JAMES Special Section : The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology Earth System Model

This special section is devoted to the scientific description of the MPI-ESM, the Earth System Model developed by the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology. The MPI has a long history of developing high-quality coupled models. This newest generation of our coupled model is the first to systematically incorporate the carbon cycle and represent dynamic vegetation, but equally important is its improved representation of basic physical processes. The papers in this section present a description of the MPI-ESM, and an initial evaluation---including the development of several novel configurations and features.

  • Block, K. & Mauritsen, T. (2013). Forcing and feedback in the MPI-ESM-LR coupled model under abruptly quadrupled CO2. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems , 5, 676-691 , doi:10.1002/jame.20041 [Fulltext]
  • Brovkin, V., Boysen, L., Raddatz, T., Gayler, V., Loew, A. & Claussen, M. (2013). Evaluation of vegetation cover and land-surface albedo in MPI-ESM CMIP5 simulations. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 5, 48-57 , doi:10.1029/2012MS000169 [Fulltext]
  • Crueger, T., Hohenegger, C. & May, W. (2013). Tropical precipitation and convection changes in the Max Planck Institute Earth system model (MPI-ESM) in response to CO2 forcing. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 5, 85-97 , doi:10.1002/jame.20012 [Fulltext]
  • Giorgetta, M., Jungclaus, J., Reick, C., Legutke, S., Bader, J., Böttinger, M., Brovkin, V., Crueger, T., Esch, M., Fieg, K., Glushak, K., Gayler, V., Haak, H., Hollweg, H.-D., Ilyina, T., Kinne, S., Kornblueh, L., Matei, D., Mauritsen, T., Mikolajewicz, U., Mueller, W., Notz, D., Pithan, F., Raddatz, T., Rast, S., Redler, R., Roeckner, E., Schmidt, H., Schnur, R., Segschneider, J., Six, K., Stockhause, M., Timmreck, C., Wegner, J., Widmann, H., Wieners, K.-H., Claussen, M., Marotzke, J. & Stevens, B. (2013). Climate and carbon cycle changes from 1850 to 2100 in MPI-ESM simulations for the coupled model intercomparison project phase 5. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 5, 572-597 , doi:10.1002/jame.20038 [Fulltext]
  • Hagemann, S., Loew, A. & Andersson, A. (2013). Combined evaluation of MPI-ESM land surface water and energy fluxes. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 5, 259-286 , doi:10.1029/2012MS000173 [Fulltext]
  • Ilyina, T., Six, K., Segschneider, J., Maier-Reimer, E., Li, H. & Nunez-Riboni, I. (2013). Global ocean biogeochemistry model HAMOCC: Model architecture and performance as component of the MPI-Earth System Model in different CMIP5 experimental realizations. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 5, 287-315 , doi:10.1029/2012MS000178 [Fulltext]
  • Jungclaus, J., Fischer, N., Haak, H., Lohmann, K., Marotzke, J., Matei, D., Mikolajewicz, U., Notz, D. & von Storch, J.-S. (2013). Characteristics of the ocean simulations in MPIOM, the ocean component of the MPI Earth System Model. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 5, 422-446 , doi:10.1002/jame.20023 [Fulltext]
  • Kinne, S., O’Donnel, D., Stier, P., Kloster, S., Zhang, K., Schmidt, H., Rast, S., Giorgetta, M., Eck, T. & Stevens, B. (2013). MAC-v1: A new global aerosol climatology for climate studies. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 5, 704-740 , doi:10.1002/jame.20035 [Fulltext]
  • Krismer, T., Giorgetta, M. & Esch, M. (2013). Seasonal aspects of the quasi-biennial oscillation in the Max Planck Institute Earth System Model and ERA-40. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 5, 406-421 , doi:10.1002/jame.20024 [Fulltext]
  • Mauritsen, T., Stevens, B., Roeckner, E., Crueger, T., Esch, M., Giorgetta, M., Haak, H., Jungclaus, J., Klocke, D., Matei, D., Mikolajewicz, U., Notz, D., Pincus, R., Schmidt, H. & Tomassini, L. (2012). Tuning the climate of a global model. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 4 , doi:10.1029/2012MS000154 [Fulltext]
  • Möbis, B. & Stevens, B. (2012). Factors controlling the position of the intertropical convergence zone on an aquaplanet. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 4 , doi:10.1029/2012MS000199 [Fulltext]
  • Notz, D., Haumann, A., Haak, H., Jungclaus, J. & Marotzke, J. (2013). Arctic sea-ice evolution as modeled by Max Planck Institute for Meteorology's Earth system model. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 5, 173-194 , doi:10.1002/jame.20016 [Fulltext]
  • Popke, D., Stevens, B. & Voigt, A. (2013). Climate and climate change in a radiative convective equilibrium version of ECHAM6. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 5, 1-14 , doi:10.1029/2012MS000191 [Fulltext]
  • Reick, C., Raddatz, T., Brovkin, V. & Gayler, V. (2013). Representation of natural and anthropogenic land cover change in MPI-ESM. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 5, 459-482 , doi:10.1002/jame.20022 [Fulltext]
  • Roeckner, E., Mauritsen, T., Esch, M. & Brokopf, R. (2012). Impact of melt ponds on Arctic sea ice in past and future climate as simulated by MPI-ESN. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems , 4, M00A02- , doi:10.1029/2012MS000157 [Fulltext]
  • Schmidt, H., Rast, S., Bunzel, F., Esch, M., Giorgetta, M., Kinne, S., Krismer, T., Stenchikov, G., Timmreck, C., Tomassini, L. & Walz, M. (2013). The response of the middle atmosphere to anthropogenic and natural forcing in the CMIP5 simulations with the MPI-ESM. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 5, 98-116 , doi:10.1002/jame.20014 [Fulltext]
  • Schneck, R., Reick, C. & Raddatz, T. (2013). Land contributions to natural CO2 variability on time scales of centuries. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 5, 354-365 , doi:10.1002/jame.20029 [Fulltext]
  • Schubert, J., Stevens, B. & Crueger, T. (2013). Madden-Julian Oscillation as simulated by the MPI earth system model: Over the last and into the next Millennium. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 5, 71-84 , doi:10.1029/2012MS000180 [Fulltext]
  • Stevens, B., Giorgetta, M., Esch, M., Mauritsen, T., Crueger, T., Rast, S., Salzmann, M., Schmidt, H., Bader, J., Block, K., Brokopf, R., Fast, I., Kinne, S., Kornblueh, L., Lohmann, U., Pincus, R., Reichler, T. & Roeckner, E. (2013). Atmospheric component of the MPI-M Earth System Model: ECHAM6. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 5, 146-172 , doi:10.1002/jame.20015 [Fulltext]
  • Tomassini, L., Gerber, E., Baldwin, M., Bunzel, F. & Giorgetta, M. (2012). The role of stratosphere-troposphere coupling in the occurrence of extreme winter cold spells over Northern Europe. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 4 , doi:10.1029/2012MS000177 [Fulltext]