by DynVarMIP are presented in Gerber and Manzini (2016).


Activities within DynVar and DynVarMIP connect most closely to the WCRP Grand Challengs on Clouds, Circulation, and Climate Sensitivity and Near-term Climate Prediction.