Articles | Volume 13, issue 7
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 3011–3053, 2020
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 3011–3053, 2020

Model description paper 08 Jul 2020

Model description paper | 08 Jul 2020

IPSL-CM5A2 – an Earth system model designed for multi-millennial climate simulations

Pierre Sepulchre et al.


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Short summary
Our paper describes IPSL-CM5A2, an Earth system model that can be integrated for long (several thousands of years) climate simulations. We describe the technical aspects, assess the model computing performance and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the model, by comparing pre-industrial and historical runs to the previous-generation model simulations and to observations. We also present a Cretaceous simulation as a case study to show how the model simulates deep-time paleoclimates.