CSTools: Assessing Skill of Climate Forecasts on Seasonal-to-Decadal Timescales

Exploits dynamical seasonal forecasts in order to provide information relevant to stakeholders at the seasonal timescale. The package contains process-based methods for forecast calibration, bias correction, statistical and stochastic downscaling, optimal forecast combination and multivariate verification, as well as basic and advanced tools to obtain tailored products. This package was developed in the context of the ERA4CS project MEDSCOPE and the H2020 S2S4E project. Doblas-Reyes et al. (2005) <doi:10.1111/j.1600-0870.2005.00104.x>. Mishra et al. (2018) <doi:10.1007/s00382-018-4404-z>. Sanchez-Garcia et al. (2019) <doi:10.5194/asr-16-165-2019>. Straus et al. (2007) <doi:10.1175/JCLI4070.1>. Terzago et al. (2018) <doi:10.5194/nhess-18-2825-2018>. Torralba et al. (2017) <doi:10.1175/JAMC-D-16-0204.1>. D'Onofrio et al. (2014) <doi:10.1175/JHM-D-13-096.1>. Van Schaeybroeck et al. (2019) <doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-812372-0.00010-8>. Yiou et al. (2013) <doi:10.1007/s00382-012-1626-3>.

Version: 3.0.0
Depends: R (≥ 3.4.2), maps
Imports: s2dverification, rainfarmr, multiApply, qmap, ClimProjDiags, ncdf4, plyr, abind, data.table, reshape2, ggplot2, graphics, grDevices, stats, utils, verification
Suggests: zeallot, testthat, knitr, rmarkdown
Published: 2020-02-11
Author: Nuria Perez-Zanon ORCID iD [aut, cre], Louis-Philippe Caron ORCID iD [aut], Carmen Alvarez-Castro [aut], Jost von Hardenberg ORCID iD [aut], Llorenç LLedo [aut], Nicolau Manubens [aut], Eroteida Sanchez-Garcia [aut], Bert van Schaeybroeck [aut], Veronica Torralba [aut], Deborah Verfaillie [aut], Lauriane Batte [ctb], Filippo Cali Quaglia [ctb], Susanna Corti [ctb], Paolo Davini [ctb], Federico Fabiano [ctb], Ignazio Giuntoli [ctb], Raul Marcos [ctb], Niti Mishra [ctb], Jesus Peña [ctb], Silvia Terzago [ctb], Danila Volpi [ctb], BSC-CNS [cph]
Maintainer: Nuria Perez-Zanon <nuria.perez at bsc.es>
License: Apache License 2.0
NeedsCompilation: no
Materials: README NEWS
CRAN checks: CSTools results


Reference manual: CSTools.pdf
Vignettes: Achiving Best Estimate Index
Multi-model Skill Assessment
Multivariate RMSE
Plot Forecast PDFs
Package source: CSTools_3.0.0.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel: CSTools_3.0.0.zip, r-release: CSTools_3.0.0.zip, r-oldrel: CSTools_3.0.0.zip
macOS binaries: r-release: CSTools_3.0.0.tgz, r-oldrel: CSTools_3.0.0.tgz
Old sources: CSTools archive


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