Articles | Volume 10, issue 3
Development and technical paper
20 Mar 2017
Development and technical paper |  | 20 Mar 2017

The Met Office HadGEM3-ES chemistry–climate model: evaluation of stratospheric dynamics and its impact on ozone

Steven C. Hardiman, Neal Butchart, Fiona M. O'Connor, and Steven T. Rumbold

Model code and software

NEMO v3.4 Model code NEMO

CICE Model code United States Los Alamos National Laboratory

Short summary
HadGEM3-ES is improved, with respect to the previous model, in 10 of the 14 metrics considered. A significant bias in stratospheric water vapour is reduced, allowing more accurate simulation of water vapour and ozone concentrations in the stratosphere. Dynamics are found to influence the spatial structure of the simulated ozone hole and the area of polar stratospheric clouds. This research was carried out as part of involvement in the Chemistry-Climate Model Initiative (CCM-I).