Implementation of UK Earth System Models for CMIP6
Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems (2020)
The Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP) is a well‐established activity of the World Climate Research Programme that brings together results from Earth system models to better understand their process representation and to pool their projections for robust understanding of future climate pathways.
The latest phase of CMIP (CMIP6) is larger and more ambitious than previous phases. We detail the setup of two U.K. models (HadGEM3‐GC3.1 and UKESM1) for a core set of experiments contributing to CMIP6, including simulations of historical and future periods covering 1850 to 2300.