Articles | Volume 11, issue 1
Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 1–42, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-11-1-2018

Special issue: Joint UK Land Environment Simulator (JULES) – configurations,...

Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 1–42, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-11-1-2018

Model description paper 03 Jan 2018

Model description paper | 03 Jan 2018

The UKC2 regional coupled environmental prediction system

Huw W. Lewis et al.

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In the real world the atmosphere, oceans and land surface are closely interconnected, and yet prediction systems tend to treat them in isolation. Those feedbacks are often illustrated in natural hazards, such as when strong winds lead to large waves and coastal damage, or when prolonged rainfall leads to saturated ground and high flowing rivers. For the first time, we have attempted to represent some of the feedbacks between sky, sea and land within a high-resolution forecast system for the UK.