Together with other partners of the Cluster of Excellence CliSAP, the MPI-M has been using the MPI-ESM to explore the effects of very high resolution on patterns of climate. This project, called STORM, is combining an atmosphere model that has 95 levels and a triangular spectral truncation of T255, leading to a grid spacing at mid-latitudes near 25 km, with a tri-polar ocean grid whose average resolution is about 0.1 deg. The purpose of the STORM simulations is to help understand the effects of qualitiatively new phenomena that emerge at different scales, such as ocean eddies, or the interactions between fluid flows and topography. For further information please contact Dr. Jin-Song von Storch, or visit the project webpage (here). More information about ICON is also available as part of the Focus on feature which appeared on our home page during December 2012.
ENIGMA has intensified and extended the ESRP cooperation towards a better understanding of biospheric control mechanisms of climate and how they are affected by the numerous and strong human influences on terrestrial and marine ecosystems. This led to a collective development of a comprehensive Earth system model, in which the representation of ecosystem feedbacks is improved. Read the whole summary here
The consortium is made up of 19 partners from across Europe and brings together the leading Earth System Models (ESMs) in Europe with the goal of developing a variety of model improvements leading to more reliable projections of the future climate.
SPECS - "Seasonal-to-decadal climate Prediction for the improvement of European Climate Services" will deliver a new generation of climate prediction systems for seasonal-to-decadal time scales, to provide actionable climate information for a wide range of users.
NACLIM - "North Atlantic Climate" focuses on improving our understanding of the predictability of the climate in the Nort Atlantic / European sector through oceanic observations and on the assessment of decadal climate forecasts.
Past4Future is a Collaborative Project under the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission. The Past4Future project investigates the climate and environment of past warm periods (interglacials) to inform on future climate and possible abrupt changes.
Project Leader: Dr. Victor Brovkin
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The EUCLIPSE project is an FP7 project of the European Union, designed to improve the evaluation, understanding and description of the role of clouds in the Earth's climate with a focus on the cloud feedback in a warming climate.
Project Leader: Prof. Dr. Bjorn Stevens
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North Atlantic II