Articles | Volume 10, issue 12
Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 4477–4509, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-10-4477-2017

Special issue: Dynamical Core Model Intercomparison Project 2016

Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 4477–4509, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-10-4477-2017

Review and perspective paper 06 Dec 2017

Review and perspective paper | 06 Dec 2017

DCMIP2016: a review of non-hydrostatic dynamical core design and intercomparison of participating models

Paul A. Ullrich et al.

Model code and software

CSU Model D. Randall, D. Dazlich, and R. Heikes https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.580099

DYNAMICO Model T. Dubos and Y. Meurdesoif https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.583718

MPAS Model W. Skamarock, J. Klemp, and S.-H. Park https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.583316

OLAM Model R. Walko https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.582308

Tempest Model P. Ullrich https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.579649

Short summary
Atmospheric dynamical cores are a fundamental component of global atmospheric modeling systems and are responsible for capturing the dynamical behavior of the Earth's atmosphere. To better understand modern dynamical cores, this paper aims to provide a comprehensive review of 11 dynamical cores, drawn from modeling centers and groups that participated in the 2016 Dynamical Core Model Intercomparison Project (DCMIP) workshop and summer school.