GISS GCM MODEL E
Research at the Goddard
Institute for Space Studies (GISS) emphasizes global change, an
interdisciplinary research activity addressing natural
and man-made changes in our environment which occur on various time
scales from decades to millennia and which affect the habitability
of our planet. The research combines analysis of comprehensive global
datasets with global models of atmospheric, land surface, and oceanic
processes and includes study of past events on Earth such as paleoclimate
and the study of other planets as an aid to prediction of future evolution
of Earth on a planetary scale.
The latest incarnation of the GISS series of coupled atmosphere-ocean
models is now available. Called ModelE, it is a complete rewrite of Model
II' physics, combined with greater flexibility and more options. These
include better representations of the stratosphere, tracer components
and various ocean models.
Model documentation, including the ModelE specification and results
from three standard configurations, is given in the following journal
+ Schmidt, G.A., R. Ruedy, J.E. Hansen, I. Aleinov, N. Bell, M. Bauer,
S. Bauer, B. Cairns, V. Canuto, Y. Cheng, A. Del Genio, G.
Faluvegi, A.D. Friend, T.M. Hall, Y. Hu, M. Kelley, N.Y.
Kiang, D. Koch, A.A. Lacis, J. Lerner, K.K. Lo, R.L. Miller, L. Nazarenko,
V. Oinas, Ja. Perlwitz, Ju. Perlwitz, D. Rind, A. Romanou, G.L. Russell,
Mki. Sato, D.T. Shindell, P.H. Stone, S. Sun, N. Tausnev, D. Thresher,
and M.-S. Yao 2006. Present
day atmospheric simulations using GISS ModelE: Comparison
to in-situ, satellite and reanalysis data. J. Climate 19, 153-192.
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Frequently Asked Questions about the GISS Model
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document for the GCM
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