EC-Earth: A seamless Earth-system prediction approach in action

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  • Wilco Hazeleger
  • Camiel Severijns
  • Tido Semmler
  • Simona Ştefǎnescu
  • Shuting Yang
  • Xueli Wang
  • Klaus Wyser
  • Emanuel Dutra
  • José M. Baldasano
  • Richard Bintanja
  • Philippe Bougeault
  • Rodrigo Caballero
  • Annica M.L. Ekman
  • Bart Van Den Hurk
  • Pedro Jimenez
  • Colin Jones
  • Per Kållberg
  • Torben Koenigk
  • Ray McGrath
  • Pedro Miranda
  • Twan Van Noije
  • Tim Palmer
  • José A. Parodi
  • Torben Schmith
  • Frank Selten
  • Trude Storelvmo
  • Andreas Sterl
  • Honoré Tapamo
  • Martin Vancoppenolle
  • Pedro Viterbo
  • Ulrika Willén

The EC-Earth consortium is a grouping of meteorologists and Earth-system scientists from 10 European countries, put together to face the challenges of climate and weather forecasting. The NWP system of the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECWMF) forms the basis of the EC-Earth Earth-system model. NWP models are designed to accurately capture short-term atmospheric fluctuations. They are used for forecasts at daily-to-seasonal time scales and include data assimilation capabilities. Climate models are designed to represent the global coupled ocean-atmosphere system. The atmospheric model of EC-Earth version 2, is based on ECMWF's Integrated Forecasting System (IFS), cycle 31R1, corresponding to the current seasonal forecast system of ECMWF. The EC-Earth consortium and ECMWF are collaborating on development of initialization procedures to improve long-term predictions. The EC-Earth model displays good performance from daily up to inter-annual time scales and for long-term mean climate.

TidsskriftBulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Udgave nummer10
Sider (fra-til)1357-1363
Antal sider7
StatusUdgivet - 1 okt. 2010
Eksternt udgivetJa

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