pyrcmip is a tool for validating and uploading results to RCMIP. The Reduced Complexity Model Intercomparison Project (RCMIP) is a project to evaluate reduced-complexity (also known as simple) climate models and compare them against CMIP coupled models.


pyrcmip is free software under a BSD 3-Clause License, see LICENSE.

If you make use of pyrcmip or any of the RCMIP project, please cite Nicholls et al., GMDD 2020 [1].



Z. R. J. Nicholls, M. Meinshausen, J. Lewis, R. Gieseke, D. Dommenget, K. Dorheim, C.-S. Fan, J. S. Fuglestvedt, T. Gasser, U. Golüke, P. Goodwin, E. Kriegler, N. J. Leach, D. Marchegiani, Y. Quilcaille, B. H. Samset, M. Sandstad, A. N. Shiklomanov, R. B. Skeie, C. J. Smith, K. Tanaka, J. Tsutsui, and Z. Xie. Reduced complexity model intercomparison project phase 1: protocol, results and initial observations. Geoscientific Model Development Discussions, 2020:1–33, 2020. URL:, doi:10.5194/gmd-2019-375.