Articles | Volume 11, issue 1
Model description paper
01 Feb 2018
Model description paper |  | 01 Feb 2018

Online dynamical downscaling of temperature and precipitation within the iLOVECLIM model (version 1.1)

Aurélien Quiquet, Didier M. Roche, Christophe Dumas, and Didier Paillard

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Earth system models of intermediate complexity generally have a simplified model physics and a coarse model resolution. In this work we present the inclusion of an online dynamical downscaling of temperature and precipitation in such a model. This downscaling explicitly takes into account sub-grid topography. With this new model functionality we are able to simulate temperature and precipitation on a 40 km grid for the whole Northern Hemisphere from the native model resolution.