Articles | Volume 10, issue 3
Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 1209–1232, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-10-1209-2017

Special issue: Chemistry–Climate Modelling Initiative (CCMI) (ACP/AMT/ESSD/GMD...

Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 1209–1232, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-10-1209-2017

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 et al.

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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).