CMIP products' licence updated to CC BY 4.0

14 November 2022

From October 2022, the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP) panel announces open access to CMIP6 products under the CC BY 4.0 licence. See their updated policy at and model-by-model detail at ESSD does not represent a primary preferred journal for climate research, but ESSD authors occasionally cite CMIP6 products as validation or for intercomparison to extend observational data coverage to under-served regions or to project forward from currently available observational products. Research communities served by ESSD welcome these changes to the CMIP6 licence.