Articles | Volume 12, issue 8
Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 3541–3569, 2019
Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 3541–3569, 2019

Model description paper 14 Aug 2019

Model description paper | 14 Aug 2019

The upper-atmosphere extension of the ICON general circulation model (version: ua-icon-1.0)

Sebastian Borchert et al.

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We present an upper-atmosphere extension of the ICOsahedral Non-hydrostatic (ICON) model. This includes an extension of the model dynamics from a shallow to a deep atmosphere and the implementation of upper-atmosphere physics parameterizations. Idealized test cases and climate simulations are performed in order to evaluate this new configuration, named UA-ICON.