Articles | Volume 13, issue 5
Model description paper
13 May 2020
Model description paper |  | 13 May 2020

Development of the MIROC-ES2L Earth system model and the evaluation of biogeochemical processes and feedbacks

Tomohiro Hajima, Michio Watanabe, Akitomo Yamamoto, Hiroaki Tatebe, Maki A. Noguchi, Manabu Abe, Rumi Ohgaito, Akinori Ito, Dai Yamazaki, Hideki Okajima, Akihiko Ito, Kumiko Takata, Koji Ogochi, Shingo Watanabe, and Michio Kawamiya


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Short summary
We developed a new Earth system model (ESM) named MIROC-ES2L. This model is based on a state-of-the-art climate model and includes carbon–nitrogen cycles for the land and multiple biogeochemical cycles for the ocean. The model's performances on reproducing historical climate and biogeochemical changes are confirmed to be reasonable, and the new model is likely to be an optimistic model in projecting future climate change among ESMs in the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 6.